Title: Learning to Love Cats, (2nd Edition)
Author: K.M. Mahoney
Length: Short Story (60 Pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: This is the first story from this author that I have read and let’s say it is one hell of a blast. Although I have to admit that I didn’t understand the wife part in the beginning and never got a reference after that, but other than that, this was one fun, exciting little story.
I knew a girl at work that hated cats, and I just don’t get it. Furry little brats who only want attention when they want it, and will nip your heal if you’re not careful. Uncle Mike thinks children should have pets, and so does his sister, just not at her house. So here he sits at the vet, with his nephew and a dead hamster. All goes well; he is sitting next to one sexy stranger.
Riley is from a large family, and when I say large I am talking nine other brothers. That poor mom of theirs, but it sounds like a fun family. They breed, raise and sell really furry cats. So when Mike calls saying he is interested, well Riley knows what Mike is really interested in.
I don’t understand Riley to a point. He doesn’t much care for public displays of affection, but we never learn why. And as I said before I don’t get his wife reference, but oh well I guess I will have to imagine. Mike however asks him out even after the wife statement, and I still got stumped. However the story was a blast and I no longer cared why. I loved how it is a short story, but it came off with so much meat to it that it felt longer. That was a plus for me.
I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to reading another book by this author.