Worst in Show

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By Anna E. Collins

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Best in Show meets You’ve Got Mail in this rivals-to-lovers romcom following a woman ready to do whatever it takes to save her grandpa’s shop—even if that means training a wild pup for a dog show, side-by-side with her greatest rival.

Aspiring fashion designer Cora Lewis should have known better. Entering her grandpa’s extremely adorable—and totally unruly—pups in a dog show? What was she thinking? Oh, right. Her grandpa is injured, his beloved pet shop is losing the fight against the upscale dog boutique across the street, and his business and home are on the line. She needs that prize money to save the day—and if the only way to win is to train with her strongest adversary, then she’ll suck it up and ask for help.

Rival store owner Leo Salinger is everything Cora is not: successful, wealthy, and overly ambitious. She would never guess that he is also the kind and witty pen pal she's met on a local message board. But somewhere between teaching pups to heel, fetch, and stay, Cora and Leo are finding a little competition can ignite a serious attraction. Can they stop this sexy spark . . . before all her dreams go to the dogs?

  • “A fun twist on You've Got Mail. With dogs!”
    Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author
  • "With a swoon-worthy hero, a sweetheart of a heroine, and the most adorable pack of canine sidekicks, this book is a delight from start to finish. I found myself rooting equally for the humans and their beloved pets. Worst in Show is the best in romance."
    Lucy Gilmore, author of The Library of Borrowed Hearts
  • “I loved this book! Clever and humorous with poignant moments that will pull at your heartstrings.”
    Farrah Rochon, New York Times bestselling author
  • "This enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy from Collins hits all the right notes. Recommend to fans of Rachel Lynn Solomon and Laura Moher."
    Library Journal
  • “This book has rivals to lovers, adorable dogs, and the perfect amount of heat and heart.” 
    Julia London, New York Times bestselling author
  • "Readers will completely fall for Cora and Leo in this fast-paced and thoroughly charming romance."
    Melissa Wiesner, author of The Second Chance Year
  • “Every romance lover and dog lover’s dream! I was charmed and hooked from the very first bark. This flirty romance is a treat.”
    Lauren Kung Jessen, author of Red String Theory

On Sale
Aug 13, 2024
Page Count
368 pages

Anna E. Collins

About the Author

ANNA E. COLLINS is an award-winning Seattle-area author of contemporary romantic comedies and women’s fiction. Her work has earned praise from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklistand Library Journal, as well as coverage in USA Today, Woman’s World, and Popsugar, among other outlets. Once upon a time, Anna was a high school teacher in Sweden, but after moving to the US with her American husband and two children, she realized she had stories to tell. When not writing, reading, or raising teens, Anna can be found exploring other creative pursuits such as drawing and singing, as well as snuggling with her mini goldendoodle, Archie, who is a Very Good Boy.

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