Title: Better Than People
Author: Roan Parrish
Published by: Carina Adores
Released: August 25, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire…Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn’t easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has colored his whole life, but Jack Matheson’s menagerie is just what Simon needs.
Four dogs, three cats and counting. Jack’s pack of rescue pets is the only company he needs. But when a bad fall leaves him with a broken leg, Jack is forced to admit he needs help. That the help comes in the form of the most beautiful man he’s ever seen is a complicated, glorious surprise.
Being with Jack—talking, walking, making out—is a game changer for Simon. And Simon’s company certainly…eases the pain of recovery for Jack. But making a real relationship work once Jack’s cast comes off will mean compromise, understanding and lots of love. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Cute! I'm a sucker for animals in books and this one had them in spades. It also had a socially anxious person learning to be comfortable with someone else by taking a job as a dog walker. It also had a character struggling with an injury, and having to learn to rely on someone else.
It was all very cute, very sweet, and there were some sexy times. I thought their relationship was a nice build up.
Of course I loved all the animals. Pets will give you such genuine love.
I liked the writing and the banter between the characters. Overall, this story was precious. I liked it.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Better Than People by Roan Parrish. Thanks so much to Carina Adores and Roan Parrish for having me on the tour. If you're an animal lover, I'd suggest giving this one a read.