A Spot of Trouble (Turtle Beach Book 1) by Teri Wilson
Get ready to laugh out loud with this hilarious romantic comedy featuring:
A grumpy firefighter who thinks his way is the only way
A bubbly cupcake vendor who thinks her pup can do no wrong
Adorable Dalmatians who swap places—and the chaos that ensues
An opposites-attract romance that’ll warm your heart
Violet March and Sam Nash are as different as night and day and have been enemies ever since Violet accused Sam of dognapping her beloved Dalmatian. Sam knows that would never happen—his well-trained fire safety demonstration dog never steps out of line, whereas Violet’s problematic pooch has never met a command she didn’t ignore completely, much like her bubbly owner. So when Sprinkles and Cinder accidentally switch places during the annual police vs. fire department softball tournament, Violet is thrilled by her dog’s sudden perfect behavior, while stubborn-yet-charming Sam is horrified to find that his dog no longer listens.
But when they eventually realize and switch the dogs back, Sam and Violet are shocked to find that not everything is as simple as it seems. And a little puppy love might be just the thing they’ve been missing…
– 3 stars
– small town romance
– enemies to lovers
– slow burn/closed door
If you’re looking for a quick, lighthearted rom-com, this book is a decent bet. Meddling older woman (with a Golden Girls vibe), adorable Dalmatians, a small town rivalry and two opposites fighting their attraction – it’s a light, sweet contemporary romance ala Disney and Hallmark.
Sam Nash moves to this small beach town after a traumatic experience as a firefighter in Chicago. As the town’s new fire marshall – all straight edges and no-nonsense – he soon learns that this town, and it’s people, are more about messy joy and fun and all sorts of shenanigans. Violet March, the police chief’s daughter, and her Dalmation, Sprinkles, in particular. Violet’s eccentric and sweet behavior and her dog’s fun-loving demeanor meet their match in Sam and his firefighter-trained Dalmation, Cinder. Sparks fly as these two become instant rivals with an attraction they just can’t deny.
This isn’t just a slow burn… this is a minimal burn, really. Despite the hot firefighters… and actual small fire. This book is more about that sweet, adorable love that develops despite their differences and about the fun that the dogs and the seniors citizens make happen for Sam and Violet. I’ll be honest that I loved the dogs and Ethel, Mavis and Opal so much more than I did Violet and Sam. Their up-to-no-good antics really made this book with laugh-out-loud moments.