Book Recommendation – Love in the Headlines by Penny Zeller

Book Description:

Can paper and paw prints draw these two nemeses together?

All Carleigh Adams wants is a relaxing evening. But Sullivan Theodore IV, her wayward shih tzu, has other plans. After escaping from home, Sullivan Theodore unlawfully enters what Carleigh assumes is a stranger’s house via a doggy door. Much to Carleigh’s horror, it is actually the home of her coworker and nemesis, Trey “The Irritating” Montgomery.

Trey Montgomery has competed with “Quirky Carleigh,” his top competitor, for the best articles at The Oakville Daily for the past two years. It’s safe to say that she and her criminally-minded pet are his adversaries. Trey’s attempts to keep his distance from her are demolished when their boss thrusts them together as The Oakville Daily Duo, forcing them to work as a team on every. Single. Article.

Petty crimes and crazy shenanigans in Oakville soon draw Carleigh and Trey into doubling as detectives. When dogs, including their own pets, begin to mysteriously disappear, Carleigh and Trey join forces to uncover the culprit. As they work to report the daily news and solve the crimes in Oakville, can these two stubborn reporters find love in the headlines?

Faith, plentiful humor, and tender romance round out the latest Christian contemporary romance novel by Author Penny Zeller.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I loved reading Love in the Headlines, and read it within twenty-four hours because I couldn’t put it down. Carleigh and Trey are lovable characters. At the start of the story they’re highly competitive reporters at the town newspaper and enemies in their workplace. Their pet dogs, Carleigh’s shih tzu, Sullivan Theodore IV, and Trey’s German Shepherd, Jaxx, are adorable. Sullivan Theodore is not always well behaved, and the pets are involved in many LOL hilarious moments in the story.

Carleigh is mortified when the naughty Sullivan Theodore runs away and she locates him at Trey’s home. Trey and Carleigh can’t avoid each other when their boss decides they should collaborate on all their stories. Their forced proximity at work is the start of a fun and cute romance as Trey and Carleigh get to know each other. I loved how the mystery elements in the story played out and brought Trey and Carleigh closer together. The minor characters in the story added humor and many sweet moments.

I recommend Love in the Headlines to contemporary romance readers who like small town enemies to love romances with romcom and cozy mystery elements, and a relevant faith thread in the story.

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