If she has her way . . .
Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .
As promised I read and am reviewing book two of the A Heartbreaker Bay series and was not disappointed. We meet Willa in book one and she is the biggest cheerleader for love and happy endings. I was surprised to see that she didn’t believe in what she spouted, well at least when it came to her own love life that is. Will was not given anything in life, she had to work hard for her success and it has paid off. She runs a dog grooming shop that does more than just grooming. It was fun to hear about the weddings for her client’s pets, handmade bedazzled collars, and the girls she felt needed the help she never had. Reading about Willa made me wish she was my friend too. She has a heart of gold but is scared to let it go to anyone.
Keane and Willa went to high school together and he left a big impression on her, too bad he can’t remember her at all… If the way she is treating him is any indication he knows he must have done something bad. Keane was a nice surprise; he is smart, hot, and ready to take on the world. As you read about him you find he also has a problem, he thinks he can’t love or really feel much. One thing I like about Jill’s books is that she writes about how our childhood affects us even beyond what we think. In the case of Willa and Keane, it’s a great deal. They need to get their heads out of the past and look at what is in front of them. They both have so much trouble with this you wonder right to the end if they even can. First one is on board then the other but never at the same time. There is a great deal of humor and fun in this book. I laughed a great deal at the pet jokes, the antics of Willa’s friends and then there’s the ‘awww’ factor. Willa is loved by her friends so much that it shows in everything they do and say to her. This book will not be a disappointment so get your copy today! And look for my review on One Snowy Night Jill’s novella that comes next in the series (book 2.5). Keep reading, laughing and traveling all from your comfort spot.
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.