I, Effing Feline, told you last week that instead of eating Twiggles the Dog, my cousin Lee adopted her as his new best friend just because she gave him a 50-lb bag of dogfood. I guess that proves that if blood is thicker than water, kibble is thicker than blood. Sigh.
In, my most recent release, Pandora Uncaged, Pandora is meeting with Aidan, an old friend from her teenage years. Now the four workers she supervises barge in. One of them, Su Yung speaks first.
“We won’t stay long,” Su Yung said. “Being stuck here on the edge of nothing, we never get to see anyone new, and we already know everything there is to know about each other.”
“Except Pandora,” Desmond teased. “None of us know much about her.”
“That’s not true,” Su Yung said. “We know she’s hardworking, a tough but fair boss, and she loves these animals more than any of us do. That tells a lot about her.”
Tough but fair? Su Yung really thought that, or was she just sucking up?
And a few more but not too many. I know you have a lot of snippets to get to.
“Also,” Desmond held up a finger, “she likes ochre. Don’t look at me like that Consuela, it’s true. That’s her favorite color.”
“No, it’s blue,” Aidan said. When the volunteers gaped, he looked at Pandora and backtracked. “At least it used to be.”
Eyebrows raised, Desmond leaned toward him. “And you know this because…?”
“We grew up together.”
“Pandora Dayle was once a child?” Desmond acted amazed. “I thought she might be one of those people who were born a responsible adult.”
Effing Feline here again. I got a chance to talk to Twiggles alone. When I asked her how she’d managed to get on good side, she responded by sending me several e-mails showing how well canines get along with lions. Here’s one of them:
I wish I knew this before I invited Lee to stay with me!
Book Two in the Passion Island Trilogy — A friends-to-lovers future romance
Pandora Dayle is her family’s disgraced black sheep. Ten years after running away from home, she’s rebuilt her self-respect at an isolated facility for saving animals native to the colony’s planet. 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 youth arrives, her insecurities mushroom.
Aidan used to be Pandora’s best friend. Since his teen years, he’s held heroic jobs—police officer and now Search and Rescue leader. He adored innocent young Pandora so much he compares every woman to 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. They’d been close friends, so his strategy is simple: He flies Aidan to her island and tells him to impregnate Pandora.
What could possibly go wrong?