Renae, book blogger at Respiring Thoughts. Reading addict. Dog lover. Possessor of too many paperbacks.
...because she understands that hot men with furry animals (and potentially babies) are even more adorable than hot men without furry animals.
Case in point:
“Devilish men should not be allowed to hold kittens, babies, or bouquets of wildflowers. There ought to be an Act of Parliament.” — from The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright (ebook-only novella, pub. 2012 from Avon Impulse)
" 'Young ladies like you don’t pass time with men like me.'
'Men like you? You mean the sort of men who rescue helpless young ladies in the street and carry puppies in their satchels?' She gave a playful shiver. 'Lord preserve me from men like you.' " — from A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove series #3, pub. 2012)
ADDITIONALLY, one should never underestimate a timely insertion of vulgar, second-grade humor.
" 'A duchess might contemplate all manner of cutting remarks and frustrated oaths. But even in the face of extreme annoyance, she stifles any such ejaculations.'
'My,' Miss Simms said, wide-eyed. 'I do hope dukes aren’t held to the same standard. Can’t be healthy for a man, always stifling his ejaculations.' " — from Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove series #4, pub. 2013)