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Publisher's Summary

A rom-com novella that will warm every animal lover’s heart about two neighbors who fight like cats and dogs - but who can’t deny their animal attraction.

Ever since Alana Diaz adopted her cat Furrari, she has found herself in a feud with her infuriating neighbor, whom she knows only by the name on the passive aggressive notes he leaves on her door - R. Jones. Alana works hard all day, and the last thing she needs when she finally relaxes on her balcony with a glass of wine and her new furry roommate is her neighbor’s dog barking his head off. The only solution is to retreat inside. So what if her neighbor has smoldering good looks? It’s ruined when he glares at her little fuzzball of joy for upsetting his dog Kevin. And who the hell names their dog Kevin, anyway?

But when Furrari and Kevin both go missing, Alana and Jones are left with no choice but to team up. As their pets lead them through the beaches, fancy hotels, and more all over Coral Gables, two lonely, jaded people might find they've been chasing the wrong things all along. 

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About the Creator

Elle Hay lives and writes in Tampa, Florida with her husband, two daughters, a golden retriever, and a grey cat. She loves good books, imaginative people, long walks, lingering over a good meal, hiking in the mountains, lounging on the beach, swimming with manatees, traveling to new places, and turning every corner in anticipation of finding a wonderful story.

About the Performer

Thérèse Plummer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator working in New York City. She has recorded over 350 audiobooks for various publishers. She was nominated for the 2019 Audie Awards for her work on the multicast Sadie by Courtney Summers for Macmillan Audio, multicast Any Man by Amber Tamblyn for Harper Audio, and her solo narration for The Rogue Planets Shaken by Lee W. Brainard for Podium Publishing. The American Library Association (ALA) awarded her work on Sourdough by Robin Sloan as part of the 2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners.
Plummer has been nominated for five Audie Awards in 2018 in the categories: Fiction: She Liked Her Life by Abbie Fabiaschi and co-narrated with Susan Bennett and Dan Bittner, Romance: Any Day Now by Robyn Carr, and Faith-Based Fiction: Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon, as well as the multicast narrations for Original Work: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Middle Grade: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (winner). She is the recipient of the 2016 SOVAS Award for Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor. She was nominated for two Audie Awards in 2014 for her work on Robyn Carr’s The Wanderer and Carson McCuller’s The Ballad of the Sad Café, and received multiple Earphones Awards for her work. Most notably on Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult, Faith by Jennifer Haigh, and We Are Water by Wally Lamb. She was named AudioFile’s Best Voices of the Year for 2015 for her work on Robyn Carr’s A New Hope. Thérèse is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic Ironman Extremis, Dr. Fennel in Pokemon, and for various Yu-Gi-Oh characters. She performed television guest star roles on The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and Virgin River for Netflix. Regional theater: Sister James in Doubt.
Photo Credit: Jody Christopherson.

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Enjoyable diversion!

Cute plot twist! Refreshingly clean! Easy listen! I’m happy I stumbled across this little gem! I recommend if you’re looking for a quick, fun, read/listen!

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I made the mistake to listening with my ear buds , at work. I needed to laugh but didn't know I'd have to struggle to keep quiet.

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Good for driving with kids!

Very simple story, goes on so you can listen while being distracted & figure it out. Not a complex story, & wouldn’t be concerned with any audience hearing.

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To-tail-ly charming

As the title suggests, this is a classic enemies-to-lovers story, with all the attraction-infused insults and just-kiss-her-already tension that makes this genre so much fun. What makes it great is the delightful development of both characters through their interactions with work, with each other, and with their pets. It moves at a perfect clip, and the wonderfully-evoked Florida setting is perfect for this vacation of a story. Listen if you've ever thought our pets might know more about relationships than we do. Or if you haven't.

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Cats and Dogs for the Win!

What an unexpected delight. I woke up my husband in bed giggling to this story. I loved the animals knowing best and the Miami setting. Pure feel good fun

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Sweet romantic comedy

Sweet romantic comedy with a happy ending. Clean, fun, breezy listen. Really enjoyed and hope Audible produces more like these.

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Fun, fast paced and oh so sweet

What a cute short romantic adventure. I loved how fast paced it was but you could feel the development of the story. It never felt rushed. The romance was super cute and if you’re a dog or cat lover you will find their pet’s escapades hilarious.
Narration by There Plummer was perfect as always. Highly recommended!

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Loved it!

An adorable short love story, and the part about the humans was sweet too!! Dogs & cats = ❤️

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Super cute story.

I laughed way more times than I was expecting to with a book so short.

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Light and feel good 👍

Great short story! Well written and performed with perfection 👌
This light-hearted romantic comedy is sure to please if you're looking for a pick-me-up

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