Pardon My Frenchie is filled with dogs and friendships, along with family, friends, and business acumen. Sit back with your beverage of choice and get ready for some laughs.


The Description

Publication Date: June 4, 2024

The New York Times bestselling author of Almost There delivers the start of a new rom-com series with an enemies-to-lovers romance, perfect for readers of Abby Jimenez and Jasmine Guillory.

Ashanti Wright is thrilled over the success of her doggie daycare, Barkingham Palace. But handling the business and taking care of her teen twin sisters is a lot. And now that the antics of her adorable French bulldog and poodle bestie are blowing up on social media, things are even more chaotic than usual. And they only get worse when the world’s worst dog hater shows up.

Thad Sims is not a dog person. He’s barely a person’s person. But after his grandmother is transferred to a senior living facility that doesn’t accept pets, the former army officer agrees to care for her annoying standard poodle, and his first move is taking Puddin’ out of daycare.

Now Ashanti’s beloved Duchess is bereft of her companion, social media is outraged, and Ashanti’s business is hanging in the balance. Her only option is to make nice with the surly, sexy Thad at all costs. But it’s gonna take a tiara-wearing Frenchie, a well-dressed poodle, and a whole lotta treats to teach these humans a few new tricks about falling in love.

The Review

Pardon My Frenchie by Farrah Rochon was a fast-paced read with several storylines. There are a ton of dogs at the doggy daycare called Barkingham Palace, which Ashanti, the protagonist, owns. She’s a black single woman entrepreneur who is also raising her twin sisters after the death of their parents. She juggles many plates but always does well, even if she’s running on fumes.

The characters have a depth to them, but we only seem to scratch the surface as we get to know them. However, they were all my friends by the time the story wrapped up. There are a lot of doggy antics and laugh-out-loud moments. There are business decisions and opportunities, a love interest, trust and acceptance, friends, family, and lots of camaraderie. There are some steamy moments along with understanding and commitment. The businesses portrayed are nicely fleshed out and easy to envision.

The story has a good flow, but I wish it went on a little longer since the ending seemed rushed, even with the epilogue and the potential happily ever after. Vivid descriptions of New Orleans and New York City added richness to the story. There are more characters who need their stories told, and I would love it if this was the beginning of a series.

Pardon My Frenchie is filled with dogs and friendships, along with family, friends, and business acumen. Sit back with your beverage of choice and get ready for some laughs.Buy Links

Amazon Barnes & Noble iBooks Kobo
Add to Goodreads

About The AuthorFarrah Rochon is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of 40-plus adult romance and young adult novels, novellas, and short stories, including the popular The Boyfriend Project series from Forever Romance. When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, traveling the world, visiting Walt Disney World, and catching her favorite Broadway shows.



JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for - and which is on hiatus. Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
Pardon My Frenchie is filled with dogs and friendships, along with family, friends, and business acumen. Sit back with your beverage of choice and get ready for some laughs.4-STAR REVIEW: PARDON MY FRENCHIE by Farrah Rochon