Don’t Give Me Butterflies (The Holloway Girls, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Don’t Give Me Butterflies by Tara Sheets

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pine Cove Island calls to her soul . . . 

 As the Queen of Impulsive Decisions, Kat Davenport has found herself without a job or a place to live. So settling on Pine Cove Island isn’t the sanest choice—meaning it’s perfect. Like the mysterious Holloway cousins, Kat has her own unique gift. In her case, it’s a knack for communicating with animals. Which makes getting hired at the local animal shelter feel like kismet. Especially when she finds a room to rent at a nearby lavender farm—complete with a sweet landlord and her brawny grandson—a guy who happens to give Kat an all-too-familiar flutter in her stomach . . .

Jordan Prescott isn’t back in Pine Cove to find romance. He’s here to sell the family farm, a fact that bewilders Kat. A former foster kid, she can’t understand why he’d give up his childhood home. So when the big-hearted beauty starts bringing home strays from the shelter, Jordan is suddenly her adversary. Until their fiery disagreements turn into fiery kisses . . .

 Now Kat is falling for a man who will likely make her homeless yet again. Unless she learns how to lend her considerable powers to taming the beast lurking inside this prince . . .

BLURB: Don’t Give Me Butterflies

Romantic, funny, heartwarming and a touch of magic!

I really liked this book much more than I expected. I generally go for the hot covers with a sexy shirtless man on the the front and a bit more racy story but I truly enjoyed this book. The heroine was Kat Davenport, who grew up in foster care and comes to Pine Cove Island in the Pacific Northwest, broke after getting out of a bad relationship in Los Angeles. She has a ability to “talk” to animals.

I like it that it is not crazy illogical magic like she can speak to animals and hear them speak back like in the Dr. Doolittle movies, but that she can touch them and see what they have been going though or what their days have been like and determine why they are sad or what they want from seeing that, like if they are neglected, scared, or hungry.

The Hero is Jordan Prescott who grew up on the island on a lavender farm with his parents. Jordan has a business in New York and has returned to sell the farm because his worthless hippie parents recently left after his 90 year old Grandmother moved in with them to help run it. Jordan has a lot of bad memories of the place and his parents since they were not good parents. But he rents a room above the garage to Kat in exchange for cheap rent and a promise that she will take care of the chickens and miniature donkey.

The romance between the two main characters is slow to start but intense and romantic. Jordan is quite a broody fella, but he smirks quite a bit as well. He says he doesn’t like animals but he comes around pretty quickly, but then again with a miniature donkey, a miniature goat, a three legged dog, a tiny dog, a cat and kittens, who wouldn’t. I could easily picture in my head all the scenes with the animals, especially the campfire scene where the donkey was eating the graham crackers. Also the house reminded me a bit of the house in The Discovery of Witches, but that is ok because I loved that house.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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  1. Tranpericy of love required.

    Fake love and merridged(showing other flats going to break her hut)
    Money love and merridged and taking medicine in life.
    Mentally retired from childhood and fail in life and love
    Not make her kitchen make kitchen with 22 hackers+4 family member,so her personal chilly,turmeric powder ,sugar,not found in kitchen.because already 26 people dropped in kitchen.
    To hide faliarity give estimating to family members and give bad name to family members.
    Actual love never dies,she don’t want to find 26 people dropped turmeric,chilly,salt,sugar,so automatic her kitchen growing.and kitchen growing so automatic home income going to double by gods gift and children will grow up in his and her life.
    So real love required actual kitchen so after parents life this family grow up by gods gift.
    Actual love smell not give poverty,but encourage laxmi narayan and saraswati Devi so automatic this love smell no body will forget.


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