Rescue Me | Sarra Manning | Book Review

When I read the synopsis for Rescue Me, I knew that it was a book I wanted to read. I was so excited that luck seemed to be in my favor and I was approved to read an advanced copy. While I expected to be completely invested in the human characters of this story as they spent time together and with the dog slowly falling in love, it quickly became apparent that the star of the story was going to be Blossom.

I’m a sucker for books where you can feel that the dog within has a full and complete personality. This is what I was given with Blossom, the Staffy whom both Margot and Will want to adopt. Blossom is a sweetheart and knows how to work both of her humans. She is the heart of this story, and while I loved this, I was always on edge that something bad was going to happen to her.

It took me a while to warm up to both Margot and Will as characters. They are both individuals who have had difficult pasts and this has impacted how they are presently and how they see the future. Of course, they also have different opinions on how Blossom should be raised, and the dog is fully aware of this and uses it to her advantage. I think my biggest issue with both Margot and Will was the assumptions that were being made and the lack of communication between them. Especially after they started realizing that there was more between them than just shared ownership of a dog.

Being unable to fully warm up to the main characters of a story is always tough a reader but, I think it’s especially tough when they are supposed to be romantically involved. Rescue Me is centered around too lonely people who are healed and rescued by the love of a dog. Yes, they find a connection in each other as well but, I really feel the ultimate connection for both of them was with Blossom. Honestly I’m okay with this because I am also a sucker for the love and companionship that a pet can bring. Sarra Manning does a wonderful job of describing this connection and making it feel real for the reader.

Rating: 2.5 Stars

**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

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