Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Dexter Graham is a telepath who is unable to leave his home. He works at home and has managed to make a lot of money, but his only companion is his cat Brutus. Dexter cannot cope with all the thoughts that bombard him at once. Dating is out since reading your date’s mind leaves a lot to be desired, especially when their thoughts are negative ones. He lives in the house his late grandmother left him. It is a lonely life, but it is far better than what happens when he is around people.
A visit from his grandmother’s ghost sets Dexter on a new path. He must visit his brother Dylan in Cat’s Paw Cove in Florida because Dylan holds the key to family secrets that must be uncovered. Driving from Connecticut to Florida is the only way he can travel in peace. When he arrives Dylan and his girlfriend, Charlotte, arrange for him to stay at Feline Fine Retirement Home, a place filled with magicals.
Dexter does not dare leave his room for meals, so it is arranged for his meals to be delivered to him by Ynez Saghira the head chef. When she enters his room, he is shocked to discover he cannot read her thoughts. She is a blank slate and for the first time he can sit with someone and have a conversation that is only verbal. Ynez is determined to help Dexter deal with his problem.
Ynez is an imp desperate to own her own cafe and to help all the homeless. She was adopted by Madame Jinniyah whom she calls grandmother. There are secrets Ynez that have been kept from her. She and Dexter are in for one surprise after another. A prince with evil intentions is after Ynez and that is a secret I will not even hint at in this review.
Dexter is adopted by Reginald MacDowell the Third, a Sherwood Cat in need of a human, and he is quite the character. If you are not familiar with Cat’s Paw Cove then you are missing out on a wonderful series filled with magic, talking cats and amazing characters. This novella is filled with surprises, secrets, romance and fun.