Animal Attraction by Kate Willoughby
I adore Ms Willoughby’s quirky set ups, time and time again she creates cute but believable scenarios. My face hurts from smiling so much. And I’m not a dog person, at all!
I really warmed to both characters, Maggie in particular was that combination of ordinary and extraordinary that we all want to be besties with. I kept imagining that I was Jade and got to hang out with her. Fun, fun, fun!
I’m not sure why I love an ice hockey story so much, I’ve never seen a game live and only one on tv. But I love how Ms Willoughby’s passion for hockey shines. She’s super generous with her knowledge, I learned quite a bit about the game.
I hope for the next book we get some glimpse of San Francisco, we got a few insights but I need more. As for these San Francisco Dragons, what a team! I’m loving this journey with them, I’m already seriously invested in the Dragons winning that Stanley Cup! I’m willing to pay to be in their locker room, I may even remember about the team logo, then again a big hockey boy telling me off wouldn’t be all that bad would it?!
This is a great easy stand alone read. Go for it!
Max by Sawyer Bennett (Cold Fury #6)
I love this series. It’s adorable, thought provoking and feel good reading. How Sawyer Bennett consistently writes great characters I just don’t know. Add in that she creates real believable drama that you’re invested in and it kind of blows me away. Purely fabulous writing.
Of all Ms Bennett’s heroes I imagine that Max is probably the one that most readers will forget. I admit I’m probably guilty of that. But having re-read it this week, I can say Max is the sweetest of the Cold Fury stories. The word heart warming is over used but it’s totally appropriate. In fact heart-warming nails it!
Max asks a simple question how do you prove a negative? Julianne is accused of being a gold digger. Is she? It’s an easy charge to make, especially when a girl struggling financially ends up with a super rich guy. But just because she’s poor and he’s super rich, does money have to the central tenet of their relationship? How does she prove she’s not gold digging for his money? And how do they both move past it so it doesn’t dominate their daily life?
I really felt for her. And for him. It’s a lovely story, that has far more depth than it first seems. Wonderful.
I must also thank Ms Bennett for having not one but TWO new Cold Fury books on the horizon. Clearly, they’ve been downloaded as this is one series that just gets better and better.
And I haven’t even mentioned the cover! Who is he?!