Mia is trying to explain to hunky car-washing neighbor Luke how the puppy in her arms helped cause the damage to his car. To Luke's amusement, she uses words like "devil hound" and "Satan's minion" to describe the animal he thinks of as a dust bunny with legs:
The dog licked her cheek once, as if it would prove his innocence, then stared at Luke with the most solemn expression.
"He looks like he was rolled in adorable, and then dusted with cute."
She smiled, banishing the frown that had been hovering there since he'd opened his front door. "That's the problem--it's disguising his true nature."
"Do you hear what she's saying about you, buddy?" Luke asked, scratching under the puppy's chin.
The dog whimpered, putting his paw over his nose.
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