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?
The cat’s owner lifted his head, his brown eyes meeting Brodie’s and widening. A blush filled his cheeks, and he jerked back. Now Brodie could see the fine features of his face, the faint cleft in his chin, and the bookish handsomeness. Wow.
Brodie smiled reassuringly at him. “What’s my patient’s name?”
“Uh, Molly,” he stammered, licking his lips.
“Well, I’m Doctor Brodie Hall, and I promise I’ll take great care of Molly for you.”
“Thanks,” he said, a grateful note in his voice. “Um, I’m Grant Murchison.”
“Nice to meet you, Grant. So, this little girl ate something that disagreed with her, huh?” Brodie asked.
Grant nodded. “Yeah, I woke up to her throwing up. I rushed her right over.”
“Any idea what she ate?”
“Uhm.” He blushed again and lifted a plastic bag out of the paper one on the floor, showing the vet a mangled purple silicone sex toy.
Brodie’s eyes widened as he fought back a smirk. That was a first. He cleared his throat before he spoke. “Is that what I think it is?”
Grant nodded, closing his eyes, as if he was trying to shut out the embarrassing truth. “Uh, if you think it’s a dildo, then, yes, you’d be right. I used it, washed it, and left it on the edge of the bathtub. I had no idea she’d eat it.” His expression turned miserable.
“That’s … uh, well, I have to say this is a first for me,” Brodie admitted.
Length: Novella (33,227 words/117 pages)
Length: Novella (33,227 words/120 pages)
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