Text in Show: It’s a Dog Text Dog World … by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers – Review

An engaging romance.


It’s a Dog Text World …

Autumn Jones is at a crossroads. With no job offers in sight, she can either return to Koshkonong, Wisconsin to work at her dad’s feed store or she can move to New York and help her older sister Helen coordinate the Manhattan Kennel Club Show. She and Helen may fight like cats and dogs, but Autumn would rather live with a thousand Helens than go home after seven years of college.

Jack Campbell is the veterinarian to Manhattan’s elite. Despite their adoration, he does not love them back. In fact, he’s vowed never to date anyone who walks through the front door of his clinic. He spends his days caring for pampered poodles sporting diamond encrusted collars and placating their high maintenance owners. When he meets Autumn, he assumes she’s going to be another client with more money than brains.

Autumn is thrown into a bizarre world of highly competitive rich women who will do anything to win the coveted title of Best in Show at Manhattan’s most exclusive competition. With her haughty sister breathing down her neck, and a high-strung poodle following her everywhere she goes, she doesn’t have time for love, even if she does find herself face-to-face with America’s hottest vet every day.

Will Autumn run back to Wisconsin with her tail between her legs? Will Jack find out that appearances can be deceiving? Will Helen’s dog Fifi win Best in Show? Find out in the hysterical fourth edition of the Accidentally in Love Series, Text in Show.

Text in Show: It's a Dog Text Dog World ... by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers - Review
Text in Show: It’s a Dog Text Dog World … by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.


After spending seven years in college, Autumn is unemployed. She can either work in her father’s store or stay with her sister, Helen, in New York to help her manage a crazy dog show. In turn, Helen will help her meet a professor from Columbia University where she wants to pursue her doctoral studies. Sounds like an easy choice. Nope, because Autumn can barely recognize her sister. She is now a snooty, rich woman who must uphold her status at all costs.

Enter Jack Campbell, the veterinarian whom the women in the Manhattan’s elite club love to visit (and ogle at). But Jack has eyes only for their over-pampered, spoilt four-legged companions. When he meets Autumn, he assumes she is one of those women. Can Autumn pull off a successful dog show, achieve her dreams, and find love in the process? Read Text in Show by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers to find out.

I found Text in Show to be a sweet, clean romance. It was a hilarious ride throughout, and I had a great time reading it. I loved both Jack and Autumn. Their sizzling chemistry jumped off the pages and their witty banter had me in splits most of the time. A series of misunderstandings threaten to destroy the budding romance between Autumn and Jack. It was fun reading how they persevered to clear them.

I liked how the authors portray the situations which forced Helen to sacrifice her dreams and eventually her identity. I liked her metamorphosis from a successful surgeon’s social-ladder-climbing wife to a woman who is not afraid to go after her dreams.

I also loved Autumn’s parents who want the best for their daughters but are a little overbearing. Their dialogs too add humor to the story. Moreover, Text in Show is full of haughty characters (cue the rich wives of the Manhattan elite). You can’t help but roll your eyes at them.

Overall, Text in Show is engaging from start till finish. Highly recommended for lovers of contemporary romance.

Text in Show: It's a Dog Text Dog World ... by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers book cover
Text in Show: It’s a Dog Text Dog World … by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers


Genre: Romance || Published on June 15th 2021


I reviewed this book for Readers Favorite for which I received a nominal fee. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.


Whitney Dineen
Whitney Dineen

Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries — not always in that order. She’s a USA Today Bestselling & multi-award-winning author of romantic comedies, non-fiction humor, thrillers, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers’ Favorite Awards 2017. Silver medal winner at the International Readers’ Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016, 2019. Finalist RONE Awards, 2016. Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017, 2019. Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards and Top Shelf Book Awards, 2017.

Author Link: Website

Melanie Summers
Melanie Summers

Melanie Summers resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three sporty nerd children, their adorable no-eyed dog, and one tiny puppy with a cute little brown nose. When she’s not writing novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. Melanie also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off. 

Author Link: Website

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Author: debjani6ghosh

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11 thoughts on “Text in Show: It’s a Dog Text Dog World … by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers – Review”

  1. Lovely review, Debjani! Sounds like a fun book. I can imagine Autumn’s reluctance to go back to living with her well-meaning parents and I can also understand Jack’s aversion to high-maintenance/ show off pet owners. Will you be continuing with the series?

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