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Geek with the Cat Tattoo

(Cool Cats #2)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  322 ratings  ·  91 reviews
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. Setting: Minneapolis, Minnesota Cast of main characters: Emerson Foshay, shy music geek Lola Brown, Melody' ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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3.5 Stars! Quirky, sweet read!!

Wasn't quite sure what to expect here, since part of the book is from a matchmaking cat's point-of-view, but after few pages, I settled in and enjoyed it very much. There's an underlying message here, but you don't really see it until you get into Emerson head, the adorable, humble, and incredibly shy geeky hero in this book. Bottom line, having a pet can be very therapeutic, they don't judge and in some cases can give us give us the strength to overcome. We've all
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute romance with a meddling cat who has some mystical powers. I knew there was something up with those furry beasties ! Anyway this kitty is messing with owners minds, moving through them looking for that one who will be his. After being thrown out by super duper jerk he wanders down busy streets until he meets a introverted nerd desperately in need of a cat intervention. He likes girl but is too shy to act on it. There is a lot more happening you'll have to read about it. I enjoyed it, the
Anne Boleyn's Ghost
3.5 stars.

My favorite character in Geek with the Cat Tattoo was Sam, the matchmaking, mind-controlling cat. Yes, the cat is a fully and well-formed character. One-third of the story unfolds from his snarky yet sweet perspective, and it was amusing and entertaining. Even though I am a dog person, I kind of adored him (Simone, I totally attribute my softening toward cats to you)

It looks like I am going against the grain by shelving the story as paranormal. But to me, a book featuring a matchmaking
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geek with the Cat Tattoo

Having read “Girl with the Cat Tattoo”, I couldn’t imagine how a geek guy could have a bond with a cat that would be even half as interesting or captivating. It’s a good thing Theresa Weir has more imagination and creativity than I do because I became so immersed in Sam’s story that I read the entire book in one sitting! I may have enjoyed this “Boy” story more than the “Girl” story because I felt the emotional angst of Emerson so much that I wanted what Sam wanted for Em
Skye Kilaen
If you’d told me three years ago that I’d read and adore a romance novel involving a cat that can control people’s minds, I’d have laughed at you. How times have changed! The cat in question uses his powers for good, influencing his new owner Emerson - introvert, music store clerk, and apprentice instrument maker - to finally connect with his crush, once bitten twice shy musician Lola.

Unfortunately, having to bring a cat on dates isn’t a workable long-term strategy, so things get pretty complic
Penny Watson
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED!!!!!! This was sooooo sweet and funny and romantic and lovely!

For a full review, please go to Penelope's Romance Reviews...

This is in my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION category. Grade: A++++++++
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.5 stars
What I really like about Theresa Weir's writing is that she doesn't write traditional romance and what I mean by traditional is over the top, drama filled romance and this series is certainly not traditional. I mean which book features:
a) A cat?
b) A cat who acts like a match-maker?
c)A cat who can control his owners actions?

Yes to all of the above, for this is what happens in Geek with the Cat Tattoo where Sam, our cat manages to find himself a new owner, a guy who is shy and who
Sharon L
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Since this is a short one, I'm gonna keep it short (I'm also trying to learn to control the length of my reviews so yay me :P)

This is the story of geeks Emerson and Lola and one special cat named Sam. And, IMO, it is one of the sweetest love stories I had the
pleasure to read [and I do plan to read more books by Teresa Weir.

First of all, the writing is quite simple but still I found it held some magic. It was so easy to imagine everything, almost like
Geek with the Cat Tattoo isn't your ordinary romance. This was actually a very sweet and romantic story about a geek, a girl and yes the cat who played kind of matchmaker and who may or may not influence human thoughts. For a novella it was just right. Everything flowed, the words, the plot, the two, okay, three main characters. I adored Emmerson and Lola. The interactions between them was simply magic. This was the kind of romance that just gets you feeling happy. It wasn't a mushy romance, in ...more
MrsJoseph *grouchy*
more like 3.5 but I rounded up just because

Edit. Rounded down to 3.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cat’s got my tongue...

I selected this book to fit a criteria for a book challenge. This is by far the weirdest book I’ve ever read. Geek With the Cat Tattoo is about an awkward luthier who suffers from serious bouts of social anxiety and his cat. The narrative is multiple POVS including the cat. It’s one of those stories that needs to be out there so that when you truly meet someone who is rather mad that you have a point of reference. I don’t know how to grade this book. It’s neither very bad o
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let's see what a cat's POV sounds like :)

3.5 stars

I picked this book because I was intrigued by the blurb and the promise of a cat's POV. What I got was Sam, a rather special cat with extraordinary abilities to plant thoughts in the minds of his owner. I have to admit it was a little scary at points but overall I really enjoyed his voice.

I liked the writing style of Ms Weir very much. It was succinct just hinting at things and leaving the rest to the reader's imagination. Despite the multiple PO
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it

I have mixed feelings about this book. I was on a geek kick so I thought this would be the perfect way to get my fix. Except the main character, Emerson (love the name btw), isn’t so much a geek as awkward as all hell. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but I went with it. I was also surprised at how short this book was. I would actually call it a short story or novella, although I guess if I had taken a look at the word count before diving in I would have noticed it was on the small side.

