Kat & Mouse: a Crosscannon Roller Derby romance (CRD Book 1)
Katrina Brooks is a gifted photographer and an excellent roller derby referee. When she's wearing her stripes, she's focused and professional—and she rarely misses a call. Problem is, Kat's got her eye on a “Mouse” who has a knack for getting into trouble.
Dorothy Mauser (Dot) is a trash-picking junk artist with a big heart but a volatile temper. She’s also the most penalty...more
Kat had a crush on Dot/mouse who was under the impression that Kat hates her. Initially they were so shy with each other, it was really adorable. They even got matching rainbow friendship bracelets. They had such an innocence about them, it was refreshing. Even their art complemented each other. Sometimes I had to take a break because cuteness overload!
Even after they got together the book just kept gettin ...more
I generally don’t do well with stories that have tons of angst, but this book really surprised me. The characters were frustratingly endearing, the type where no matter what mistakes or bad choices they made, I loved them through it all. The romance was shaky and borderline toxic, but I nevertheless wanted them to b ...more
#1 in the Roller Derby series. To really enjoy this book you have to understand at least a little bit about Flat Track Roller Derby as it’s a rather big part about this sport. I knew nothing about except it’s on roller skates. At the end of the book are about five pages with an explanation about Roller Derby which was very helpful. Jacquelyn Heat is a Roller Derby player herself, so she knew what she was writing about.
The story is told from both MC's POV. K ...more
The one thing I will say while reading this book was that I wanted more from Kat and Dot. We really started to get to know them a little over halfway through the book and I was left with wanting more. I wanted to see more about Kat and her upbrin ...more
Anyhow, nearly-zero on the ge ...more
“Things were going so well. She was happy, mostly. She felt safe and accepted and loved. How had this become her life?
And when was the other shoe going to drop?”
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Definitely not the story I was expecting after reading the description… but like, wow, was this a really, really, really good book!!
This book resonated so deeply with me. As a person who has BPD & a always struggled with anxiety, emotional extremes, self-harm behaviors & dysfunctional c ...more
I remember watching roller derby on TV when I was a young kid - late 50s, early 60s? Anyway, that’s all I knew about the sport, until this book. So, I still don’t understand it too well, but I do understand that I LOVED this book, which I read in one day! The characters are so well-developed, complex, and engaging. The story itself is compelling, and brought me close to tears (which I don’t do) several times. This is a great read!
I actually had tears in my eyes on parts of this story. I learned a lot about mental health disorders which unfortunately are becoming a reality in today's society. I also learned about roller derby which was big in the 70's. The main characters in this story were meant for each other and learned to adjust to their flaws. Great first story Jacquelyn Heat!
I also loved the drama of pitting a passionate player with an impartial ref. The dynamic was so interesting and watching them balance these conflicting parts of themselves was a delight to read, if not an emotional roller coaster as well.
I loved Kat & Mouse. What a raw, emotional, exciting, beautiful love story. I decided not to worry to much about the derby lingo, just treated it as a sport I vaguely know very little about. The art, the emotional trauma and it’s toll on all of the characters was what held my attention. I will read more by this author. ...more
This was my first and favorite g/g 💕 book that I really enjoyed and appreciated. The chemistry between the two females where amazing. So far the books I've written didn't have much sexual encounters to be very detailed. The storyline was delightful and exciting. Thanks