Thursday! Thursday’s the new Monday, right? Lord, I hope not. I’d hate to go through this week again. Anyway, better late than never comes this week’s Quote-tastic Monday. (And no, I’m not discussing the fact that I missed last week altogether.)
Jill Shalvis’ new book The Trouble with Mistletoe came out this past Tuesday (Okay, two Tuesdays! I’m behind in everything!) and I read it on its release day. The fact that I was in the middle of another book which I need to finish for review did not matter. It was a new Jill Shalvis people. There are priorities after all.
Anyway, Keane is petsitting/has inherited a cat from his aunt and he has no idea on how to care for her. The cat is destroying his house and is not hesitant to show her opinion of Keane.
. . . And then she . . .” He trailed off and appeared to chomp on his back teeth.
“Took a dump in my favorite running shoes.”
Willa owns a pet salon and gift shop, so he goes to her for help. Unfortunately for him, she knows and hates him from high school . . . and he doesn’t even remember her. Not the best situation in which to be asking for a favor.
Fortunately for Keane, Willa is a soft touch particularly where animals are concerned.
“What’s her name?” she asked.
“Petunia, but I’m going with Pita. Short for pain in the ass.”
I love it! It reminds me of the old Disney movie “That Darn Cat” in which the cat was called DC for Darn Cat. The original pre-Disney version was That Damn Cat or at least that is what I have heard.
Anyway, the book is wonderful and the second in her Heartbreaker Bay series. Grab it. It’s lots of fun.