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Like Cats and Dogs

Kate McMurray. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $14.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-7282-1454-2

McMurray (Domestic Do-over) offers up some irresistible animal magnetism in this quirky romance. Lauren Harlow is the manager of Whitman Street Cat Café in Brooklyn, serving up coffee and kitten cuddles while helping cats find their forever homes. Though Lauren has sworn off men ever since her ex-boyfriend announced his engagement to another woman, she’s immediately attracted to Caleb Fitch, the new veterinarian at the clinic next door. But Caleb, who’s just moved to Brooklyn after his recent and messy divorce, is a dog person and, worse, he initially disapproves of Lauren’s business. So though Caleb returns Lauren’s attraction, their great sexual chemistry is all these sparring hearts have in common—until a determined developer starts buying up the neighborhood and sets his eyes on their building, and their love-hate relationship becomes the least of their worries. Colorful locals and the leads’ convincing chemistry give this romance its sizzle, but it’s the four-legged costars that steal the show. Animal lovers are sure to be charmed. [em]Agent: Moe Ferrara, BookEnds. (May) [/em]