Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade

Life on the Leash

Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this hilarious romantic comedy about a dog trainer who’s a master at managing her four-legged friends, but when it comes to her love life...let’s just say she still has a lot to learn.Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given eve...

Details Life on the Leash

TitleLife on the Leash
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews Life on the Leash

  • Melisa
    5 big old ginormous stars for this book from me! Any book that gives you chills at the end deserves a full sweep! I loved everything about this book - not only did it appeal to my love of dogs but it was so, so much more. It was about the kindness and compassion of people like our main character, Cora, who have made such a difference in the lives of animals. I have three rescue dogs myself, so this was especially close to my heart. The message he...
  • Kendall
    Happy pub day to this fantastic furry read!! Get your hands on this. Oh my gosh this was such a fun and adorable book!! First off... LOVE the title of this book and the cover! Life on the Leash is a perfect mix of humor, love, friendship, and even a lil mix of romance :) You can help but love on your main character Cora. Cora has her own dog training business in Washington D.C and has such a huge heart helping her fellow dog companions. Cora find...
  • Holly B
     Cora is a successful dog trainer and her love of dogs is a priority in her life, but could Mr. Right be in her near future? Cora spends all her time training dogs for clients that really have no clue about dog ownership (yes, we do have to train them to potty outside).  She is a hero to the dogs she helps and she has the special touch it takes to understand the pups.  The one thing that is missing from her life is that special man (he needs...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    3.5/5 stars This review wouldn't be complete without a picture of my own dog, so reading world, meet Luna (named after a Luna-cat in Sailor Moon).The main reason as to why I picked this book up:"Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life."Sure, the cover caught my eye too, but once I saw the wor...
  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳A sexy standalone romance filled with so much potential of readers falling in love with the characters... ➳ARC kindly provided by Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review...➳Follow Me On:Blog ♕ Instagram ♕ Facebook ♕ Twitter
  • Stephanie
    4.5 StarsWhat a delightful, heartwarming story! I had so much fun reading Life on the Leash! Victoria Schade has written a funny, refreshing, feel-good novel that is perfect for a lighthearted, quick read. Wait, did I mention there are dogs in the book??!! Oh, yes!! Lots of dogs, which is one of the main reasons that I picked this book up since I'm a huge dog lover and always have my 10-year-old black lab/pit bull mix Onyx right beside me (hog...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    What a lighthearted sweet story! 4.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When you’ve never read an author before, sometimes it can be a little disconcerting because you don’t know what you’re going to get. When I was looking at this to review, I thought it was a more of a women’s fiction. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this was actually a contemporary look at living life and a yearning for romance.I love what the author did with the story. You...
  • FMABookReviews
    3.5 Stars!Victoria Schade is a new author on the scene. She's written a couple of books about dogs, Bonding with Your Dog: A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship and  Secrets of a Dog Trainer: Positive Problem Solving for a Well-Behaved Dog , but Life on the Leash is a fiction book and I really liked her voice and writing style.CORA BELLAMY is a dog trainer who believes in treating dogs humanely while teaching them to do what...
  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    I will put this disclaimer out there, I normally will NOT pick up a book if it relates to dogs. Even though I am obsessed with dogs, my heart can't take it if something happens to a dog in a book. With that being said, I ADORED and LOVED this book. I love me some romance, and this book was the perfect balance of that, along with the dog training, friendships, dogs, dogs, and more dogs! I don't have a single gripe. This book was utter pawfection! ...
  • Stacey A. Prose and Palate
    Loved it!!! If you are a dog lover looking for a feel good read, this is it!!
  • Ann
    This is a fun dog lovers book with a human romance. Cora has a dog training service in the Washington DC area and is happiest when she helping her canine customers. Her best friend, Eli is encouraging her to try out for a tv show looking for a dog trainer. Lots of training hints and solutions for common puppy problems. Cute story that’s fun to read. Victoria Schafer is a new author for me and I found her style quite refreshing.
  • Chanel Cleeton
    Charming and heartfelt, Life on the Leash will delight readers. The perfect book for dog lovers!
  • Gaele
    Cora is a successful dog trainer, fully in the camp of gentle methods and no tugging. Her bestie is a pit-mix named Fritz, who generously shares his affections with her roommate Maggie and a number of foster dogs that have come through their tiny Washington D.C. apartment. Having spent her time in corporate America, Cora created her dream job and started her own company and has a roster of successful and happy dog-owner partnerships. There’s on...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    Copy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewWhat a completely sweet and adorable story is Life On The Leash.Victoria Schade is a new-to-me author, however she won't be for much longer. I will be reading more of her in the future.She has given us a refreshing mix of humour, romance and flirty fun.Cora being a dog trainer did make me miss my old girl who crossed the rainbow bridge last year, however the dogs made me remember what a terror pups ...
  • Meredith Schorr
    This was a very cute book about a dog trainer named Cora who is trying to find her way in her career and in her personal live all while her ex-boyfriend (who dumped her unceremoniously) is taking reality television by storm. Cora's love for dogs really shined through and it's obvious the author either did her research or is personally acquainted with dog training because her descriptions felt very authentic. Another thing I liked about Cora was h...
  • Lynn
