Friday, July 29, 2016

Spring Fling Kitty by Rachelle Ayala - #review

Heartbreaker Connor Hart, one of the youngest fire chiefs in the country, is planning on marrying Dr. Elaine Woo, a woman who pretended to cheat on him with his best friend many years ago. She bought him a Dalmatian puppy, he gave her a ring—and the women of San Francisco are about to lose their most eligible bachelor.

Artist and poet Nadine Woo is down on her luck. The cast-off half-sister of Dr. Elaine Woo, she doesn’t measure up, according to her strict and distant father. When Nadine and her mother are about to be evicted from their apartment, she gets an interesting offer from her sister. Seems she’s in need of a little help concerning her relationship with Fire Chief Connor Hart.

As soon as Nadine meets Connor, she knows she’s in for a rough ride. Connor is the fireman who rescued her and her little gray kitten, and she’s never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms.

When Nadine takes her sister’s place at a spring fling weekend with Connor, love ignites, and there’s no going back.

Can a spunky little kitty show Connor and Nadine that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right, especially when it comes to love?

Spring Fling Kitty is Book #3 of the Have A Hart Romance Series. It can be read standalone, although characters from the previous books appear here in supporting roles.
Have a Hart Romance Series 
Christmas Lovebirds, Book #1 
Valentine Hound Dog, Book #2 
Spring Fling Kitty, Book #3

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"Beautiful romance with a touch of suspense, great combination!” - Amazon review

"A beautiful, heartfelt story. Love saw. Love came. Love conquered. I truly recommended everyone to read this book."  Amazon review

About heroine Nadine Woo - "A free spirit is a gift in my eyes. It's what makes her beautiful. It's what makes Connor love her. It's what brings life to this story." - Corissa Palfrey



If each person has a story, there are billions of stories in the world today.  Rachelle Ayala gives us a doozy of a story about the relationship between Connor Hart and Nadine Woo.  At the beginning Nadine and her kitten are quite literally 'up a tree'.  Fire Chief Connor rescues the two of them.  As the two 'wonder about the other', they come to find out that Connor is engaged to Nadine's half-sister, Elaine.

There is also a lot about values in Spring Fling Kitty.  Not as in 'family values', but as in professions that have more 'value' than others, wealth, ethnicities and so many more.  Nadine's mother has been mistress to Nadine's father for more years than Nadine has been alive.  You see, that Dr. Woo has always been married to Elaine's mother the entire time.  Being from the 'legitimate' (and isn't that a term loaded with judgment) has provided Elaine and her brother status and opportunities not available to Nadine.

And can we all agree that Elaine will be on that year's Top Bridezilla shows?  As irritating as she could be to be around, I feel sorry for her.  Her micro-management gives her an illusion of control.  She doesn't want to go to a weekend getaway that Connor has planned for just the two of them because she doesn't want to.  Then she has the great idea to send Nadine in her place to give credence to her planned story that Nadine and Connor 'cheated' and Nadine got pregnant.  All the while, she was planning to pay Nadine to carry a baby made from hers and Connor's biological bits.  But that would have not been viewed as 'proper'.

But then, they weren't doing that to be proper, they had hatched this plan to create crisis in the family so the senior Dr. Woo would not divorce his wife to get married to a younger lady doctor.  They figured with a crisis, the father would stay the course.

So yes, Nadine, artist, bastard half-sister, keeps Elaine's date (and Connor had no idea that she would be the one showing up).  And that's where the real fun begins.

There are definite soap opera-ish elements to Spring Fling Kitty, but I mean that in a best way.  Soaps develop die-hard fans and usually have stories that are involved, easy to follow, and characters that people care about.

And Connor?  He's just a sweetheart, trying to do the right thing.  Which sister will he wind up with?  I don't do spoilers so you'll just have to read the book.  He's It's worth it. ;)

About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it's within the pages of a book. Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your review today xx

  2. Lu Ann, I love your review. Made me laugh. Yes, Elaine is a piece of work. I really enjoyed writing this story and I'm glad you liked it.