cover image The Dachshund Wears Prada

The Dachshund Wears Prada

Stefanie London. HQN, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-335-63983-7

London (Destined for Forever) charms in her Paws in the City series launch. After publicist Isla Thompson accidentally livestreams her 17-year-old starlet client’s most humiliating moment, she’s deemed social media poison. Fired from her job, and desperate to support herself and her 14-year-old sister, Dani, she takes a gig as a dog sitter. Reclusive publishing scion Theo Garrison is mourning the loss of the grandmother who raised him and doing his best not to let anyone get near enough to hurt him when he hires Isla as the latest in a string of dog walkers for his grandmother’s persnickety dachshund, Camilla. To amuse herself, Isla creates an Instagram account about Camilla’s cushy adventures—not expecting it to become a viral sensation. The newfound internet fame is validating proof that Isla’s still got it, but as Isla and Theo develop feelings for each other, this same fame threatens to tear them apart. London’s characters leap off the page, and devoted pet parents will enjoy peeking into Camilla’s spoiled life, which includes meetings with pet psychics and luxury groomers. It’s a delightful start to a series that promises to be good fun. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (May)