Better Than People

Better Than People

3.97 (2,698 ratings by Goodreads)
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"An irresistible queer romance." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

It's not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire...

Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he's been missing. Meeting a grumpy children's book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn't easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has colored his whole life, but Jack Matheson's menagerie is just what Simon needs.

Four dogs, three cats and counting. Jack's pack of rescue pets is the only company he needs. But when a bad fall leaves him with a broken leg, Jack is forced to admit he needs help. That the help comes in the form of the most beautiful man he's ever seen is a complicated, glorious surprise.

Being with Jack--talking, walking, making out--is a game changer for Simon. And Simon's company certainly...eases the pain of recovery for Jack. But making a real relationship work once Jack's cast comes off will mean compromise, understanding and lots of love.

Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

Garnet Run
Book 1: Better Than People
Book 2: Best Laid Plans
Book 3: The Lights on Knockbridge Lane
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 20mm | 272g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1335542825
  • 9781335542823
  • 797,749

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"Parrish delivers an irresistible queer romance [...] This sensitive tale will leave readers with big smiles on their faces." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The endearing cast of pets in this heartfelt and hopeful contemporary romance will definitely steal readers' hearts." --Booklist

"Better Than People is the kind of book you'll want to hold close and read much like the life that Simon and Jack share in the story: while curled up on the couch with the fire flickering and your dogs close by." --Love in Panels

"Parrish has a real talent for writing unusual characters and conveying the struggles that they go through brilliantly through inner dialogue. [...] Highly recommended for all the feelz!" --Love Bytes
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Rating details

2,698 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (811)
4 43% (1,149)
3 23% (608)
2 4% (103)
1 1% (27)
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