Author: Cressida McLaughlin
Blurb: Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realises, too late, that bringing an adorable puppy into work at the local nursery was a bad idea, especially after the ensuing chaos gets her the sack. Determined to turn a negative into a positive, Cat decides this is the perfect opportunity to get her dog-walking business off the ground with the help of her flatmates, Polly and Joe. After all, Primrose Terrace where she lives, is full of home-alone hounds…
Review: Although I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, I’d already pre-ordered this book when it was available to pre-order because I knew it would be right up my street – and I was right! I ate this sweet little tale up in one afternoon with my own little (half) Westie for company.
Wellies and Westies, the first part of a the 4 part Primrose Terrace series introduces our main character, Cat who ironically – loves dogs – has just been fired from her job and is now at a loose end of what to do with her life. After chatting with elderly neighbour and fellow dog lover, Cat decides to pursue her love of the furry four legged friends and start up her own dog walking business and along the way, makes new friends and meets mysterious Mark – a new Primrose Terrace resident.
I instantly warmed to Cat – she radiates warmth and has such a good heart, despite getting fired from her job within the first few pages! I loved her kindness and quirkiness and her determination to start up her own business doing something she loves – which I found very admirable! And of course, her love for four legged friends which we very much share. All the residents of Primrose Terrace we’ve met so far have been interesting, well developed characters who play a vital role in this little community. None of the characters seem out of place or unnecessary and they’re all so diverse it’s not hard to remember who they are!
By chapter one, Primrose Terrace, the dogs and the residents were firmly etched into my brain for good. I could almost hear the dogs barking and see the pretty pastel painted houses of Primrose Terrace as if I was walking down the street along with Cat. Cress really does stick you in a teleportation device and sends you to this delightful little setting which I definitely haven’t got enough of yet – luckily there’s 3 more novellas! Even the dogs I found all had their own individual personalities and traits!
The end of book 1 sees that it seems to be all coming together for our lovely main character, Cat but who knows what the next three will bring, what challenges she will face and what sort of clients she’ll meet – two legged and four. I’m so excited for the next 3 instalments because I really can’t even hazard a guess on what’s going to happen. A super cute and fun little read that incorporates blossoming relationships, friendship and of course – dogs – into one neat and charming little package.
Rating: 5 Stars 🌟