Description: When Keith, the new single doctor in town, meets sexy black veterinarian, Dante, he’s way to shy to make a first move. Can his cat, Harpo, bring them together?

The Good: I adore vets in real life and wish they’d be used more in romance. Ms. Singer does a good job of making Dante vulnerable (he’s got cat scratch fever), while keeping him attractive in the opening scenes. The romantic build up to sex is sweet and awkward, and the couple is very well-matched. Also, the cat at the center of the story is quite a character. If you love cats, you will love this story.

The Bad: Ms. Singer doesn’t manage to overcome the curse of short stories. The characters are too good for the story length, and many readers will come out of this experience wanting more. Also, if you’re even thinking about adopting a cat, this book might push you over the edge, so leave it alone, if you don’t want to add in new four-legged friends to your family.

The Naughty: Steamy. Intimate medical exam.

Editing issues: None found

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Press (indie)

Length: short story

Final Grade: B+

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Theodora Taylor writes and reviews interracial romance novels in Pittsburgh, PA.