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.
Seriously who doesn't like cats?
Apparently Mike that's who. But unfortunately for Mike what he does like is the owner of said cats.
Luckily for all, Mike is not going to be that easily deterred in his pursuit of the adorable Riley . But what remains to be seen is whether or not Riley is ready for the force of nature named Mike. But Mike is just that and with one look at Riley and how good Riley is with Charlie, Mike's adorable but precocious 4 year old nephew who is definitely a weak spot for Mike. Mike wants more and he will not be easily deterred in his pursuits.
'Learning to Love Cats' is a cute, fast read at right around 50 pages. It's about how sometimes even when it doesn't look right, if it feels right than that's all that matters.
I loved the interaction between these two men it was filled with wit and light-hearted banter. I was definitely amused by Mike with his sheer determination to be with Riley in spite of all the obstacles and trust me, there was considerably more than a few oversized, fluffy cats to be dealt with when it came to obstacles.
Riley comes from a big family...10 boys. So try getting some privacy and get to know you time with all those prying sets of eyes around. It's not easy to say the least add to that the hectic pace of life on a farm/orchard with its long hectic days. And then mix in the fact that Mike has his own protective older sister to contend with and there's Charlie who you just don't want to turn your back on him and that all adds up to a fast, funny, sexy story with some ill advised tryst and kittens turning up in unexpected places.
I definitely would have loved for this story to be just a tiny bit longer (I really want to know if they ever caught that goat) but at the end of it all I was left having enjoyed my visit to the farm and smiling as these two men found their happily ever after as Mike learned to love Riley and cats in the process.
*************************An ARC of 'Learning To Love Cats' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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