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Stay

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Allie Larkin

Larkin debuts with a funny and touching story about love, loss, and dog ownership. Twenty-something Van Leone, fresh from serving as maid of honor at the wedding of her childhood best friend and the man Van's been in love with since college, impulsively … see full wiki

Author: Allie Larkin
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Dutton Adult
3 reviews about Stay
review by . July 05, 2010
Savannah "Van" Leone wasn't never NOT a dog person, as she says, she was just never allowed one before. But in an alcohol-clouded funk after literally playing bridesmaid as the boy of her dreams hitches up with her best friend, she puts in a order for a Slovakian hound that proves an answer to her problems.    Allie Larkin's new debut novel showcases a nice wit and a sensitivity for emotional journeys. I'm not the ballpark demographic for this undeniably "chick-lit" novel, but …
review by . July 16, 2010
When I start reading this book, I didn't know what to think. I had been really looking forward to reading it as there had been a lot of buzz before the book's release and the cover looked really cute. When I actually started reading, I had mixed emotions because I didn't know what was going to happen. I didn't know if Van was ever going to turn out happy or if she would do the unthinkable and hurt her best friend. And because of my uncertainty, I couldn't put the book down. It drew me right into …
review by . July 14, 2010
From the cover you might think to yourself that Stay is a dog book. Well sorry, but no. Yes there is a dog, that is a character and he shows up as much as other characters but the book is by no means solely focused on him. I wouldn't call myself a dog person so for me this was great, but strangely enough Joe (the dog) had such a great presence and personality you can't help but love him! He helps pull Van out of her funk and for that he's completely lovable.    Van, I loved Van's …
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