The birthday I remember with the most affection came when I turned twelve. We’d lost our family pet, a sweet, elderly dachshund named Susie, a few months earlier. It was a sad time for all of us, especially my parents – they’d had Susie since before I was born. After that, my mother put her foot down and said no more pets for awhile. She just couldn’t handle losing another one.

Then my grandmother’s cat had kittens, and they were six of the most adorable balls of fluff I’d ever seen. I wanted one so badly, but Mom said no. But grandmothers have a way of getting what they want. So when Gram showed up at my birthday party cradling one of the kittens in her arms, Mom gave her a stern look, then turned to me and said, “Fine, you can have it. But you have to clean its box every day and feed it!”

All of which I did gladly. Since that day, I’ve been a confirmed cat person. In fact, there’s a little black-and-white fellow named Timothy warming my feet right now. 🙂

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Renowned mezzo-soprano Colette DuPlessis is carrying on a torrid affair with her costar, handsome young tenor David Lewis. David wants Colette as more than just a short-term fling, but she must return home to Paris—and her husband, conductor Aleksandr Petrovsky.

Though she and Aleks have an open marriage, Colette vows never to see David again. But when her new costar cancels right before opening night, she has no choice but to suggest David as a replacement.

It doesn’t take long before Aleks notices the amazing chemistry sizzling between David and his wife—and realizes he’s attracted to the gorgeous young singer himself. He and Colette quickly make it their mission to seduce him.

The three of them explore the far reaches of pain and pleasure. But Colette and David both soon learn they must guard their hearts closely, or risk losing themselves within this entangled trio.

Reader Advisory: This hot little number contains rougher-than-average sex. We’d never spoil the fun, so we’ll just say “fist” and let your imagination go with that.

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