Mireya Navarro

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

Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize

Lots of canine devour sneakers, chunk humans, damage furnishings . . . yet Eddie attempted to spoil a marriage.

After greater than 3 a long time of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t particularly trying to switch her dating prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to a person was once overseas to her, anything she by no means considered. . . . till she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is beautiful excellent, the stepkids have been, good, regular pre-teens, the elements in l. a. excellent. yet existence isn't spotless. The spots belong to Jim’s mutt, Eddie. Possessive and jealous, Eddie behaves like Jim’s mistress—if a mistress may well 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 means of, er, coincidence, after all. She even attempts to go away Eddie at the back of in California whilst she and Jim unexpectedly relocate to manhattan.  But after all, it’s transparent that no longer even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a while, Mia softens, and as with every new relatives suffering to mixture, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a effective tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen level in existence and the various unexpected obstacles—not purely of the four-legged variety—that can get within the means at the highway to fortunately ever after.

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