Savannah Leone is maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, but not a happy member of the wedding party because her best friend is marrying the love of Savannah’s life. As she wallows in her sorrow, aided by a vodka-kool-aid mix, Savannah surfs the Internet and decides she needs companionship, ordering a German Shepherd puppy online. When he arrives, her “puppy” Joe turns out to be a one-year old police dog who understands commands in Slovakian–luckily for Savannah a list of commands comes with the dog. The story is filled with humor as Savannah adjusts to life with her new companion and without her old love. This is a charming novel about friendship and coming to terms with the past—about letting go, moving on and coping with life’s complications. Allie Larkin’s Stay is about relationships of all kinds and is a delightful debut novel.