A better story than one just to fill in the time between sex scenes. Refreshing to have a heroine of color. 2nd in a series by the author.
Venetia is abducted by a love-sick puppy who hopes she'll elope with him, but her childhood friend, coming to her rescue, starts to see her charms himself. Breezy and fun, with a sense of humor.
Randolph is a highly intelligent dog trying to help his mistress' boyfriend solve her disappearance and the murder of a mutual acquaintance. Codes, red herrings and twists and turns, but mostly a nice tongue-in-cheek look at life from a dog's point of view.
I, too, thought it slow, but didn't mind the war sequences. I have a feeling the book is better, just because so much of the story is internal to Stephen.
Still beautifully filmed and worth watching.
Interesting themes for thought or discussion without being depressing.