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No Kitten Around: A Magical Romantic Comedy

(Magical Romantic Comedies #5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  688 ratings  ·  69 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, hes in for the ride of his life. Add in an angel determined to meddle in his affairs, a devil with an agenda, and a
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
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 ...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
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.
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.
Harvey 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
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
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
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
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievably romantic. This book is about tru love!

If youve 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 youd see me in this dress after being worked up in a fight and be incapable of
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
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 peoples 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
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
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Natalie panda eyes
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 didnt catch on until the end with the answer glaring me in the face. The kitten was funny. Id say I prefer the women MCs in this series. It was good, fast paced and fit nicely in with the rest. ...more
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.
This world of R. J. Blain's creation is fascinating. All the various supernatural races influencing and procreating with the human race are rampant with stories to enchant, horrify, fascinate, and enthrall us mere mortals who read about them.

Case in point is this story about a Kitten, a Puppy, two people (nominally human) and their entwined lives. An enjoyable read, if rather confusing at times.
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.
Kickarse Reviews
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!
Kathleen Cook
To Busy

While I got a couple of chuckles out of this book for the most part I just wanted it to end. Towards the end I had this thought "I'm so glad I'm not in this writers head."
Book was to busy with psychology 101 and healing the mind. Thanks for the book but can't say I'll put R.J. Blain on my must read authors list.
Wilma L Husk
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first review. Reminds me of Harry Dresden with a little more romance. The title snag me. Never read the author before. Wasn't sure if I'd like it. Once I started couldn't put it down. It was a little slow at beginning but once Kennedy came back into Reed' s life it took off. I loved this book. Will be reading more of R J Blain.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exactly as advertised! It took a minute to get started and then all the snarky fun began. It also had character growth, a story arc and all the stuff literature is supposed to have besides cheering me up whilst having the first known case of female with manful. Ugh. Cannot recommend highly enough if you are worn out from all the drama and need comic relief.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RJ Blain is a world builder

Ive never been disappointed in a book by RJ Blain, and this is no exception. Her world building skills are without peer, and the humor she weaves into her stories offsets the fantastical notions perfectly. I thoroughly recommend this, and all of her books.
Rebecca Tousey
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Puns intended. If you enjoy characters that are quirky, read this.

This story goes from a man hiding under a desk who rescues a kitten who releases a biological weapon when using the litter box to a swordsman with a blade that is destined to last centuries and a Cat overlord. If you want to understand my review, read this book.
Noodle The Naughty Night Owl
2/10: Managed half the book, tempted to read more but just couldn't get there.

Unfortunately, I just couldnt get into the couple in this one, especially the female lead. It didnt sit right with me from the start and I started losing interest around the 50% mark. So sorry to not be able to finish it.

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