Sit, Stay, Love: A Wish Novel

Cecilia Murray has been wishing for a puppy for so long as she will keep in mind. And whilst a adorable pug named Potato is introduced in to Orphan Paws, the guard the place she volunteers, she understands he's the puppy she's been anticipating. there is only one challenge: Eric Chung -- a well-liked, smug boy from institution -- adopts Potato first. what is worse, he hopes to coach the little tater to turn into a show-dog celebrity. Cecilia is aware that Potato isn't lower out for a lifetime of sparkly collars and snobby judges, so she units out to sabotage Eric's plans.

But the extra time Cecilia spends with Potato and Eric, the extra she questions every thing she notion she knew approximately puppy exhibits ... and a undeniable lovable show-dog coach. Can Cecilia store Potato -- whereas additionally hearing her heart?

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You made me this deal, and first and foremost i used to be in it for the money—which i latterly discovered doesn’t actually matter, yet that’s an entire different story—and for the Potato time. yet then I received to grasp you higher. and that i … I form of cherished the man I obtained to grasp. ” My cheeks have been extremely popular. Eric’s eyes widened. i may inform i used to be freaking him out. yet i used to be virtually performed with what I needed to say, so I barreled on. “So what I’m attempting to say is,” I stated, attempting to retain my cool even supposing my middle used to be pounding even more durable, “I such as you, Eric. regardless of each bone in my physique telling me to not. although you followed the single puppy i admire greater than whatever during this international. although you may make me mad greater than an individual i do know. and that i be aware of that you simply don’t like me—you made that truly transparent on the Spring Bash. yet I simply desired to let you know everything—to attempt to clarify what I did. i assume I simply desire that we will be acquaintances. ” I heaved a tremendous sigh. “Oh, and that i promise to not sabotage Potato’s showbiz occupation back. and that i won’t attempt to scouse borrow him or any of your canines … from now on,” i stopped, wincing. I closed my eyes, bracing myself for affirmation that he hated me. but if i glanced, all I observed used to be Eric in retrospect at me, an immense grin on his face. “What’s so humorous? ” I requested, frustrated. “Is my mortification that a laugh to you? ” “No, no longer at all,” Eric acknowledged, attempting to suppress fun. “It’s simply … you're so mistaken. approximately so much issues. ” He all started stepping toward me. “Wrong?! mistaken how? ” I felt ridiculous, and never simply because i used to be essentially yelling throughout the intermission of a puppy convey and in addition donning a daft eco-friendly swimsuit (and additionally keeping a puppy that, let’s face it, nonetheless type of seemed like a potato, first-class specimen or not). Eric stared at me yet didn’t say something. It appeared that he was once trying to find the precise phrases. “Just spit it out, Chung! ” I approximately shouted. “Argh! you're making me …” My phrases trailed off. He stepped even nearer, until eventually we have been essentially face to face. “What, Cecilia? I make you what? ” i used to be completely satisfied he’d known as me via identify simply then, differently I’m lovely certain i would have forgotten it. I certainly forgot to respire for a couple of seconds. I placed Potato down and hung on to his leash. nonetheless status just about me, Eric stated softly, “You don’t be aware of something approximately how i actually believe. ” He paused and stared at me for a couple of extra seconds. “It was once by no means quite concerning the puppy convey … or proving some extent. I suggest, it was—I do nonetheless love rescue canine and am lovely bummed that Potato didn’t win today—but these issues weren’t rather that very important to me. What rather mattered to me was once discovering the way to spend extra time with … you. ” He appeared down, blushing a bit, then again up back. “Not in contrast to the good lengths you went via to spend extra time with Potato. ” He bent right down to Potato and gave his head an affectionate pat. I gaped at Eric, awaiting him to proceed. “And all that stuff on the dance, I purely acknowledged it simply because i used to be attempting to act cool in entrance of these men. i do know it’s a surprise, yet they don’t really even imagine puppy exhibits are all that cool.

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