I adored Allie Larkin’s debut novel, Stay. It was everything I could hope for in a summer read, a little love, a little loss, lots of funny and the unmistakable pull of my heart strings.
Van Leone stands by as the maid of honor while the man she loves marries her best friend, Janie. After the wedding she returns home, does the dreaded drunk “surf”, fueled by vodka and egged on by a Rin Tin Tin marathon. The next morning she realizes she’s ordered a German Shepherd puppy online, from Slovakia.
What follows next is a hilarious but touching journey of how Van finds her way again, in love, life and puppyhood. We learn how Van’s past has kept her from truly letting love in and how her and Janie’s ties are more than those of friends, almost akin to sisters.
Whether you have the privilege of living with a shepherd, a dog or have ever felt loss in your life, this book will touch your heart and your funny bone.
Allie Larkin lives in New York with her husband and their two german shepherds, Argo and Stella. She is also the co-founder of the website, The Greenists which is all about simple steps to going green.
Stay is available at Amazon in paperback or on Kindle.