Bingo! The Football Whisperer by Mel A Rowe

Book Bingo is getting even more challenging with only a few squares left. I am borderline cheating this round as I attempt to check off:


A book with non-human characters


Now, it doesn’t have the word ‘exclusively’ in there, so I’m going to go with the idea that there can also be human characters and as long as there is a stand out non-human, it should fit the bill. In this case, The Football Whisperer by Mel A Rowe is my pick because the pit-bull named Max in this story had a personality all of his own and a strong presence in many scenes throughout the book.




I absolutely loved how Max, a traumatised and wounded rescued pit bull, decided to make Ward his person. And correspondingly, how Ward, who was not a dog person at all and who was also more than a little wary of Max, found himself bonding with this animal in a way that saw the two of them recovering from trauma together. I always love a story that involves animals healing humans and vice versa – I got both in this novel!

Read my full review here

This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!


6 thoughts on “Bingo! The Football Whisperer by Mel A Rowe

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book more than 500 pages’ – Best of Friends by Cathy Kelly

    It’s been quite a while since I read a book by Cathy Kelly, a blogger I’m following suggested I work one into a reading challenge which I thought was a grand idea as I desperately needed a book to fit the bingo square ‘a book more than 500 pages,’ and as I have a few of Ms Kelly’s books on my shelf the suggestion was perfect and so was Best of Friends. There are no two ways about it this was a chunky monkey of a book and took me over a week to read, which is understandable in a book of this size, and it definitely didn’t prevent me from enjoying it, after all it was chic lit, a genre I LOVE.

    This had everything I adore in a novel – a good amount of drama, uplifting romance, fantastic supporting characters and heart. I was totally drawn into the lives of the four protagonists – they were interesting and charming and kept the story moving at a great pace. There is a section that is sad so the reader might want a box of tissues nearby.

    A hugely enjoyable and entertaining read.

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