It isn’t exactly a match made in heaven.
Mike isn’t much of an animal lover, but his sister insists that 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 four-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.
When they meet up again, the chemistry is explosive. Even cat scratches, rampant allergies and siblings with incredibly bad timing aren’t enough to deter Mike. Riley is worth any amount of trouble, and Mike is going to prove it to him.
Riley is pretty sure Mike is unique. Whether that’s good or bad is still up for debate, although he does have to admit that the sexy man’s persistence in the face of adversity and embarrassing situations is oddly endearing. Riley believes love takes time to grow, but maybe for Mike he’ll make an exception…even if Mike staunchly declares that he doesn’t like cats.
This was such a cute story. I liked how Riley and Mike met. It was fun watching those first fumbling attempts at flirting in the most awkward of places. I like how Mike worked to assuage Riley’s fears and insecurities. He was such a sweetheart and had a tender spot for his family and the people he cares about. I enjoyed seeing Riley and how he fumbled around a bit trying to be smooth. It made Riley feel more real. Family was a big part of this story and I loved that. Riley’s family was a little bit crazy and fun while Mike’s was sweet and also a little bit of crazy, but in a completely different way. These two have a cute happy for now at the end of this story. There’s so much hope for these two and I would adore a sequel so I can see more of them. I want to see how Riley and Mike handle long term and juggle both of their jobs, family, and the multitude of cats. I would read the heck out of it.
Born and raised in the middle of the Midwest, I have always been a dreamer. More often than not I could be found with my nose buried in a book (many of which I had to sneak past my parents). It wasn’t long before I started trying my hand at writing more of the stories I loved. After years of penning tales that rarely left the hard drive of my computer, I discovered M/M romance. As with all genres, it wasn’t long before my own characters started to take shape.
There is little I love more than wandering new places and, on occasion, entirely new worlds with my characters. They can range from cowboys to Victorian noblemen, accountants to shapeshifters, and everything in between. I write mainly m/m romance, usually with paranormal or fantasy elements. I willingly follow my characters wherever they decide to go, sometimes with unusual results. I have little control over their actions—any naughty behaviour is all their doing!