A fun short story about dating, romance and a cunning ginger tabby.
Previously published under the author names Jane Killick and Elizabeth Kyne.
Like many of my characters, I’m single and live in Buckinghamshire, UK.
I’ve written stories as far back as I can remember, first in exercise books, then on an old typewriter from my Dad’s work, then on computers. I spent many years writing non-fiction for magazines and published some books, but I never stopped writing fiction. My books and stories, usually set in the real world with a magical twist, have often been inspired by real life events which, I hope, brings some truth to my fiction. I also like to put in a good joke every now and then, because reading should be fun.
To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door.
Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.
Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.
When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.
Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?
And a two-legged dog.
And a foul-mouthed parrot.
And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .
Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.
Not if he ruins her first.