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Publisher Description

The Dogfather is a contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families...and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author's home state of Florida!

Trace Bancroft has been in prison for fourteen years paying for a mistake that cost a man his life.  Now released, Trace heads back to Bitter Bark with his mutt, Meatball, and runs into Daniel Kilcannon, who offers to provide some medical care for the dog. Trace knows that would mean seeing Molly Kilcannon, a girl who shared one crazy night with him before his life took a turn for the worst. But when Meatball’s illness intensifies, Trace has no choice. He has to face Molly again, and pray she’ll save his dog, no matter what their history.

When Trace Bancroft arrives at Waterford Farm with a critically ill dog, Molly Kilcannon’s entire world is rocked to the core. Firmly believing Trace died in a bar fight years ago, Molly never told anyone that the bad boy of Bitter Bark was the father of Prudence Kilcannon, her very good thirteen-year-old daughter. But Molly has promised to tell Pru the truth about her conception, and now that truth is a living, breathing ex-con whose very existence could change everything, including a precious mother-daughter relationship.

It doesn’t take long for Molly to realize there’s more to this sexy man than his dark past and tattooed arms. And while the realization that he’s a father is the best thing to ever happen to him, Trace doubts anything could make him worthy of Pru or her spirited veterinarian mother. As they nurse Meatball back to health and grow ever closer, Trace and Molly have to decide when and how to tell Pru the truth. But will the secret that binds their hearts be the very thing that breaks them apart?

The Dogfather Series

Daniel Kilcannon is known as “The Dogfather” for a reason. It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Just ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!

January 25
South Street Publishing
Roxanne St. Claire

Customer Reviews

1 Banker ,

Great book

Give me a book with a dog as a featured character & I’m a sucker for it every time. This was no exception. Meatball, the dog, & his convict owner, wrongly imprisoned for 14 years. This book is about redemption, family support, & self acceptance. Then there’s the girl he never thought he could have & a daughter he didn’t know he had. Ahhh, the story takes off from there. Buy this book!

Picqeene ,

Bad to the Bone

I love these books! Sweet, honest emotion from characters who are believable.

donovanmoma ,

wonderful book and series

Bad to the Bone is a wonderful love story. Touching and full of angst, it brought me to tears. The story revolves around Molly, the daughter/vet of the Dogfather Daniel. She had a fling while in high school with a boy named Trace who disappeared 14 years ago. She was told he was dead, but suddenly he shows up with a very sick dog in his arms. It is heartbreaking to hear what happened to him for the past 14 years. Daniel and his children are running an amazing dog training program and Trace finds a place to use the skills he has developed over the years training dogs. Along with a new home and rediscovering his feelings for Molly, he finds what a home can mean, plus some extra discoveries along the way. If you want a feel good and very touching story, then this is the one for you. I love this series and I loved this book.

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