TAILS OF LOVE
This endearing collection of 10 original love stories features notable authors such as Lori Foster, Stella Cameron, Kate Angell and Dianne Castell, who weave stories about love and animal companionship. Each story is entertaining and unique, with contemporary characters, and larger-than-life four-legged friends. Some stories are a bit predictable, but all-in-all it's an entertaining collection that can be consumed in one sitting or divided up and enjoyed in small, luxurious bites -- one story at a time.
Whether it's a playfully destructive goat or a manipulative and loyal cat, these animals have a creative way of bringing love into the lives of their humans. Highlights include: Foster's "Man's Best Friend," in which a broken-down car and a lost puppy force Erin Schuler to call the one person she knows she can count on to rescue them, long-time crush and professional mixed martial arts fighter Gary Rutledge. In Angell's "Norah's Arc," Mike Kraft has just about had it with Norah Archer's wayward goat, Houdini. When he finds it standing on top of his Corvette, it's the last straw -- until he sees how devoted Norah is to her rescued animals. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jun., 352 pp., $15.00)