Ruth J Hartman - Better than Catnip

Publisher: Astraea Press
ISBN: 9781621350101
My rating: 4
Roxy Williams adores cats. Always has. That’s why she devotes her life to running her stray cat shelter. But is that enough? Isn’t there a man out there who will love her for who she is? A special man who won’t try to change her or ask her to choose between him and her cats?

Max Weller has a problem. His son, Derek, must complete community service for fighting at school. The only available place is the stray cat shelter. But Derek is terrified of cats from a frightening childhood experience. How will they get through this traumatic experience?

Roxy and Max feel the strong attraction pulling them together as Max volunteers at the shelter, too. Will they be able to keep the spark alive? Or will Derek’s fears come between them?
My thoughts
Should you like cats, then this is a book for you. If in your eyes, cats are cute, but nothing else, this might be a steep learning curve in 'all things cats'!
Story's all about Roxy Williams whose life revolves around cats. She's got a cat shelter and does anything humanly possible to get money to keep this shelter going - with the help of best friend Theresa Lynn. Then one day Derek stands in front of the door, having to do community service at the shelter. But he's not on his own, his father, Max Weller, is there to help, because Derek's got a fear of cats.
And Max is one hunk of a man!
I liked the story. Ruth Hartman has a beautiful way to tell a story. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was the "conflict" of the story came rather late and was IMHO resolved too quickly. I would have liked a bit more tension between all the people involved.

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