My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So, I'm a big fan of Delilah S. Dawson. I love her steampunk vampire romances, and this one was no different, although it was less steampunk-ish. It was shorter, of course, being a novella, but I wish it could have been longer. I would have loved to see more of Frannie`s and Thom`s romance blossom more, I guess I have to be satisfied with what I got.
I like Frannie. Shes sassy and kind all in one package. Although I was confused throughout most of the book on why shes kinds of skittish and such, but when it all came out, even though I would have appreciated more detail, I kind of get it.
And Thom? Can I have him? Hes such a sexy Scotsman and is very kind and attentive. Seriously, I want him.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this book. The plot was interesting, the world is, as always, interesting, the characters savory and quirky in their own way, and although I didn't really like the ending, watching the mystery pan out was sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat good.
The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance (Blud #1.6)by Delilah S. Dawson (Goodreads Author)A lady with a penchant for pets meets a sexy fireman in this magical and saucy steampunk eNovella from the author of Wicked as They Come.
In a world ruled by blood, live pets are rare and kindness rarer still. London pet shop owner Frannie Pleasance has a mysterious way with animals and keeps her charges (and heart) locked in a veritable Eden. She thinks Casper Sterling is just another stray…until she takes in the troublesome lodger (and unwelcome suitor) and becomes the victim of a series of strange and dangerous occurrences.
When an unexplained fire threatens to destroy Frannie's carefully guarded world, firefighter Thom Maccallan is there to extinguish the blaze and help gather the lost creatures. The heat between Frannie and Thom begins to burn, but someone's still after the lady. Could it be Casper himself, or is Frannie’s new lodger just another victim of fate? Will they be able to figure out who's pursuing Frannie—and stop them—before she loses everything?