Early to Rise (Toms & Tabbies Tales) by V.L. Locey

Early to Rise There are few things worse than being left at the altar by the man you thought loved you. Just ask Simon Wilder. He knows all about it. He also knows a thing or two about getting fired. It`s been a rotten week for Simon and making major life decisions during such turmoil may not be the wisest thing Simon has ever done. Or is it?

Packing up his clothes, his collection of Tony Orlando CD`s, and his cat, Sambuca, Simon leaves the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia behind and heads out to live on his uncle Tiberius` farm in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Starting over on the farm where he vacationed once as a child is a going to be just what the doctor ordered, as long as that doctor is the good-looking large animal veterinarian, Gentry Martin. Is a sexy country vet the cure for a love-sick city boy?


This cute novella is perfect lazy afternoon read. We have the two main MC’s jilted ex-fiancé Simon the handsome Vet Gentry, then the Mother, Uncle and a pet pig, cat and a host of other animals that make up a wonderful secondary cast. How, you say can animals make up a secondary cast? Read and find out but they are brilliant!   I love Simon’s day of self pity and inner dialog that really get the book going. Turned this city boy into a farmhand of his childhood, with as much grace as well that pig, the dialog inner and outer as Simon navigates his new life is so funny, sweet charming. I laughed, smiled throughout the whole thing. You know you going to love a book when just a few pages in as he’s driving to his Uncles farm, stuck behind a tracker, we get Simon telling his cat they are going warp speed sloth! And those great one liners stay with us throughout. I enjoyed the insta – lust/love between Simon and Gentry. And how they try to fight it but know it’s inevitable. Just a well rounded feel good story.