Shay Michaels covets her position in St. Helena as the top
stylist to the
town's most elite and furriest residents. Besides her
position at the pet
spa she is the resident saint at St. Paws Animal Rescue, a
she runs out of her home for a variety of animals needing
help and forever
Hot-ass Deputy Jonah Baudouin is amused at finding Shay
locked in one of her own dog kennels, while attempting to
coax a Great
Dane inside. Jonah is there investigating a stolen
property claim and
choses to leave Shay stranded. This is not the first time
she is found
breaking the law for her residents. Shay was a foster
child spending time
in many temporary homes following the death of her mother
acceptance for being who she is as a person has never been
Cuties with Booties, a pet-adoption blog, included St.
working men with a pet in need, but Shay was never able to
hotty Jonah to shed his professional status to comply.
Jonah is vying for
the office of Sheriff against the mayor's son, also a
deputy and a very vain
and slough-off one. The more Shay tangles with the law,
the more time
she seems to spend with her neighbor, the sexy Jonah.
desperately to become one with this community, Shay's
is to save her poor lost critters, no matter the cost to
giving in to the desire between the two of them, Shay is
finally gaining a
feeling of belonging. Being against the law by violating
the "four pets per
family" law, a few friends encourage her to open a legal
rescue for pets at
a downtown location. Jonah supports her and helps with
her Prance for
Paws Charity Pet Walk and selling of the calendars to
support the cause.
When Jonah's devious opponent exposes her flight from
hell breaks loose and Jonah is devastated that she doesn't
trust him with
her secret. Shay fears she has lost her forever home
unless she can
stand up to them all and make things right.
NEED YOU FOR KEEPS is a heartwarming romance that is but
one in the Heroes of St.
Helena series. This is a refreshing tale involving
ornery little critters and
an emotional woman with a heart of gold whose welfare
second to her cause. Her unusual escapades will keep you
wondering what she's going to do next. I thoroughly
enjoyed NEED YOU FOR KEEPS
and certainly loved having the story surround a bunch of
I can't wait to read further stories in this series.
Marina Adair creates
amusing tales and shows an abundance of emotion and caring
throughout. NEED YOU FOR KEEPS is a definite read for
everyone, especially for animal lovers!
When it comes to caring for the furry residents of St.
Helena, California, groomer and pet rescuer Shay Michaels
can handle anything. Humans are another story,
thoughâ€”especially Deputy Jonah Baudouin. Heâ€™s the townâ€™s
resident superhero: upright, uptight, and jaw-droppingly
gorgeous, even when heâ€™s investigating complaints about
Shayâ€™s beloved foster animals. And that spells danger for
Shay, a free spirit who canâ€™t risk trusting the wrong
Jonah and Shay have been circling each other ever since
came to town, and heâ€™s running out of reasons to not kiss
her senseless. But this deputy is a straight shooter with
his eye on the sheriffâ€™s badge. He canâ€™t afford to get
involved with Shay, a chaos magnet with luscious curves
whoâ€™s liable to turn his careerâ€”and his lifeâ€”upside down.
enforces laws. She breaks themâ€”repeatedly. Keeping her out
of trouble is becoming a full-time jobâ€¦and itâ€™s one he
is never going to end.