Series: Hearts of Alaska #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Helen, AK
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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.
Obviously, I picked Paws and Prejudice because of the dogs and I enjoyed it! I think any story that has animals as a major part of the story is going to be something I enjoy a great deal.
Poor Ian! I know lots of people who have a phobia of dogs due to an event in their life. Of course, dog people want everyone to love dogs, but it can be really difficult for a phobia to be addressed. I worried that Kelsey would push too hard, but it didn’t play out that way. I loved Kelsey and Ian together because they were a great match.
Now, I have to say that the feud is lame. I would LOVE this book if that wasn’t even part of the plot. I didn’t care for it much in the 1st book, and seeing as it continues into this one, I like it even less. It seems very immature to me and sophomoric. If this subplot didn’t exist, I would have adored this story. As it was, Paws and Prejudice had a great romance with a meh storyline.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: small town
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
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