Pet Me by Amarinda Jones
Published by Ellora's Cave
Publication Date: January 27, 2010
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When Drusilla Camm accidentally kills Arthur, her niece’s wonky-eyed goldfish, she’s desperate to find a replacement. The only one to be found is the same one that a hot, hard-bodied man wants and he’s not about to give up. While this guy may be sex on a stick, Drusilla is determined to get that fish. As for the man, she might just have him as well.
Newspaper reporter Cormack Flint loves women and is rarely surprised by them—until he meets sexy Drusilla. Instantly in lust, he might just be persuaded to give up the fish if some sweaty sex is on offer.
Yes, Drusilla has accidentally killed her niece’s fish, Arthur, and is determined to find a replacement that looks just him before her niece gets home from vacation. Drusilla heads to the nearest pet shop and finally finds a goldfish that will pass for Arthur, well, kind of. When the shop attendant comes over though he’s with a man who says the fish is his. Cormack Flint is actually in the shop trying to write an article for his column that proves that you can pick up women anywhere – including the pet shop. But when Cormack meets Drusilla all thoughts of his article go flying out the window. He’s completely taken with the brash woman and has to have her NOW. Drusilla and Cormack crazily end up in Drusilla’s care knockin it out (was there no one in the parking lot at all?) and this begins a sexual relationship that very quickly turns into much, much more.
I really liked this story from the first page. It had humor, great witty repartee and hot, steamy sex. Drusilla’s personality was the type that she just looked at things plainly and didn’t filter that from her brain to her mouth and that made for some great reading. When she first met him she more or less said the first thing to come to her mind but as she got to know Cormack more, uh, intimately and found herself caring for him she had this great internal dialogue going with herself. Actually, Cormack did to. But Cormack knew almost from the beginning that Drusilla was the woman for him and he made no bones about showing her he cared. He was a very lighthearted yet strong character that I would have to have read more about.
This was a fun, humorous romp I thoroughly enjoyed.
Rating: 4.25 out of 5