I, Thomas Clifford Donnely, am a manwhore.
I’ve been told I’m irresistible to women. Like catnip for a different type of pussy-cat. I guess you could call me a Tom Cat.
This is the story about how I lost my wingman, broke all my own rules, and found myself falling in love.
Tom Donnelly isn't the marrying kind, or the dating kind. Even after losing his #1 wingman to love, he doesn't see the point in relationships. When his sister's best friend returns to Whidbey Island and propositions Donnelly for a one-night stand, he breaks one of his biggest rules—no fooling around with his sisters' friends. It's just sex, nothing more. That's what Tom does and does well.
What happens when "just sex" isn't enough?
Hailey King is more than a match for Tom's flirtations. She's known him most of her life and has heard the rumors about his "skills" for years. When her perfectly planned future falls apart, will the last man she should ever fall for turn out to be more than a one-night stand?
When she walked toward me, I was ninety-percent certain she wanted to slap me. I spread my stance and tensed for the impact. Sadly, she wouldn’t be the first woman to smack me or attempt it. Good thing I was pretty fast at dodging and weaving.
I held her gaze as she got closer. Part of me wanted to close my eyes and turn the other cheek … literally. Or back down the hall and hide in the men’s room. Ah, the men’s bathroom. A place no woman dared to go unless absolutely necessary. Urinals freaked them out.
I took a big step backward and then another until the darkness of the hall to the back room enveloped me. I wasn’t running. Far from it. I moved slowly and kept my eyes on my assailant stalking toward me.
I probably should have asked myself why she wanted to slap me. Had I stopped to think, I might have realized unlike most women with the same expression on their face, I hadn’t actually given her a reason to be mad at me. At least none I knew about.
Her eyes narrowed and she cut the distance between us in half with two long strides. To my left was the door to the bathroom and potential salvation. Further behind me stood the backdoor and freedom. While I debated hiding or fleeing, she made the decision for me by grabbing the front of my shirt.
“Hey, what’s up?” Always act innocent. In this case, I didn’t have to act.
“I’ve been looking all over for you tonight.”
I raised an eyebrow. “You have?”
She stared at my mouth and pressed her lips together. “I have. Why is a good man hard to find when you need him?”
Her words rearranged themselves in my head after she’d spoken them. “Don’t you mean a hard man is good to find when you need him?”
She snorted out a laugh. “Exactly. You read my mind.” Her hand not clutching my shirt touched the bared skin above my belt.
“Hey, whoa, where you going with that hand?” I jerked my hips back to escape her wandering fingers.
“I need a good man. And since I don’t know any good men, I decided I needed a hard man tonight.”
“Okay.” I grabbed her hands in mine to protect myself from her assault. “Can I ask you one thing?”
The subtle slur answered my question, but I asked it anyway. “Have you been drinking?”
“Tommm, don’t be mean. You sleep with everyone on the island. I need you to sleep with me. Now.” The slight rasp to her voice had strengthened into a sultry purr.
Definitely not sober. “What happened to your own man? Have sex with him.”
She pressed a finger to my lips. “No talking, more sex.”
“More implies there’s some sex to begin with.” I couldn’t figure out why I bothered to argue. Sex without strings was my thing.
But could I have stringless sex with her? I had rules.
While I was lost in some sort of moral debate, she kissed me.
Worse, my body responded, and I liked it. A lot.
She was an amazing kisser—even buzzed and with grabby hands, her lips and tongue teased mine with a balance of aggression and skill.
When she bit my bottom lip, I did the smart thing. I kissed her back.
I am not sure what cave I have been living in, but Daisy Prescott you are AMAZING! Daisy Prescott is my new fan-girl crush, and I can't wait to dive into her backlist (turns out I own Geoducks are for Lovers) and gorge on her awesomeness.
When I picked up Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat I was hoping this would be good, but this book went beyond good and to one of my favorites of the year! I loved every single thing about this book. Yep. Every. Thing. If you have been reading my reviews for a while you know I can always find something I don't like in a book, (even in my favorite of 5 star reads), but Daisy Prescott nailed it! Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat is an excellent story from start to finish and I am so sad that it I finished this so fast that I have gone back and re-read most of this book again (or maybe some parts 2-3 times).
The characters in this story (I know some of these characters were introduced in Ready to Fall, which I will be reading very soon) are one of the best parts. I loved every character and their quirks, sassiness and unabashed sense of who they are. Tom and Hailey are some of the best characters I have read in long while. These two know who they are, what they want and don't pretend things aren't what they thought they would be. The emotions that these two go through are a real treat to read and Daisy Prescott did a fantastic job of giving the reader "the fall". We get to discover this love story along with Tom and Hailey and it was magical. The cast of secondary characters were amusing and added just the right touch to the story to make you want to go back and read all Daisy's other books just to see if they are in those too.
My next favorite thing (besides Tom) was the story told in Tom's POV and the dialogue. Both the POV from Tom and the witty, fast paced dialogue driven story is full of win for me. I loved getting into Tom's mind and really seeing what all he is going through with everything that happens to his character during Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat. Tom was sexy, just the right amount of dirty and easy to fall in love (or lust) with. His character took charge but kept up a sense of laid back at the same time. Daisy Prescott has a talent with dialogue, the conversations felt like real actual people were talking to you instead of reading words on a page. The connection the reader gets with Tom is special, letting you enjoy the ride without fear of the "big drama" lurking around the corner.
Are you ready to read Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat yet? You should be! If you love romance, humor and great characters, then this book is for you. If you, like me, have never read a Daisy Prescott book I can't recommend this enough! Fans of Daisy Prescott (are probably already reading this book and smirking at us idiots that haven't) are going to love this next book because they know that Daisy's books are full of win. If you do nothing else this week, buy yourself this book! You deserve to read a book this good!! 1-click and enjoy!
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Before writing bestselling contemporary adult romances, I dreamed of being an author while doing a lot of other things. Antiques dealer, baker, blue ribbon pie-maker, fangirl, freelance writer, gardener, pet mom and wife are a few of the other titles I've acquired over the years.
Born and raised in San Diego, I currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with my husband, our dog Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat.