If she has her way . . .
Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .
(ARC provided by author)
Willa Davis is a 27 yr. old gorgeous independent woman living & working in the Cow Hollow district in San Francisco. She loves animals & owns a pet store called the South Bark Mutt Shop. After growing up on & off in the foster system she doesn’t really have much of a family. What she does have are amazing friends. These friends have become her family & she loves them dearly.
Willa hasn’t had the greatest luck with men or relationships in the past, so a while back she decided to give up men. She’s currently on her break when a delicious man from her past walks into her store one day carrying a cat in a pink carrier needing her help. This sexy blast from her past is Keane Winters. Keane stood her up for the Sadie Hawkins dance her freshman year of high school, and to make matters even worse, he doesn’t even remember her.
Willa continues to keep running into Keane & realizes he’s really a great guy. He’s a self-made real estate developer/builder who flips houses. He is fascinated with Willa & wants to spend time with her. He convinces her to go out on a date & they eventually indulge in a friends with benefits type of arrangement, that soon turns into more.
Keane never gets attached, but he’s never felt this way about a woman. They have this intense connection, & he’s starting to change his thoughts on commitment. He loves how she’s so loving & gives 100% to everyone around her. He just wants her in his life, but Willa is scared of how much he makes her feel. Can they face their fears & gives what they have together a real shot?
-When it came to this woman, he couldn’t seem to help himself.
-He didn’t know how and he didn’t know when, but the walls guarding his heart had fallen and he’d been conquered. Hard.
-He loved her smile, loved her laugh, loved the way she made him do both of those things with shocking regularity.