Monday, June 13, 2011
Monday Mumbling - A Boy and His Dog
Okay, maybe not necessarily HIS dog, but a dog, or a cat, or a gerbil, or horse. Inspired by Kris' comment last week about vets, I thought I'd mention some of my fave vet books. There's something about a guy who loves and animals and wants to take care of them that makes you go all smooshy inside.
So some of my fave vets have been:
In A Sure Fire Cure by Kate Steele, shy repressed vet Dean is swept off his feet by horse-rancher Scott, while dealing with a nasty politician father, and a stalker (sorry Chris, this is older, so stalker were new then LOL).
Once Upon a Veterinarian by Drew Zachary found vet Ben and cop Tim meet on a case of pet poisoning and have a bit of trouble getting together, no thanks to Ben's obliviousness to his female partner's no so subtle sabotage of his relationship.
Newly graduated vet student Wally, tags along with his friend Phillip when he goes to visit rancher Dakota in Andrew Grey's Shared Range. A cute story of a closeted rancher finding love.
Florist Jude finds vet Rex, new to town when he needs help for his cat in Shawn Lane's Twice in a Lifetime. Another sweet one with Jude a bit nervous about starting a new relationship.
Man and Wolf by Kate Roman has wolf-shifter Rob meets vet Jamie when his dog falls ill and there is instant attraction, combined with a government conspiracy that Rob has run from, a psycho animal control officer and a funny little dog they adopt.
So, any favourite vets I've missed? I'm sure there are. Do you find a guy with an animal makes you just go "awwwww"?
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Chay from Without Reservations!
OMG. How could I have forgotten Chay, Ingrid? Good call.
LOL about the stalker, Tam! :)
Here are some others (using keyword search in my reviewettes and at FW):
The "On Call" books by PD Singer
Catching a Second Wind by Sean Michael
Wearing Death by Jamie Craig
Left of Center by Zathyn Priest
Picture Perfect by Bethany Brown & Ashlyn Kane
Change of Heart & Change in Attitude by Kiernan Kelly
The Last Snow of Winter by Ian Muise
Twilight by Carolina Valdez
Doggone Love by Deirdre O'Dare
You have some good ones there Chris. I have read the On-Call, Wearing Death, and Picture Perfect (I forgot about that one) but haven't read any of the others. Didn't Picture Perfect have a stalker? LOL
It did. *sigh*
I've read quite a few of the ones you and Chris mentioned. And of course Chay as well. Pet's can add a lot to a story. Love the pic, too!
OMG, I'm so impressed that Chris can come up with that extensive a list at a moment's notice! Talk about being well-read. :)
The only vet character I can think of is that guy in the Deviations Submission series that I read (only the first one) clear back in 2007. Well, you know how smug doms don't click with me as a reader.
On the other hand, I thought the authors were wise to make him a vet because it was a warm and humanizing touch to offset his smug dom-ness. If he'd been a doctor, especially something like a surgeon, it would have been too much.
LOL, Val - actually, it's more due to my search skills. I haven't read all of those! :)
Oh, thank God, Chris! I was feeling so inadequate. :D
Yes, pets make a guy seem softer. As long as they aren't ignored for weeks or only dragged out for a cute moment then forgotten again.
Hmm. Well, I've never read any in that series Val. But it can give a more human feel to a character and yeah, smug doms are not my thing either.
The job of vet is not always front and centre either. I think sometimes we read books with characters who have specific careers but you don't "see" it on page so it just kind of slips by unnoticed.
Who knew my people were so hawt?!
Aw honey, we just had to look at you to know that. ;-)
Vets are my super seekrit weakness when it comes to m/m.
And now - if you will excuse me - I need to do some shopping. :)
Glad we could be of service Kris. :-D
*gasp* There were vet books Kris hadn't read?! O.O
I think we've manages to cover all the ones I've read. I like vet books too and particularly the 'On Call' stories by PD Singer.
I am delurking because I just have to add to the list - if future books count? My friend Meredith Shayne will be releasing a book in 10 days - and one of the main characters is a vet :)
I enjoyed those too Jen.
Definitely counts Orannia. We'll have to keep an eye out for it.
I am only here to update my list...
Thanks guys and I love Sure Fire Cure - I have re-read that one a time or two...
I've re-read it as well EH. :-)
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