Joint Custody by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted #bookreview #contemporary #romance

Title: Joint Custody

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted

Publisher:  Berkley

Publication Date: January 5, 2021

Page Count:  248

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

A mischievous dog takes matters into his own paws when his beloved owners split up in this offbeat romantic comedy.

The Man has custody Monday through Friday, The Woman has custody on the weekends. But that’s not enough for Gatz, who will do anything to bring them back together—even if it kills him. And it almost did. Of course he knows chocolate is bad for him, especially two whole pounds of it, but it’s the risk he’s willing to take to get them back together.

Gatz knows that The Man and The Woman are perfect for each other—how can they not see it, too? She is an editor and he’s a writer. She’s a social butterfly and he’s as introverted as a guy can get.  After the misguided death-by-chocolate attempts, Gatz thinks he still has time. But when New Man—so handsome, so nice, so perfect—enters The Woman’s life, he realizes he’ll need to step up his game. And you know what they say: drastic times call for drastic doggy measures.

A laugh-out-loud romance that will touch your heart and make you want a furry friend of your own.

Joint Custody by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted is a contemporary romance with a twist. This story is not actually from the point of view of the humans involved but that of a spunky border collie named Gatz.

Gatz was adopted by The Man and The Woman and he absolutely loved his life with them, that is until it all fell apart. Gatz is not happy that The Man and The Woman have separated and now Gatz has plans to try to bring The Man and The Woman back together again.

Ok, so every once in a while I come across a book told from the point of a view of an animal and I just can’t resist. Joint Custody was actually a fun read that I’m sure not everyone will love but I had a smile on my face learning this puppy’s thoughts and dreams. I will say though with the whole story being from that POV there were times that I felt like he was telling us a bit too much, as in things that he wasn’t witness to so it felt a tad off at those moments. I’m also sure not everyone will like the ending to this one but I actually thought it was perfect for the story.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

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About the authors:

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of 40 books for adults, teens and children, including The Sisters 8 series for young readers which she created with her husband Greg Logsted and their daughter Jackie. Her books have been published in 15 countries. She has yet to meet a jigsaw puzzle that could defeat her. Lauren lives with her family in Connecticut where, surprisingly, she has a cat.

Jackie Logsted is a college student studying film, screenwriting, and American Studies, training to write and direct movies. She created The Sisters 8 series with her mother and father, and had a short story published in Ink Stains Vol. 7. She knows her cat would be jealous to find out she wrote a book about a dog, so she chooses not to tell him. At college, she runs into many dogs, and never condescendingly calls them “buddy”.

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4 Comments on “Joint Custody by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted #bookreview #contemporary #romance

  1. Great review! I find books with the POV from animals a bit cheesy, but I still can’t resist! I just read a book from the POV of a cat, it was cute.

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