Rescue Me

Hardback edition released 21/01/2021

by Sarra Manning

Relationship Stories Feel-Good Fiction Humorous Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Rescue Me

A sunshiny bright feel-good contemporary romance with a rescue dog who shares the star billing.

A sparkling bright and entertaining contemporary romance, and just to make you smile even more there’s a rescue dog who shares (steals) the limelight. When Margot and Will meet and both fall in love with Blossom at the rescue centre, they reluctantly agree to share custody. Sarra Manning has the most wonderfully light touch, she adds notes of sunshine to proceedings even when darkness threatens. With poo bags, dog treats, and increasingly bad behaviour Blossom is an absolute delight. Margot or Will head each chapter with each given equal billing, they feel entirely relatable, flaws and all. The background characters add colour and vibrancy to an already lovely novel. This really is the perfect read for anyone wanting to escape from reality for a while. So, wrap yourself up in the comforting embrace of an uplifting modern romance and sit back and relax with Rescue Me.

Liz Robinson

Rescue Me Synopsis

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?

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Sarra Manning Press Reviews

Deeply satisfying and impossible to put down -- Santa Montefiore Fantastically addictive, beautifully written -- Paige Toon Bright, funny, romantic - a total joy to read! -- Mhairi McFarlane PRAISE FOR SARRA MANNING - - 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

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

Romance and dogs - what's not to love? This uplifting love story is full of humour and the characters are wonderful - Good Housekeeping

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

Guaranteed to brighten any gloomy day . . . warm and funny - Prima

A delightful tale of loneliness, love and connection all pulled together by a quite wonderful rescue Staffie -- Sarah Hughes - i News

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

An uplifting and original love story, told with depth, humour and heart (and starring THE most adorable dog, of course) - Holly Miller

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

Warm, witty, moving, tender, uplifting and everything the world needs right now - Tammy Cohen

Rescue Me will steal your heart - uplifting, joyful and full of hope. You won't want to miss this! - Penny Parkes

A joyous, emotional, uplifting, beautiful book of utter pawfection! Such a treat for everyone who has a heart - Alex Brown

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

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

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

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

The LOVELIEST book, the complete antidote to these terrible times. Absolutely gorgeous with great characterisation. Yet another winner for Sarra - Marian Keyes

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Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781529336580
Publication date: 28/10/2021
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781529336542
Publication date: 21/01/2021
Format: Hardback

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About Sarra Manning

Sarra Manning's writing career started on the music paper, Melody Maker and involved a long stint on the legendary teen mag, Just Seventeen before she went on to edit Elle Girl and What to Wear.Now known for her bestselling teen fiction, which includes the books Guitar Girl and Let's Get Lost, Sarra also writes for ELLE, InStyle, Grazia, Red, You Magazine, Stella and the Guardian.

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