Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Hearts of Alaska series.
It's up to two rescue husky puppies to convince their owners it's never too late for a second leash on love.
When Nate Porter left Helen, Alaska, to become a firefighter with the Forest Service, he claimed it was because he craved adventure. The truth was, he couldn't stand to hang around, pining for a girl the town's century-old feud meant he could never have. But Nate got over Lydia Lipin years ago, or so he thought until he learns that an old rival has come sniffing around. The solution—a trip home with his rescue puppies to prove to himself he completely extinguished that old flame.
Lydia Lipin has always been satisfied being the "good" Lipin daughter—dutiful, practical, and always putting others before herself. But that role begins to chafe as Nate's return ignites old memories. No one in town knew about their secret friendship or those forbidden kisses they stole the summer after graduation. Suddenly, Nate and his puppies are everywhere, and sparks are flying.
When Nate realizes he never got over Lydia, he'll risk everything for a second chance. But Lydia's not a risk-taker, and she has to make a choice—play it safe and pretend their summer fling was just puppy love, or step out of the family shadow and unleash her heart.
About the Author
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.
Praise for Heart on a Leash
"An effortlessly charming debut! Heart on a Leash gives us great comedy in the form of feuding-family shenanigans, along with swoony romance ... and huskies. What more could you want? This is an engrossing read that will take you on a trip to small-town Alaska and make you fall in love."—Jen DeLuca, author of Well Played
"Heart On A Leash had my heart from page one...Whether you're a dog lover, cat lover, or romance lover, you're sure to fall head over heels for this book."—Sarah Smith, author of Simmer Down
"With two charming leads, three irresistible pups, and a small town unlike any I’ve read before, Heart on a Leash tugged at my emotions and warmed my soul. The perfect book to snuggle up with and savor.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex-Talk
"A small town romance that defies cliché. Complex family rivalries, swoon-worthy romance, and (of course!) adorable dogs make this a heart-melting love story."—Michelle Hazen, author of Breathe the Sky
"A heartwarming contemporary romance that puts a new spin on the enemies-to lovers trope, Heart on a Leash takes us on an insightful journey of falling in love without the support of family. Sexy and sensitive, the undeniable chemistry between the heroine and hero (and a pack of adorable Huskies) drive the story to its charming conclusion—tail wags and HEA included."—Samantha Vérant, author of The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux