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Pawsitively in Love by M.J. O’Shea

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What Austin Lloyd lacks in academics, he makes up for in his love of the animals who frequent his pet salon. He’s not lucky in romance, though, and his family would like him to settle down with a good man. Austin—and his golden retriever, Maggie—couldn’t agree more.

Evan Partridge isn’t good at letting people in. His messy family life and the past that’s shaped him aren’t worth bringing up. But his pug, Dexter, sure likes the pet salon owner.

Austin and Evan get off to a rough start, but being friends soon turns into something more. Unfortunately, Evan’s secretive behavior nearly does the relationship in, and the budding love affair almost crashes and burns when Evan’s troubled sister shows up on his doorstep.

Not speaking to each other is killing them both, but Evan doesn’t know how to keep Austin and help his sister at the same time. He just knows he has to try. Winning back Austin’s trust back, however, is going to take a whole lot of work.

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Guest Post

My Characters as Cupcakes

You know those online quizzes…which drink are you, which dessert etc. Well, I thought I’d compare my characters to cupcakes. After all, who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Here are some of my characters as cupcakesJ I’m sure if they took a quiz these are the exact results they’d get haha.

Red Velvet – I have to give this flavor to Tally from Coming Home. If anyone has read the book, they probably know why. It fits him perfectly though. I think people are always suspicious of red velvet until they get to know it. Then it’s one of their favorites.

Lemon – sour with a sweet finish? That only works for one character, mister Nick Ventura from The Luckiest. He’s prickly and zingy until you get underneath his crust, and then he’s as sweet as sugar, with only the occasional sour burst.

Pink Champagne  — This one is definitely Rue from One Small Thing. He’s pretty, he’s fancy, he’s sweet and his brightness on the outside hides the softness underneath.

Salted Caramel – there’s something a little fancy about salted caramel. It speaks to foodies, chefs, and everyone who likes a bit of savory with their sweet. Who better to represent this complex taste than my upscale pastry chef Kai from Soufflés at Sunrise?

Double Chocolate  — deep, a little mysterious, sweet and bitter? I’m going to give this one to my cat burglar Corbin from Family Jewels. After all, he works in the darkest hours of the night…

Hummingbird – unique and flavorful, comes from the south? That sounds a lot like my kitchen witch Frankie Vallerand who loves to charm his food and make his restaurant customers happy… unless he makes a mistake with one of his charms. Oops. It happens.

Classic Vanilla – nothing wrong with a classic – always in style and always good taste to have around. A classic cupcake deserves a classic man just like Harrison Kingsley from The Millionaire Upstairs.

Thanks for letting me stop by!  If you want to read about my two newest characters (I’d go with carrot cake for Austin and something more refined like mocha for Evan) then check out the blurb below. You’ll also find all my social media links. I love to talk to people!!

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Review by Tracy Muth

Evan and Austin are both having a bad day when they meet, so the first meeting doesn’t shine a pretty light on either of them, especially Austin, who’s a complete asshat! When they run into one another again it goes much better, as Austin apologizes for being said asshat.

I read the blurb, and couldn’t wait to dig in, I loved the first 75% or so, even if it did move slow, but it was the last part that was disappointing. While I thought the book moved too slow, I could live with that, but just when I was finally starting to feel satisfied the author brought in unnecessary drama and conflict with Evan’s sister, who I couldn’t stand from the first phone call at the beginning of the book!! I felt Evan was spineless when it came to her. He treated Austin like crap, and when he finally grew his spine back, and told her off, Austin forgave him way too fast.

While I loved Austin’s dog, Maggie, it was Evan’s little Pug, Dexter that stole the book. He was adorable and you couldn’t help but fall in love with him!! I want to take him home a cuddle him.

Except for the end this was an enjoyable and cute read, so I’d still recommend it.

3.5 Stars


About MJ O’Shea

M.J. O’Shea has never met a music festival, paintbrush, or  flower crown she can stay away from. She loves rainstorms and a perfect cup of tea, beach days, music, bright colors, and more than anything a cozy evening with a really great book.

She is from the Pacific Northwest. While she still lives there and loves it, M.j. has the heart of a wanderer. So she puts all her dreams of far off places and extraordinary people in her books.

Except for every once in a while when she does what all travelers have to do on occasion… come home.

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