Contemporary Romance / Romantic comedy
BLUFF POINT ROMANCE (trilogy)
by Jenn McKinlay
Berkley / Penguin Books USA
A critically-acclaimed and bestselling contemporary romance series which follows a group of childhood friends from Maine and the people (and pets) they’ve come to love along the way.
ABOUT A DOG (May 2017)
« With a perfect sense of comic timing and a gift for creating endearingly eccentric characters–including an adorable dog who threatens to steal every scene she is in–McKinlay delivers a sweetly satisfying contemporary romance that will have readers sitting up and begging for more.« —Booklist, STARRED
Fall in love with a little help from man’s best friend in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay’s contemporary romance debut.
Mackenzie “Mac” Harris fled her hometown of Bluff Point, Maine, after being left at the altar—and seeking solace in the arms of her best friend’s off-limits brother. Now, seven years later, she’s back to attend her best friend’s wedding—safe, or so she thinks, from the mistakes of her youth.
But Gavin Tolliver has never forgotten the woman who has always held his heart. And when Mac rescues a stray puppy named Tulip, only Gavin, the town’s veterinarian, can help. With a little assistance from Tulip, Gavin vows to make Mac realize that their feelings are more than just puppy love.
“Filled with warmth, fun and humanity.”—RT Book Reviews
“With a down-to-earth heroine, charming hero, and adorable puppy, About a Dog is romantic and entertaining. Jenn McKinlay writes sexy, funny romances that will leave you begging for more!”—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
“Funny, charming, and heart-stoppingly romantic. With an irresistible hero and an utterly enchanting heroine, not to mention a dog you can’t help but fall in love with, About a Dog is the perfect mix of sweep-you-off-your-feet romance and humor. Jenn McKinlay is a rising star.”—Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author
“McKinlay delivers heartwarming humor at its finest.”—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
“Clever writing, laugh-out-loud humor, and a sizzling romance. Mackenzie and Gavin’s reunion story will keep you turning the pages and laughing until your sides hurt. This one is a keeper.”—Delores Fossen, USA Today bestselling author
“About a Dog has friends, family, romance…and of course a dog! It’s funny and sexy! I loved it!”—Holly Jacobs, national bestselling author
“I loved About a Dog! Mac and her friends are funny and real. The romance is charming, as is the town of Bluff Point, Maine, with its quirky residents, both human and animal. Tulip is the cutest matchmaker and best scene-stealer ever!”—Nancy Warren, USA Today bestselling author
BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE (September 2017)
Winner of the 2018 RT Best Contemporary Love & Laughter Award
« McKinlay is definitely on a hot streak!”—RT Book Reviews, STARRED
Love is a four-legged word
Carly DeCusati returned home to Bluff Point, Maine, with her tail between her legs. But she’s determined to get her life back on track—and that means finding new homes for the elderly golden retriever and overly talkative parrot she inherited before her old life fell apart.
Enter physical therapist and hot one-night stand James Sinclair. James doesn’t care that Carly doesn’t do relationships. He is determined to win her heart, promising to help her with the pets if she’ll just give him the time of day.
Carly agrees to date the irresistible James, and, for the first time in years, she’s dreaming of a happily ever after. But James has secrets, and if he can’t open up to Carly, their future could go to the dogs…
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY (January 2018)
« The deliciously sharp wit and flair for perfect comic timing that are part and parcel of McKinlay’s literary DNA are present in full force in EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY, the third superbly satisfying addition to her Bluff Point series […]. Put that together with the book’s engagingly quirky cast of characters, a completely charming small-town setting, and a couple of four-footed characters who significantly up the adorable ante, and you have a contemporary romance that is practically perfect in every way.« —Booklist, STARRED
A stray kitten and a rambunctious poodle bring together a small-town bachelor and a single mother in the latest romance set in Bluff Point, Maine.
Bluff Point brewery owner Zachary Caine wants nothing to do with commitment. His wild bachelor lifestyle suits him perfectly—until a foster kitten named Chaos makes him a reluctant hero. Now he’s BFFs with the kitten’s two little girls and finds himself falling for their gorgeous mother, who couldn’t think less of him.
Divorced mother Jessie Connelly wants nothing to do with men like Zach. He’s sexy and charismatic and bad news, just like her ex. But her girls adore him, and he’s doing a good job filling in for their deadbeat dad. Then a snowstorm brings out the best in both neighbors, who, it turns out, have more in common than their mutual attraction…
So when Jessie’s past threatens her and her girls, Zach is determined to do whatever it takes to protect them—and live happily ever after with this family he has made his own.
Former librarian Jenn McKinlay is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Bluff Point Romances, including Every Dog Has His Day, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, and About a Dog, as well as the Library Lover’s Mysteries, the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, and the Hat Shop Mysteries. Jenn lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband’s guitars.