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Margot doesn’t have time for love.

Will is afraid to love.

And neither of them are expecting to fall in love with Blossom: a gentle Staffy with a tragic past, a belly made for rubbing and a head the size of a football.

After their first meeting at the rescue centre, both Margot and Will want to adopt Blossom so reluctantly agree to share custody. But Will’s obsession for micro-managing and clear-cut boundaries and Margot’s need to smother Blossom with affection, means that soon they have a very confused and badly behaved dog on their hands.

Can they put their differences aside to become successful “co-pawrents” and maybe even friends? And meanwhile, does Blossom have plans of her own?

Reviews

PRAISE FOR SARRA MANNING - -
Bright, funny, romantic - a total joy to read!
Mhairi McFarlane
Fantastically addictive, beautifully written
Paige Toon
Deeply satisfying and impossible to put down
Santa Montefiore
LOVED LOVED LOVED . . . the ABSOLUTE tonic I needed right now. The perfect feel good read, I fell in love with Margot, Will, and Blossom
Nina Pottell
A joyous, emotional, uplifting, beautiful book of utter pawfection! Such a treat for everyone who has a heart
Alex Brown
Rescue Me will steal your heart - uplifting, joyful and full of hope. You won't want to miss this!
Penny Parkes
The balm for our times: sexy, heartfelt, funny and fresh. If you loved Beach Read and The Flatshare, you'll adore this. Sarra has nailed it!
Laura Jane Williams
Praise for Rescue Me - -
An uplifting and original love story, told with depth, humour and heart (and starring THE most adorable dog, of course)
Holly Miller
The LOVELIEST book, the complete antidote to these terrible times. Absolutely gorgeous with great characterisation. Yet another winner for Sarra
Marian Keyes
I cannot remember the last time I was this emotionally invested in - or affected by - a book. Rescue Me will steal your heart if you let it - and you REALLY need to let it because it Just. Makes. Life. Better. A truly special, unforgettable book
Cressida McLaughlin
Warm, witty, moving, tender, uplifting and everything the world needs right now
Tammy Cohen
As an extremely enthusiastic dog person and romcom fan, I felt like this wonderful book was written specifically for me! It was sweet, insightful, sensitive and completely lovely. It was delightfully accurate in its portrayal of love - both for rescue dogs and people. I absolutely loved it and was caught smiling to myself the whole way through reading it. As someone who's written about the relationship between dogs and humans (and who loves her Shih Tzu, Bert, more than anything), this book absolutely spoke to me. Gorgeous
Kate Leaver
Rescue Me will steal your heart. Uplifting, tender, and heartwarming, this is one of the loveliest books I've read all year
Louise O'Neill
I absolutely adored everything about this book. No one writes such brilliantly original and flawed, many layered characters the way Sarra Manning does. I completely fell in love with Margot and Will and of course Madam Blossom. It was everything I hoped for and more
Jules Wake
What a vivid, exuberant, joyful read - I felt my spirits lift with every page. Big-hearted, funny, wise and uplifting, this is the book everyone needs this year
Iona Grey
I adored reading this beautifully written, funny and endearing rom com
Kate Eberlen
Manning's winning story is the perfect piece of escapism with one eye on snappy dialogue and another on the things that make us whole again
Stylist
Guaranteed to brighten any gloomy day . . . warm and funny
Prima
Romance and dogs - what's not to love? This uplifting love story is full of humour and the characters are wonderful
Good Housekeeping
A delightful tale of loneliness, love and connection all pulled together by a quite wonderful rescue Staffie
Sarah Hughes, i News
Give me a love story about a rescue dog . . . and I will do nothing until I finish the book while sobbing into my dog's fur. Blossom's personality was captured so perfectly, in a way that only true dog people will understand.
Jamie Klingler, i News
A romantic treat of a novel about two singletons and the fabulous dog they 'co-pawrent'. If you don't want your own dog by the time you finish it, there's no hope for you . . .
Fanny Blake
A completely gorgeous story
The Sun (Fabulous)
A fun, romantic read
My Weekly
Packed with heart . . . Expertly handles tough topics of grief, trauma and fertility, all while creating characters you can't help but root for
Heat
An uplifting romantic comedy for dog-lovers
Red
A beautiful, beautiful book. It will make you feel warm and fuzzy and like you just got to pet a dog. It is exactly what you need right now, trust me
Lindsey Kelk
Warm, witty, sad, sharp and beautifully crafted. It makes me love London. It should be a film. It's honestly a total joy
Harriet Evans
One man, one woman, one rescue dog. Uplifting, tender, and heart-warming, this is a delight.
Louise O'Neill
Charming and funny, it's the perfect pick me up
Woman's Weekly
In a cunning romantic fiction contrivance, two strangers co-rescue a dog . . . A pure dose of adorable
Cosmopolitan
This wholesome novel left me feeling that the world is a good place to be and it will bring welcome cheer to a grey January
Daily Mirror
A tender-hearted romp with terrific characters (including the canine)
Best
If you love dogs, love laughs, and love LOVE with a capital L, Sarra Manning has the most perfect book for you. Rescue Me is simply paw-geous
Lucy Dillon
Charming and funny, it's the perfect pick-me-up
Woman
A roaring rom com
Sunday Post
A charming, funny, and gorgeously feel-good tale . . . you'll fall head-over-heels for Blossom, the gentle Staffie at the heart of this story
Woman & Home