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After the death of his beloved dog, Harry, Peter Mitchell refuses to consider getting a new dog. Besides which, Peter has his hands full with his partner, Dr Evan Wells. The vet is surprisingly sensitive about Peter’s feelings and doesn’t nag Peter about getting a pet. Of course, not nagging and not doing anything about it are two different things, at least in Evan’s mind.After the death of his beloved dog, Harry, Peter Mitchell refuses to consider getting a new dog. Besides which, Peter has his hands full with his partner, Dr Evan Wells. The vet is surprisingly sensitive about Peter’s feelings and doesn’t nag Peter about getting a pet. Of course, not nagging and not doing anything about it are two different things, at least in Evan’s mind.When Peter is presented with a small red bundle of fur to hold, he realises the devious vet planned their new arrival and worse, she’s already got a name. Peter may not have a choice about their dog, but he’s going to put his foot down over her name. He should know better....

Title : Hazel Takes Over
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ISBN : 18587799
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Number of Pages : 104 Pages
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Hazel Takes Over Reviews

  • Lena Grey
    2019-04-25 07:21

    One of Dr. Evan Wells's, of Hazel Takes Over' by Sue Brown, goals in life is to see that his partner, Peter Wells, is happy. Although their first meeting was a bittersweet one since Evan had to euthanize Peter's beloved companion of many years, his dog, Hairy Harry, their relationship has grown stronger and more satisfying as time goes on. Peter loved Hairy Harry very much. Even though he misses Hairy Harry, getting another dog feels like a betrayal, like replacing him, which simply can't be done. Evan knows that Peter misses having a dog and devises a plan, with the help of their friends, to find another dog that will win his heart right away; little Hazel fits the bill perfectly.Peter is usually practical and levelheaded, but when he discovers that his ex-wife is being abused by her married lover, he loses it and threatens to take the kids. When she makes every effort to be rid of her lover and he hurts her again, Peter goes to the rescue and comforts her. Regardless of what has happened between them, his children are his priority and he doesn't want them overly upset by holding on to animosity toward their mother. Peter is, by far, the more practical of the two. He's constantly reeling Evan in, who, although he means well, can be quite outspoken and rambunctious at times; Peter is the glue that keeps their relationship stable. Even though being with a man is new territory for Peter, he's learning; there's no one in the world he'd rather be with than Evan. In the middle of all this is sweet little Hazel, the adorable puppy who keeps both Peter and Evan on their toes, while also filling an important spot in their hearts and lives.Evan can be very direct but his friends have grown accustomed to his bluntness and love him in spite of it. Everyone knows exactly where he stands on issues and, if they don't, he's more than happy to fill them in. He can't cook and he hates it but he keeps trying to learn. It's not below him to ruin a meal on purpose to try to get out of his culinary duties. He knows that Peter will save the day. As far as Peter's children go, Evan realizes their importance to Peter and knows they come first. Whatever he can do to help, Evan does without question. One of his goals in life is to keep Peter happy and safe. Evan knows that if his children are hurting, so is Peter; that's simply not acceptable. They don't always agree on everything though, and the latest difference of opinion has to do with their neighbor, Jessie, and his boyfriend, Dan. Evan doesn't agree with the fact that Jessie puts his job first, goes away for long periods of time, leaving Dan alone. Jessie takes it for granted that Dan will wait for him; he expects Dan to be there, no matter what. Evan is upset by this attitude and tries to intervene, trying to make Jessie feel guilty, but Peter keeps telling him to stay out of it, something Evan obviously has trouble doing. Evan knows how it feels to be taken for granted and it's hard for him to see Dan in a similar situation.In the continuing story of the lives and times of the gay couples associated with Dr. Evan Wells and his veterinary practice, I've shared their joys and sorrows; am entertained by their antics, attitudes, and, of course their British wit along the various and sundry dogs whose personalities set the pace for each story. I recommend this story to those who enjoy an amusing, sometimes serious, angsty glimpse into an interesting group of men and the dogs they love. I look forward to the next sequel. Thanks, Sue, for giving me another visit with the Lyon Road Vet gang.NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on href=" Book Reviews.

