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To Hiss or to Kiss

(Hidden Lines #1)

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Chloe can "talk" to why can she hear the thoughts of this hot, green-eyed man? Abandoned by her mother and raised by a father who'd given up on life, Chloe doesn't let anyone get close. Lucky for her, she can communicate with animals--telepathically. Her long hours at the animal shelter help her cope with the stress, and the animals are the only people she nee ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published May 26th 2013 by Etopia Press (first published February 27th 2013)
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To Hiss or to Kiss tells the story of our protagonist, Chloe, and how her abilities to telepathically communicate with animals gets her involved in taking down a dog fighting ring while simultaneously dealing with her attraction to a man she sees at work one day.

Chloe’s used to being able to communicate with animals, but one day, while she’s on the job at the animal shelter she works at, she hears a human voice in her head besides the animals she normally hears. This spooks Chloe, but leaves her
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 2 Hiss Stars ~ 

To Hiss or to Kiss is book one in Hidden Lines series by Katya Armock’s. I have to admit I bought this on a whim after reading a really great excerpt, plus the cover is hot and who can beat a $.99c deal. I had to push myself to finish. Sad really as this had a great concept. 

Chloe our heroine has a weird ability to communicate with animals. Ok this sounds cool and it is, but then close to the end she ends up being able to talk to a dead dog. Ok so weird! As for Chloe this gi
Nessie Strange
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off, I think this premise is a really cool twist on the shifter story--you've got the female lead, Chloe, who is able to communicate telepathically with animals. I don't read a ton of shifter romances, but this wasn't something I'd seen before, and the idea intrigued me. Then you have Jorge, the shape shifting jaguar who comes into her life. Their first meeting is cute--Chloe finds out she can read his thoughts, which completely throws her off because she's never been able to read the thou ...more
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Chloe has the ability to talk to animals in her head. One day she hears a human males thoughts and runs home scarred. So not into relationships due to her mother abandoning her and her dad, Chloe runs scarred when she is attracted to this mysterious guy who she hear his thoughts.
Then you have a dog fighting ring, tid bit of action, a dead dog, and a strange new blossoming relationships all told from Chloes' POV. Jorge aka mysterious guy slash shape-shifter and Chloe hook up have great sex that s
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chloe is able to speak to animals via her mind. But when she hears a "human" in her mind she freaks out. She is drawn to Jorge after she finds out that he lives next to the farm that the humane society, she volunteers at, is watching for possible dog fights. They both have secrets and are they able to share with each other. Chloe is afraid of relationships because of how her parents marriage ended. Will she ever learn the secrets that her mother had that took her away from Chloe and her dad? Whe ...more
Apr 18, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
Great concept, but terrible execution. I started quickly skimming thru the novel half-way in when in truth I just wanted to toss it aside.

What I liked:
- plot: the female protagonist, Chloe, is able to communicate with all animals, telepathically.
- for the first time she's able to converse with a human, Jorge, telepathically as well.

What I disliked:
- even though the concept was intriguing, the entire story was one long bore.
- both Chloe and Jorge are adults, but it's hard to pinpoint their age
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To Hiss or to Kiss by Katya Armock is a different twist on the paranormal. Chloe, has the ability to talk to animals with her mind. Imagine her shock when she finds herself being able to "hear" another human.
A delightful story concentrating on the rescue of dogs from a group who were using them for dogfighting and the budding romance between a jaguar shifter (Jorge) and Chloe. The storyline kept me turning the pages long after my bedtime:)
Although Chloe has her own deep seated issues with attach
Aug 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: shifter
I really wasn't into it. both characters seem stone-ish. The book also was not moving anywhere. it just kept going in a circle. and there really was no secret. Everyone knew.

Ps. I did not even finish reading
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I love that she can speak to animals and wants to help them. I have always wanted to do that. I really liked Jorge and the story was interesting and kept me reading til the end.
Laura Bailey
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are very believable and easy to relate to. The plot had me rooting for Chloe and Jorge to find and help free the dogs. It pulled at my emotions and kept me reading to find out what would happen next. I hope there is more to come.
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking forward to book #2! I can't wait for the continuation of Chloe and Jorge's story.
Theresa Hurley
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good story. Great people. Will enjoy this series.
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite good read. I liked the pet rescue aspect. I would like to read more from this author.
She talks to animals, graduates to talking to ghosts of dead animals......pass!

She talks to animals, graduates to talking to ghosts of dead animals......pass!

There were so many things wrong with this I don't know where to begin. He's a jaguar, and from Scotland? Couldn't pick a shifter animal that was actually from that area? Characters and writing seems juvenile, especially lead female, she is seriously juvenile, and demanding, like a spoiled teenager. She's a food shoveling, greedy, lazy, and
Victoria Rainey
Jan 30, 2014 rated it liked it
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****3 1/2 stars****

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Chloe is a psychic who can talk to animals. Therefore, she is surprised when she can hear the thoughts of a man. Chloe has had a rough childhood. Her mother left her and her father raised her but had a broken heart. Chloe does not let anyone get close to her. She works at an animal shelter to help her cope with the stress.

Jorge is a mysterious stranger who is a shifter. Jorge is attracted t
Mira Stanley
Mar 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
It's tough writing a review about a book I didn't like. Aspects that didn't work for me in this one include:

(1) animals having thoughts like people, articulate and filled with actual language rather than general impressions, feelings, and instincts.

(2) heroine's dialog didn't work for me, felt forced

(3) hero wasn't strong. More of a beta. This isn't always a bad thing, but after the first chapter or two, I wasn't compelled to keep reading.

This one might totally work for someone else. There's a
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
this was a cute short fast read ... I will read more from this author in the future .. :)
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I like books that are funny and fun to read (and hot!) but also make me think or look at the world in a new way. I am influenced by magic realism, comparative mythology, and esoteric spiritual practices from around the world.

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“Chloe, wake up. I really, really, really need to pee.”

I moan and sink deeper into Jorge’s arms, pulling my hand back.

“Chloe, wake up. I’m dying here. I have to pee.”

Ugh, why won’t that voice go away? I crack my eyes open and see Ringo by the bed prancing around doing the doggy version of a potty dance.

Ringo starts prancing toward the bedroom door. “Thank goodness. I’ve got to go.”
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