Book Review – Beauty and the Wiener

Posted February 9, 2017 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 4 Comments

Book Review – Beauty and the WienerBeauty and the Wiener Series: A Rescue Dog Romance #2
by Casey Griffin
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on February 7, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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Addison Turner has scripted a perfect future for herself, complete with a fairytale ending. She will become the name in doggie fashion design and live happily ever after with the husband of her dreams—and her dachshund, Princess, by her side. Just when her plan is on track and she’s gaining recognition at the local dog show, Addison is hit with some Oscar-worthy drama. A group of prize-winning show dogs are stolen from under her nose, and she’s stuck asking for help from Felix Vaughn, an infuriatingly hot bartender who is the exact opposite of Prince Charming.

When more dogs go missing—and Felix becomes a suspect—the two team up to clear their names. Although Felix and Addison fight like cats and dogs, there’s an undeniable spark between them. And as the trail to the missing dogs heats up, so does their red-hot chemistry. Can Addison be persuaded to throw away her script to find an ending that just might be better than she ever expected?


Beauty and the Wiener is the second book in Casey Griffin’s A Rescue Dog Romance series. I enjoyed this cute romance with a cozy mystery.

5 words for Beauty and the Wiener: romance, suspense, funny, friendship, adorable

What did I like?

  • I liked Addison. She has a fun personality and has always dreamed of a fairytale ending. Her father has a store so Addison spent a lot of her time watching movies from their video rental section. Addison made me laugh with her movie references. She’s had her heartbroken so she is determined to do whatever it takes to have a perfect life. Addison has unrealistic expectations but I still thought she was a fun character. She loves her dachshund Princess and has creative ideas for her business.
  • I loved Felix! Right away I thought he was sexy and his cocky attitude was a fun guise. While bartending at an event he meets Addison and tries to give her advice on men. Appearances are deceiving and he has a secret that makes Addison see him in a different light.
  • I loved the sexy banter between Addison and Felix. They had me laughing and fanning myself. The chemistry between them is sizzling and at each meeting it intensifies. I loved them together!
  • The mystery was intriguing and had some creative twists. The list of suspects was long but there were some funny moments with them.
  • I loved the dogs! They are adorable and they act as supporting characters, even though they don’t speak. The author showed their personalities in a fun and creative way.


What didn’t I like?

  • The story is told in Addison’s POV and there were times I thought the pace dragged because of her inner monologue. She wants a perfect romance and it became repetitive.


Overall I liked Beauty and the Wiener and I enjoyed this more than the first book Must Love Wieners. I felt a stronger connection between these characters than in the first book. I recommend this book to fans of romance mixed with a cozy mystery and lovable pets.

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

About Casey Griffin

Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, driving 400 ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resume boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion. Casey is a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel finalist, and is currently busy writing every moment she can.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 New Release Challenge
  • COYER Blackout Winter Storm 2016


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4 responses to “Book Review – Beauty and the Wiener

    • Kathy

      It bothered me but at least she finally realized what really matters. The dogs are adorable. They have attitudes that made me laugh.