Don't Give Me Butterflies

Don't Give Me Butterflies

by Tara Sheets

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Pine Cove Island calls to her soul . . .
As the Queen of Impulsive Decisions, Kat Davenport has found herself without a job or a place to live. So settling on Pine Cove Island isn’t the sanest choice—meaning it’s perfect. Like the mysterious Holloway cousins, Kat has her own unique gift. In her case, it’s a knack for communicating with animals. Which makes getting hired at the local animal shelter feel like kismet. Especially when she finds a room to rent at a nearby lavender farm—complete with a sweet landlord and her brawny grandson—a guy who happens to give Kat an all-too-familiar flutter in her stomach . . .
Jordan Prescott isn’t back in Pine Cove to find romance. He’s here to sell the family farm, a fact that bewilders Kat. A former foster kid, she can’t understand why he’d give up his childhood home. So when the big-hearted beauty starts bringing home strays from the shelter, Jordan is suddenly her adversary. Until their fiery disagreements turn into fiery kisses . . .
Now Kat is falling for a man who will likely make her homeless yet again. Unless she learns how to lend her considerable powers to taming the beast lurking inside this prince . . .
Praise for Don't Call Me Cupcake

“I loved this book!  Beautifully written and the story has stayed with me.”

Jude Deveraux

“Funny, sexy, charming and full of practical magic. . . . Fans of Sarah Addison Allen will love this novel.” –RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420146301
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Series: The Holloway Girls Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 214,610
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Award‑winning author Tara Sheets is a lover of fairytales and a staunch believer in happily ever after.  She enjoys writing women’s fiction and lighthearted romance with a splash of magic.  Tara holds a BA in Communications and is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Popular Fiction Writing Program.  Her debut novel, Don’t Call Me Cupcake, won the 2016 Golden Heart® sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Tara now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her book‑loving family and a book‑eating dog named Merlin. Please visit her at or on Twitter @Tara_Sheets.

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Don't Give Me Butterflies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
The third book in The Holloway Girls was just as good as the first two in the series. This is the story of Kat Davenport a lovely woman who grew up in foster care. She has low self-esteem and this plays into her shy, introverted nature, keeping of secrets and running when things go bad. She ended up on Pine Cove Island after a bad relationship in LA. She was not sure why there, but it felt right. Just like the two previous books, she has a special ability, the ability to sense animals feelings and communicate with them. Before you close this review as ridiculous, this is not like Dr. Doolittle where she actually "talks" to animals, they don't speak English, but she is able to determine what they are trying to communicate through their sounds and she can sense things when she touches them. Shortly after arriving, she meets Jordan Prescott. He has returned home to Pine Cove to help his grandmother fix up the lavender farm to sell. He meets Kat at the local market, in a humorous situation that had me giggling. As Kat and Jordan keep running into each other, their feelings for each other become hard to resist. I really enjoyed the characters in this story, not only Kat and Jordan, but also Jordan's grandmother Opal. She is 90 years old and was left to take care of the farm when her hippie son and daughter-in-law took off to live in Asia. She is the epitome of a loving grandma that doesn't want to age gracefully. It was her actions that helped to bring Kat and Jordan together. Kat is also dealing with trying to find family. Her two new friends, Emma and Juliette, are convinced that she is family somehow, so there is a bit of a hunt, some secrets about the family home and some magic involved as well. The romance storyline is sweet to start, but becomes more intense as the story moves on. The banter between them is fun at times but there are some hurdles and roadblocks along the way that cause some problems in their relationship. I love the animal story as well. There is a miniature donkey, a couple of dogs (one with 3 legs), a goat, some chickens, a cat and kittens and a rather greedy crow that all add to the story. Take a person who loves animals, throw in someone who is allergic to cats, an animals shelter and a 90 year old grandma who wants to volunteer to foster animals and you know there will be some fun there. Overall I enjoyed this story. With a couple of storylines going on, the author does a great job of blending it all together. I loved the ending and how things worked out in the end. I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy romance stories that are not too steamy. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Always_Write More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author, and I enjoyed it very much. It's apparently the third in the series, and it can certainly be read as a standalone. However, I enjoyed it enough that I now want to read the other two books. The characters are well developed and likeable, and it's a lot of fun to watch Kat and her hodgepodge of orphaned animals break down grumpy-puss Jordan's walls. As an animal lover, I was captivated by all the critters and by Kat's magical ability to communicate with them. Uncovering the truth behind Kat's connection to the Holloways was entertaining as well. Overall, this is a very entertaining, sweet read that certainly gave me butterflies. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing an ARC for review.
KivicCT140 More than 1 year ago
I absolutley LOVED Don't Give Me Butterflies by Tara Sheets. This is the third book I've read by Ms. Sheets and its definitely another winner. Wonderful storyline, great dialogue, likable characters and overall a super fun read. Another 5 stars for one of my favorite new authors. #DontGiveMeButterflies #NetGalley
TheCompulsiveReader7 More than 1 year ago
(4.5 stars) - Perfect summer entertainment Tara Sheets' 3rd book from her "charming" Holloway Girls series is possibly the best of all. While the book can stand alone, I highly recommend reading them all in order to fully appreciate their family's background & gifts. These are fun, lighthearted stories with an almost fairytale feel to them, and this one's recurring hints at Beauty and the Beast with the beauty being an animal charmer were pretty amusing. The magical premise adds an interesting twist on a popular romance trope, and the ending is a highly satisfying conclusion to the series! Clean romance level: passionate kisses, secular attitudes on sex outside of marriage & the main characters have sex, but despite occasions of innuendo & some initial detail, no graphic details are given Language: a smattering of d*** & h*** usages Religion: secular, though there are a handful or two of instances of using the Lord's Name in vain, unfortunately
MKF More than 1 year ago
Oh sigh! Kat's trying to pull her life together and living on Pine Cove Island is a chance to breathe. She's got a mysterious way with animals and of course takes a job with the local shelter- and then starts bringing some of the animals home! Jordan is not so happy about this initially, because he's come back to the island to sell the farm where she's living. Regular romance readers know, however, that these two will overcome their differences and live happily ever after. This is a lovely story with a gentle touch, not only from the animals but also because it's, to be honest, not steamy. Thanks to net galley for the ARC. Perfect relaxing read with two characters (and lots of animals) you will root for.