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Taken by the Imp

(Cat's Paw Cove #13)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Dexter Graham has no trouble making money as a financial wizard—as long as he doesn’t leave his home. He finds it nearly impossible to be with other people, because he’s a telepath who gets swamped by their thoughts. Prompted by an unexpected visitor from the past who reveals shocking family secrets, he takes a risk and visits his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. Will the trip m ...more
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Published June 9th 2020 by CPC Publishing
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InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 3.5/5.0

A fun addition to this series, “Taken by the Imp” is a light paranormal romance with magical cats, and a complimentary couple that fall for each other almost from the start.

Read full review in the 2020 Summer issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Multi-Millionaire Dexter Graham hasn’t left his home in years. Why? He’s a powerful telepath and when he’s around others, he can hear every thought they have. It gets overwhelming, at times. When he gets a surprise visit from his beloved grandmother’s ghost, she urges him to pack a few things and head to Cat’s Paw Cove to reunite with his brother, Dylan. He arrives and meets Ynez, a jinni and a brilliant chef. The attraction is immediate, and the best part is that Dexter can’t hear her thoughts. ...more
Jun 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley for providing me an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. My review is my own and not influenced by others.

Taken by the Imp is the thirteen book of the Cat’s Paw Cove series by Sharon Buchbinder. You can read this book as a standalone. Dexter is a telepath who has been told by his dead grandmother to go see his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. There he meets Ynez who is an Imp and a gifted chef.

This story contains humor, romance, paranormal and magical speaking cats and is an ea
Tarang Sinha
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Okay, it was a quirky, quick read for me. The protagonists are unique: the hero is a recluse and a telepath. The heroine is an imp and a gifted chef. And there are magical cats that can talk. It's a combination of romance and fantasy, mainly fantasy, and er...Stuart Little. :) It really reminded me if Stuart Little and X-Men (not that action packed though).

Dexter's deceased granny appears and prompts him to visit his brother who lives in Cat's Paa Cove. There he meets Ynez. He likes her instant
Jun 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This little novella is about Dexter and Ynez. Dexter is Big D's brother (we saw his HEA in the last book). Ynez is a genie chef with a dream to open a restaurant that doubles as a work release for homeless people. Dexter is a telepathic recluse. Being a novella, the story is short, so the characters fall in love pretty quickly. The cats are really funny in this one, and we have a big battle at the end which ended up being pretty fun. We don't see much of the retirement home residents in this one ...more
Rebecca Goss
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another installment of the Cat’s Paw Cove series! I’ve loved them all and this one continues the trend. This book is funny and the characters are delightfully flawed. After living in basic isolation, Dexter has understandably issues with social skills from time to time. Ynez is kind and seems to understand him well. It was good to visit with characters I have known from previous books. Humor and romance were well represented in this one. This series always has unique characters that bring reader ...more
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley, Author Collective 20 and Sharon Buchbinder for gifting me an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
If you’re on the market for a romantic comedy with a splash of telepathy and a hint of talking cats, look no further.
Taken by the Imp was such a quirky and light read but also extremely out of my usual reads. It worked as the perfect palate cleanser after a heavier book. The romance in this one is sweet and charming. I ended up finishing it in one sitti
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taken by the Imp is a delightfully sweet romp. There are good guys, bad guys, talking cats, magic and love. Ynez is an Imp and a fabulous chef with a heart of gold and more secrets than even she knows. Dexter is a financial genius and a gifted telepath. He is more gifted than even he knows. When Dexter and Ynez meet its magic. I adored these two. A terrific addition to the series but can be read stand alone.
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story by this talented writer. Totally enjoyable that had me smiling while reading. Dexter is one unbelievable character. Don’t miss out.
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I probably would have enjoyed this one more if I hadn't read the previous book in this series.

There's a lot to like. The h/H are sweet people, there's interesting backstory for both, what the MCs accomplish at the end is inspiring. It's a sweet story and we see the hero grow into a worthy man and see the heroine living out her dreams. Family, both blood and found, play a huge role in this story and that's something I always enjoy. The MCs also communicate - there are no stupid misunderstandings
Linda Tonis
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story first appeared in Meows & Mistletoe, a Holiday Anthology and is now being released on its own. I read the story in the anthology, but any time I have a chance to read a Cat’s Paw Cove story I jump at it even if I have already read it. A place filled with talking cats, magical people and fun. If you are not acquainted with this magical place I strongly recommend starting. There is no time like the present when we
Susan Willis
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found Taken by the Imp to be a fun and enjoyable read. The story moves quickly, there is lots of dialogue between the characters, and it captures the reader’s attention instantly.

The story takes place in the magical town of Cat’s Paw Cove which is inhabited by both human and feline supernaturals. Dexter, the main character, who is a telepath who prefers to live isolated from the rest of the world, is encouraged by a distant relative to travel to Cat’s Paw Cove to visit his brother. Here he fin
Milena Velea
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. As a note, this does not affect my opinion in any way.

