Happy Sunday, my friends! Hope your March is off to a great start! I’m having a lot of fun working on Love Unleashed, and I’m so glad you’re all enjoying the snippets I’ve posted. So hey, here’s another one!

Continuing from where we left off…

“There’s only one rule at The Barkery,” Hannah continued, all confidence and swagger restored. “Have a tail-wagging good time!”

“Can you bark like a dog, Miss Barker?” one of the boys asked.

Hannah grinned at the request, then she yelped, yowled, and growled to the delight of a pack of six-year-olds who cackled with laughter.

Her calls of the wild must have roused Muffy from her hiding place behind the counter. “Oh, there’s my Muffykins!” Hannah cooed as she stroked the dog’s curly coat of fur. “I’m so lucky because I get to take my dog to work with me every day, don’t I, baby girl? You guys can pet her if you like. She loves kids!”

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Kent’s chest tightened as the kids swarmed Muffy. Diana hung back, her wide brown eyes searching his for approval. Such a good girl; loyal to a fault. But he knew how it felt to be the odd one out, so, with a nod, he gave her permission to join in the petting brigade.

Her broad grin helped ease some of his worry. And the way Hannah kneeled down with the children and kept a close eye on them did a lot to quell his nerves, too. When Muffy was near catatonic from their attentions, their hostess shot to her feet to kick off the rest of the activities.

“All right, everybody, here’s the plan. I’m gonna split you into two groups. One group is going back into the kitchen with Lisa—Does everyone know Lisa?” A pink-haired woman waved from behind the counter. “Lisa will teach you guys how to make doggy biscuits. And the other group will stay out here with me and decorate some already-made biscuits! Sound good?” Her first grade groupies clapped and cheered.

Here’s the blurb:

Hannah Barker has it all. A booming business, a fabulous group of girlfriends, and a loving and devoted housemate…with floppy ears and a wet nose. She doesn’t have time for romance. Or so she says.

Kent Clarkson is a single father on a mission to keep his daughter safe. But when the blonde bombshell he’s been butting heads with all summer proposes opening a dog park, Kent—who’s been once bitten and more than twice shy—goes on the offensive. Soon, it’s all-out war.

The whole town knows the chemistry between Hannah and Kent is off the leash, but can these two set aside their differences long enough to fall in love?

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

I’ve got some pretty exciting weekend plans. I’m eating nachos and watching the NBA All-Star game with my pal Darlene and her sweet Golden Doodle named Finn. Can’t beat that, eh? Heck, I’m in it just for the puppy cuddles alone. Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you next week! 🙂

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