    Life on the Leash is a delightful, easy read and it packs a lot of charm. It follows the antics of a dog trainer as she navigates the world of her clients and explores a career opportunity in television all while looking for love. The characters are sweet and engaging, human and canine alike. Animal lovers will surely appreciate the respectful messages of caring and kindness the author champions in her work.
  • Noemie
    Thanks to Gallery Books for sending me a free copy to review! #partnerThis book was the cutest thing ever. I couldn’t put it down! It was the perfect mix of a likeable main character, a little romance, and DOGS. So many sweet dogs. The book was very easy to read & flew by. I think this would be the perfect vacation or feel good book!I personally love that the author is a dog trainer, because I felt it lent to the authenticity of the description...
  • Christina
    Full disclosure: Victoria and I are if not friends, at least friendly. She used to own a pet shop (with the same name as this book) in a town where I used to be a reporter, and I have interviewed her for stories. I've also asked her for pet care and training tips. She and I have judged dog Halloween costumes together. And we chat on Twitter and regularly like each other's dog photos on Instagram.But that wouldn't stop me from giving this book a n...
  • Cara Achterberg
    This was simply a fun read. I looked forward to opening the book and turned to it after I finished my 'assigned reading' as a little treat each night. Chick-lit plus dogs? What fun. You can't help but fall in love with Cora, despite her quirks and over-thinking. She is a dog-hearted woman and a kind soul. This book was such a refreshing change from the dark, twisty tales that seem to populate the charts right now. I loved the dog-training tips mi...
  • Katie(babs)
    Life on a Leash is an adorable chick-lit type book featuring a lovable, smart and kind heroine who adores dogs. The book gives the reader insight on her life, and the decision to try out for a reality show about training dogs, and the one client who has a girlfriend but makes the heroine feel something special that she needs. Cora Bellamy is someone we can all sympathize with, and one you root for. Life on a Leash is the type of book that would b...
  • Teresa
    *****3.5 Stars*****Cora has always been in control, she has built a dog training business from the ground up and she has friends and families that love her unconditionally. When she meets a man that could be her soulmate, Charlie, Cora is crushed when she learns he is taken. Enter Eli, a funny, friendly man that seems to help Cora whenever she needs it...and lately she has been needing more and more help. When Cora's life starts to get away from ...
  • Sarah Perchikoff
    There was really no way for me not to like this book. Dogs and romance. What more can you ask for from a book? Unless this book was somehow triggering or had an awful plot twist, I was going to like it. And spoiler Alert: I do! Cora is a fun and relatable main character to follow and Victoria Schade wrote a brilliantly fluffy (pun not intended), sweet, and enjoyable book. It was just what I needed after reading some rather depressing stories earl...
  • Morgan
    *3.75 stars*Witty, fast paced, and full of puppies, Life on the Leash is an enjoyable contemporary adult novel about dog trainer Cora Bellamy as she figures out life and what she wants to get out of it. Cora is a pretty likable character, strong and passionate about helping dogs and training them in the most humane ways possible while writing an anonymous blog calling out a more notable and famous trainer who’s methods she strongly disagrees wi...
  • Barb Lie
    Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade is a standalone romantic comedy that centers on dogs, and the dog trainer. Cora Bellamy, our heroine, owns her own dog training business for years. I did not know what to expect, but I am happy to say this was a fun, humorous storyline, with lovable dogs and a sweet romance.We meet Cora immediately as she is with her own dog, Fritz (a pit bull), and is rushing to be on time for one of her training sessions. We...
  • Susie Williams
    (I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review)This was such a cute and enjoyable book for me and I can't recommend it enough for any dog lovers who are looking for a light-hearted chick-lit-ish read.One of the reasons I love this book is that there's so much going on. Several storylines that are all entertaining and make us feel like we're getting a real look at Cora's life. Cora is a dog trainer extraordinaire with her own succ...
  • Lghiggins
    If you want a fun, relaxing novel, try Victoria Schade’s Life on the Leash—especially if you like dogs and chick lit. Schade is an animal trainer, and Life on the Leash is her first novel. Her main character, Cora, left the corporate world to do what she loves—teach pet parents how to train their dogs in a loving fashion. Her clientele in Georgetown can afford her services, and she can afford to be choosy. Cora tries to be professional in a...
  • Danni
    Ok so this is really a 3.5 that I'm tempted to round up to a 4 because it has DOGS I LOVE DOGS but I'm rounding it down to a 3 because it's not super memorable or dazzling. Our main character Cora owns a dog training business so this novel is filled with delightful stories of the challenges of training unruly pups and their equally unruly owners. In addition, there is a famous "Doggie Dictator" giving out terrible training advice and Cora contemp...
  • Joy Novel Thoughts
    I picked up Life on the Leash expecting a romantic comedy, and while it was funny and there was some romance in the story, it was definitely more of a women's fiction/chick lit story. Even though I didn't get what I expected going in I still very much enjoyed Life on the Leash! I basked in watching Cora grow and mature, even as an adult we are still continually growing and learning about ourselves and learning that we need to surround ourselves w...
  • Meg's
    Thanks to Gallery Books and Goodreads giveaways for sending me a free copy to review. Goodreads is my Go-To resource for updating my reading list.As a dog owner and dog lover, I was instantly drawn to the title and cover art. I jumped into reading it as soon as it arrived in the mail. I even took it to PSD class, while watching my dog @training. I'll be passing it along to the other trainers.The story is charming. Just the right mix of relationsh...
  • Ashcclapp
    Such a cute book! It actually exceeded my expectations as there were a lot of different side plots that I didn't expect but still added a lot to the overall story. All the characters were great in their own way and it was just a really easy read that made you feel happy. Was it predictable? Sure. Could there have been minor changes throughout to make it slightly less predictable? Maybe. But at the end of the day, this was a happy book with a grea...