Show me the cover of a book featuring a sweet puppy, and you've got me, though the title is a play on words. House Broken is not really about a dog, though there are dogs in it and the main character is a veterinarian. This book is really more about the brokenness of a family, and how they deal with it.
Geneva Novak is a wonderful vet and a really good parent. But, like many of us today, she's busy. When her mother makes a poor decision (again), this time to drive while intoxicated, it is Geneva who ends up taking care of her. Having her mother in their home proves to be more trouble than Gina had bargained for, but it does help to bring some family issues out in the open. And then begins the healing.
For me, great characters make a book. The characters in House Broken were very real to me. I could see each of them as I read. I could hear the frustration in Geneva's voice when dealing with her mother. I could look ahead at the conniving plans of her mother. I could sense the kindness of Geneva's sweet husband Tom, who through it all, was so supportive. I knew the characters. I kind of expected to run into Geneva at the vet. Maybe even hoped. Geneva and Tom would be fun to meet for dinner.
House Broken was an enjoyable read and I blew through it in about a week, which is my kind of book. This is what makes a book enjoyable for me. I devoured it because it was so good, and I didn't want to put it down. Pick up House Broken at Amazon or your favorite book retailer.