Series: Heartbreaker Bay
Published by Avon on September 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Holiday
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If she has her way ...
Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her ...
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him ...
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice ...
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work ...
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Willa had no idea what the hell she thought she was doing agreeing to go out with Keane for dinner, but apparently her feet knew because they took her back into the grooming room to tell Rory.
The girl was cross-legged on the floor in front of Carl, brushing him. Sitting facing her, Carl’s head was higher than Rory’s but he sat still happily, smiling.
Carl loved the attention, all of it.
“I’m heading out,” Willa said.
“Thanks for the newsflash.”
“I’m going with Keane.”
Rory froze. Only her eyes swiveled to Willa. “Has hell frozen over?”
Willa sighed. Given that all her current feelings for Keane were mixed up with her past feelings for him, she could hardly explain it to someone else much less herself. “It’s just dinner.”
“Uh-huh,” Rory murmured, stroking an ecstatic Carl. “Remember you’re the one who said the devil himself couldn’t drag you cold, dead corpse out on a date with Keane even if he was hot as balls.”
“Shh!” Willa took a quick look behind her but thankfully Keane hadn’t followed. “It’s all very…complicated.”
“Complicated,” Rory repeated, amused. “Maybe we should have the birds-and-bees talk, like you always try to have with me when I’m attracted to the wrong-for-me guys.”
“Funny,” Willa said. The fact was, both of them were attracted to the wrong men, still.
But Rory was on a roll, ticking off points on her fingers. “No sleeping with him on the first date, no matter how amazing he kisses—“
“Oh my God, keep your voice down!” Willa looked behind her again. “I’m not going to sleep with him on the first date.” Even if the low, sexy tone of his voice did very interesting, very distracting things to her body. Nope, she wasn’t going down that road because that road led to her downfall every time. This was just dinner, that was it. It was the only way she could ensure her emotional security. No more falling for a guy too quickly. Nope. Not gonna happen.
What a wonderful book. This story is sweet and has some great humor in it. It kinda reminds me why I like to watch Hallmark holiday movies. They are just feel good tv and that’s what this book is, a feel good read.
Willa is a pet shop owner and worked hard after her hard childhood. Keane is a property flipper and also came from a not so good childhood. They actually use to know each other but he doesn’t remember that. She remembers and kinda doesn’t want anything to do with them. While this book is low on angst (and I like angst) it’s still a fun read. They talk through their stuff and move on. There is a good group of friends in this book. They look out for each other and are kinda family.
I like this book and it helped me in my “I’m in the mood for winter” funk I was in this past week. This is my first book by her and I’ll be checking out her other stuff.