Melanie Blythe has a house, a career, and a cat. She doesn’t need a man. But she isn’t the only one who’s noticed the gorgeous cop down the street. When her faithless cat prances home from the cop’s house with a note tucked in his collar, it might be the beginning of something beautiful…or it might be Melanie’s death warrant.
Detective Finn DeLuca is stuck at home recovering from a hit-and-run accident, and has plenty of time to wonder about the woman two doors down. There’s something mysterious about the beautiful brunette, and he’s determined to get to know her.
But someone else has other plans.
As the two grow closer, someone is watching—and waiting. Sooner or later, their chance will come.
And the two lovebirds will never see it coming.
According to Mel it’s all the cat’s fault. I have one thing to say though and that is cats choose their owners and not the owner choosing the cat. The letters written between Melanie and Finn are a lot of fun especially written in the cat’s perspective.
Mel, Mel, Mel what is one to do with you, huh? She is so naïve when it comes to the big outside world and so trusting in other people. The cynic in me was rearing my head on every page. I liked her until she started acting as if she was in high school which made me cringe a couple times.
Out of the book I preferred Finn than Mel although admittedly he didn’t knock me off my socks either. But he is solid and an absolute diamond when it comes to Mel. Very patient and caring.
If something awful would have happened to the cat I would have had a conniption. I hate cruelty to animals.
There is suspense in the book and it well paced. I kind of guessed the crazy in the book. I liked that there is little o/w or o/m drama and what Mel saw can be misconstrued.
I enjoyed that the sex scenes were on the demure side and that the sweetness of the book. Not too sweet which is a bonus.
This is a solid start to the series and I enjoyed the book.
There are great secondary characters. I love boisterous families and the combination of Irish/Italian well sign me up for more of the DeLucas.
Hugh and Crissy are next.