Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CUPID CATS by Katie MacAlister, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Connie Brockway

Publisher: Signet
Date published: July 2010
ISBN: 978-0-451-23072-0
Paranormal romance
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher

Cupid Cats is the name of a cat shelter where the cats play a large part in bringing love to unsuspecting couples.

Katie MacAlister kicks off the anthology with Unleashed. In this story a shape-shifting vampire is found at the shelter by a wild life officer. He recognizes her as his mate, but she needs to be convinced. Then there are the villains who are illegally selling wild animals for hunting.

This is a fun story and typical of this author. Here we have a very different take on vampires and weres. Add in a heroine who can hold her own and you have novelette that gives you lots of smiles. I really enjoyed this story and have enjoyed many of Katie MacAlisters stories.

Next up is Connie Brockway’s Cat Scratch Fever. Here we have a very intelligent, socially impaired shelter owner and a widower who is not sure he is ready for love. His daughter becomes enamored with an old cat who refuses to leave the shelter so they visit every day. Love blossoms, but will it survive?

I loved this story. It’s very entertaining and emotional. The heroine reminded me of Dr. Brennan from Bones and it was amusing to see her stumble through her conversations with people. I highly enjoyed this story and thought it was the best of the bunch.

Last, but not least, Vicki Lewis Thompson gives us an enjoyable story in A Cat’s Game. Here, two high school sweethearts are brought together through a magical cat from the shelter who carries condoms. The shelter owner also seems to be rather magical too.

This is another fun story in this anthology that will capture you and hold you until the last page. Ms. Thompson gives her readers a story that will reach into your heart. The characters are adorable, especially the cat and I enjoyed following them all to their happy ever after, in spite of the obstacles thrown in their way.

This is a really nice anthology with each story a fantastic read. If you enjoy cats and a really good love story with some hot moments, then do pick this one up. You will not regret it.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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