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No Kitten Around: A Magical Romantic Comedy

(Magical Romantic Comedies #5)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,025 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.

The last thing Reed Matthews needs in his life is a kitten, but when an orphaned tabby suckers him into becoming her caretaker, he’s in for the ride of his life. Add in an angel determined to meddle in his affairs, a devil with an agenda, and a bu
Paperback, 266 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Pen & Page Publishing
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I hate to even think about it....


I hate to say it....

.... But, this series is progressively getting worse.

This book was horrible!



The plot, the characters, the humor, the setting, the world building.... it was all lacking! And yet, it would have been far better if it had been properly edited!

Mind you, nowhere it would have come close to the first book in the series.... but, it could have been at least tolerable.

This series is supposed to be weird and even silly (A
R. J. Blain is a very hit-or-miss author for me. When she's writing about crazy situations that the characters get themselves into, the stories can be hilarious. When she's writing dialogue, they are torturous. And when she tries to explain how the magic works, the contorted explanations don't always make sense. I like the world she's built, and I like the slapstick, crazy-mishaps humor. I HATE the repetitive dialogue. If two characters have a conversation, then one of the characters calls a thi ...more
About 3.4 Goodreads stars for an entertaining story: I liked it, despite some proofreading glitches.

This *is* a comedy, but the hero's backstory and lifestyle/mindset at the beginning are pretty bleak: undeservedly abysmal self-image, frequent anxiety attacks, and no emotional connections/support. The blurb doesn't mention that he let himself be jailed (in solitary, no less, due to his not-fully-human status) by means of telling the truth but far from the whole truth, in order to spare a young
Apr 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Up to date, I finished two of this author’s books and loved them. I also like that this series are truly stand alone. They are a series because they happened in one created world.
Still this one is not my cup-of-tea. I dig the H from the very beginning and wants him to have that happily ever after. (Wrongful imprisonment and emotional torture inserted here) Then we are introduced to his ex who abandoned him like garbage when he needed her the most and is being set up to be his happily ever after.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nonstop snark

I loved this book. The witty snarky humor of the main characters was consistently entertaining throughout and the story was original. I will definitely be reading more from this author!
Light, fun read.
3.5 stars. Rounded down because I didn't care for Kennedy. She did very little to redeem herself in my eyes. Reed could have done so much better. ...more
Rae Alley
how much fun can you have when you end up adopting a kitten and name it "Kitten, Destroyer of Worlds"

This is how much.
Carolyn Bragg
Uneven, with chances for brilliance

Review by Carolyn Bragg 2 1/2 Stars

There were parts of this book that I really liked, but they got lost in the “grand scheme” planned for the whole angel devil demon thing. Reed had so much more depth to plumb, given more time to work through his issues. Instead, everything shifts into fast-forward and the story skips over big chunks of time I would have enjoyed exploring. It felt like I was watching a condensed movie of a book. Explanations for things seemed a
Lexi Ander
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will admit that the beginning of this was on a more serious note than the other books before it. I was pretty sure there was nothing the author could do to get me to like Kennedy. I really liked Reed and didn't think Kennedy deserved a second chance. But somewhere along the way, I ended up forgiving for Kennedy and then rooting for these two as a couple. The build up to the final battle was awesome but the actual conflict was more subdued than I had anticipated. I really like how each book we ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 英語-english
Sadly, this might be the only MRC(wBC) book I wasn't able to get behind 100% so far.
My reasoning is very spoilery, read at your own risk.

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Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Kitten Around is an urban fantasy chased by romance and rounded up with a scary amount of humor. With a kitten. And a puppy. Do I really need to continue with this review?

Okay, a bit more.

Reed, the narrator, starts out by describing his weekend activity: going to a bar, finding a shallow woman to take him home and then leaving her without even knowing her name. So, Reed is not trying to make an impression on the reader. But then he finds a kitten. This is when the story gets interesting and h
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: No Kitten Around
Author: RJ Blain
Genre: Supernatural Romantic Dramady

Well written?: Yes

Non-spoilery notes

Reed - cynical and depressive with a super annoying tendency to feel sorry for himself, even if it is with good reason. Wiseass and snarky enough to keep him from being a total sad sack and does get significantly less mopy as the book progresses

Kennedy - a bit controlling and a lot pushy, but also competent and willing to admit when she's f#cked up. Also snarky and good enou
Helen Robare
This book started a bit slow for me. It didn't really get interesting until the entrance of Samantha, the weapon training elf. Unfortunately, Samantha didn't make her entrance until well into half of the book. I did find some of the action to be a bit too repetitive like Reed's fainting and I thought his cure was way too quick and he had no lasting ramifications from several years of anxiety. As someone who has diagnosed anxiety, it doesn't resolve itself by itself. But for the sake of a story, ...more
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'd say that there's a common issue with the series (other than the ridiculously long series name) the plot points come out of nowhere and the romance moves pretty face.
Character-wise, they were both pretty lackluster. I genuinely don't remember much about either of them. I had wished for more depth, especially with Reed and his tragic past and the horrors of his power. I also wished that it took longer for them to get together after everything works out.
Plot-wise, again, it came out of nowhere.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievably romantic. This book is about tru love!

