Cecilia Murray has been wishing for a puppy for so long as she will take note. And whilst a adorable 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 looking ahead to. there is only one challenge: Eric Chung -- a favored, boastful boy from university -- adopts Potato first. what is worse, he hopes to coach the little tater to turn into a show-dog megastar. Cecilia understands that Potato isn't really minimize 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 little thing she notion she knew approximately puppy exhibits ... and a definite lovable show-dog coach. Can Cecilia store Potato -- whereas additionally hearing her heart?

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Eric regarded pressured yet he didn’t say anything sooner than going off to get us a few of that punch I enjoyed quite a bit. Lily and that i sat down. “So you visit Northridge,” Lily acknowledged to future. “Yes. It’s in Winchester. ” “Yep. ” I nodded. “It definite is. ” numerous seconds handed in awkward silence. Lily stood up unexpectedly and pulled me together with her. “We’re going to the bathroom,” she informed the opposite woman. “Okay. Bye. ” “She’s rather the conversationalist,” I acknowledged to Lily as she dragged me together with her clear of the desk. “I was once simply going to claim an analogous factor approximately you! I suggest, utilizing a smaller be aware, yet nonetheless. What’s up with you? have you learnt you’re being bizarre? ” It was once transparent Lily’s toilet journey was once simply an excuse to confront me clear of future. I thought of her phrases for a moment, then nodded. “I quite imagine i'm. ” Lily set free an exasperated breath. “Well, are you aware why you’re being so bizarre? ” I knew she was once attempting to get at anything, and that i notion I knew what it was once, yet I selected to stick quiet. I shook my head. Eric seemed then, conscientiously wearing 4 cups of punch. Lily and that i made our as far back as the desk. Eric passed the fourth cup to future, who authorized it with a flirtatious smile. Ugh. Lily was once taking a look from me to Eric. all of us sat down and drank our punch. Lily made one other try and consult future. “So what types of actions do you do at your institution? ” “I’m at the dance team,” she stated, yet then didn’t supply from now on info. “Great. ” Lily nodded, then all started having a look round the gym—possibly for Austin Fuller, Destiny’s lacking date. Eric wasn’t keeping up his finish of the dialog in any respect, which used to be very strange for him. He spent such a lot of his time having a look down at his punch or making the occasional comic story concerning the DJ’s tune offerings. used to be he frightened round future? or perhaps he’d been blinded via her glossy hair. Why does this all consider so bizarre? I’m simply right here with Eric as a chum. Why may still I care how he acts round future? After what gave the impression of many years with the 4 folks sitting there in quite often awkward silence, Austin and Joey came to visit. Lily stood up and took Joey’s arm, and that i used to be relieved whilst future flitted off with Austin. the stress among Eric and me eased, yet then got here again with a vengeance: A gradual track had began. Eric stood up, too, and moved round to my part of the desk. I’d been sitting with Lily on one facet and future at the different. “Do you need to dance? ” he requested. I felt a stab of fearful worry struggle through my abdominal. I’d by no means danced with a boy ahead of. I’d visible sluggish dances in one million video clips and television indicates, yet this used to be different—this used to be genuine lifestyles. Mutely, I nodded, stood up, after which tripped and commenced to fall ahead. Eric reached out quick and stuck me. How embarrassing! “The heels,” I reminded him. Then a second of thought hit. I hung on to his arm as I took off either footwear. I bent and picked them up with one hand. i spotted then that i used to be nonetheless conserving directly to his arm with my different hand. “Better? ” Eric requested me. “Much. ” I smiled up at him, again to my basic top.

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