Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Genre: Fantasy/ Contemporary Romance
Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words
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“Theresa Weir (a.k.a. Anne Frasier) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and memoir.”
You can read more about Ms. Weir and her books on her website.
“Shy music geek Emerson Foshay breaks into a cold sweat and is rendered speechless whenever Lola Brown, the girl of his dreams, steps into his guitar shop. But once a stray cat named Sam follows him home, everything changes and Emerson becomes the coolest guy in town.”
This is an amusing novella told through different points of view. We first meet the cat who is on his third owner and literally on his way to being thrown out the door. I loved the parts of the story told through the cat’s eyes. I didn’t have any trouble suspending my disbelief and accepting everything he professed. I was happy when he followed the drunk guy home and decided to adopt Emerson as his human. The cat also decides he would like his name to be Sam.
Poor Emerson was plagued with insecurities and having Sam close by his side gave him confidence. I do wish we had been given more insight into Emerson’s past for a more thorough understanding of where his self-doubts came from, otherwise he was well developed and a very likable character. With Lola Brown we are given more history into why she has built walls around her heart and is more leery of men than she used to be. Her concerns were real and understandable. I found their dialogue realistic, entertaining, and captivating. Emerson has the heart of a romantic and I found him endearing. It was fun watching their relationship grow.
Then a twist in the plot throws a huge wrench in the happy story and everything falls apart. I worry if I will get my HEA (Happily Ever After) when I become invested in all the characters and plot. I am always worried that one day an Indie author will break the mold. It seems reasonable to me to believe it will be a traditional published author turned Indie will be the culprit.
For a charming light-hearted romp that will leave you emotionally satisfied, give this book a try.
This is the second book in the Cool Cat series but it is not necessary to have read the first book to enjoy the second.
I found no editing or formatting issues with this book.
Rating: **** Four stars