I, Effing Feline, complained last week about the cold, and I meant every word. But after getting a picture from my Canadian cousin Sadie, I may have to change my mind.
Sadie is a dog (yuck). Nonetheless, I kind of envy her. I’ll show you why after this message from my sponsor, Ed’s WIP, Pandora Uncaged.
You’ve met Booker, who is an Apprentice Cupid. Picking up where we left off, we learn about the mysterious woman who mentors him.
An impenetrable aura of mystery surrounded Mentor. Inquiries about her were met with frowning silence. Strangely, no one even gossiped about her.
Ironic, considering that Booker was a constant source of gossip because of the rating his genetic material had been given. His genes were, supposedly, Perfect, the first Perfect in a generation. The men here resented him, though he never bragged. The women desired him—not for himself, but for the thrill of bedding a Perfect specimen and maybe producing a Perfect child.
His love life was physically exhausting and emotionally lonely.
He didn’t want to bed all those women, though many of them were young, pleasant, and beautiful. He wanted Mentor, who was middle-aged, cantankerous, and careless about her looks. Something about her intellect and her mystery drew him to her.
Effing Feline here again. Here’s Sadie’s picture, which Ed’s son shared on Instagram.
Look at those snazzy clothes! I’m jealous, even if she is just a dog. Beyond even that, I feel sort of . . . naked.
Oh, the horror!
Pandora Dayle is her family’s black sheep. Ten years after running away, she’s rebuilt her self-respect by working at an isolated facility for saving animals. Her redemption feels as fragile as a dream, but she’ll be okay if nothing traumatic happens.
But when the best friend from her innocent childhood arrives, her insecurities mushroom.
Aidan was Pandora’s friend until his parents moved away. As an adult, he’s been a policeman and now a Search and Rescue leader. He adored innocent young Pandora so much he judges every woman by her idealized memory . . . and finds them wanting.
But when he rediscovers the real thing, she’s not at all what he expected.
Booker, a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret organization, receives his second assignment: get Pandora and Aidan to mate. It should be easy, because they were best friends fifteen years ago. His strategy: Fly Aidan to her island and tell him to impregnate Pandora.
What could possibly go wrong?