Pug Actually by Matt Dunn

Thank you to HQ Stories for sending me a pre-approved link to NetGalley for this quirky book, I’m sharing a mini review today.


When your dog plays Cupid…what could possibly go wrong?

Loyal rescue pug Doug wants his adoring owner Julie to find unconditional love and happiness – and he knows she won’t find either in the arms of Luke, her married boss. 

Doug is terrified that Julie will become a lonely cat-lover if she stays single too long, but he can’t let her fall for any more of Luke’s empty promises. Julie needs to move on – and Doug is convinced that Tom, a newly divorced V-E-T, is perfect for her (despite his questionable occupation). 

There’s just one problem: Julie and Tom can’t stand each other.

Doug doesn’t quite understand the quirks and complexities of human relationships, but he won’t let that get in the way of his mission to bring Tom and Julie together. After all, being a ‘rescue’ works both ways…

My thoughts:

I have to admit that as a dog adopter, the cover picture and the synopsis drew me in and I added the ebook to my NetGalley shelf.

After a week of reading harrowing historical fiction books and with a large number of book reviews to write, I wanted to read something fun (whilst keeping an eye on the England football match). This was the perfect book to pick up – cheerful and with a much needed uplifting story.

Doug the Pug was adopted by Julie and is determined to find her a happy-ever-after relationship after she gave him his happy-ever-after home. He is a determined dog, and Julie quickly finds herself manoeuvred into some unexpected situations by him. But can she trust a man after being lied to repeatedly by Luke/Lucas?

I enjoyed this fun light hearted read, told by Doug the Pug. If you enjoyed books/films such as A Dog’s Purpose, then you will probably enjoy this too. This is currently 99p on the Kindle as a July monthly ebook deal.


By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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