Mireya Navarro

Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming story of a girl who has eventually met the guy of her dreams—and the puppy of her nightmares. 

Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize

Lots of canine consume sneakers, chew humans, break furnishings . . . yet Eddie attempted to break a marriage.

After greater than 3 many years of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t particularly trying to switch her courting prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to somebody used to be overseas to her, whatever she by no means thought of. . . . till she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is lovely really good, the stepkids have been, good, common pre-teens, the elements in l. a. excellent. yet existence isn't really spotless. The spots belong to Jim’s mutt, Eddie. Possessive and jealous, Eddie behaves like Jim’s mistress—if a mistress may perhaps bark and compete for house on his beloved’s lap. As time is going on, a full-on battle ensues. Mia slams the door in Eddie’s face, cordons off the home into puppy- and wife-territories, and leaves the again door open . . . by way of, er, coincidence, after all. She even attempts to go away Eddie at the back of in California whilst she and Jim by surprise relocate to ny.  But in spite of everything, it’s transparent that now not even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a while, Mia softens, and as with every new relations suffering to mixture, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a effective tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen degree in lifestyles and the various unexpected obstacles—not purely of the four-legged variety—that can get within the method at the street to fortunately ever after.

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