Sit, Stay, Love: A Wish Novel

Cecilia Murray has been wishing for a puppy for so long as she will be able to have in mind. And whilst a lovely pug named Potato is introduced in to Orphan Paws, the protect the place she volunteers, she is familiar with he's the puppy she's been expecting. there is only one challenge: Eric Chung -- a favored, smug boy from college -- adopts Potato first. what is worse, he hopes to coach the little tater to develop 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 proposal she knew approximately puppy exhibits ... and a definite adorable show-dog coach. Can Cecilia retailer Potato -- whereas additionally hearing her heart?

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Simply possibly no longer in heels …” i spotted that i used to be rambling, so I trailed off, having a look down at my naked ft. “For an individual so quiet, you usually have much to say,” Eric stated in an amused voice. He diminished his head in order that it was once on the subject of mine. I stared at him. “I know,” I acknowledged. “Sorry. but when it makes you're feeling any higher, ultimately I speak an excessive amount of with each person. ” “And right here i presumed i used to be exact. ” you're, acknowledged the voice in my head, and I’m certain the shock I felt confirmed on my face. i attempted to consider anything secure to assert out loud, yet I couldn’t think about whatever. The track ended then, and we stepped aside. “Thank you for the dance,” I advised him. I felt butterflies in my belly, then mentally attempted to shoo them away. We’re simply acquaintances, I repeated to myself. yet with that dance, I couldn’t support yet wonder whether there has been probably anything extra. “No challenge. ” He grinned and led me again to the desk, the place I sat backpedal beside Lily. Her pal Emily from pep squad was once already chatting with her approximately a few woman who used to visit college with us, anyone I didn’t understand. I instructed Lily I’d be correct again and wear my sneakers, wobbling painfully towards the rest room. while I left the restroom, i began to show the nook again towards the gymnasium while I heard my identify. “Eric, guy, I simply gotta ask. What are you doing with Cecilia Murray? ” It used to be Austin Fuller’s voice. I iced over in my tracks. “She’s that bizarre lady in our historical past class,” I heard one other voice say. I heard Eric chuckle and say, “She’s only a pal of my sister’s. ” My center pounded. A small a part of me was hoping that Eric and that i had made a few kind of connection this night, a bond deeper than simply dog co-trainers. definitely a bond deep sufficient for him to protect me opposed to less-than-nice reviews. Eric used to be announcing extra, yet i wished to get out of there and transparent my head. I kicked off my sneakers in anger, leaving the feared issues in the back of. I quick grabbed my backup footwear from my locker and used the telephone in the back of the table within the library to name my aunt’s residence. My dad didn’t comprehend why he needed to decide me up behind the college. And while I received into the automobile, he additionally puzzled the place my footwear have been, but if I didn’t resolution, he didn’t push. I ran upstairs once we acquired domestic. I knew Lily could ask yourself what had occurred to me, and that i needed I had a mobile to textual content her. I’d simply need to clarify it to her on Monday. the matter was once, I didn’t even understand how to give an explanation for. Why had Eric’s phrases damage quite a bit? Eric had advised me immediately out that he used to be in simple terms asking me to the dance as a chum. He hadn’t quite performed or acknowledged whatever so terrible. Or had he? He’d flirted with that future lady. He’d known as me a pal of his sister’s—not even his buddy. And he’d laughed at me with his acquaintances, no longer even bothering to guard me once they known as me bizarre. I curled right into a ball on most sensible of the duvet on my borrowed mattress, nonetheless in my beautiful new gown. There in the dead of night i used to be eventually in a position to admit the reality. the total evening had made me suppose somewhat bit like Cinderella. in spite of everything, I’d busted out of my ordinary lifetime of cleansing up after the doggies at O.

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