Book Review: Hounded by Zoe Dawson

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Title: Hounded

Series: Going to the Dogs #3

Author:  Zoe Dawson

Release date: June 17, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours


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Leashed (Book #1) – novella, Groomed for Murder (Book #2), Hounded (book #3)
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Going to the Dogs, Book 3
Zoe Dawson
Blue Moon Creative, June 2013
ISBN 978-0-9884188-2-0

From the publisher—

I’ll get you and your little dogs, too!

Veterinarian Poe Madigan enters The Fur Ball with her Jack Russell terriers (aka The Terrible Two) to compete for a substantial cash prize that will keep her mother from losing her home. But when her fabulous partner sprains his ankle, Poe must trade him and his talented Bichon for a sexy, muscle-bound hunk who can’t dance and his Basset Hound, Lazy Daisy. If that’s not enough to make her despair, it seems The Terrible Two have angered someone and they’re receiving death threats!

Security specialist Jared Taylor promises one of Poe’s friends that he will go undercover as her dog dancing partner to protect her from danger. He didn’t expect to find his staid, traditional life would be turned all topsy-turvy and he would find a soft spot for a neglected hound and fall for a Goth princess. But when he reveals who he really is and why he is in Poe’s life will it destroy the foundation of trust they’ve built? Could he lose the real prize – Poe?


OK, I have to get this out of the way: I’m a cat lady. I love dogs, have had three very special pooches in my lifetime and I’m grandmother to a delightful cattle dog mix BUT…I’m a cat lady. Now, though, I have to change my tune a little because I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Poe and Jared and the Terrible Two, Poe because she’s a goth and is into bacon and zombies and the Terrible Two because it’s awfully hard to resist Jack Russell terriers. Then there are their names—I mean, come on, Poe and Edgar and Allan? How perfect is that?

When Poe Madigan finds herself added to the Endangered Species list, she’s determined not to be diverted from her goal of winning a rather unusual dance competition because she needs the prize, a bundle of money. Trouble is, she has to have a partner and they each have to have a canine but, being the anti-social sort, she hasn’t got a clue where she’ll find a suitable replacement for the one that had to drop out. Enter Jared, undercover protector extraordinaire, and the competition is afoot. so to speak.

Needless to say, this hunka burnin’ love and his borrowed Basset hound, Daisy, soon worm their way into Poe’s life and heart. Can this seemingly no-nonsense former military man who can’t dance and a girl who defies society’s expectations and believes in the coming Zombie Apocalypse find true love? It’s possible but Poe might have to learn how to depend on someone other than herself. Perhaps Edgar, Allan and their new buddy, Daisy, will convince her it’s okay to trust.

Hounded is part of a projected 4-part series, Going to the Dogs, that revolves around four young women who become friends at a local dog park. Ms. Dawson has a charming way with words and I intend to read the first two books as soon as I can.

But I’m still a cat lady  😉

Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, August 2013.


About the Author

Zoe DawsonZoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery,  urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.

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