2 Dead Fish Named Kevin by L. A. Witt is a short sweet contemporary holiday romance. It’s built around the idea of a zoo that , as a holiday fundraiser, sells different zoo food for their animal exhibits with the people being able to name the food (fish, crickets, etc) before whatever animals are given them to eat!
Here Witt creates a entertaining situation with two men who each name a fish Kevin after a toxic ex for the Bears to eat. In a highly amusing way, and with help from the zookeeper, they discover it’s not just a name they have in common.
From there we follow as the men get to know each other and share their stories about their experiences with the ex and hopes for the future. All while visiting various animal exhibits at the zoo.
It’s charming, realistic, and engaging.
I liked the men, I enjoyed the relationship they were building , and that there was no immediate instant love but a recognition of like and wanting to see where it goes. Very believable and grounded.
And that made the epilogue that much sweeter.
I’m definitely recommending the very adorable 2 Dead Fish Named Kevin by L. A. Witt. It’s not just for Valentine’s Day but for anyone who enjoys contemporary romance.
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“Help raise money to improve our habitat! For a small donation, we’ll name a fish after your ex and feed it to the bears on Valentine’s Day!”
For Garrett Mitchell, who just found out his butthead of an ex-boyfriend cheated on him, that donation is money well spent.
And Tristan Waverly was just unceremoniously dumped by a man who is absolutely worthy of being tossed to hungry bears, so he’s more than happy to buy a fish.
As the bears chow down, though, everyone’s wondering the same thing—is it a coincidence, or are both fish named after the same guy?
There’s only one way to find out.
But when Garrett and Tristan come face to face, suddenly the last man either wants to think about is Kevin.
2 Dead Fish Named Kevin is a light, fluffy, and short Valentine’s Day romance (22,500 words)