BOOK CLUB: Sit, Stay, Love

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Sit, Stay, Love by Australian author Amy Hutton is a lighthearted romance fun fiction novel at its best. It is a simple feel-good story of love that’ll bring a smile to your face and leave you feeling warm inside.

Owning a pet rescue shelter was not easy but Sera Madden could not imagine doing anything else, she named the shelter Rose’s Rescue after her grandmother who also had a love for animals.

At times it’s hard to get by, but she has great support from her long-time friend Dr Toby McManus, who owns the Petside Vet Clinic. Their friendship is platonic, and Sera never saw it any different, even though they had spent many nights cuddled up on the couch watching movies. 

When Sera unexpectedly meets drop-dead gorgeous actor, Ethan James, she feels a schoolgirl giddiness. Saving him from a friendly German Shepherd is the icing on the cake. 

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Ethan is back in Sydney and has landed an amazing role. The only problem is his co-star is a dog and he hasn’t let on to the director – he has a fear of them. Knowing Sera owns a pet rescue, he asks for help in conquering his phobia.

With time spent together, Sera and Ethan soon develop mutual feelings that neither can deny. However, when Toby shows his true feelings, things become complicated. Now Sera has two men to choose between and does not know which way to turn. Will she choose Ethan or Toby, and will it be the right choice?

Amy Hutton offers a delicious treat for rom-com lovers in Sit, Stay, Love. With vibrant characters and an engaging plot, the author takes readers on a ride with this thoroughly entertaining love story full of humour and heart. The plot is well-paced, with the narrative moving smoothly without a single hitch, it is a clean romantic comedy and a fun story with many laugh-out-loud moments.

The characters pop off the pages with distinct quirks and qualities that make them memorable.

Sera, our protagonist, is gorgeous, kind, and selfless in all her deeds. She’s very easy to relate to, showcasing the importance of friendship and working together. You can’t help but want her happily ever after. 

Toby, I adored he is the kind of character you root for and cheer on from the very beginning.  He is such a sweetheart and a true friend, I found myself thoroughly invested in him winning Sera over. I enjoyed the way the author builds up the tension, creating jealousy and emotional conflict.

I didn’t like Ethan at first, but over time, warmed up to him, spending time together Sera’s and Ethan’s personalities complement each other in a way that feels organic and compelling. They have great chemistry and, combined with the witty dialogue and light-hearted banter, it makes for an absorbing read.

I love books with animals, especially when they are rescue, any self-respecting animal lover will fall in love with these four-legged characters, just like people, they deserve to be happy and to be loved.

I had a wonderful time reading this novel. Sit, Stay, Love should be at the top of every romance reader’s to-read list. I highly recommend it.

Thank you, Beauty and Lace and Simon & Schuster Australia for the opportunity to read and review.

A selection of our Beauty and Lace Club members are reading Sit, Stay, Love by Amy Hutton. You can read their comments below, or add your own review.

14 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Sit, Stay, Love

  1. I cannot say anything different to all of the other reveiews. This would be hands down the best book I have read in a long time. I have read some fabulous novels, but I could really relate to this one on so many levels.
    It is down to earth, funny at times, and heartbreaking at other times. I love the way the rescue animals are such a huge part of the storyline, and the way the story tells of their care and the love the main character Sera, has for them.
    Her frustrating mother, but keep quiet and keep the peace dad, a Vet who she looks at as a friend, but is madly in love with her, to a movie star who has her beaming, but her Vet filled with jealousy.
    It is so easy to see in your mind, the rescue farm that Sera has created, as the story is so well written. I started it the night I received it, and didn’t put it down until I had finished it, in the early hours of the morning. It would be wonderful if there was a sequel, as Sera and her Vet Toby, could have many more wonderful life adventures for us to enjoy.
    Thank you Amy Hutton, for a book I enjoyed so much, and one I have talked about to many other people.
    Thank you to Beauty & Lace and Simon & Schuster Australia for the opportunity to read and review this fabulous novel. Loved It!

  2. Sit, Stay, Love by Amy Hutton was a delightful read, it had me giggling away in spots and my heart going out to the characters in other parts. The love triangle was pitched perfectly, there was nothing unbelievable about it, you can picture it perfectly in your mind.
    I loved the characters, kind hearted Sera who has no idea of Toby’s love for her, the sexy and kind Toby who has been in love with Sera since they met, and Ethan who under his movie star good looks and ego has vulnerabilities just like everyone else. If your looking for a light-hearted page turning read this is perfect, I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more of Amy’s books
    Thank you Simon & Schuster and Beauty & Lace for the chance yo read and review Sit, Stay, Love.

  3. Thank you Beauty and Lace for the chance to read Sit, Stay, Love by Amy Hutton.
    This is a story about Sera, an animal rescuer, Toby her best friend and Ethan, an up and coming actor and the love triangle they find themselves in amongst the background of the craziness of being around a menagerie of animals. Set in NSW, it gives readers the chance to go on a fun adventure as Sera works out what and who she wants from life.
    A lively, fun story and a light-hearted page turner.
    Thank you also to Simon and Schuster for this book.

  4. Sit, Stay, Love. By Amy Hutton was simply a‘dog’able hehe! What a fun, lighthearted book that was easy to read but not too simple that you simply skimmed the pages. The storyline and the characters were so gorgeous that you got invested in it and I didn’t want it to end.
    Sera, the main character, runs Rose’s Rescue, an animal shelter she started up after being bequeathed the property from her grandmother ‘Rose’. Being a huge animal lover myself, this sounds like a dream and so straight away I loved Sera as a character and found her quite relatable. Her best mate Toby is the local vet and helps Sera out with her menagerie of animals, free of charge. Unbeknownst to Sera, Toby is harbouring feelings for her and it’s so sweet reading about their friendship (and finally budding relationship). However, Ethan the movie star comes into the picture and basically sweeps Sera off her feet. Suddenly Sera has 2 gorgeous swoon worthy men to pick between and with them both recognising each other as a threat, it gets quite tense at times! I loved that Sera brought out a nicer version of himself in Ethan and that Toby is the sweetest, most generous and kind hearted person you could only dream of!
    I loved this book and lost myself to the story, it was just so easy with the lovable animals, the characters and a lovely and uplifting storyline that really did keep you wanting more.
    Thank you, thank you, thankyou to Beauty and Lace and to Simon and Schuster for the opportunity to read this wonderful book!

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