Her bakery is going to the dogs!
Abused and abandoned by her former owners, the unadoptable boxer, Baker, finds a safe haven at Pretty Paws, the only no-kill shelter in town. But when she’s scared, she can’t help defending herself, even from the people who want to help her.
Dumped by her cheating fiancé and mourning the loss of her mother to cancer, Maeve dreams of opening a bakery. But the only way she can afford that is to win a baking contest. Too bad her high school nemesis has entered too, and is using her rich daddy’s money to stack the deck against Maeve.
When Maeve stops by Pretty Paws, Baker chooses the best batch of pastries with her super-sensitive nose. It’s not exactly love at first sight, but when Maeve learns that time is almost up on Baker’s stay at the shelter, she agrees to take her home for a couple of weeks, to reset the clock.
Can Maeve and Baker learn to trust each other, or will life find a way to crush their hopes for a fresh start?
★★★★★ “I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the animals have their own thoughts and storyline. This was an absolutely wonderful and enjoyable story. I love animals more than people and know for a fact that they think and react just like Baker in this book. Baker was a great dog!” Cindy J.
★★★★★ “This book is written from the view of the “kind lady” and the abused dog. I shed a few tears reading this because I am a dog lover. It is a fast read and I recommend it to everyone.” Auntiepatch
★★★★★ “I have volunteered with an animal rescue group for many years. I believe the author captures the thoughts, fears, and hope of rescue dogs in this book. One scene in the book actually happened to me in the kennel area. This book rings with authenticity. If you love animals and a story about love, redemption, and second chances, you will love this book.” DavidS
★★★★★ “I just love this story, I fell in 🥰 love with Baker. She made the most beautiful and perfect companion for Maeve and I really enjoyed reading about the 2 of them bonding and helping each other to lose their fears.” Melanie Adams
★★★★★ “I’m a sucker for dogs and animal rescue, and this love story had both. A woman following her pipe dream of being a baker and DEFINITELY not wanting a dog, somehow ends up with one who is her perfect match. Easy read that will leave you smiling.” Kelsey C
Baker’s Dozen is the first book in the Soul Mutts series, heartwarming stories of lost dogs finding new homes with the humans they were born to heal.