Another funny and enjoyable read by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente. Their books are always good for laugh and this one was no exceptions with all the usual hijinx of the small town, Happy Cat. I liked Olivia and Jace and hated Ginger from the hose book so it was great to read what happened with them all. Well written with entertaining storyline and endearing characters.
Hammered by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente is the second book in their fabulous new co-written Happy Cat series. Told in dual POV between Olivia Moonbeam, the town's resident aura-reader and crystal toting bundle of positivity, and Jace O'Dell, the town bad boy with a bad reputation, no matter how undeserved. Oh, and of course, Princess von Spooksalot and George Cooney. Mustn't forget the amazing supporting cast :-)
Jace has always been the bad boy, the daredevil, the one O'Dell boy guaranteed to get up to no good AND get caught for it. One spectacular night with Olivia has him wondering why he has wasted so much of his life in a toxic relationship with Ginger. Things are finally looking right in his world until he gets a call from Ginger stating she is pregnant with his child. Of course he is going to do the right thing and that, unfortunately, means saying goodbye to all the potential happiness a future with Olivia would mean.
Olivia's magical night with Jace not only opened her eyes to the fact he is her kindred - umm - spirit, but also to a new furever friend when they stumble across an abandoned hedgehog she names Princess von Spooksalot. When Jace calls with the news about ginger she is devastated but also glad she has her prickly friend to keep her busy. Now, if she could only figure why she can't stop sneezing...
Hilarious, angsty, super sexy, and filled with laugh out loud moments this book was awesome. It painted an even more vivid picture of the town of Happy Cat, Georgia, beyond the sex toy factory and introduced us to even more characters to laugh at, laugh with, and swoon over. Enjoy!
Squeeeeeeeee!!! Oh my god that was awesome and just as adorbs as Hosed. I picked it up this afternoon and fell so deep into Happy Cat I literally couldn't put it down. I had forgotten that this was the second book in the series and just started reading it and it all came flooding back with George Cooney. Damn I love that little rodent.
Olivia was so airy fairy and I remember her from the first book and although that's not my thing I loved everything about her. And I actually felt her sunshine presence as I read the book. She was just so much sunshine and light I could feel it radiate onto the huge smile I had the whole time I was reading the book.
And even though there was a bit more emotion in this than the first one it was still funny as hell in parts and the whole vibe of the book was so happy. I am still smiling just thinking about it and yet it still had some great chemistry and despite the fact Jace was marrying someone else for half of the book the romance was sweet as cake.
But before you panic no it isn't really a love triangle kind of thing you just have to trust Jace and see. Because Jace was awesome and I loved how he dealt with everything. It just felt so genuine and caring and he was so swoony. I loved seeing him with Olivia and hearing his inner thoughts just made him even sweeter.
And now I am even more obsessed with Happy Cat and it's inhabitants and I can't wait to see who is the next couple to be getting their story told. Fingers crossed it's Hope, although Savannah deserves it after her ex's stunts. But no matter who it is I will be one clicking like a hedgehog on a squirrels tail 😉
Pippa and Lili are an excellent writing team, as book two in this series demonstrates. Jace O'Dell is the town screw up, but he wants to prove all the naysayers wrong. Olivia Moonbeam is the one woman who looks past all the gossip to see the real him, and Jace finds himself falling for her after a steamy encounter behind his bar.
But when his on-off girlfriend, Ginger, tells him she's pregnant, Jace is determined to do the right thing by his child, regardless of how he feels for their mother. So he reluctantly breaks it off with Olivia and agrees to marry Ginger. The only way he can get through the ceremony is drunk, so he doesn't so much as murmur a protest when Olivia turns up on her Vespa and whisks him away. What will the townsfolk say? Will Jace go through with doing the right thing, or will he follow his heart? Will Ginger let her man go so easily?
This book is funny, sweet, and easy to read. This is the kind of book that will take your mind off everything and just allow you to enjoy a good story.
Hammered is book 2 in the Happy Cat series and Grant & Valente takes you on a very crazy journey. Jace and Olivia are not a match which anyone saw coming but once they got together there was no denying their chemistry.
When Jace’s ex comes back into his life she stirs things up that don’t start to add up and Olivia is going to find out what that is. Olivia starts finding pieces of the puzzle, but is she able to stop the groom before he makes a mistake? When the crazy comes out to play you are left with a broken-down clown school, a racoon, kittens and a very cute hedgehog.
Hammered is told in dual POV and took me on a ride for sure; just when you think the Happy Cat couldn’t get any more bizarre; Grant & Valente prove you wrong.
I enjoyed reading this book and I feel that I now have a greater understanding of Racoons and how their minds work!
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog. Well it was great stepping back in to the town of Happy Cat and it's crazy residents. This is the second book collaborated by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente and it is every bit as out there as the first one. Once again I couldn't tell who wrote what, the book just flows so well in all its craziness. I felt like I was continuously laughing at the antics of Jace and Olivia. Olivia is the funnier of the two. She certainly dances to her own beat and I loved that. She was certainly unique but also very refreshing. I have to take my hat off to both these incredible authors. Not only do they nail the human element in this book, but to be able to write animals that actually add to the story is nothing short of incredible. I really hope there will be more books from the O'Dell brothers in the not too distant future. I am hoping and praying that Blake's book is next.
Hammered is the second book in the Happy Cat series (still a hilarious name for a town) and it follows Jace and Olivia. But most importantly George Cooney, Princess von Spooksalot and Sir Pendleton Macavoy, Investigator at Large. That’s right, George has got some new friends in the form of a hedgehog and a taxidermied squirrel. If you’ve read the previous book you’ll know that George is a riot and saves the day. And he’s back at it again. We don’t see as much of him because Princess and Sir Pendleton take centre stage. Both of whom are Olivia’s pets on her journey to finding love with Jace whilst dodging a crazy girlfriend, hedgehog nappers, a creepy cop and the general zaniness of the Happy Cat residents. So I mean you could pretend you’re reading Hammered for Jace and Olivia who are actually the main characters. But let’s be real, you’re reading it for George Cooney, the real hero.