  • multitaskingmomma
    2019-05-05 13:23

    Original Blogspot: off, I must say that when I saw this cover? I just fell for Hazel - I got the biggest grin on my face when I saw her whole adorableness and with those two men in the background? Well, let's just say that even before I got to read this book from the series I had been following, I already got that grin on and knew I would love another doggie story with some bit of man on man loving on the side.Now, Hazel Takes Over is the third book of the Lyon Road Vets Series. I first discovered this series after spotting this unusually titled book, Bob the Destroyer of Leads (Lyon Road Vets, #2) After that second book, I took to the first and got hooked on Sue Brown's stories about men and the dogs in their lives. This third installment continues the story of Peter and Ethan whom we first met in Hairy Harry's Car Seat (Lyon Road Vets, #1). It was not surprising that Ethan would go through any lengths to get another dog into Peter's life, knowing (as we dog lovers know) that we can never resist the adorable and manipulative little pests - we are just suckers for them. Of course, Peter takes one look and falls head over heels for a puppy. Pathetic! Hazel, a gregarious mixed breed puppy, never walks - she jumps, she bounces, she runs, she skids - but never walks. She also chews shoes and blocks any romantic moves Peter or Ethan start on each other. Does that make her less adorable? Nope, it just makes her more precious and soon, she is the true master of the house. But in her joining the family, little does she know that something is not right somewhere and she makes sure to protect those she loves most: her humans.You may think this is all about Hazel, but really it is not. The story unfolds around Hazel and she plays witness to what's going on. This story is really about Peter and Ethan and how their life evolves after they moved in together. This is also the story where we meet Jesse and Dan, two men we meet for the first time in this series. Their lives get tangled up with Ethan and Peter and we know from here that they are going to be the next men in the fourth installment. Both these men play an big role in this story and the drama that unfolds and it is an interesting one, albeit a bit mysterious.Hazel Takes Over is an adorable light-read that's just fantastic to experience. Especially if you are a dog lover. If you are, you won't fail to laugh or reminisce about some of the antics written here, if you are not, well... IT'S STILL A DARNED GOOD STORY!

  • Karen
    2019-05-11 08:13

    'Hazel Takes Over' was a fun look at more of Evan & Pete and Pete's family, a little Will & Lawrence and a sneak peek at Jesse & Dan our MCs for book 4. I enjoyed this Evan & Pete are a nice couple. I like that they're more mature. We see a bit more of Pete's family in this one his kids and his ex-wife, Toni. Pete & Evan are supportive and help Toni through a difficult situation. One that creates a minor crisis of faith for their own relationship which is dealt not by over the top drama but through mature conversation as adults are sometimes prone to have.The other thing this story offered was the beginning of Jesse & Dan's story. Another mature couple in a long term relationship that's is facing it's own crisis of faith because of Jesse's job. I'm looking forward to book 4 and finding out how things go for these two men. So far I really like Jesse. I like Dan as well but I have to admit in this couple right now Jesse is my favourite.Last but not least we have Hazel, an adorable dog that has been brought into Pete's life by Evan to help fill the void left by Harry. Harry was Pete's dog in book 1 and unfortunately while he played a major role in bringing Pete and Evan together, his role was short lived (bad pun intended).'Hazel Takes Over' was a nice quick read that offered a more in-depth look at the couples in this series and their adorable pets. Not an epic emotional roller coaster ride but still an enjoyable read.

  • Shelby P
    2019-05-22 14:24

    I really like Peter and Evan as a couple. The story got exciting for me once we found out what was happening to Toni. Jesse is an interesting character and I would like to read his and Dan's story. I'm happy with the ending because usually the bad guy gets killed and doesn't earn a just punishment.

  • Sunne
    2019-05-02 09:03

    It is the third book in the series and I liked it. But I wasn't as charmed as with the other two books. A lot feels rushed in the beginning. It reads more superficial than the other two books. It's dramafree and a quick read.

