Geek with the Cat Tattoo
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Unfortunately, having to bring a cat on dates isn’t a workable long-term strategy, so things get pretty complic ...more
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This is in my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION category. Grade: A++++++++
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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....more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Loved this excellent little romance about working class people with talent and a magical cat.
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.
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Emerson is painfully shy. He i ...more
Poor Emerson was plagued with insecur ...more
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 ...more
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