Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews- Paws and Prejudice by Alanna Martin - Hearts of Alaska #2

Today on the blog Sophia Rose is visiting sharing her thoughts on Paws and Prejudice by Alanna Martin, Book #2 in her Hearts of Alaska series .

Paws and Prejudice by Alanna Martin

#2 Hearts of Alaska

Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  Berkley

Published:  6.29.21

ISBN:  0593198859

Pages:  336

Rating: 4

Format: eARC

Source:  Berkley Romance

Sellers:  Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

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.


Sophia Rose's Review:

Freezing out the newcomer seems the only solution to thwarting her dad’s plans for her life and the newbie brewer makes it easy when he snubs her dogs.  I took one look at the title and cover and just had to read this adorable Alaskan romance.  Total cuteness!


Paws and Prejudice is actually the second book in the Hearts of Alaska series though I had no trouble jumping in with Kelsey and Ian’s story.  The first book, Heart on a Leash featured Kelsey’s cousin Josh and a certain family feud enemy for his love interest.  They were present, but the storyline didn’t carry over.


Kelsey bursts onto the pages as one upset gal and she has no trouble blaming her troubles on the new guy in town.  She’s a grumpy heroine, for sure.  I wasn’t sure I was going to like her the way she jumped down Ian’s throat and blamed him for her anger at her dad and her hurt with her long ago ex.  She even had fantasies of sabotaging his brewery.  But, yes, Ian was generous and kept battering at her self-made walls so that she couldn’t help slowly trusting him.

As for Ian, he comes to Alaska both to try an adventure in starting up a business far from home to prove himself and, it is obvious, that he is hiding something about his family situation.  Ian had some awkward moments when he let his dog fear and not wanting to lay out his past, but he was a great guy and took the quirky town feud and smalltown living that was very different for him, in stride.


After some initial cross and jostle from Kelsey and Ian, they were an adorable pair together fighting attraction while yearning for a chance.


All in all, it was a little over the top with the Porter-Lipin feud, but the romance and the adorable dogs let alone the smalltown Alaska setting was an easy read, slightly spicy Contemporary Romance that makes me want to come back to the series.  Romance lovers who happen adore some puppy matchmakers should definitely give this a go.


Author Bio:

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.

If she's wasting time online, it's most likely on twitter where you can find her at @ta_martin or on instagram at @tamartinauthor. You can also check out her website for updates at alannamartin.com.

Sophia’s Bio:

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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  1. I'm all in with the puppies and Alaska! Sounds like a really good read. Hope you ladies are doing well! Hugs, RO

    1. Yeah, that is a heady combo that I couldn't resist, either.

      Doing great and wishing you the same, Radiant Ro!

  2. Sounds cute... I mean the puppies!!! Glad you enjoyed overall.

    1. It was a cutie. I had to get past my first impression of her, but the rest was rather sweet and light. That weirdo feud, though... LOL

  3. I always like Alaska as a back drop for books. That cover is adorable.

    1. I'm a sucker for books set in Alaska, too. Love the cover!

  4. Total cuteness indeed and I like that you can jump right in on book 2. Thanks for your thoughts Sophia Rose

    1. Yes, it was easy to read this one without the first one though that couple sounds great, too.

  5. Adorable puppies!!! :-)
    Wonderful review.

    Melanie @ Books of My Heart

  6. Yay. I read book one so I am glad to hear you enjoyed this.