Unleashed Holiday (Paperback)

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“Reading Unleased Holiday was sheer joy. I chewed up the pages.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

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 Gibson: 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 deal: 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.

About the Author

Victoria Schade is a dog trainer and speaker. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, her dogs Millie and Olive, and the occasional foster pup.

Praise For…

"Reading Unleased Holiday was sheer joy. I chewed up the pages. There’s much to recommend this delightful book: a festive story gift wrapped for Christmas, three charming dogs, mean girls of the goat variety, a handsome hero, and a reluctant heroine."
—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"When I start a Victoria Schade book, I know I’m in for love, dogs, and a happily ever after. Unleashed Holiday is that and more, wrapped in a healing red bow, that’s sure to be the perfect book for your fall and winter holidays.”
—Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of the Heart Resort series

"How do you make a holiday rom-com even more swoon worthy? Just add dogs. This holiday heartwarmer about a dog trainer helping to civilize her nemesis' pooch is laugh out loud funny, abundantly festive and delightfully sexy. Two paws up! I absolutely loved it."
—Colleen Oakley, USA Today bestselling author of The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise

“Adorable dogs, sparkling chemistry, snowy fun, and a host of quirky characters keep Unleashed Holiday light and lively. The couple’s palpable attraction serves up enough tension for readers who love a frothy rom-com punctuated by a little bit of disobedience. You’ll love it.”
—Ann Garvin, USA Today bestselling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work

"Touching, heartfelt, and all but guaranteed to make the reader smile and laugh."
Booklist (starred review)

“All of your holiday wishes have been answered by Victoria Schade! Unleashed Holiday has it all: seasonal cheer, adorable pups, goats with attitude, hot cocoa, and an enemies-to-lovers romance just in time for Christmas!”
Amy E. Reichert, author of Once Upon a December

"Everything I want in a romance - exquisite enemies-to-lovers tension, a hero to swoon for, plus a trio of adorable dogs. I could have reveled in the warm, festive vibes forever. As sweetly satisfying as a favorite holiday cookie, Unleashed Holiday is the perfect book to snuggle up with by the fire!"
—Tori Anne Martin, author of This Spells Disaster

“Like Edith, the tiny canine tyrant at its center, Unleashed Holiday is sure to steal your heart. Victoria Schade delivers a holiday treat that’s equal parts funny, heartfelt and sexy."
Jessica Martin, author of The Dane of My Existence

Praise for the novels of Victoria Schade

"Pet lovers, eat your heart out. The latest novel from dog trainer and author Victoria Schade features an overworked veterinarian, Morgan Pearce, who escapes to Nantucket to recharge while taking care of her client’s special needs dog. Unexpected romance is in store, however, when she meets a charismatic surfer."
—The Boston Globe

“With huge heart, great tenderness, and plenty of unforgettable moments between dogs and their humans, Victoria Schade reminds readers that sometimes it takes getting away to find out where you are truly meant to be... Add this literary gem to your TBR immediately!”
—Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil

"Chock full of heart and humor, anyone who has ever been redeemed by the love of a dog will treasure this uplifting, big-hearted novel."
—Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

“A perfect romance—charming characters, amazing chemistry, and a rescue dog that steals your heart!”
—Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of Our Italian Summer

"Like the proverbial dog with a bone, I devoured this book in almost one go. It's the adorable tale of a movie star dog at the heart of a rescue doggie custody battle...which is actually a love match rescue. Pure delight!"
—Julia London, New York Times bestselling author of You Lucky Dog

“The most charming love triangle of the season. It’s a good thing one of them has dog sense. I especially loved the inside peek at movie-making with the cutest canine ever. Spencer will steal your heart.”
—Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Summer

"Charming and heartfelt... The perfect book for dog lovers!"
—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Our Last Days in Barcelona

"The engrossing, evocative prose whisked me away to an utterly charming British chocolate box village, where I would have loved to stay. Who Rescued Who is certainly a special treat for dog lovers, but also for anyone who enjoys a multi-layered story about finally finding a family in every sense."
—Evie Dunmore, USA Today bestselling author of Portrait of a Scotsman

