By Mireya Navarro
Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming story of a lady who has ultimately met the fellow of her dreams—and the puppy of her nightmares.
Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize
Lots of canine devour footwear, chunk humans, break furnishings . . . yet Eddie attempted to damage a marriage.
After greater than 3 a long time of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t fairly trying to switch her courting prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to somebody was once overseas to her, whatever she by no means thought of. . . . until eventually she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is beautiful remarkable, the stepkids have been, good, commonplace pre-teens, the elements in l. a. ideal. yet lifestyles isn't spotless. The spots belong to Jim’s mutt, Eddie. Possessive and jealous, Eddie behaves like Jim’s mistress—if a mistress may bark and compete for area on his beloved’s lap. As time is going on, a full-on struggle ensues. Mia slams the door in Eddie’s face, cordons off the home into puppy- and wife-territories, and leaves the again door open . . . via, er, twist of fate, after all. She even attempts to depart Eddie at the back of in California whilst she and Jim all of sudden relocate to manhattan. But in spite of everything, it’s transparent that no longer even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a while, Mia softens, and as with all new kinfolk suffering to combination, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a victorious tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen level in existence and the various unexpected obstacles—not purely of the four-legged variety—that can get within the means at the street to fortunately ever after.