Loving Logan - Katie Bryan

Loving Logan

By Katie Bryan

  • Release Date: 2013-11-30
  • Genre: Contemporary


USA TODAY - Loving Logan has a sweet, snappy, impish energy that makes for a fun, fast read.

Light, laugh out loud, feel good romantic comedy. With a conga dancing basset hound.

A full length "Love, Laugh, Bark" novel. Bailey and Logan's story. 
If you like romantic comedy with a sexy rich guy, an Irish heroine who mutters in Gaelic, a crazy bet, a long held secret, and lots of pets, then chances are you'll enjoy LOVING LOGAN.

What Bailey O'Donlan fancies this Christmas is for Logan Mitchell, the only man she's ever loved, to disappear before he learns her secret.

She's not asking much. After all, Mitch has disappeared before. Bailey's seen neither hide nor hair of him in eight long years, ever since the Christmas Eve she climbed through his bedroom window with stars in her eyes. 

Instead, what she gets is one stray golden retriever, one conga-dancing basset hound with nervous gas, four kittens, and two brothers who can't wait to meddle in her life.

Rich and successful, Logan has come home to stay, and to escape from being Society magazine's Most Eligible Bachelor. Ever since the magazine hit the newsstands, he's been getting letters. And not just your typical fan mail kinds of letters, either. He's getting marriage proposals by the truckload, and strange women are asking him to father their children. He's got pictures of women in all manner of dress and some not dressed at all.

When Bailey embarrasses him in front of their friends, he foolishly accepts a bet offered by Bailey's brother Greg--that Logan can make Bailey fall in love with him again before Christmas day. But Logan's plans to win Bailey over get completely derailed when he learns that she's already in love--with the man who left her with a broken heart and a young daughter. 

The O'Donlan clan has another agenda, however, and it's not long before Bailey and Logan square off with super-soakers, bologna and brussels sprout casseroles, beer-drenched shirts, a freakish late night pizza delivery, secret decoder rings, a mob of big-haired women, and some wild entertainment called Foreplay. 

It's Christmas at O'Malley's, with leprechauns, Guinness, good luck and laughter, lullabies, dreams and love ever after.

USA TODAY - Loving Logan has a sweet, snappy, impish energy that makes for a fun, fast read and a solidly enticing start to what I hope will be the first of many stories featuring the O'Donlan family. Bryan's characters are pleasantly unpredictable — Logan is successful and smart-alecky, but he's also thoughtful, insecure and refreshingly ready to settle down and begin a family — not realizing he got a jumpstart on that eight years ago. Bailey is struggling with her own insecurities, which contrast nicely against her poise as an entertainer at her uncle's bar and her confidence as a single mother. 

I especially enjoyed the Irish family feel — the over-protectiveness of Bailey's brothers, the caring and camaraderie and even the occasional skirmish. And Bryan's cast of critters will thoroughly charm you. Meet Bailey's adopted basset hound:
Bailey's gaze locked on Chumley, lying flat out, his extra skin pooled around him like a black and tan puddle, both paws draped melodramatically around an empty dog food bowl, with a look of injured reproach on his face.

See what I mean? Love, lust, laughter and the luck of the Irish — this heart-catching contemporary has it all.