Happy release week to Nikki LeClair! Her new chick lit novel, CATS, CHAOS, AND CONDO BOARD WARS, is available now!
This is my stop on the blog tour organized by The Letterers Collective.
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Cats, Chaos, and Condo Board Wars by Nikki LeClair
Published by Kindred Ink Press on March 20, 2019
Genres: Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy
Still recovering from an amazing-turned-terrible date, Hilary Brandt lives each day as best she can with her successful event planning career, flamboyant assistant, escape-artist cat, and eccentric roommate.
Most events run smoothly for Hilary, but occasionally, one goes awry and a client turns...evil. Relieved that her boss knows that type of client, Hilary quickly jumps into her next event, planning two parties for a very handsome executive.
When elections for condo board president come around, Hilary lets her friends and neighbors convince her to run against the by-the-letter, long-sitting president — also known as Hilary’s number one personal critic. As the election campaigns launch, the romance-that-almost-was reappears, a coworker tries to steal a client, and her opponent starts to fight dirty.
Hilary quickly realizes she may just be in over her head, but can she fight fire with fire? Stumble through the awkward encounters with the hot neighbor or swoony client? Fight for a new event when the election begins to meddle with her career? Or is the chaos just too much?
“Glover just had animal control take Pax away!”
My heart drops to my feet. “What?”
Eli looks at me, frowning.
“She said he was the one that impregnated Mr. Spatola’s show cat. She also slapped an orange notice on the door because she said he was the one who peed in the ficus trees in the lobby, and now you have to replace them. Last week, she said it was Mina’s cat. You know the one, blind in one eye. They live on floor seven. I swear, she hates cats.”
I stomp both feet, and Eli jumps at my reaction. “He never even leaves the apartment!”
“Well, sometimes I let him roam the hall when I go down to do laundry…”
“I feel bad he’s stuck in these three rooms! He’s a cat. They’re natural prowlers. They need the chance to explore, hunt, and… He’s fixed anyway, you said! Glover just hates him because she hated your grandfather. You know she’s been gunning to get rid of Pax for the last three years.”
Pax isn’t even my cat. He’s my grandfather’s. Pax came with the condo at Fairway Towers that I otherwise would not be able to afford. Actually, I still can’t really afford it on my own, which is why I asked Luna to move in with me two years ago. My grandfather had paid off a large portion of the mortgage before he passed so I wasn’t left with much to pay. He even paid for the mortgage transfer into my name, unbeknownst to me.
He was such a kind, loving man. When he passed on, almost everyone in the building came to his funeral, and when I moved in, they all came to greet me. Some brought me pies and casseroles. Glover brought me the condo rule book and warnings.