Mireya Navarro

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

Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize

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

After greater than 3 a long time of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t relatively seeking to switch her courting prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to an individual used to be international to her, whatever she by no means thought of. . . . until eventually she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is beautiful terrific, the stepkids have been, good, regular 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 well bark and compete for house on his beloved’s lap. As time is going on, a full-on conflict ensues. Mia slams the door in Eddie’s face, cordons off the home into puppy- and wife-territories, and leaves the again door open . . . via, er, twist of fate, in fact. She even attempts to depart Eddie in the back of in California while she and Jim suddenly relocate to big apple.  But in spite of everything, it’s transparent that now not even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a long time, Mia softens, and as with every new relatives suffering to combination, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a effective tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen degree in existence and the numerous unexpected obstacles—not in basic terms of the four-legged variety—that can get within the approach at the street to fortunately ever after.

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