- File Size: 3032 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ruby Fiction (April 24, 2018)
- Publication Date: April 24, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079T5XXFV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Purrfect Pet Sitter Kindle Edition
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My Stan, you know, by God he knew how to treat a lady! The things we got up to when we took our bikes out of a Sunday afternoon. You should’ve seen us. Going alfresco, Stan would call it… The daft beggar! Ah, I miss him. I miss every bit of that man, I can tell you…
Less impressive were the too-tight-fitting Spiderman costumes worn by a marching band of elderly gentlemen, who were showing off more than their musical skills with the cut of their tights.
Uh oh, you didn’t find Napoleon, did you? … Napoleon Boneypart, the skeleton in my closet!
I enjoyed this sneakily constructed second-chance romance, despite the slower pace of the developing story. The main character of Lisa Blake was struggling, oh so mightily, with absolutely everything. I wasn’t always as patient with Lisa as I should have been being that I had initially thought her selfish and then rather mousy and easily influenced, as I didn’t fully grasp just how damaged and traumatized she was until I was more than midway through the book. Oh this clever and wily author, she tucked sly humor into unexpected nooks and crannies and threw several curve balls that kept me a bit on edge by dropping clues and misdirection and deviously planted worrisome seeds to draw my concern in the wrong direction. And I fell for it. Silly me. Ms. Thomas’s writing was engaging, entertaining, and often amusing. I will be watching her for repeat visits.
What a charming and delightful read! I really needed something to lighten my mood, and this book definitely did that!!!!
The book is mostly told from Lisa and her childhood friend, Flick’s, POV. Lisa had a life in London, but that all fell apart, and she returns to her hometown working as a “purrfect pet sitter,” although some of her furry friends give her the slip. She is adjusting to life back home, but she feels like so many of the residents have gone on with their lives. She doesn’t feel like she fits in anymore.
Flick has also dealt with happiness and disappointments. She is a harried but for the most part a happy and content mother. She has a good relationship with her husband. However, when she runs into her old friend, Lisa, she is instantly brought back to a time when her best friend hurt her greatly, and they haven’t been in contact in years.
As much as this was a light and sweet read, there were also moments about real life…being a mother and wife, losing touch with a lost love and the rekindling of that romance, forgiving old hurts, getting to know loved ones from your past, and loving them for the people they are now.
I am so glad I picked up this little gem of a book. It was full of love, humor, and great secondary characters, even the furry ones! It was a great way to spend my afternoon!!!
***READ AND REVIEWED FOR DEVILISHLY DELICIOUS BOOK REVIEWS***
Lisa had the perfect life, at least from the outside. She had a fabulous job, lived in London, and had a loving boyfriend. Until, it all fell apart. Lisa moved back into her childhood home as she tries to pick up what is left in her life. She starts a pet sitting business, where she meets the vibrant Winnie. Winnie coaches her on moving forward with her life all the while adding some humor and perspective. This tale follows Lisa as she learns how to ask for forgiveness from her high school friends and family. Along the way, she finds her mojo and discovers her true happiness.
Tank and I picked this book because it was about a pet sitter. The pets made occasional appearances by adding humor and fun activities. They weren't the main focus of the story.
Lisa was the main focus of the story. I had a hard time really connecting with her at first. She seemed so lost and passive. She kept being the victim. She is 29; time to be in charge of your life! As the story went on, I grew more attached to her. I had developed empathy for her character after all the bad things she went through. But it took a while to break through her facade to get to the real Lisa!
I thought the hardest part was getting through the first part of the book. The plot kind of dragged up until about 1/3 of the way. Then, it picked up, and the story gradually sucked me in. There were parts that I laughed and parts that I cried. I am glad that I stuck it out as the ending was endearing!
*The Purrfect Pet Sitter* is a tale of second chances and remembering that things aren't always what they seem.
This was a sweet novel with a lot of humor and a lot of chances to wonder what might be different if Lisa had made different choices when she was 18. It was a pleasure to read.
Great characters, the kind you fall in love with. Sometimes I just don't connect with characters but I really liked the whole cast in here. And I did especially like Lisa.
One thing I really liked and thought was very clever was all the references to The Titanic movie. "Dom" calling Lisa - Rose and playing My Heart Will Go On in the coffee shop! That was so sweet and it did give me a little romantic goosebump or two LOL. I loved Dom. He stole my heart!
If you are looking for an easy reading, nice flowing romancey cute book with a few dogs thrown in the mix - this is the one!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Rachel's Random Resources - Thank You!!