Published: May 4th 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length: 320 Pages
My Rating: 2 stars
Things are getting ruff in this Brooklyn neighborhood when new veterinarian Caleb Fitch moves in next door to the Whitman Street Cat Cafe and gets on the wrong side of cafe owner Lauren Harlow. Lauren has a few things to teach the new vet on the block, and rescuing kittens is only the start…
Lauren can’t ignore the fact that she is instantly attracted to Caleb, but he gets her even more riled up when he argues with her about how best to treat the cats in her care. Determined to smooth things over, Caleb comes to the rescue when a new litter of abandoned kittens is left on Lauren’s doorstep, and they confront the fiery attraction that’s been building between them from the start. But saving the baby kittens is only the first challenge Lauren and Caleb have to face, and when a real estate developer comes sniffing around their block, they’ll have to work together, or risk losing everything…
This book had so much potential. The beginning started out well, there was a right blend of anst, sexual tension but once the couple engaged in their first sexual encounter it all just fizzled away. The chemistry disappeared and everything just became awkward. I just don’t see Lauren and Caleb working out long term. Any date just seemed awkward and they seemed to have very little in common besides a love of animals. This book had so much going for it but the execution was poor.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.