  • Lillian Francis
    2019-04-23 15:25

    Great to catch up with Peter and Evan.The next book's gonna be a killer, though

  • Paul
    2019-05-02 15:16

    Loved this one and REALLY hope the next one is Jesse and Dan :) Way to go Sue, got me hooked on another series :)

  • Michelle
    2019-04-30 14:25

    Same as book 2. I liked the story and the characters. The editing errors were a bit distracting though.

  • Kat
    2019-05-14 11:14

    3.5 stars

  • Lindsay
    2019-05-19 14:24

    This story takes up months after the 2nd book and Peter is surprised by Evan getting them a puppy. At first Peter is worried but soon learns to love Hazel their new puppy while dealing with issues with his ex wife.They also meet a neighbour Jesse and his partner Dan leading us to book 4.

  • cmbookdiva
    2019-05-22 11:25

    Loved it!

  • Penumbra
    2019-04-26 07:18

    Hazel Takes Over is the third book in the ‘Lyon Road Vets’ series. In this story we’re back with Peter Mitchell and Dr Evan Wells from book one. This is told in third person from Peter’s pov.(view spoiler)[I’m happy to say that this book went back to the familiar feel of book one. It’s more put together and with more action. There’s two new characters introduced and we find out more about Peter’s ex and kids. In fact the book is more about family.First Evan, who tends to take things into his own hands, connives to get a puppy for Peter. A puppy named Hazel. The puppy doesn’t overwhelm the storyline, but figures into it at the appropriate times. I liked that much of the book was about being a family and the fun banter and issues couples can have. The mishaps were realistic not over the top. I also liked the way the author handled the bisexual topic, since Peter and Dan are both bisexual.Will and Lawrence drift in and out of the story along with a new couple, Jesse and Dan, who are featured in the next book. Towards the end of the story, life takes a surprise turn for Peter’s ex, Toni and the kids.I think this book is much better than book two. It’s almost like you could skip book two and just read one and three, but you would miss out on the relationship of Will, Lawrence and Bob. Maybe someday the author might consider tidying up book two because it doesn’t match the fun or skill level of books one and three.Hazel Takes Over is a fast, fun read. I think it’s probably the best of the three books I’ve read so far. I give it 4 Stars. (hide spoiler)]

  • Becky Condit
    2019-04-22 14:30

    Please leave comments on my 5 sweet pea review at“I didn’t choose men. I chose you.”It’s so good to see the boys from Hairy Harry’s Car Seat back again and getting a new dog. Loved seeing Will, Lawrence, and Bob from Bob, Destroyer of Leads again.Most of this book is sweet and gentle as we see Evan and Peter settling in to life together and managing to share Peter’s kids with his ex-wife. The reality of raising a puppy takes over the household as Hazel escapes the confines of the kitchen and inserts herself in their bed. The fanged boot, which I understand is a true story, is very funny. (Beware befriending another author – the stories you tell over morning coffee may show up where you least expect them.) Gentle Will and dominating Lawrence appear with Bob to show even the famous dog trainer still can’t get Bob to behave.But things turn dark and scary with something secret going on with Peter’s ex-wife and her abusive boyfriend. Can Peter trust that the kids are safe in a house with Roy? Then there is the mysterious and highly dangerous neighbor Jesse and his soon-to-be left-behind-again boyfriend Dan. Ms Brown! You cannot do this to me, uh us! Introduce a man who won’t tell what he does for a living, has a boyfriend but disappears for months at a time, and then… well, I can’t say more without making it a spoiler. Suffice to say I, uh, we, demand Jesse’s story! OK, I’ll say it nicer… please?This is my favorite of the Lyon Road Vet series and it takes the good vet and his partner down a path they didn’t see coming. Great series, great book! Well done, Ms Brown!

  • Sadonna
    2019-05-18 08:26

    This story picks up sometime after Even and Peter have been together. Evan sort of colludes with a bunch of folks to get Peter to agree to a puppy. It's been a while since Peter lost Harry, but he's not sure he's ready for another dog. However, he is overruled. We get to spend time with Peter's kids and meet some new characters - the neighbors this time. There is a bit of sturm und drang with Toni and Peter and Evan are to the rescue. Sofie and Simon are still adjusting to their new family reality, but seem to be doing pretty well. The realistic portrayal of the kids and their behaviors was a nice authentic touch to the story. I'm looking forward to see what happens next for new friends Dan and Jesse.

