Our Favorite Romance Novels Featuring Unusual Pets


[Note from Frolic: This post is brought to you by our friends at Kensington. Looking for your next book starring an unconventional furry friend? Look no further than Lone Wolf by by Diana Palmer, Kate Pearce, & Rebecca Zanetti!]

If there’s one thing we love reading about as much as kissing, it’s pets! Some of our favorite romance heroes and heroines are never seen without their trusty dog or cat. But what about the heroines with more unconventional furry friends!? Today, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite romance novels starring wolves, chickens and more!

Lone Wolf by Diana Palmer, Kate Pearce, & Rebecca Zanetti

Did someone say wolves!? We did! If you’re in the mood to howl at the moon, look no further than this collection from authors Diana Palmer, Kate Pearce and Rebecca Zanetti. This collection of novellas comes with three HEAs, guaranteed. All very different but incredibly enticing, these novellas focus on heroes that have wolves for pets. How fun, right!? Here’s more about the collection: 

“Headlined by western romance legend Diana Palmer, three celebrated New York Times bestselling authors combine their talents to celebrate the wildest version of man’s best friend–the noble wolf. Each novella revolves around a rugged man and his trusty wolf protector as an opportunity for happily ever afters arise. Filled with sizzling tension and well-drawn characters–animal and human alike–this anthology is sure to resonate with readers looking to answer the call of the wild.

Loyal as a wolf–and just as strong and untamed–three solitary heroes are about to meet their perfect partners, in this thrilling collection from a trio of New York Times bestselling authors…”

We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk

Thanks to Lindsey on Twitter for letting us know about her fun book that features a three-legged cat! Nothing warms our hearts more than a heroine in love with her kitty cat. Here’s some more about the book: 

“Is it a break? Or is it a blip?

‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’

‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’

There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out

Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug.

But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other? Most importantly, do they want to?”

Only a Cowboy Will Do by AJ Pine

A psychic…chicken?? Yes, you heard that right! Thanks to Estelle on Twitter for letting us know about this delightful title from author AJ Pine! Here’s some more about the book: 

“Forty candles, and one for luck. Jenna Owens wants one thing for her birthday this year: a fairy-tale ending of her own and a little relaxation at a quaint California ranch. What she didn’t want was to get caught in a storm on her way to Meadow Valley. Or to get stuck with a ridiculously hot, too-charming-for-his-own-good cowboy—one who makes Jenna reconsider her “I don’t date younger guys” rule. But a little vacation flirtation might be just what she needs.

Colt Morgan isn’t interested in long-term relationships. Not since his last one crashed and burned after his fiancée found out he wanted a big family. So when he learns that Jenna has a list of items to accomplish on her trip—including having fling—Colt is all too happy to oblige. Yet the more he and Jenna get to know each other, the more Colt starts to wonder if maybe they have a chance at a real future. But when Jenna’s past upends everything Colt thought he wanted, are all bets off? Or will they find a way to make both their dreams come true?”

Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

A pet skunk? Yes. Thanks so much to Kate on Twitter for letting us know about this super wacky pet. Who says unique pets are only for contemporary romance? Certainly not us. Here’s some more about the book:

“Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.

Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.

Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle.

But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . .”

Do you have a favorite book with unique pets? Let us know in the comments below, and pick up your copy of Lone Wolf today!

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