LIFE ON THE LEASH By Victoria Shade Blog Tour & Review!!

Books Books Books is thrilled to announce the release of Life On The Leash by Debut Author Victoria Shade.  We were given the honor of reviewing this book via NetGalley.  Check out our 4.5 star review and I am sure you will agree with us that this book was fantastic!


Victoria Schade

Gallery Books

September 18, 2018

9781501191671 (trade paperback)

$16.00 (trade paperback)


Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social life (or slobber-free clothes) has been completely worth it.

But all that changes when she meets Charlie Gill, the hottest client she’s ever had. The only problem? Charlie’s taken. Luckily, Cora has a new friend—the sweet, lovably geeky Eli Crawford. More loyal than a retriever, he’s always there to help Cora with her problems, including her love life. That’s why she’s shocked to realize that even as things start heating up with Charlie, there might just be a more-than-friends spark between her and Eli, too.
As Cora’s life gets more tangled up than a dogwalker’s leashes—and as she prepares to audition for a dog-training TV show that may irrevocably change her entire life—she has to figure things out before it all goes straight to the dogs.



When I read the synopsis of this book, I thought “that sounds good and fun, I’ll give it a try”.  So, I downloaded the book from NetGalley and dove right in.  I was not disappointed.  It is such a fun and sweet book, especially if you like dogs.  Or love dogs, as I do.  It has warmth and heart, along with lots of fun loving and slightly naughty dogs.  It is the story of Cora, dog trainer who left corporate America behind to follow her dreams, and Eli, the dog loving friend of a friend.  I do not give any type of spoilers in my reviews. So, let’s just say there is a lot that happens between them and other people and lots of dogs.

This book is a must read!!  You may even learn a tip or two to use on your own canine babies.  I know I did. 😜

About the Author

Victoria Schade is an author, speaker, and dog trainer known for her upbeat approach to living and working with dogs. She has been featured in The Washington PostMartha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Reader’s DigestThe Bark, and many dog-specific publications. Victoria has worked on Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl special for the past twelve years. She has served as a pet expert for Petside, Pet360, petMD and PawCulture, writing training and behavior content and appearing in educational videos. LIFE ON THE LEASH is her first novel.

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