Ad exec Cassie Wilkerson is on the fast track to a Manhattan corner office when she’s suddenly called to quaint Honey Springs, California. She hasn’t visited the town since she was 16, but her aunt has passed away and inexplicably left Cassie her honeybee farm, her matchmaking cat, Belle, and the job of acting mayor.
But Cassie’s quick trip to sort this out turns into a three-week stay. This fish-out-of-water needs the help of the farm’s foreman and her former crush, Nick Porter, to win over the locals. With a few nudges from Belle, old feelings rekindle, and her former fast-paced life no longer seems quite as attractive as a second chance in Honey Springs.
Then Cassie discovers Nick’s been quietly crafting honey-based skincare items, which could be an ideal new product line for one of her big-city clients. But when Nick realizes she’s been making big plans behind his back, he thinks he’ll never be good enough for ambitious Cassie. Can she prove that a future with him in it is all she really needs?
Titles in the Purrfect Pairs series include — Her Purrfect Match –
Title: Her Purrfect Match
Series: Purrfect Pairs #1
Author: Robyn Neeley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 12, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I had such a fun time with Cassie and Nick in Her Purrfect Match, the opening title in the Purrfect Pairs series. With a matchmaking cat – and new kittens! – what’s not to love about a second chance to get love right romance?
As teenagers, Nick and Cassie were in love, but life happened and she left with her mother for New York City where she eventually began a career, a fast-track to the corner office type of career. Thoughts of life back in Honey Springs faded into the background as her life got more and more hectic. She was too overcome and involved with work/career to return for visits with her aunt, and even too busy to attend her funeral when she passed. Now she’s heading back to Honey Springs to get out of being the new mayor, settle the estate and head back to NYC and her growing career – she has no desire to linger in California. Until… those old flames with Nick ignited once again, a matchmaking cat has her eyes on this purrfect for each other couple and discovering that maybe being back home is where she’s supposed to be. Unfortunately, there are missteps to overcome like forgetting to be quiet about not wanting to stay long or making a discovery and putting together a plan behind her love’s back that’s going to misfire big time. Cassie’s going to have to work hard for her happy ever after ending – but then, she’s used to hard work.
Her Purrfect Match kept a smile on my face throughout Nick and Cassie’s adventures in both love and angst. If I snort-giggled a few times at the antics of a matchmaking momma cat, well, let’s keep that between me and my Kindle. I had fun, the kind of fun that will have we waiting impatiently to return to this world for the next story in the series. If you adore second chance romances, a couple who has to do some work to get their happy ending – and kittens — then you’re gonna love this one. I’d definitely recommend for any Romance reader no matter your preferred genre. It’s that fun and that good.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. 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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