Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Feed Your TBR - Unleashed Holiday


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Kill at Breaking the Spine. 

September 26, 2023

FROM GOODREADS: When an old rival reappears right before the holidays, a professional dog trainer must decide if the melting frost between them can make up for their ruff past, from the USA Today bestselling author of Dog Friendly.

Chelsea Higgins is doing just fine. She’s heading into the holidays at the helm of a thriving dog training business, and she’s got a mellow senior dog at home to keep her warm at the end of the day. What more could she need? Enter certified gym bro Andrew Chelsea’s former nemesis, and now the newest neighbor in her business complex, who also wants to expand into the vacant space Chelsea’s been eyeing for months. Who cares if it’s the season of joy? Let the turf war begin.

When an unfortunate (and literal) run-in with Andrew’s lawless dog leaves Chelsea with a bum wrist, the two strike a Andrew will help Chelsea rehab the injury if she’ll work with him to train his adorably uncivilized boxer.

Their typical bickering soon turns to bantering, and Chelsea finds herself inexplicably drawn to the man she thought she had nothing in common with. As she gets to know Andrew and his parents, she realizes she needs to refocus on her own family, especially with a milestone Christmas speeding toward them. But Chelsea can't help wondering if she and Andrew are training for keeps, or if this unexpected Christmas gift is just too good to be true.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I've been trying to plan out some holiday reads so when I saw this one, I knew it was going on the list.  Dog trainer and a senior dog at home?  Sounds like some of my favorite elements in a holiday read.



  1. Oh wow, this sounds adorable! I love everything about it. And my daughter has been working at a doggie day care and walks dogs all the time so I need to buy her a copy:-)

  2. Sounds like it will be a cute story. Nice holiday reading. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. This looks like a good one. I still have Dog Friendly on reserve at the library but haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for the more friendly font.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I love holiday reads and this sounds like fun.

  5. Oooh! This looks like a cute read! Great pick!

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  6. I keep seeing this cover around and thought it sounded like such a fun holiday read. I hope you love it!

  7. This sounds so good! Another holiday read to add to my list. Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. All the puns in this synopsis are making me giggle. Hope you enjoy!

  9. Just look at that cover! This sounds great!

  10. This sounds cute. 🐕

    I'm looking forward to Bookshops and Bonedust, the second Legends and Lattes book. I requested an ARC on NetGalley, so Fingers crossed. 🙂

  11. This looks fun. Dogs plus Christmas :)