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 he doesn't even remember her. How 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.
©2016 Jill Shalvis (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I loved the interaction the two characters had plus the twist of humor.
That you could really feel the struggle both Will and Keane had with opening themselves up to each other.
This is the first performance I have listened to of Karen White's.
I really felt sad for both Keane and Willa with the childhoods they had but I also laughed at the twist of humor in this book.
I absolutely loved this book! Very well written and the narrator's voice really pulled you into the story.
Say something about yourself!
Listened/Read for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: So I admit in the beginning I was a little annoyed with Willa and Keane. Willa because she expected him to remember something and Keane because he was just so freaking stubborn. These usually end up being some of my favorite types of stories and this one definitely did. I am glad they came around and their HEA was great!!!!!!!
Narrated by Karen White/ Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Karen and Jill make a great combination! Karen really gets Jill's characters and can bring them to life with the right balance of spunk and emotion. I really do recommend this on audio.
Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE!
I love Jill Shalvis books. I love Karen White narrating. Put them together and it's a great time.
I really enjoyed these characters. Their ups and downs are believable. The story has good pacing and enjoyable secondary characters. Petunia (aka Pita) is a lovely typical cat and I am glad she was given so much personality.
This book is a fun time mixed with some heartfelt emotion time. Enjoy!
No, the performance was not good. The strong character had a Minnie Mouse voice.
What wasn't in Minnie Mouse was monotone.
no, I didn't finish it.
Disliked narration especially the female voice. Too young, does not come across as sensual at all. Monotone
This turned out to be my least favorite Jill Shalvis book. Combining that with the poor narration makes for a disappointing listen.
The story dragged. There are some weird phrases she uses again and again that distract, especially in an audio book. "[character] went brows up" is one. Who says this?
No. She has a tendency to drawl the final words of her sentences in a weird, distracting way. She also voiced Willa in a way that was almost like the "Sexy Baby" girl from 30 Rock.
Report Inappropriate Content