Review of Fido and Fendi by Adaline Chase

Fido and Fendi is a cozy mystery about a fashionista turned sleuth named Erin Summers who is wrongfully accused of murder by her cheating ex boyfriend's new girl and has the whole town hating her. Will she be able to solve the murder, clear her name, and juggle all of this on top of her new job as a dog walker?

At the beginning Erin Summers seems a bit one dimensional. She only wears designers, she doesn’t really care to get to know anyone, she just wants to do everything she can to get her boyfriend to put a ring on her finger. But her character develops into something so much more. She’s still into fashion and enjoys making an effort into her appearance, which I can identify with, but there’s more to her than what meets the eye. She has a soft heart, noble cause, and is on a journey to discovering her strength.

I loved how the author incorporated a doggy daycare and dog rescues into her story. It was heartwarming to watch Erin summers open up to the pups she walked and I empathize with the feelings she had about the kill shelter. I rescued my own baby and so this touches close to home. Six years ago my husband and I went to an Adopt A Dog day at our local shelter. We walked many, but when the lady told us this adorable three month old would be put down in a week we adopted him on the spot.

Here he is today!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and could not put it down! I loved solving the mystery of Tilly’s murder along with the spunky MC, Erin Summers. I also enjoyed the surprising love interest. Their banter made me giggle like a girl flirting with her first crush.

However, that ending killed me! But I have it on good authority that the author is currently writing the second one so hopefully I won’t have to wait too long to find out what happens next.

Report Card: 4.7 Stars

1. Character development - ★★★
2. Overall pace - ★★★
3. Plot & Consistency - ★★★
4. Conflict - ★★★★

5. Experience - ★★
6. Dialogue - ★★★★

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