Aug 7, 2013

Mini Review--The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance by Delilah S. Dawson

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?

Another quickie read, The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance takes back to Delilah S. Dawson's Sangland! Here we meet pet shop owner Frannie and how she stumbles upon a druken Casper Sterling. He resembles his departed brother, so she takes pity on him and brings him home with her. It's also home to her pet shop where she sells exotic animals to Sangland. Basically, she sells pets we'd see in our world here, Corgis, birds, kittens, name it!

But suddenly one night her shop is caught on fire and it's thanks to the fire brigade that it is rescued and no one was hurt. That's when she meets Thom, a kilt wearing firefighter--but the kilt's just for off duty! They definitely have one of those slow building romances that I just love ever so much! And to see that in a novella was very nice!

While Thom and Frannie try to take a go at a slow romance, we learn many things. Such as Casper is also interested in wooing Frannie, but there just isn't a spark there--luckily I know Casper's fate having read his book already! Then there are the many attacks on Frannie's life. Plus Frannie has her own secret, one that she holds close to her heart and if anyone were to learn of it, she would lose everything dear to her.

Another gripping tale in Sangland where bludbunnies and bludrats run rapid! This was another quick and fun read that I highly recommend! We basically get to see what Casper was up to before he opened a particular trunk in Wicked as She Wants!

Overall Rating 4/5 stars

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