Tails of Love
including Atticus Saves Lisa by Ann Christopher
Ten all-new stories that celebrate our animal friends, by bestselling and award-winning authors.
From Seeing Eye dogs to the cat who cuddles in your lap, animals are there for us in more ways than we can count. Helping us get through the day with a wag of the tail and a tilt of the head, they let us know that someone is on our side-no matter what. They also have an amazing ability to break down barriers between people; bringing families and loved ones closer, and giving strangers an excuse to strike up a conversation. In Tails of Love, each writer draws from her own unique perspective on our loyal friends — exploring the many mysterious ways they bring love into our lives.
Featuring stories from New York Times bestselling authors Lori Foster and Stella Cameron, and Ann Christopher, Kate Angell, Marcia James, Dianne Castell, Donna MacMeans, Sarah McCarty, Patricia Sargeant, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder.
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM TAILS OF LOVE GOES TO THE ANIMAL ADOPTION FOUNDATION OF OHIO.
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Atticus Saves Lisa by Ann Christopher
With a little help from Atticus the capuchin therapy monkey, Lisa Evans will realize that she can finally give up her role as her brother’s caretaker and embrace romance with Cruz Shaw, her brother’s best friend and the man who’s been in love with her forever.
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“I’m in love with you, Lisa,” said Cruz Shaw.
Oh, my God.
Stunned paralysis set in, rooting Lisa Evans’s butt to the sofa and her jaw to the floor. Her fingers tightened reflexively around her glass of zinfandel, threatening to snap the stem, and she worked hard to loosen them, to breathe and gather her thoughts.
She’d been staring with deliberate focus across the living room at her brother Keenan and his therapy pet, a capuchin monkey (she always thought of them as organ grinder monkeys) named Atticus, trying to pretend she was only peripherally aware of Cruz sitting next to her, but so much for that.
The possibility of Cruz loving her had all sorts of unwanted emotions jamming her throat, clogging it. Surprise and dismay were there and, hidden deeper but no less powerful, tiny flickers of … joy?