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Book: Sit, Stay, Love.

In the tug-of-war for her heart… Who will take the lead?

The most uplifting rom-com you’ll read this year – a fresh take on the friends-to-lovers trope, brimming with heart, joy and puppies!

Sera loves owning a pet rescue shelter – even if it’s often tricky to make ends meet. Thankfully, she can always rely on her best friend and local vet, Toby, whose true feelings Sera is oblivious to, of course.

That’s until gorgeous and successful actor, Ethan, enters the scene. Ethan has just landed the role of his career, but there’s one small hitch, his co-star is a dog … and Ethan’s terrified.

When Sera saves Ethan from a – rather friendly – German Shepherd, he asks for her help to conquer his dog phobia. As they bumble through a series of chaotic dog walks together, sparks fly, and Sera’s surprised to find herself falling for him.

But not half as surprised as she is when Toby starts acting like a jealous boyfriend.

Now she’s juggling six dogs, a family of kittens, a horse, a sheep, and two men intent on outdoing each other as she tries to figure out what her heart truly wants, before her life goes completely to the dogs.

Available at all big bookstores.


Amy Hutton is an award-winning television producer and writer of contemporary romance, living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with a rescue dog named Buffy. Her short stories, Love is the Icing and Hot Like Chocolate, feature in the 2020 and 2021 Romance Writers of Australia Sweet Treats Anthologies. When not plotting delicious romantic trials for her characters, Amy is an enthusiastic traveller, an animal advocate, a Disneyland aficionado, and a lover of tattoos.

You can find Amy on Twitter and Instagram @AmyHuttonAuthor, on Facebook at Amy Hutton Writes, and online at


‘With its flirty banter, wholesome undercurrent and loveable animals, this debut novel is the friends-to- lovers story many romance readers crave … Guaranteed to be enjoyed by many, Sit, Stay, Love will appeal to fans of Emily Henry, Beth O’Leary and Tessa Bailey.’

Sit, Stay, Love is the most wonderfully charming debut. Sera’s struggle to choose between her two potential Mr Rights is deeply compelling – and bonus, there are adorable dogs.’
Jodi McAlister, author of Here For the Right Reasons

‘Sit, Stay, Love is fresh, romantic and funny. You’ll want to save the four-legged animals – and you’ll fall helplessly in love with the two-legged ones. Filled with charm, emotion and sparkling prose, Amy Hutton’s debut is an absolute delight.’
Penelope Janu, author of Shelter from the Storm

‘Warm-hearted and witty, Amy Hutton’s Sit, Stay, Love is an ode to love in all its forms – between humans and (adorable) animals, parents and children, best friends and stubbornly oblivious soul mates! Beginning with kittens and ending with kisses, Hutton’s writing sparkles with flirty banter, inside jokes, and the odd emotional gut-punch. An ideal fireside or beach read for friends-to-lovers fans, with humour, poignancy, and spiralling sexual tension on every page.’
Lucy Parker, author of Battle Royal

‘Sit, Stay, Love made me want to roll over and beg for more!’
Amy Andrews, author of Breaking All The Rules