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Learning To Love Cats

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  25 reviews
It isn’t exactly a match made in heaven.

Mike isn’t much of an animal lover, but his sister insists every little boy needs a pet. Which is how Mike finds himself sitting in a veterinary office, trying to explain the facts of life to his six-year-old nephew while holding a dead hamster in a shoebox. It’s not one of his finer moments. So of course, that’s when he encounters t
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Published July 19th 2016 by Pride Publishing (first published November 17th 2014)
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Serena Yates
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
‘Learning to Love Cats’ is as funny, entertaining, and crazy as the title suggests. Mike, a loving uncle who tries to deal with his exuberant four-year-old nephew, and Riley, one of ten sons who works in the family business, are a hilarious pair. They have almost nothing in common, yet their romance is fast and furious. Their dates are prone to disaster, Riley’s cats are a hoot, and both men’s families are teasingly supportive.

Mike is a contractor who prefers action to words. He is also a loving
BWT (Belen)
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Mike runs a small contracting business, has a twin sister, Lisa who is married to Chuck and they have a four year old son Charlie.

Riley is one of ten children, and he and his siblings bought out their parents farm, Orchard Meadows, where Riley also has a cattery and breeds Norwegian Forest cats.

When Mike takes his nephew's hamster to the veterinarian he ends up meeting Riley. It's literally love at first sight for Mike. Though the two have absolutely nothing in common, Mike hates cats - and may
Cee Brown
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
It started with a dead hamster...

At first, I gave the book a solid 3. Then I really got to know Mike and I found myself laughing and shaking my head. Mike was all sorts of funny, C%ck-blocked by a feline. Humiliating." A big kid who wore his heart on his sleeve. Mike had decided he was keeping Riley. Riley may have been labelled as shy and downplayed, but he had a wicked sarcastic streak. "In point of fact, I never agreed to the date either."

I really enjoyed this fast paced short novella. From M
Wayyyy too short! Now I know this is a novella and the difficulty in telling a compelling story in less than 100 pages (and the book ends at about 77%). Some authors do it well. Sadly, this missed the mark. Mike and Riley meet in a vet office. The attraction is immediate. After what seems like less than a week, we get use of the word boyfriend and love. Needed a lot more character development and some depth to the story. I like the writing and with maybe 70-80 more pages, this would have been a ...more
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seriously who doesn't like cats?

Apparently Mike that's who. But unfortunately for Mike what he does like is the owner of said cats.

I'm not honestly sure how anyone could manage to resist these adorable little faces...

at least until they grow up into this..

I mean seriously even I can understand that because that faces seriously say 'you cross me and I will end you.' Luckily for all, Mike is not going to be that easily deterred in his pursuit of the adorable Riley . But what remains to be seen i
Pianka *call me PIU*
Learning to love cats is a cute and flirty story which is high improbable, but hey it’s a fiction, so I will let it go. Mike and Riley were sweet together and with the addition of all sorts of feline activity, this short and funny novella becomes sweeter.

Mike and Riley fall in instalust and love follows after not more than two dates. The guys have very little in common and Riley is always shown to have reservations about them being together, but Mike bulldozes into his life and his heart like a
Crystal Marie
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I was torn on what rating to give Learning to Love Cats. On the one hand, it was wonderfully humorous and had so much potential. On the other hand, relationships that go from A-to-Z in a manner of two dates freak me out. And yes, I’m talking about literature. Sex is quick. Love takes time. Relationships take time. And when a person tells you he loves you after two dates and insists you’re his? Sounds desperate.

And yet, I liked both characters, what little we got to know of them. Riley was kind o
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2.5 star review by Tara

Okay I will start by stating I adore cats. That’s pretty much the only thing I took from this book that I thought was adorable. I am a sucker for a fluffy ball of fur. In Learning to Love Cats we have Mike, a construction worker that is visiting the vet for his accident prone nephew. Mike is not a fan of any animal, whether it is a dog, cat, or hamster. While there he learns that his nephew’s hamster is dead, and he meets a cute guy named Riley. Riley has a hobby; he breed
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Once upon a time, I use to devour novellas. Nowadays I like my books to be a bit beefier. However, if a title catches my eye, and the blurb is interesting enough, I may wander back for a quick read. That is the exact reason I picked up Learning to Love Cats.

