The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel

Jill Shalvis. Avon, $25.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-256715-4; $7.99 Mass Market ISBN 978-0-06-244804-0
Fans of Shalvis’s Sweet Little Lies will surely want to pick up her second Heartbreaker Bay contemporary, which is also very accessible to new readers. The series’s cuddliness factor is amped up to 11 with redheaded Willa Davis and her San Francisco pet store, South Bark Mutt Shop. Willa’s single and happy that way; she gets her daily dose of love from half a dozen eight-week-old golden retriever pups and the other lost animal souls she tends. Then handsome Keane Winters, a man from her past, shows up with Petunia, a Siamese cat he’s nicknamed Pita because she’s a pain in the ass. Pita is his great-aunt’s pet, and he needs all the cat counseling he can get, but Willa, Christmas spirit notwithstanding, would just as soon he seek it elsewhere. Willa’s a gem, Keane’s a hunk—tool belt and all—and the two spar as only Shalvis’s characters can, fighting a losing battle against the powers of mutual attraction and the holiday season. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/05/2016
Release date: 09/01/2016
Genre: Fiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 384 pages
Hardcover - 457 pages - 978-1-4104-9458-0
Ebook - 384 pages - 978-0-06-244805-7
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