You Lucky Dog

Published by Stewart's Grove Press
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What do you do when you're attending your own funeral but can't tell the love of your life that you're there, perfectly alive? Your wife doesn't recognize you because you look slightly different. Well, more than slightly. You're now a dog.

You Lucky Dog is the unlikely love story of Jake and Emma, a young couple thrown into a very unusual situation.

Jake and Emma appear to have everything going for them. A young married couple, they live with their dog in the leafy suburbs of Los Angeles. But after a horrible accident changes the course of their lives forever, Jake finds himself alive but living outside his body, and in the body of his dog.

What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of misplaced identity. You Lucky Dog explores the mysteries of life and death, and the enduring power of love, in a heartwarming story for animal lovers and all lovers.


"Anyone sniffing around for a quick, fun, and romantic story can dig into “You Lucky Dog” to enjoy a terrific tale of love, life, and dogs. The romantic novel follows Jake on his journey from cynical husband to faithful companion — and it has a twist ending you won’t see coming. From start to finish, Debra’s book offers a fun and refreshing take on romance that’ll have readers rolling over with laughter. Whether you’re a dog owner or an animal lover, you’ll find something to relate to in this incredibly human story about a couple’s dogged determination to stay together. If you’re looking for a humorous romance novel to read on the beach, this would be a great choice." —

"You Lucky Dog is a heartfelt romantic comedy that is full of heartbreak and laughter. When Emma loses Jake in a horrific accident little does she know he comes back as their beloved dog. A beautifully written story that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. The perfect read for a lazy day at the beach." –Lovely Loveday

"I enjoyed reading this book and kept wondering how the author was going to end it, but all my possible predictions were false. Finerman managed a believable ending, which increased the fun and for the most part cancelled any sadness that one might have felt for these star-crossed lovers.” —Book Loons

"This book was a cute and funny read.” —He Said Books or Me

"A cute book that is original and fun. A lighthearted story that all dog lovers will enjoy. A premise that is quite fascinating to think about became a story that was sweet and funny. A nice quick read for the beach." —Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews

"As the story enters the many fun adventures of Emma and her husband Jake the dog, Finerman accomplishes the almost impossible:  she creates a fun, meaningful novel with an ending that makes us feel good and remain happy.  Simply alluring, You Lucky Dog by Finerman is one woofy summer read that will not put you to sleep!" —Champagne Living

"If you’re looking for a story that just makes you smile and feel so incredibly happy, You Lucky Dog is the book for you." —Shih Tzus & Book Reviews

"You Lucky Dog is a witty, fun, and light-hearted read that will put a smile on your face." —Cheryl's Book Nook
Paperback | 322 pages | 9781521233993 | June 6, 2018