Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Review - The Pet Set Duet by Ann Omasta

The Pet Set Duet: Goofy Newfies & Itty Bitty Kitties by Ann Omasta
Narrated by Audra Cook
Publisher: Ann Omasta
Publication Date: June 20, 2018
Date Read: July 3, 2019
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
★★★☆☆
What could possibly be better than fluffy and gentle Goofy Newfies? How about if some playful and adorable Itty Bitty Kitties join in the fun?

This heartwarming audiobook features two stories that have it all...wagging tails, lighthearted laughs, adorable animal antics, and all of the positive, happy feelings you crave. It even squeezes in two sweet romances.

Whether you are a dog person, a cat person, or someone who has always wondered what all of the fuss is about, this audiobook is a feel-good listen that will leave you smiling and appreciating your favorite pet.

Grab The Pet Set Duet today because you deserve more fun, happiness, and cuddles in your life! Which side will you choose? #TeamDog or #TeamCat?

P.S. From Rascal, the dog: "Why is the dog vs. cat debate even a thing? Dogs love their hoomans more than anything. Cats barely tolerate their peeple, and they like to play scratchy-bleedy games. No, thank you!"

P.P.S. From Morty, the cat: "I won't even touch on that dumb dog's atrocious spelling. Cats are obviously more intelligent and have more discerning tastes than dogs. Silly old dogs will love anyone unconditionally, but you have to earn a cat's love. Cats rule and dogs drool...literally."
My Review

This was cute!  I decided to listen to this audiobook because I am a huge animal lover.  Adding a cute animal to a great story is always a good thing.  This audiobook contains two works:  Goofy Newfies and Itty Bitty Kitties.  The two stories are very connected and share a lot of the same characters.  I wasn't totally in love with this audiobook but I thought it was overall a nice enough listen.

The audiobook opens with Goofy Newfies.  This story was my favorite of the pair.  I was intrigued by this story from the start.  Lily has just lost her husband but isn't quite as devastated as you might expect.  She is a writer so she deals with those feelings by writing about it but her writing gets her in trouble.  There is also a puppy that keeps sneaking away from the neighbor and cuddling up to her even though she is sure that she doesn't need a dog in the house.  I thought that the characters were interesting in this one and the dogs often took center stage.  The romance was very sweetly done.

Itty Bitty Kitties is the second story in the audiobook.  It is also about twice as long as the first story.  Unfortunately, this one didn't work out so well for me.  Julia is single, pregnant, and feels rather alone.  She moves in with her cousin along with her cat to start over.  I hate to say that I didn't care for Julia.  I found her to be rather annoying and quick to judge others.  I did like Derek quite a bit but I didn't feel any chemistry in the romance.

This was a very sweet set of stories that were very PG.  It was probably a little too PG and too cute for my tastes but that is not the fault of the book.  I just wanted things to heat up just a tiny bit.  I thought that the animals in the stories were very well done and I love how well developed they were as characters.

This was my first experience with Audra Cook as a narrator and I thought she did a good job with this story.  It was always very easy to tell which character was speaking and the voices were very well done.  She had a very pleasant reading voice that I found easy to listen to for hours at a time.

I think that a lot of readers will enjoy this one a bit more than I did.  Anyone who likes sweet romances with a heavy dose of adorable animals will want to give this one a try.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

8 comments:

  1. cute animals make stories so warm and fuzzy, I think pets make the book complete

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  2. Aww I like books with animals, I really do

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  3. I enjoy books with animals and some romance authors do great stories with them. It sounds like maybe it was all too sweet for me. I need some diversity in my books. I generally don't read romances without sex. Fantasy or Urban fantasy doesn't always have on page sex in romance but it has more happening with action or suspense or a mystery. I suspect these stories needed something more interesting plot-wise than the animals or romance?

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  4. I love books with dogs in them and this does sound like a cute read. I do like a lot of danger or...something with my romance.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. I didn't know that they were doing different stories in audiobooks too

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  6. What a cute cover. I don't mind a sweet romance.

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  7. They do sound like a cutie pair of stories. I like the sugary ones now and then.

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  8. This sounds really cute and sweet but maybe a bit too cute and sweet for regular moods!

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