It’s up to a trio of adorable rescue huskies to make two lonely hearts in a coastal Alaskan town realize that true love is worth too much to turn tail and run.
Glaciers have nothing on Kelsey Porter when she decides to freeze someone out. After getting burned once, she’s not about to let it happen again. And right now all that icy contempt is focused on one annoyingly attractive and entitled interloper: Ian Roth. Not only is he looking to take advantage of her quaint, coastal community, tainting the small-town charm of Helen, Alaska, but he has committed the one crime she can never forgive—he doesn’t like her dogs.
Unlike what Kelsey believes, Ian loves Helen’s charms as much as she does. That’s partly why he’s determined to open a brewery there, and he’s not about to let anything or anyone stop his dream from coming true. But he didn’t count on the beautiful, prickly woman getting under his skin. Or having to be within hand-biting proximity of her three huge huskies.
When Kelsey’s family conscripts her into helping Ian get his brewery off the ground, she finds herself caught between a rock and a hard . . . muscular . . . man who has a fear of dogs. But the longer they work together, the more she can feel herself begin to thaw. Now she’ll have to choose: let sleeping dogs lie to protect her heart, or mush head-on toward love.
Small-Town Romance ✔
Enemies to Lovers ✔
Pride and Prejudice Re-Telling ✔✔
Paws and Prejudice is a fun and entertaining romantic comedy that is sure to capture the heart of any romance lover!
Paws and Prejudice follows the story of Kelsey and Ian. When it comes to men, Kelsey is guarded and isn’t about to let just any guy get close. That is until Ian blows into to town and turns her world upside down. At first glance, Kelsey finds Ian to be annoyingly attractive, until he commits one fatal crime, his dislike of dogs. That’s not the only problem Kelsey runs into. Soon Kelsey will find herself stuck in an unimaginable situation. Does she continue to protect her heart or does she take a chance on love? There’s only one way to find out…
Overall, I thought this was a really cute read. I really dug the small-town vibes and loved all of the Pride and Prejudice elements. I was captivated by Kelsey and Ian instantly and really enjoyed their banter. They started off like enemies and the more time they spent together, the more their chemistry grew. However, the road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one. When you throw small-town gossip and feuding families into the mix, you’ve got yourself one recipe for disaster….
Paws and Prejudice was a quick, yet satisfying read. It checked off all my boxes and I couldn’t help falling head over heels for Kelsey and Ian. I can’t wait to check out more of the Hearts of Alaska Series.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*