Title: Talk To the Paw
Author: Melinda Metz
Is this part of a series? No.
Publish Date: January 30th, 2018
Jamie has devoted many years to the needs of different men: the non-committal, the self-absorbed, the forgot-to-mention-I’m-married…. it’s all left her pretty on edge about the whole dating thing. When her mother passes, she is offered an inheritance and a once-in-a-life-time chance. For just one year, she can stop work and spend it on her. This is The Year of Me. She wants to find what she is passionate about (besides guys). She and her cat MacGyver move into a new place and get ready to really live. Between dodging set-up attempt by well meaning neighbors, Jamie quickly finds that Mac has a problem. Her adorable tabby is an escape artist, a thief and…. possibly a match maker?
I have mixed feelings here. The chapters are given one of several POV’s: Jamie’s, David’s and MacGyver’s. I really liked the first two- they were well developed and flowed smoothly. MacGyver, for obvious reasons, was less cohesive. I mean, he’s a cat, and the author definitely did not want you to forget it. As such, there was much talk about the “bonehead” dog, and sensing/ tasting his human’s mood (and the moods of those around him). I understand what we were doing here, but felt like there may have been a better way. Going into Mac’s mind was always jarring.
As far as the two main characters, there were times I wanted to shake them. I loved them individually, and I adored their chemistry but some of the choices they made were painfully awkward- better suited to a teen than a thirty-something year old adult. That said, they each had their issues and their romance seemed very believable and sweet. I loved them. I also really liked the other characters- even laughing at the “bad dates” that I was probably not meant to like. Hud was a hard sale for me, mostly because I found him annoying…. but I feel like that was intentional. All in all this is a four star book for me.
On the adult content scale, there’s some of sexual innuendo and a tame sex scene. There is, though, quite a bit of language. I give it a four, if she was interested I would let my niece read it.
I was lucky enough to get an eARC of this book from Netgalley and Kensington books in exchange for an honest review. My thanks.
The book comes out on the 30th, is it on your radar?
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