If you’ve read any other books in this series, your are expecting a welcome mix of the unbelievable and the inane; this book is beyond that. Here you will find more real life feelings, emotions, and love than in any other book in this series.

This book is about true love folks. Not even kidding. Give up everything you ever beloved about yourself to become the person your loved one deserves and you have taken a baby step on the direction of this
Crystine Fujimoto
I loved this as usual.

I enjoyed the fact that Ms. Blain went into detail about how the different races and species interacted and reproduced. I found it quite ironic that an angel 👼 required a devil 😈 to reproduce along with their partner.

I also loved, loved, loved the wedding and the many and diverse elven traditions. I found his ex-boss part of the bride's side hysterical. I especially loved the quote “Sammy assumed you’d see me in this dress after being worked up in a fight and be incapable
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different, funny, and really good!

I've used the word unique before in describing this series, but we just hit a new high in unique. You'll never know where the story is going to take you next, but I definitely looked forward to finding out! The characters in this series are very different from any that I've seen before, and I love them! Especially the angels, who make me laugh out loud with the jokes regarding their rather special appearance! This is a series that is well written, with fantastic
Nikita Gordyn
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Kitten Around is fun, exciting, and the Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) world so easy to immerse myself into that nothing can reach me to bother me anymore. The world is well crafted and beyond interesting to visit, and the characters are all multifaceted and feel real enough that I could almost go out and knock on their doors just to hang out. My favourite scene... definitely the plane crash and the culvert :D So. Fricken'. Hilarious!!!

I've adored every book in this series and I'
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As you read this book you will realize that meddling in other people’s affairs has consequences. An angel meddled in the affairs of one man and the affect was lasting! Reed and Kennedy get a second chance at love and their helpers are very unusual. Meet a Kitten and a Puppy and enjoy the parts they play in the lives of Reed and Kennedy. The story is awesome and I enjoyed reading it! The mystery will keep you busy as there are some plot twist but lots of humor makes for as excellent book which I ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Author is very good

To be honest i had read some of the reviews as to why the couple separate. So it had me confused but since ive run out of favorite authors to read rj being on of them I downloaded the sample and found I liked the book. I loved the kitten and dog plus other characters. But okay spoil alert the main character is accused of killing someone and that is why. But the truth comes out and then an angel devil kitten and puppy along with and elf help out the situation. I suggest reading
Adena Lee
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PTSD is not a fun condition to have or to treat. I really like how the author makes us empathize with Reed suffering the legal consequences of trying to protect an innocent (although I am unhappy with the fallibility of the justice system), taking us through the various stages of his personal journey to inner healing while making it hilarious and lighthearted and easy to read. It is obvious how much research the author does in order to explain Reed's healing and I always learn something from her ...more
Shana Pare
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A different kind of romance

It has taken me several of Ms. Blain's books to appreciate her style and humor, but I am enjoying her more and more with Each story. "No Kitten Around" is a riot from beginning to end. I laughed out loud many times, all the while finding the various twists and turns in the plots clever and unique. Kitten, Destroyer of Worlds, is an unforgettable character along with the primary characters. Even the subcharacters are memorable.

I obviously recommend this book.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
A little disappointing on the humour end at the beginning but given the circumstances to be expected. Story picked up just before half way through and then went from strength to strength with a good consistent end. I didn’t catch on until the end with the answer glaring me in the face. The kitten was funny. I’d say I prefer the women MC’s in this series. It was good, fast paced and fit nicely in with the rest.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable frolic

In NKA there are puns (many many puns) and a kidnapping or two. After my first read through my impression is that this tale has a tighter plot that gets the job done. No spoilers, but I didn't suspect the villian and was surprised at the reveal. I liked spending time in the hero's head and enjoyed his voice. Also want to note for those who need to know these things that NKA has the best editing I've seen in the series to date.
Angel Ludwig
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, fun read

Solid story, lots of fun, though sad technical editing in this one. Lots of missing words, weird word substitutes (transfer instead of transform, for instance), odd grammar and punctuation choices, etc. Needs at least another round of edits, probably two. That said, the world is interesting and her characters are always entertaining, the story well fleshed out, etc.
JV  Findlay
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Kitten, Destroyer of Worlds!

Another really great romcom by Blain. Really enjoying this series!
What I enjoyed most about this book in the series is the authors dedication to creating depth in the world of the story. It doesn't help that I've read all the previous books in the series, but there is consistency, creativity and I love the fact that elves aren't portrayed as serene, serious, bow and arrow welding versions of humans. Seriously funny books!
Teri Warren
Not the best installment in this series

I have really enjoyed this series up to this addition. Overall each story is a stand alone. The main characters are usually snarky and funny. Hence the series name. This story was not that it is very confusing and I had trouble keeping up with the overall storyline. The villains were almost an after thought and made no since as to why they were the villains. If you are reading in order i would skip this one.
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In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan

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