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When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti

When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti - Michael          Murphy I'm going to start off by saying this book was not what I had been expecting. I expected something with some jealousy and maybe a misunderstanding. That only covered a smaller part of the book. Here we had them meeting, falling in love and sharing family experiences together. I liked the book, and for the most part it was good. Some things just threw me a bit.

José and Phillip were a sweet couple, and for the first half of the book I adored them. From what I can gather they were each others first, though it was not described that well. They were so loving and happy with each other. I felt it and it was so nice to read a book about a young couple who could make it work. We leaned about José being the oldest of nine and Phillip being an only child. We meet Phillip's wonderful parents etc...

It started going downhill after José's father showed up and assaulted him for being gay. From that point it slowly went downhill. Then the kids arrived and I was banging my head and ready to shout at someone. It's not fun when a character annoys you and for me it was Phillip. He know José would do what he did. It was inevitable, and he acted like a baby because of it. It was not a pleasant thing added to that I worried for a while that Phillip would cheat. From what I did read he would have done something if the opportunity had risen.

This book would not be for everyone. As I have stated, I loved the first half and had it finished the way it had started I would have been very happy. Some things just niggled at me. Left me pissed or overall I just wanted something else to happen.