Romance Novels with Dogs
Best Small-Town Romance
This adorable romance features a big-city vet transplanted to a small town called Blue Dog. Dr. Goldie McKenzie is a fish out of water, but she starts to gain the confidence of Blue Dog residents when she helps cure a sick pup. Cute pups pepper this heartwarming novel, in which Goldie might experience the holiday—and happily-ever-after—of her dreams...
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin
Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin
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Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin
Best Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
The classic enemies-to-lovers trope makes more sparks fly than a bonfire, and what better way to celebrate this Christmas than with a love story in this vein? Two country singers engage in a fake courtship in order to stay in a singing competition...but they don't get along at all. But when "fake" turns into "real" love (plus a pup or two making an appearance), can Sadie and Max encounter happiness under the mistletoe?
All I Want for Christmas is You
All I Want for Christmas is You
All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
All I Want for Christmas is You
All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
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All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
Best Rom-Com
This engaging LGBTQ+ rom-com follows two protagonists possibly finding forever during the holidays. When Greta and Truman both need space from their challenging personal lives, a friend organizes house swaps for both. Each might just fall in love this Christmas in an unexpected twist of fate. A charming romance with a healthy dose of cute dogs, too!
The Holiday Trap
The Holiday Trap
The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish
The Holiday Trap
The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish
The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish
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The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish
Best Romance with Multiple Protagonists
The sleepy town of Primrose Woods beckons this holiday season! As three different women try find their happily-ever-afters at Christmas, they might just fall head-over-heels (or a dog might bring them closer together). Three standout stories combine to create a single winning novel.
Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods
Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods
Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods by Jill Steeples
Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods
Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods by Jill Steeples
Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods by Jill Steeples
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Snowflakes Over Primrose Woods by Jill Steeples
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Contemporary Romances
Best Second-Chance Romance
When travel writer May returns home, she is unexpectedly reunited with Han, the guy who got away. The attraction between them is as potent as ever, but can each give the other a second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love? This story is sweet, poignant, and full of family moments...plus a cute Shepherd mix named Ling-Ling!
Return to Cherry Blossom Way
Return to Cherry Blossom Way
Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin
Return to Cherry Blossom Way
Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin
Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin
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Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin
Best International Romance
Stunning New Zealand is the backdrop to this smart, sexy romance. The hero is a native New Zealander, a loner who prefers the wilderness to others' company. But when a bright, pretty jewelry designer comes to town, she upends his life...along with a dog or two!
All Roads Lead to You
All Roads Lead to You
All Roads Lead to You by Jackie Ashenden
All Roads Lead to You
All Roads Lead to You by Jackie Ashenden
All Roads Lead to You by Jackie Ashenden
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All Roads Lead to You by Jackie Ashenden
Best Adaptation of a Classic
A fun, modern retelling of Jane Austen...with puppies! The heroine, an Austen devotee, is struggling to find her own Mr. Darcy, so she adopts a dog named Bingley. But her frustrated search for love might be solved by her handsome next-door neighbor. But is Mr. Right the heroine's Mr. Darcy?
Pride & Puppies
Pride & Puppies
Pride & Puppies by Lizzie Shane
Pride & Puppies
Pride & Puppies by Lizzie Shane
Pride & Puppies by Lizzie Shane
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Pride & Puppies by Lizzie Shane
Best Second-Chance Romance
Two nearly-ex-spouses collide in this fun novel. The heroine, a self-described "hot mess," enlists the help of her estranged husband to get a doggie stand-in for a major photo shoot. But as it turns out, she's not as over her ex as she'd imagined...
Pets of Park Avenue
Pets of Park Avenue
Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London
Pets of Park Avenue
Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London
Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London
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Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London
Best Bad-Boy Romance
Who doesn't love a good bad boy (and no, we're not talking about the dog in this story)? A roguish golf pro falls for a betrayed hometown girl with a cute dog in this fun and flirty story. This is the latest in Adair's Sugar, Georgia series.
Coming Home to Sugar Lake
Coming Home to Sugar Lake
Coming Home to Sugar Lake by Marina Adair
Coming Home to Sugar Lake
Coming Home to Sugar Lake by Marina Adair
Coming Home to Sugar Lake by Marina Adair
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Coming Home to Sugar Lake by Marina Adair
Best Romantic Suspense
A cop and his K-9 partner are shocked to discover an abandoned child on a dog training academy's doorstep. The hero bonds with a female trainer as he investigates where the baby came from...and dodges danger with each step. This book is exciting and balances complicated story elements well.
Police Dog Procedural
Police Dog Procedural
Police Dog Procedural by Lena Diaz
Police Dog Procedural
Police Dog Procedural by Lena Diaz
Police Dog Procedural by Lena Diaz
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Police Dog Procedural by Lena Diaz

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