Book Review: Waiting for Doggo, by Mark B. Mills

One Man. One Dog. One Big Love.

waiting for doggo

No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either.

He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoku on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He’s been with Clara for four years and he’s been perfectly happy; but now she’s left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo. So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He’s just one reluctant dog owner. Find a new home for him, that’s the plan.

Come on…everyone knows the old adage about the best laid plans and besides, Doggo is one special kind of a four legged friend…and an inspiration.


Many thanks to Headline for providing me with a review copy of this book.

I loved the whole feel of this book instantly. I love the cover, the tagline, and the introduction of Clara’s letter to Dan, explaining that she is leaving and instructing him to take Doggo back to the dog’s trust.

I found it impossible not to love Doggo from the start. Mills has created a wonderful personality for this scruffy, balding little dog – Jennifer Aniston obsession and all. Dan is an easy-going, laid back character, and the companionship that blossoms between them was lovely to read.

This is a sweet story of the choices we make in life, and about making the choice to move forward for yourself and finding solace in unexpected places.

Waiting for Doggo is an utterly charming story, that flows easily and leaves you with that warm, fuzzy feeling a good book often does. The book can easily be consumed in one session, and I’d say it makes for the perfect Sunday reading material.

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Release date: 20 November 2014
Publisher: Headline
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