Boomer's Bucket List (Mass Market)

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A feel-good story about new beginnings, letting go, and the adventure of a lifetime for one unforgettable dog and his human…

When her cuddly canine companion Boomer is diagnosed with a rare heart condition, Jennifer Westbrook decides to take a leave of absence from her busy PR job—and take Boomer on the greatest road trip of his life.

Charting a course from Chicago to California, Jennifer plans some pet-friendly pit stops for her four-legged friend, including a dog show, a fire hydrant museum, and a factory full of squeaky toys. But when she tries to sneak Boomer into a NASCAR press box—disguised as her seeing-eye dog—Jennifer’s cover is blown by a curious, but very cute reporter named Nathan Koslow.

Boomer takes an instant shine to Nathan, unlike the other men in Jennifer’s life. When the charming journalist asks to join them on their journey, she can’t say no. But when she learns that someone has created a website called “Boomer’s Bucket List”—and it’s gone totally viral—the trip takes a wildly unexpected turn for Jennifer, Nathan, and the dog who brought them together.

It almost seems as if Boomer’s last wish is that his two favorite humans fall madly, deeply, in love . . .

About the Author

Sue Pethick is an award-winning short story writer whose life-long love of animals inspired her to write the novels Pet Friendly,
Boomer’s Bucket List, Alaskan Catch, Please Don’t Feed the Mayor, and The Dog Who Came for Christmas.  Born in San Diego, California, she now lives with her husband in Vancouver, Washington. Please visit Sue online at

Praise For…

Praise for Sue Pethick

“A beautiful book filled with warmth, Boomer’s Bucket List will tug at your heart strings for more reasons than one as you join Jennifer, Nathan, and Boomer in this journey filled with love, loss, and friendship.” —Modern Dog on Boomer’s Bucket List
“A relatable story of how much our furry friends mean to us.” —The Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Boomer’s Bucket List

“Pethick combines a love story about second chances, a mystery, paranormal elements, and a winsome dog in her feel-good debut…pleasant.” —The Kitsap Sun on Pet Friendly
“Quirky characters abound in this gentle romantic comedy with a hint of suspense…Readers who delight in tales about the bond between people and dogs will enjoy.” —Booklist on Please Don't Feed the Mayor
"This winning novel is filled with unexpected passion, small town charm, and even intrigue." —Modern Dog on Please Don't Feed the Mayor

“This quirky-cute book had me laughing on page one…provided some necessary giggles and put pep in my step again!” —First For Women on Please Don't Feed the Mayor

“Doggone happy.” —Closer Magazine on Boomer’s Bucket List
Product Details
ISBN: 9781420156027
ISBN-10: 1420156020
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English