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.
Title: Don’t Give Me Butterflies
Series: Holloway Girls #3
Author: Tara Sheets
Genre: Contemporary/touch of Paranormal Romance
Published: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I have enjoyed Emma’s and Juliette’s romances in The Holloway Girls series. Fun, loving, bantering with just a touch of magic. Toward the end of the previous story, we met Kat. She may have a connection to the Holloway girls, but she definitely has a deeply felt connection to Pine Cove Island. Enough so that she’s decided to simply make this place her new home. She has no job, and nowhere to live just yet – but those are pesky details that will surely work themselves out. This is where she needs to be, she feels it as strongly as she can sense what the animals around her are feeling.
DON’T GIVE ME BUTTERFLIES brings us Kat and Jordan’s romance. Two seemingly opposite personalities that could possibly exist in the same space. Jordan has his life all planned out far away from home. He’s made his decisions, and nothing is going to sway him – except one woman with a heart as big as the sky, definite oddness about her with the animals she loves so much, and maybe the woman that fate has placed right where she needed to be at the exact right time.
I fell in love with Kat, and eventually, Jordan will, too. It’s just going to take him a bit of time to lose his ingrained dislike of anything about the town he grew up in, his parents who are a major disappointment and being forced out of his comfort zone to face a different reality. The animals are as much a part of this romance at Kat and Jordan are. They are the true scene-stealers, and I had more than one laugh out loud moment with their antics. The connections with Emma and Juliette are heartwarming and I so enjoyed watching them find their way to truth and family. Basically, I had a blast with DON’T GIVE ME BUTTERFLIES and would not hesitate to recommend it to any Romance reader. Just enough of a touch of magic to appeal to Paranormal Romance readers but not so much that those who do not enjoy that genre would be really bothered by it (in my opinion).
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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