Top Dog, Amy Lee Burgess


Top Dog, Amy Lee Burgess

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Contemporary Romance,


I know many readers love them but I’m not a huge fan of novellas, I find often there’s too much packed in and they become an info dump instead of a story. I know though from Amy’s Wolf Within shifter series ( I love it) that I enjoy her writing style, so was keen to see how she’d treat a contemporary romance.

The story covers just a few days and concentrates mainly on Nick and Daphne, so works well for me. Its when authors try to stash weeks or months into a novella that I have the most issues. When its done this way the events get treated properly and make sense to me, and I can feel part of the story – and lets face it with the delicious Nick who wouldn’t want to feel in the story! I adored the dogs too – they were a solid part of the story and they added that connector, if it had just been the office connection I’d have felt it hard to believe in their romance, but given there’s already the attraction between them both, though they hide it, the dogs provide the perfect way for them to get together. Ruby reminded me of my great uncle’s tiny dashund when I was a kid, a black and tan dog called Caesar! His face – I’m a sucker for dog eyes, the way they’re so expressive and Caesar knew I was a soft touch….

I felt for both Nick and Daphne for what had happened in their pasts, and the fact that it happens to many people made it feel very real to me. I can see why Daphne retreated from dating, it’s hard to pick up life when its been full of past hurt. How she reacted isn’t uncommon and it takes someone special and persistent to encourage them to try again. Nick’s a dog person, someone who fosters them and also has his own, and it made him just so perfect – didn’t hurt that he’s drop dead awrsesome ( hey, I’m from UK – we don’t have a sses but a rses! )

Stars: 4. Its a short but sexy, steamy read, a fun romance and one I enjoyed. Perfect for when you want a quick but real romance.


ARC supplied by author


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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