Heart on a Leash

Photo of Heart on a Leash novel with a Siberian Husky

Heart on a Leash by Alanna Martin

Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Book Review

A pack of rescue huskies brings together two people from feuding families? Sign me up! From the first time I saw the cover of Heart on a Leash, I knew it was for me! As a mom to a very sweet rescue husky, I can personally vouch for their potential for bringing people together.

Heart on a Leash follows the story of two warring families in Helen, Alaska: The Lipins and the Porters. Taylor Lipin has made it her mission to leave her hometown of Helen, Alaska, and never return. But when she gets a desperate call from her sister asking her to come help with their family’s inn when their mother walks out, Taylor reluctantly agrees. Her plans for a quick trip are thrown off course when she meets Josh Krane and his adorable trio of rescue huskies. There’s only one problem: Josh is a Porter.

Heart on a Leash is an adorable romance story. It’s the perfect book if you’re looking for something light, and happen to love fluffy pups. Josh and Taylor are both great characters, desperately trying to balance their affection for each other with the demands of their family.

I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Paws, and Prejudice!

Thank you to Berkley Romance and Netgalley for the review copy! All opinions are my own.

Synopsis from Goodreads

A pack of rescue huskies inspires love and romance in a coastal Alaskan town fractured by feuding families—but can young pups really teach frozen hearts new tricks?

Taylor Lipin has made it her life’s mission to leave her hometown and its ridiculous, century-old feud with the Porters behind. But when her sister needs help running the family inn, Taylor agrees to return to Helen, Alaska on a temporary, definitely not longer than two weeks, basis. Or so she thinks, until she’s quite literally swept off her feet and into enemy territory by three happy huskies and their drool-worthy owner, Dr. Josh Krane.

Though Josh didn’t grow up in Helen with the rest of his Porter cousins, he’s heard the stories: Porters rescue huskies. The Lipins are cat people. Keep to your pack. But Taylor is too tempting to give up—plus, his dogs love her.

As Taylor and Josh grow closer, tensions in the town escalate and the need for secrecy starts taking a toll. Soon they’ll need to decide whether their newfound love is just a summer fling or if they’ve found their forever home.

About the Author

Photo of author Alanna Martin

Growing up, Alanna Martin wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, and an actor – possibly all at once. After nine years of studying psychology, she somehow became a writer instead. This turned out to be the best career choice of all because she can work in her pajamas while drinking wine. She firmly believes in the power of fluffy books, long walks in the woods, and that there’s no such thing as too much coffee.


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