Charlie hates the holidays. And this year is shaping up to be

her worst yuletide ever. Her boyfriend has run off with his personal trainer, her boss is threatening to make her redundant, and her flat has exploded from a gas leak. Now she’s homeless, single, grumpy – and concussed.  How much more cheer can Christmas bring?  


When her mother persuades her to stay with a cousin in Devon, Charlie is forced to trade her dream of a quiet Christmas in London for a far too lively one looking after the 'clients' at Cosy Canine Cottages, her cousin's dog kennel.  Soon she discovers that her new wards have bad breath, dirty feet and appalling table manners.  


But what can they teach her about love?

Natalie Cox  is a lifelong fan of both romantic comedy and dogs, and wrote this book with an ancient chocolate Labrador panting by her side. Together, they placed second in the Dog-and-Owner-Most-Alike Competition at their local county show, and no doubt would have taken home the trophy if they'd worn matching collars. Sadly, the day she received the publication offer for this book, Natalie's canine muse went to that great dog park in the sky. But she has since adopted a mantle Great Dane, Grace, who makes up in brawn what she lacks in brains; and Billie: a Merle Great Dane puppy whose life's ambition is to annoy her elder sister. Follow their antics on Instagram. Natalie divides her time between London and the Brecon Beacons in Wales. 


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