Henry is Isabel's dream date. Why? Unlike her boyfriend, Leo, he doesn't have kids to spoil and an ex to deal with. Plus, he doesn't cheat on her. Too bad Henry is a dog! When Isabel meets Nick at a murder-mystery dinner party, she can't stand him. He insults her and Henry, and acts like a pompous jerk.

Unfortunately, she is forced to work closely with Nick for the party, and she can't deny their chemistry. But after Isabel's relationship with Leo goes sour, she begins to think maybe Nick's not so bad.

The latest chick lit offering from Young is more brisk than her last, A Promising Man (And About Time, Too), and features some witty dialogue and clever situations. This light tale about relationships with men, women and yes, dogs, will make you smile. (Sep., 320 pp., $13.95)

Reviewed by: 
Samantha J. Gust