Shari Larsen
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to The Girl with the Cat Tattoo, but it also works as a stand-alone story. Like the first book, part of the story is told from the point of view of a cat. The cat in this story, Sam, just happens to be the long-lost brother of Max, the cat from the first story.

After Sam is thrown out by his third owner, he found is by shy music geek Emerson Foshay. He breaks into a cold sweat and is rendered speechless whenever the girl of his dreams, Lola Brown, walks into his guitar shop. (L
Jan 16, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 – 3 stars

The best word I can think of to describe The Geek with the Cat Tattoo is pleasant. This is a quick read that switch POVs of between multiple characters (though the focus is on two people: Emerson and the cat), and admittedly predictable. The writing was clear, concise, and appropriate dosages of imagery.

The characters were the primary drawback for me. Nothing was specifically wrong with them, but neither was anything interesting. They were mostly flat. Emerson, the insecure and intr
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to think of this one, but the synopsis sounded cute and it was. Sam is a cat in search of a new owner. He finds an owner in the shy geeky Emerson. Emerson struggles with relationships, but Sam is there to lead the way surprisingly. Yes, Sam the cat seems to have matchmaking qualities. Emerson really likes Lola but man he struggles when he is around her. It was difficult to be apart of sometimes, but it was really beautiful and sweet. Theirs was a really sweet and magical love ...more
This was a charmer of a book. Lola has been treated badly in a past relationship and our hero is painfully shy. He has a huge crush on the heroine but she thinks he hates her. And along come Max the cat to help them out.

Loved this excellent little romance about working class people with talent and a magical cat.
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Theresa Weir doesn't write a bad story, and this shorter story about a mind-influencing, match-making cat is just too cute. I'm glad I re-read The Girl with the Cat Tattoo first though so I urge you to read that one first as well.
Amir at NotSoLiterary
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love how this book can have the same dynamics (boy + cat + girl) yet still manage to be totally different from its predecessors. Review to come!
May 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was really enjoying this. And then the girl turned into a bit of a crazy person.
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was just as good as the first in the series...but now I'm sad because the third book of the trilogy hasn't been written yet.
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Definitely different.
I wished Lola and him could have had a conversation about his shyness and her help him with it instead of him coming off as mean. Which of course leads to her running away calling him an asshole. I didn't believe her love for him because of all of the times she called him an asshole. She didn't seem to try.
Daniell Marsh
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cats, music and more

Liked how the author included the cat into the story. Sometimes they say an animal and you get a moment here and there, not in this story. The build up was good, and the little twist. You got to know the characters and where they were coming from. Felt like a connection with them. I would read this author again.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute little quick read, with a touch of sweetness.
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I'm going to be honest -- at first I didn’t know if I was going to be able to finish this book. I didn’t read the first one in the series, Girl with the Cat Tattoo, and had no idea I’d be reading the cat’s point of view. That’s right, the first voice you read in this book is the cat. I was glad I kept reading though, because Geek with the Cat Tattoo is a sweet, well-crafted novella that I enjoyed
Janell Sutherland
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I don’t usually read novellas because, if they’re good, then I just want more. I made an exception for this book (it’s 162 pages, is that a novella or a short novel?) because I like cats and geeks, and other reviewers really liked it.

Emerson works in a music store repairing instruments. He’s nursed a crush on one of his customers, Lola, for a long time. But Emerson is painfully shy, and he can barely stammer out a few words when she comes in to have her father’s guitars repaired. Lola misreads t
Every time Lola walks into the instrument repair shop, Emerson freezes.  He can't talk without stuttering, can barely make eye contact, and wishes he could get away from her -- even though he wants nothing more than to be near her.  But he's not that kind of guy.  He's not cool or witty or flirty or even confident.  And he thinks she's perfect.

Lola has no idea what's wrong with the guy in the instrument shop, but she'd do anything to avoid him.  He acts like he hates her, even though she can't f
This series involves three cat siblings with unique powers. In this story, Sam, the cat, can influence the thoughts of his masters. In the past, he has used this power for his own enrichment, gourmet cat food, toys, and other perks. Sadly, his past owners wise up to his mind control and he is out on the street, again. But, with his latest adopted owner, Sam uses his mind control for good. He will help Emerson get over his shyness and woo his long time crush, Lola.

Emerson is painfully shy. He i
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 insecur
Stacy Sabala
Apr 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Book Review- Geek with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir

Emerson Foshay finds a cat one night and takes him home. This is a special cat. He can think, understand humans and even control their thoughts at times. He has had three owners. Owner number two was his favorite so far. He is waiting to see if Emerson could be his forever owner.
Emerson has a crush on Lola. She is the daughter of a well-known local musician. She comes into the guitar shop to pick up her father’s guitars periodically. Emerson g
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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. During her award-winning career, she's written for Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Bantam Books/Random House, Silhouette Boo ...more

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