"I was happily caught up in Dog Friendly from page one. The dogs are adorable, of course, but there are very real and weighty issues for Morgan and Nathan to face and overcome. Readers are there, with them, watching the sunset from the sandy dunes, holding our breath as Hudson struggles with anxiety, and falling in love—the kind that lasts. Victoria Schade delivers an easy-breezy read, balancing emotional punches with warm fuzzies—for the humans and their canine compatriots."
—Sasha Summers, USA Today bestselling author of The Sweetest Thing

"You don't have to be a dog person to love this heartfelt book, but you will be by the time you finish it. Victoria Schade has written a timely, heartwarming story for everyone who longs to break free of the rose-colored filter of our Instagram age and rediscover the messy perfection of life, love, and the people—and pets—who shape us."
—Lyssa Kay Adams, USA Today bestselling author of The Bromance Book Club

"A bighearted and witty debut from a writer with remarkable insight into the minds of dogs and those who love them. The winsome cast of characters will have you hooked on Life on the Leash from the first page."
—Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author of Dog Crazy

"You don't have to be a dog person to love this honest yet hopeful book, but the animal lover in me delighted in Victoria Schade's latest, with my favorite pups, swoon-worthy love interest, and the most memorable happily-ever-after to date. Dog Friendly will give you all the feels."
—Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie and The Call of the Wrens

"This book was a page-turner. The characters were so real and their problems so relatable, I was cheering for them through every twist and turn. Timely topics like career burnout and the long-lasting effects of childhood hurts were balanced by dogs and sun and surf. I didn't want this charming summer in Nantucket to end, but this is one of those books that leaves you with a sense of joy and hope long after you've read the last page."
—Caro Carson, author of The Colonels' Texas Promise

“Victoria Schade has done it again. Another feel good, dog friendly, tail-waggingly fantastic story! Victoria’s books will always have a home on my keeper shelf!”
—Patience Griffin, award-winning author of the Kilts & Quilts ® series and the Sweet Home, Alaska series

"Victoria Schade continues to dazzle with Lost, Found, and Forever. Fetch this adorable book for lighthearted romance and one of the best doggos, Spencer."
—Tif Marcelo, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Key to Happily Ever After

“For everyone who has loved a dog—or a human—this warm and fetching story is an absolute delight. With a charming and intimate small-town setting alongside Hollywood glamour, a winning romance, and one precocious pup, all wrapped up in a bighearted tale of a woman’s journey toward passion and purpose, Lost, Found, and Forever is a real treat.”
—Phoebe Fox, author of A Little Bit of Grace

"Who Rescued Who is the perfect feel-good book with charismatic characters, swoony romance, family secrets, and snuggly puppies. Grab your furry friend and start reading now."
—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

"Pet lovers will rejoice over this too-cute 'tail' about Elizabeth Barnes, who travels to her late father's family homestead in the English countryside."
—Woman's World

"A delightful romp through the English countryside...resplendent with sheep, dogs, cats, and lovely people. Beyond her irresistible story, Schade writes with beautiful descriptions. Readers will laugh, cry, and love this charmer."
Booklist (starred review)

"I loved it so, so much. It made me cry, but mostly it made me want to throw away my phone, buy some sheep and move to the English countryside to rescue dogs and live in a rom-com."
—Teri Wilson, Author of The Accidental Beauty Queen

"A charming, fish-out-of-water story about finding your heart and home in the place you least expect. After reading this book, I wanted to adopt a puppy and relocate to rural England. I absolutely adored it."
—Sarah Smith, Author of Faker

"As satisfying as a basket of fresh scones and as heartwarming as puppy kisses, I didn't want this book to end."
—Lindsay Emory, author of The Royal Runaway

"Once again, Schade comes at us with her trademark smarts and humor (or should I say, humour?) to deliver a story with everything to love...[T]he author uses her long career as a professional trainer to help us all understand our pets, and our bonds with them, as no one else can. A winner."
—Kristine Gasbarre, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Love an American Man: A True Story

“Victoria Schade knows how to tell a sweet story of finding love in the most unexpected places and discovering your dreams. You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy…Well done, Victoria Schade. Who Rescued Who hit it out of the park!”
—Fresh Fiction

"Life on the Leash is the novel you've been waiting for all year—a strong, funny, big-hearted heroine to cheer for in life and in love, plenty of 'I've-been-there' dating moments, and adorable, endearing, sometimes mischievous dogs to love on every page."
—Nicolle Wallace, dog lover, author and MSNBC host

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593437414
ISBN-10: 0593437411
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English