By Mireya Navarro
Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming story of a girl who has eventually met the fellow of her dreams—and the puppy of her nightmares.
Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize
Lots of canine consume sneakers, chunk humans, damage furnishings . . . yet Eddie attempted to damage a marriage.
After greater than 3 many years of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t rather trying to swap her dating prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to somebody used to be overseas to her, anything she by no means considered. . . . until eventually she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is beautiful outstanding, the stepkids have been, good, normal 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 perhaps bark and compete for area on his beloved’s lap. As time is going on, a full-on battle 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, coincidence, after all. She even attempts to depart Eddie at the back of in California while she and Jim suddenly relocate to big apple. But after all, it’s transparent that now not even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a while, Mia softens, and as with all new kinfolk suffering to mix, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a successful tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen level in lifestyles and the various unexpected obstacles—not simply of the four-legged variety—that can get within the method at the highway to fortunately ever after.