— 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.
Themes: debt, enemies to lovers, cat-play, Miami, immigrant, billionaire, love triangle, social anxiety, rent boy, backstabbing
Genre: M/M contemporary romance, sugar kink
Length: ~61,000 words (standalone novel)
WARNING: Adult content that might be considered taboo. Explicit content, strong language, multiple partner scenes. Reader discretion advised.
When I first saw the title for this book it peaked my interest. Actually, the fact that these authors were writing another book peaked my interest. There is nothing yet that I haven’t loved from them, so really it didn’t matter what it was called I was going to pick it up and read it. I’ll be honest though, I was a little nervous since this book is about cat play and I’ve never read a book before with any kind of animal play. I really didn’t know what to expect, thought for sure I would just be creeped out and even though I love these authors, I half expected it to be the first time I wouldn’t like something they wrote because animal play isn’t my thing.
Well let me tell you, these authors have a way of totally taking me out of my comfort zone and putting me in a situation where I not only embraced what I was reading but dare I say even turned on with how the story unfolded. Maybe because the cat play wasn’t as extensive as I thought it was going to be but I really wasn’t uncomfortable. I actually really enjoyed this story.
This story brings us Goran, a man with no filter. He doesn’t mix words and speaks his mind. Basically he’s brutally honest, and talks before he thinks. You’ll get a good sense of his personality from the very beginning. I honestly burst out laughing the second he opened up his mouth because I could totally see myself saying the same kinds of things. He’s not a push over and definitely doesn’t back down when he knows he’s right. So anyways his mouth gets him into trouble and he finds himself unemployed and needing money quick. This ends up bringing him into contact with Luis and a very strange job offer.
Luis has a hard time dealing with people. The only way he can handle any kind of personal interactions is through role play. He loves cats and wants a cat he can sleep with. So what’s better than having one cat? 5 cats… Being that he’s rich beyond belief, he creates this world where men go and live in his mansion and pretend to be cats while in his presence.
He has 3 main rules the men in his Cattery have to follow. No leaving property. No communication with anyone outside the house and no exclusive relationships. They are allowed to have a boyfriend if they want within the house but their relationship must be open.
They play the part and after a period of time being that they followed all the rules they get paid.
Sounds easy enough right?
Until it’s not
And that’s about all I’m going to tell you about the story.
I will say this. I really loved these characters. I loved meeting all the men in the Cattery. Some were more entertaining than others. If you read the blurb then you do know there’ll be some drama. There is a romance that brews within the Cattery and this book does have its fair share of drama, jealousy and yes smoking hot sex scenes.
I really loved this story a lot more than I expected I would. I really hope at some point we really get to know more about Luis since we really only get to see glimpses of him as well as getting everyone else’s story. I really can’t wait for the next book in this series.
A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are mistaken 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.
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