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- Rescue Me by Sarra Manning -

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

Published : 21st January 2021

Publisher : Hodder&Stoughton

Format : Kindle, Audio, Hardback

Genre : RomCom

Review #2/2021

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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?

Thank you @Hodder&Stoughton for this advanced copy

My Review

Margot is a 36 year old fashion designer who lives in trendy North London.

Will used to be an investment banker but after burning the candle at both ends he now has ended up working in for his family's in their floristry business, also in North London.

After being dumped by her boyfriend she decides for company she is going to adopt a rescue dog. She has images of meeting new people at the park on serene walks with her new dog, pub lunches and quality bonding time with her new forever friend. A dog will make everything better, she thinks.

Having spent the last year in therapy, Will is desperate for a fresh start.

Void of friends and the though of a date being a far reached dream, Will decides to volunteer at the local dog rescue centre, Mayne even borrow one for a couple of days a week to help him build his confidence with talking to people again...

Margot and Will meet via the rescue centre and both fall in love with Blossom, a shy staff. Having to share they co parent, both being so different in almost every way possible, apart from their pure love for Blossom. At first handover days are awkward and stiff, both unsure of the other but it isnt long before they start talking and their awkward exchanges become so much more.

Why I Loved It

I really liked this read. Im a cat person myself but still love pooches and would have totally fell in love with Blossom myself.

This is such a light and warming read, perfect for any dog lovers.



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Meet the author

Sarra Manning is an English writer and journalist. She attended the University of Sussex and took up an English with Media Studies degree. She became a freelance writer after submitting her work to Melody Maker. She worked as the entertainment editor for five years of the now-defunct teen magazine J-17. Manning was the editor of Elle Girl (UK edition), then re-launched What To Wear magazine for the BBC and has worked on UK magazines such as Bliss and The Face.

She's contributed to ELLE, Seventeen, The Guardian and Details and is a contributing editor to ELLE UK and writes regularly for Grazia, Red and Stella, as well as consulting for a number of British magazine publishers. She has been dubbed the "teen queen extraordinaire" following the release of her hit teen fiction book Guitar Girl, and the popular Diary of a Crush trilogy.

Manning is currently the literary editor of Red magazine, a UK women's magazine.


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