I received a copy of The Dog That Saved Steward Coolidge by Jim Kraus from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A light-hearted love story about a young couple brought together by a four-legged bandit.
When a stray dog helps himself to a bone from a display in the supermarket, he doesn't know his actions will brand him a criminal and spark a romance between two humans. Stewart Coolidge works as a bag boy at the store, and his outraged boss offers a reward and demands Stewart catch the thieving animal. He fails at that, but now he finally has the perfect excuse to talk to his cute neighbor, Lisa.
Lisa has always dreamed of being a journalist and asks Stewart if she can interview him for the local paper. As she gets to know Stewart, she likes him more and more, and she's delighted to learn he shares her Christian faith. Stewart can't bring himself to tell her she's mistaken, that he's not religious at all. And that's not Stewart's only deception. When the dog shows up on the doorstep of their building, Stewart decides to harbor the furry fugitive. But this is no ordinary dog, he has a divine sense of how things should be--and recognizing how much Stewart needs Lisa, he decides to do all he can to bring them together.
This was a slow book. If it wasn't for Hubert the dog I'm not sure I would have made it through to the end. Stewart is an average Joe who is working as a bag boy at the local grocery store. Hubert is a stray who steals raw hide bones from the store and becomes the talk of the town. Lisa lives in the same building as Stewart and Hubert brings them together. Can they see that the three make a team that can't be broken?