Review: Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay

Every Dog Has His Day
(Bluff Point #3)
by Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: Jan. 2, 2018
Genre: Romance

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.



The Bluff Point series is quickly turning into a must read for me. It’s been so fun reading about all these quirky characters and the bonds they all share as a core group. This time we got a very interesting pairing of characters. Jessie is actually someone most would originally hate on a first impression. She actually stole one of the previous MC’s groom on their wedding day. Yup, Jessie helped the groom make a mad dash at his own wedding and then turned around and married him herself. So, right there I was not a fan of her. Who steals someone else’s fiance? However, you soon realize that she’s not that young entitled woman she used to be. She’s older, mature, wiser, a mother, and has battled a hardship of a marriage with her ex-husband. So in a way, she sort of saved Mac from a horrible marriage by stealing the guy in the first place. Then you have Zach who appears to be a complete player, but is actually a sweet guy. He just doesn’t like to get attached because things never work out and he’s just tired of being discarded goods. So, when these two meet it was electric, and not in the good way.

One thing I really liked about this story was Zach. He was someone who went through the foster system and got moved around a lot. His fiance left him, only to marry another man a handful of months later. He acts like things don’t bother him, but he’s really self-conscious. So, when he gets wrangled into helping Jessie and her girls out, he finds himself becoming attached to not only her, but the girls as well. He starts finding little excuses to be around them and is there whenever they need him. I just loved that he wasn’t intimidated by the fact that she was a mother of two little girls.

I have really enjoyed this series so far. I love that it mixes romance with animals. Mainly because I’m a sucker for animals and I love romance novels. So, when you mix the two together you have the perfect combo. I do wish the covers were done differently to reflect the actual characters within the pages. For instance, our main guy is supposed to be in his 30’s. For some reason, the guy on the cover reminds me of Richard Gere. However, the story itself is great. The author was able to take a character that may be a bit hard to like, and made you instantly fall in love with her. I loved their easy relationship, the humor the girls added, and getting to see all the previous characters again. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.


Favorite quote…

“The only thing missing from your ‘it’ll be fine’ statement is ‘hold my beer and watch this.'”

Previous reviews from A Bluff Point Romance
About a Dog
Barking Up the Wrong Tree



7 Thoughts on “Review: Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay

  1. Awww cute cover alert

  2. oh yes I saw another good review about this one. I would be curious to try the series as well

  3. Oooh I love the sound of this one! But I guess I need to start from the beginning to get the full effect. I love when an author turns a character you previously disliked into someone you can root for.

    For What It’s Worth

  4. That sounds like a good one.

  5. Sounds like I’d enjoy this one too!!

  6. This sounds like it would definitely hold my interest, and the addition of pets makes it sound even more fun! Hugs…RO

  7. Thank you so much for the kind words. This series has been a joy to write!

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