Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: A Spot of Trouble – Teri Wilson

Rating: 3 out of 5.


Violet March and Sam Nash are as different as night and day and have been enemies ever since Violet accused Sam of dognapping her beloved Dalmatian. Sam knows that’s impossible—for one thing, his dog Cinder is a well-trained fire safety dog who never steps out of line. Violet’s dog Sprinkles, on the other hand, has never met a command that she didn’t ignore completely, much like her bubbly owner.

So when Sprinkles and Cinder accidentally switch places during the annual police vs. fire department softball tournament, Violet is thrilled by her dog’s sudden perfect behavior, while stubborn-yet-charming Sam is horrified to find that his dog no longer listens.

But when the dogs are eventually switched back, Sam and Violet are shocked to find that not everything is as simple as it seems. And a little puppy love might be just the thing they’ve been missing…


A Spot of Trouble is a lighthearted, fun, romantic comedy about an opposites attract couple and their two lovable dalmatians. I haven’t read any of Wilson’s previous books but I found the writing style to be easygoing and upbeat (meaning I managed to get through this book within a day).

While this book is meant to be about the leading couple, I found that the dogs were the real focus – for me, anyway! Sprinkles and Cinder were such contrasting personalities and kept me entertained throughout. The rest of the storyline is fairly predictable but in a sweet way; the heroine being a baker was fitting in that regard as the sweetness of this book reminded me of a frosted cupcake.

To be honest, I didn’t really connect to either the hero or heroine, and wished their relationship was a little more developed so I don’t really have too many feelings about them.

I really enjoyed the small town setting though. I’m a sucker for small town romances and loved that the hero moves into this quirky, beachside town and gets thrown into the weird cop/firefighter rivalry.

Overall, A Spot of Trouble was a cute read and I’d recommend it to anyone wanting a sweet, low-drama romance.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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