As you can tell by the page count, this book is a very quick read. What it lacks in length it makes up for in cuteness. The blurb really does explain it all but here is a quick rundown. Mike is at the vet with his four-year-old nephew and his
Molly Lolly
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four stars!
This was such a cute story. I liked how Riley and Mike met. It was fun watching those first fumbling attempts at flirting in the most awkward of places. I like how Mike worked to assuage Riley’s fears and insecurities. He was such a sweetheart and had a tender spot for his family and the people he cares about. I enjoyed seeing Riley and how he fumbled around a bit trying to be smooth. It made Riley feel more real. Family was a big part of this story and I
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Mike doesn't much care for animals, cats especially, but a visit to the vets with his nephew bring him in direct contact with the most delicious man he has ever met. Riley is a vet, and he breeds cats. If Riley and Mike are to get on, Mike is gonna have to get over his dislike of cats, rather rapidly!

You know sometimes, when you've had a run of so-so and fairly average reads, and you just need something to sink into, to
Dec 24, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I almost feel guilty giving only one star to a story with cute kitties in it. Mike was just such an irredeemable asshole that I can't give more stars than that... even for the kitties.

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Joyfully Jay
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

Learning to Love Cats is a cute, flirtatious short story that absolutely demands you check your disbelief at the door. Insta love, crazy funny, and so very sweet, author K.M. Mahoney weaves a magical snippet about falling in love. Riley is so reluctant to believe that Mike could really love him after only a few dates, but despite his disbelief that he could ever be the object of Mike’s desire, he knows that he is also drawn to Mike as well. For Mike it is a foregone
Ro Dubose
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mike is not fond of cats; nevertheless he is willing to sacrifice his disparaging cat attitude for Riley.

Learning To Love Cats is a romantic comedy. The short story’s plot highlights the family dynamics of both men, as well as the Norwegian Forest Cat personalities.

Mike has an easy going cheerful personality; he enjoys doing the simple things in life, especially with Riley.

Riley is a little timid but with Mike but Riley discovered that he could relax. Riley also treats his cats like beloved chi
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute little short story.

Mike meets Riley at the vet office when he takes his nephew's sick hamster in for a checkup. Mike's sister thinks all boys should have a pet, but she doesn't have the time or the energy for one so the responsibility falls to Mike.

Mike isn't sure he wants a pet, but he uses Riley's recent litter of kittens as an excuse to see him again. When these two get together hilarity ensues, from being attack by a cat to having one of Riley's brothers walk in on an intimate moment.
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and easy read with a sweet romantic plot. The plot is a simple one without angst so if that’s what you’re looking for this is a good choice.

The story revolves around Riley, a cat breeder, and Mike, who isn’t who isn’t exactly an animal lover. They have a meet cute in a vet’s office and there’s an insta-lust attraction between them.

There’s a lot of insta between Mike and Riley. They hook up almost instantly—it’s on their second meeting. And it’s insta-love for sure. They say thos
Cathy Brockman
Learning to love cats is a very sweet ,and sexy story about Mike, not a big animal lover and Riley his polar opposite. Riley raises and breeds cats, very exotic expensive ones and has a farm with other animals as well. Mike does love his nephew Charlie though and that’s how he meets Riley at the vet’s office.

The story moves very fast, and has some really funny events as well. It’s a cute story about family, kids, and animals and has some hot mansex as well. I do think it moved just a little too
Natosha Wilson
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a good quick read with lots of humor, cats, and of course love.

As far as the characters go I really like Mike and Riley. From the moment they met they just seemed to click, well with the exception of the cats which Mike did not really care for. But like with any relationship Mike was willing to compromise and learn to like them because he was not willing to give up Riley.

Riley was skeptical to believe that Mike would stick around for long and when the three little words came into p
Lynnette Hartwig
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it one I was able to get into it. The blurb sounded interesting and as I began to read I began to think maybe I made a mistake and this might be a DNF for me. It didn’t take me long as long as I thought and I really began to enjoy this book. The authors writing style made it an easy read but what I enjoyed the most was the batter between Mike and Riley. It really was really amusing and I loved how the author was able to really bring out Mike and ...more
Andrea Goodell
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it
It’s a cute tale, nephew takes the book and runs with it. Not sure if that’s a positive thing or not.

We have some cute moments, the one liners, starting with the hamster.

Mike and Riley are polar opposites, one is shy one know what he wants and goes for it. One knows this is a bad idea, one doesn’t care.

Problem is both have some noisy family that gets in the way of everything from start to finish. And that family includes the cats.

Mike and Riley are sweet together. this whole book is sweet, fun,
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
To be honest, I don't remember much about this. Didn't dislike it, didn't love it.
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quick-easy-reads
Short sweet read.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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