CATALYST

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Veronica Jones her problematic cat, Sebastian, have been evicted, and she has 30 days to find a new home. On top of all that, she's still single and her 30th birthday looms. What's a girl to do? Veronica buys a Victorian house that just happens to be next door to a hunk -- and she can't believe that he's interested in her. After all, she's just a plain, plump woman with a killer cat.

Scott is a handsome single carpenter who can cook like a dream and is looking for a good woman to share his life. He can't believe his good luck when he gets an eyeful -- and what an eyeful it is -- of his new neighbor. Now if he can just convince Veronica that his interest in her is honest and heartfelt -- and can get around her cat, who has a lot in common with a certain literary dog named Cujo -- his life will be perfect. Unfortunately, convincing Veronica proves to be difficult, especially with a few comical roadblocks.

This is a fun, pleasant read. Veronica is a well-written character with insecurities that will be familiar to many. Though Scott appears to be almost too good to be true, readers can see why Veronica is so crazy about him. And the entry of Sebastian, the pet from hell, as a protagonist, is a lot of fun. (dl $5.95)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Himler