Reviewed by Kimberley
AUTHOR: K.M. Mahoney
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 53 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2016
It isn’t exactly a match made in heaven.
Mike isn’t much of an animal lover, but his sister insists every little boy needs a pet. Which is how Mike finds himself sitting in a veterinary office, trying to explain the facts of life to his six-year-old nephew while holding a dead hamster in a shoebox. It’s not one of his finer moments. So of course, that’s when he encounters the cute, shy and utterly lust-worthy Riley Laytham.
Riley isn’t used to guys flirting with him, and he definitely didn’t expect it to happen at the local vet office. In the kennels, no less, surrounded by cats and dogs and under the close scrutiny of one overly inquisitive little boy.
Their first date is a disaster. They have nothing in common, and Riley’s cats seem determined to end the budding relationship before it can get started. For some reason, though, Mike is sticking around despite cat scratches, rampant allergies, and nosy siblings. Now Riley just has to decide if he can make it work with a guy who staunchly declares that he doesn’t like cats.
Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.
This is a light and fluffy, cute little novella. Being a cat lover, of course I was drawn to and loved the fact that this story centered around cats.
Mike ends up at the vet clinic with his rambunctious nephew after the untimely demise of his hamster. He meets Riley while he’s there and he’s immediately drawn to the sweet and shy man.
I like Riley. He’s shy and sweet, and most importantly: he adores and raises cats.
These two men are so different from each other: Mike is forward, sort of rough around the edges, loved his family dearly and is a man’s man. He’s not really the type of man that settles down; he’s sort of s friends with benefits type of guy but he’s not a jerk or a hound. Oh, and he’s not a fan of cats.
Riley is sweet, shy, a bit quiet. He’s from a large and loving family and you get the feeling that’s he’s more comfortable around his fur babies than he is around humans. He’s a little outgoing, although not by much.
I really liked this novella. I felt that there should’ve been just a few more pages to give it more room to develop the characters a bit more. There are certainly more stories there to be told. One of Riley’s brothers I feel has a story that needs to be told as well. There were so many interesting directions that the story could’ve gone that I felt was not taken because of the short length.
There were steamy moments between Mike and Riley but not many do this book doesn’t have a very high heat rating, but it does have a sweet hear that I quite enjoyed.