The Cattery by K.A. Merikan

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TheCattery-f_900The Cattery by K.A. Merikan
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Pages: • Format: eARC
Published By: Acerbi & Villani LTD
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— Role-playing a cat for six months? You said you’re paying how much? —

Goran’s mouth has no filter, and it’s losing him job after job. Desperate and a week away from being homeless, he finds an offer online that sounds too good to be true. Spending six months in a mansion by the beach in return for a hundred thousand dollars as long as he sticks to the house rules.

This might be the one job where his unruly mouth doesn’t get in the way. After all, saying the wrong thing is impossible… when you’re role-playing a cat.

Meeting all the other guys at the cattery seems to be the icing on the cake, but the inconvenient truth he dishes out turns out to be too much. Goran makes everyone his enemy, but worst of all, Ollie, the prettiest cat of the bunch, the one who’s been in the cattery the longest, and the one who makes Goran’s heart skip a beat.

Ollie’s big blue eyes hold secrets Goran is intent on cracking, but to do so, he will need to learn to bite his tongue and listen. Too bad the pretty blond ice prince is set on getting Goran kicked out of the cattery for good.

 

three-half-stars

I’m on the fence about my feelings for this book. On one hand, I loved the entire pet play project in this story and Luis. On the other hand, I didn’t enjoy Goran & Ollie one bit. Ugh, I’m kinda disappointed in myself by that. Goran confused me alot, and I do understand all his reasons for doing this, but the one thing I didn’t like is his “need” for Ollie. I know it’s not far, trust me I’m working it out with myself. Goran is easy person to get. He puts it out from about him being rude at times, and being to blunt about things. He describes his self in a way that you would want to stay away from in my opinion. At times though, I understand Goran better then everyone in the book. He’s not ever trying to get over on people, he’s only trying to fix a problem that he created. He comes to the US for job opportunities, and therein lies his first problem, the job that was promised isn’t there. I liked that he didn’t give up and did what he had to do. Meeting Luis for this sketchy opportunity was hilarious to me. Being in Goran’s head was funny. I would have been thinking the same exact thing.

I’ve recently read a pet play book, and was intrigued. I loved the entire subject of The Cattery. It was something I was picturing in my mind. I really liked Luis as a character, and there we meet the other Cats. Oh my goodness. I love Clove & Bounce. We met Cin, and Ollie. Besides the romance that blossoms inside the Cattery, the relationships these guys have are all different. They all come from different backgrounds and are there for different reasons. Ollie is a difficult character for me to enjoy. He is completely stuck in his head most of the story. I couldn’t understand his actions at all. I don’t actually think I warmed up to him at all. I’m happy he was able to put himself first, and I’m super happy that Goran was able to look pass his actions.

By the end I was able to see growth between both guys. I’m glad that they are each living for themselves and taking care of one another. I really enjoyed the lighter side of the Merikans, and glad to see the versatility from this duo. I hope we can see Luis, or Clove in the future. Those two definitely stood out to me. The Cattery is definitely a different kind of romance, but it was good enough for me.

About K.A. Merikan

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.