This week I’m welcoming Lisa Blake heroine of Carol Thomas‘ The Purrfect Pet Sitter to my blog to have her say.
Welcome, Lisa …
“What have I done? I’m staring at my mobile phone and the words on the screen, ‘Nate Baker has accepted your friend request’ are staring back at me. Drunken Facebooking! What was I thinking? And what must he think of me?
It has been eleven years since I last spoke to Nathan. Eleven years since the night of our prom and the events that spurred me to leave my hometown. I promised myself then I wouldn’t look back, and while it hasn’t always been easy, I have stuck to that promise – until now.
When things went so horribly wrong in London, and I returned to my parents’ house, starting over as The Purrfect Pet Sitter, I hoped the ‘what ifs’ would stop. Instead, it seems they are multiplying, and evenings spent looking at old photographs and snooping on Facebook are not helping.
The cooking sherry and Dr Oetker chocolate (not a high point but a slight incident at the supermarket meant the wine and Maltesers didn’t make it home) must have addled my brain. I don’t even like Facebook; I normally avoid it.
OK, so Nathan looked every bit as handsome in his photos as I remembered, and the pictures of him in the fireman’s uniform were quite something, but a friend request, really? Do you think he knows that a Facebook friend request is not an actual real-life friend request and that be my virtual friend doesn’t mean be my actual friend? Because seeing Nathan in the flesh, speaking to Nathan, being near him and only being his friend, I am not sure I can do that. And after what I did to him back when we were teenagers, how can I ever expect him to want to be anything more?”
Thank you, Lisa. I can’t wait to find out what happens between you and Nathan, indeed what happened in the past too … rushes off to buy a copy.
Introducing Lisa Blake, the purrfect pet sitter!
When Lisa Blake’s life in London falls apart, she returns to her hometown rebranding herself as ‘the purrfect pet sitter’ – which may or may not be false advertising!
But being back where she grew up, Lisa can’t escape her past. There’s her estranged best friend Flick who she bumps into in an embarrassing encounter in a local supermarket. And her first love, Nathan Baker, who, considering their history, is sure to be even more surprised by her drunken Facebook friend request than Lisa is.
As she becomes involved in the lives of her old friends Lisa must confront the hurt she has caused, discover the truth about her mysterious leather-clad admirer, and learn how to move forward when the things she wants most are affected by the decisions of her past.
View the book trailer: http://tinyurl.com/TPPS-booktrailer
About the author
Carol Thomas lives on the south coast of England with her husband, four children and lively young Labrador. She has been a playgroup supervisor and taught in primary schools for over fifteen years, before dedicating more of her time to writing. Carol is a regular volunteer at her local Cancer Research UK shop. She has a passion for reading, writing and people watching and can often be found loitering in local cafes working on her next book.
Carol writes contemporary romance novels, with relatable heroines whose stories are layered with emotion, sprinkled with laughter and topped with irresistible male leads.
To contact Carol use the following Website and Social Media Links