Due to some life experiences, Pepper needed to write something silly and fun and launched the new book under a pen name so people knew it was very different to her Dark Romance.

TESS HUNTER is the brand for her Romantic Comedies.

Can’t Touch This




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I don’t want to touch it.

I really, really don’t.

He’s egotistical, crass, and my patient’s owner—which makes him totally off limits.

Yep, that’s right. He owns the wiener I’m currently working on.

A wiener dog—get your dirty mind out of the gutter.

I’ve also worked on his Spoodle, his Cocker-shitzu, and a Cheagle—don’t ask. (And no, it’s not a sexual position).

It doesn’t help that he also represents most of my joint-owned veterinary practice’s small clientele. We’d only just opened the doors a few months ago, and in he strode with a yelping Taco Terrier.  One haughty look at our sparkling new facilities, he’d demanded royal treatment, even though I was currently finger deep up a squalling tom cat.

Ever since then, he expects me to serve him.

Any time. All the time.

Him and his revolving zoo of dogs.

One of these days, I’m going to swat him for being such a pompous ass but I can’t deny the way he handles his charges makes me want to see past the ‘do as I say and don’t ask questions’ barking exterior.

But then last week…he caught me staring at his um, cough, package.

His bossy commands switched to a cocky smirk.

He gave me permission to do something I promised myself I would never ever do.

I can touch it.

If I want…



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Romantic Comedy Newsletter Alerts


  • “A hero who loves animals? Sign me up!!! Can’t touch this is adorable, zany and sexy fun!” — Lauren Blakely, Queen of Romantic Comedy & New York Times Bestseller
  • “Quick banter, sexy-as-hell snark, and freakin’ funny moments with a hero and heroine I adored to pieces. Pepper’s rom com debut delivered big time with a steamy, feel-good, FUN story that had me smiling until the last page!” – Violet Duke, New York Times bestselling author
  • I laughed so hard at parts of this book I cried!  This book is the perfect book to put a smile on your face no matter what kind of mood you are in! Seriously would be a book I could see turned into a funny movie! 5/5 stars! Reviewed for Sweet & Spicy Reads
  •  She totally nailed it! The flirty banter, the funny situations and the light hearted feeling is all there. I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading. 5 Stars Rochelle, Goodreads