As promised, here’s my review of Doc Brodie and the Big, Purple Cat Toy by Brigham Vaughn. And whatever you do, don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Author: Brigham Vaughn
Release Date: June 17 2016
Can a tabby cat with an appetite for silicone toys bring together a lonely computer programmer and a tattooed veterinarian looking for love?
Grant Murchison is a computer programmer with a great job, a small house he’s fixing up, and a mischievous tabby cat named Molly. Doctor Brodie Hall is a veterinarian with a sleeve full of tattoos and an enormous mastiff named Ruby.
When Molly gets sick after nibbling on Grant’s favorite purple toy, he rushes her to the vet clinic where the doctor works. Grant’s embarrassed to admit what Molly ate, but Brodie finds Grant’s reaction charming.
Brodie decides to pursue Molly’s owner, but getting close to Grant is a bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite Grant’s attraction to the vet, his past leaves him unable to trust in a future together. Doc Brodie may be great with scared and hurting animals but will his techniques work on Grant?
Doc Brodie and the Big, Purple Cat Toy comes pretty close to being the perfect story for me. In fact, I could almost be persuaded the story was written, if not specifically for me than at least with readers like me in mind. This story was adorably cute, fun to read and contained just enough angst to keep me on the edge of my seat without ever making me uncomfortable.
At first glance, Grant Murchison is the one with all the issues that might keep these two men from turning their mutual attraction into something more and lasting. His previous partner really did a number on him, leaving Grant questioning whether his sexual appetite is even normal, and very afraid to trust again. But, if you look a little closer, it soon becomes clear that Doc Brodie has his own reasons for wondering whether he’ll ever find a man who’ll put up with him. Since his job demands he only works night-time shifts for the foreseeable future, forging a relationship is tricky at best.
When the two men first meet, Grant is embarrassed to say the least. Admitting what exactly his cat, Mollie, had eaten was excruciating for him, especially since he already questions his hunger for sexual release. Dr. Brodie handles him well though, almost as if he’s dealing with another scared but adorable creature, and when the two men meet again outside the surgery, it doesn’t take long for sparks to fly.
In fact, things go so well it’s hard to believe anything could come between these two men and their journey to a happily ever after… until something does. Good (or should I say naughty? J) Molly comes to the rescue though, and Doc Brodie is determined not to let his second chance pass him by.
I adored everything and everybody in this story. Both Grant and Brodie are wonderful and easy to like men, and obviously meant for each other. Their pets, the adventurous Molly and the huge but loveable Ruby are as cute as their owners and regularly put a smile on my face, unless Molly was doing her utmost to scare me and Grant out of our minds.
As always Brigham Vaughn’s writing is smooth. Her carefully chosen words paint vibrant pictures. The story moves with ease from start to finish; never boring, never rushed, always gripping and without any filler material.
If you’re in the mood for a wonderful feel-good story with only minor angst and endless amounts of cute, you’ll want to pick this book up immediately.
Brigham Vaughn is starting the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time writer. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga. She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.