SAVAS’S WILDCAT by Anne McAllister
Savas’s Wildcat by Anne McAllister
Reviewed by Vanessa
Catriona “Cat” MacLean and Yiannis Savas had dated two years (maybe three years as the story couldn’t decide) before, when Cat started making noises about getting married, and Yiannis said he wasn’t interested how about a pizza? (Funny because the opening snippet of this scene says “drink” not “pizza”) Thrown together over their mutual desire to help her grandmother and take care of an eight-month-old child, Cat sees a different side of Yiannis. However, it may be too late for them as she is engaged and looking at finally getting the dream she has set up for herself. Yet, Yiannis may prove to be too much temptation for Cat especially when he seems to be a natural in the role she wanted to share with him years ago. Will Yiannis be able to convince Cat that they could still share in her dream, or has he lost her to the other man for good?
Savas’s Wildcat was fun to watch as these two fell in love again. I didn’t always agree that Yiannis was being selfish by not sharing the same goals as Cat, but I liked that he learned to compromise in the end. I don’t believe that Yiannis never truly felt anything for Cat, he just wanted different things out of life, but he realized that in order for her to truly be happy, he may have to give in some on those things. Perhaps one could argue that Yiannis was a tad bit selfish in Savas’s Wildcat by not wanting to share his life with others, including his own family, yet it was all understandable in the end.
I also didn’t like the fact that the other man came across as not that great of a guy in Savas’s Wildcat, which perhaps was to show that he wasn’t necessarily a great match for Cat too.
The confession of the time span between when she walked away from dating Yiannis and the present messed with my flow in reading Savas’s Wildcat as well. I felt that Yiannis was a compassionate, caring, reliable man and that he truly loved Cat in the end; he just didn’t want to have a forever type of relationship in the beginning because it involved a little too much work for him. For a bit, I believed that there may be some angst tossed in with Cat’s so-called cousin and her machinations, but that didn’t pan out how I had hoped.
Sure Yiannis blunders a bit more in Savas’s Wildcat and Cat walks, but he does get it this time and steps up to the plate by offering Cat her every dream all wrapped up in one delicious package! Yiannis was a guy who finally realized that the things that are worth keeping and having, are also worth working for and putting in the effort for.