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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