Overall: 4.5/5 stars
Characters: 4/5 stars
Setting: 4.5/5 stars
Writing: 5/5 stars
Plot: 5/5 stars

Note: This book can be read as a standalone. (This is how I read it and the plot was very easy to pick up)
Millionaire Dexter Graham hasn't left his house in years. Why? He is a powerful and impressive telepath and being in crowded places (where he can he
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Talking cats Mischievous Jin

Another magical addition to Cats Paw Cove

Dexter is a recluse - not by choice mind you
But necessity -
See he can hear 👂 your every thought
Everyone's thoughts
And as you can imagine it's enough to drive a man insane 😵
But never you fear
Grandma has returned to set things right

Ynez is a queen 👑 in the kitchen it's how she shares her love 💘
She has such a giving ❤ heart and she has found that food is a great way to share comfort and hope
When she discovers the inns newest res
May 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I received this eARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest opinion

Cute short read that had a bit of everything in it. Romance, magic, Jinni's, talking cats...yes talking cats, leprechauns, evil and more.
Dexter is a telepath and a recluse who is told by his dead grandmother to go visit his brother Dylan who is an empath. There he meets Ynes a Jinni when she brings him his food. Dexter is not able to be around others as he is not able to stop hearing their thoughts but he is not able to hear Y
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Taken By The Imp is the 13th book in the Cat’s Paw Cove Series. This is a cute fast read and a great way to spend a Saturday. It is a follow up to book 12 introducing Big D’s brother, Dexter. It He is a multi-millionaire, a powerful telepath and can’t leave the home his grandmother left him due to being overwhelmed by everyone’s thoughts. He is visited by his deceased grandmother and encouraged to go to Cat’s Paw Cove on a mission. Ynez is Madame Jinniyah granddaughter and the chef at the retire ...more
Linda Puritis
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I usually read dark stories full of angst. Until I find a book like Taken by the Imp, I forget how much my spirit needs light and breezy fun, too.
This is mostly the story of Ynez, the talented chef, and Dexter, the empath recluse. They both find their way to Cat's Paw Cove for very different reasons. The truly magical denizens of this delightful community help them along their journeys. The village feline population is much more than furry companions!
There are so many interesting characters in t
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Telepath, Dexter journies to Cat's Paw to visit his brother, Dylan, at the urging of the ghost of his grandmother. She tells him there a family secret that only his brother has the key to discovering it. Cat's Paw is full of magical folk and Dylan hopes there is someone who may be able to help his brother silence the voices he hears as an telpath. A local Chef, Ynez who is also a jinni seems to have the powers to slient the voices for Dexter. Dexter is smitten. Ynez cooks like a dream, is beautf ...more
Jill Badker
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author. Dexter was a private person and didn't get out of the house much. He liked the quiet and didn't want to be around others. Ynez is the chef at Cat's Paw and is very happy in her life the way it is. Then Dexter's brother invites him for a stay and once they met they find out a bunch of secrets neither thought they would ever share. ...more
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read within this series. Even though later in the series, not having read the prior books, did not deter from this story in any way. It was a cute, fun, quick read, with some giggles and supernatural characters. ...more
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This highly enjoyable novel by Sharon Buchbinder had me laughing out loud! This book was very easy to read as a stand-alone, but also works well as an addition to the series. This wonderful short romance was well written, and had a great plot.
Penny Riley
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book ! Characters were quirky and lovable. Story was fun with magic, talking cats and of course romance. Fun read with characters that stay with you! Take a day trip to Cats Paw Cove you won’t be sorry.
Julie Sherman
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read

It's another great read by Miss Sharon Buchbinder in the continued series within " Cat Paw Cove". I loved the details of the family's past and the building love of the characters.
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love this one - full of all you want in a paranormal romantic comedy. Loved the intriguing characters and how their stories unfolded. Found it one that was hard to put down till finish and became totally immersed in their lives.
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved as I loved all the other installment in this series. Fun to read, entertaining and engrossing.
An easy and enjoyable read, highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Lisa Roberts
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fun fast paced story with great characters of romance and mystery in a magical Town of supernatural characters with talking cats Yes!!!
You want a fun story that's different then welcome to Cats Paw Cove you will not be dissappointed.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dexter is entranced by Ynez because he can't hear her thoughts. But can he save her from danger? This was another fun, light romance read! ...more
Patti Gilbert
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is okay but isn't the kind I usually read. It was good though. ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, ghosts
This is a fun read. I like how characters from past Cat’s Paw Cove books reappear in this one. And Sharon Buchbinder always manages to come up with a different twist on the paranormal world. This isn’t a long story page wise but it has plenty of depth and kept me reading

Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this as a standalone by receiving an ARC from netgalley.

This was a cute read for everyone who likes to relax a little by reading a guaranteed HEA with a town full of cats (both normal and magical), jinni's quirky and magically varied people and cute characters.

Basically, it was cloud cute sparkles land sprinkled with time travel, witch hunt, secret boxes, other dimension spies, family and how to deal with a power that has continually been a major source of incovinience in your life.

It was
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Amazon best-selling author Sharon Buchbinder's broad range of writing includes internationally best-selling textbooks and award-winning novels that tell haunting tales of love, family secrets, forgiveness, extraordinary abilities, truth, justice, and redemption. She believes happily ever afters are born through strengths developed in overcoming adversity in fiction and real life. If you enjoy auth ...more

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