  • Didi
    2019-04-30 12:23

    There's so many editing issues here, even more than a couple of wrong name(s) usage. Really bugged my enjoyment. Personally, I thought the story tried too hard to get heavy and went all over; involving all characters in previous books and introducing new characters for the next book. And what's with the similar names for different people; I noticed this since #book1. Let's see: Evan's cousin was David and he also had best friend named Dave. Peter ex's was Toni and her father was Tony. I also remember Bernie from Peter's work had boyfriend named Tony...Oh well. At least the puppy was still cute.

  • Otterpuss
    2019-04-25 09:30

    Unfortunately this series appears to be going downhill rather than getting better. This book is a whole lot of nothingness. Now I like a puppy as much as the next person but there are pages and pages of nothing but dog. Then there is the drama involving Peter's ex wife, which just felt forced. We are introduced to Jesse who has some sort of secret job and moves around a lot. This introduction seems to be the main point of this book. The ending was the only slightly interesting bit and that was faintly ridiculous. Again there are some really irritating editing issues; spelling, grammar and the wrong name was used a lot.

  • Katy Beth Mckee
    2019-05-21 07:07

    This story revisits Evan and Peter. Evan has decided it's time to add a new puppy to the family in the form of Hazel. She keeps them on their toes but they also need to deal with Peter's kids and the stuff happening in the life of Peter's ex-wife. We also get introduced to their neighbor and his partner but things seem to coming apart in their life. It was great to see Evan and Peter solidify their relationship and the place the hold in each others life. I hope we'll get to peak in the neighbor's life in a future story.

  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    2019-05-16 09:14

    I have about twenty reviews to write today so I'm just going to paste my notes here. Maybe I'll turn them into an actual review at some point.Boring. No plot, just descriptions of puppy going through stages. I'm dog obsessed but it's dull even to me.Bob should have metal leashes, either chain or cable. Then he wouldn't keep chewing through them and having near death experiences.Cool about the bisexual talk. I can't believe how forward Evan is.

  • Suze
    2019-05-13 12:22

    Quick pacy read following up on Evan and Peter.Hazel comes into their lives but it is actually Peter's old life that causes more trouble this time.Evan has been accepted by Peter's kid and ex-wife but manages to get involved in the trouble before Peter. They work well together to resolve matters.Neighbour Jesse and Will & Laurence make appearances - setting up the next book for Jesse's tale

  • Lisa
    2019-05-22 09:10

    3.5* starsA continuation of Evan and Peter's relationship, with an emphasis on a new member of the family - Hazel and drama surrounding Peter's ex-wife Toni.There was an introduction to neighbour Jessie - a tad hush-hush with a job move, but also leaving his partner Dan behind.....again.....A nice readable catch up of a slice of life.

  • Neil Plakcy
    2019-05-21 09:18

    The more I read of this series the more I enjoy them. The characters are really growing on me and I like the emotional depth the author has given them.

  • Candice
    2019-04-29 14:05

    I'm actually kind of pissed that Evan took over and got Hazel without Peter's consent. Everybody was in on it too. Not cool.

  • K
    2019-04-22 12:10

    reviewette to follow

  • Christy Godfrey
    2019-05-14 11:29

    Love this couple! Great series!

  • Lillyg
    2019-05-06 09:08

    There was more depth to this installment. And the story line with the ex-wife was better.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-04 10:17

    3.5 stars

  • Lily
    2019-05-02 13:26

    3.5 starsA nice addition to the series.

  • Shaz
    2019-05-19 14:03

    This was a great continuation of the relationship of the first book. i loved being able to read more about Peter and Evan, as I really wasn't quite finished with them yet.

  • Andrea
    2019-05-21 08:13

    I really liked this book but it would have been better as a novel. There were a lot of gaps and glossed over areas that begged for some of Sue Brown's serious writing.

  • MsS
    2019-05-08 14:20

    3.75 *