What can I say folks? I NEVER read M&M. But this little novella had a cat. A CAT. An honest to goodness I-used-to-be-a-guy-until-a-witch-turned-meWhat can I say folks? I NEVER read M&M. But this little novella had a cat. A CAT. An honest to goodness I-used-to-be-a-guy-until-a-witch-turned-me-into-a-cat cat. I’m always looking for a new addition to my pussy shelf so how could I resist? Alex is in cat form for 98% of the story though, so I should probably create a M&pussy shelf. But that could lead to all kinds of misunderstandings, right?
But I digest…
Alex is the perfect cross between a superior, finicky, snarky feline who insists on wearing Prada, and the superior, finicky, snarky dick he used to be (and who probably insisted on wearing Prada too). Ethan is a gentle giant baker who loves his cat (NOT that way, you pervs). You can tell that they belong together, even if it takes them a while to figure it out, but what can their future be?
This story is sweet, funny, poignant, and fairy tale-like. I really enjoyed it. I needed something to distract myself from thoughts of Mother’s day (my Mom is long gone) and this charmer did the trick for an hour.
Enjoy! (note: A kiss or 2 but no sex, for those who can’t read about M&M’s)....more
**spoiler alert** Sorry, I just did not like the H or h. She's another uber-doormat. I want spunk! I'd rather she burned the letter herself and brazen**spoiler alert** Sorry, I just did not like the H or h. She's another uber-doormat. I want spunk! I'd rather she burned the letter herself and brazened it out, than "allowing" him to burn it and then wrestling with her conscience for pages. Gah! I perked up when she went to see the OW, ok that took guts but alas, I did not get the Dynastyesque hair-pulling fight I wanted. Still, I liked that scene when the H shows up - no man comes across well in those circumstances, does he? I had an absurd picture in my mind of Prince Charles wringing his hands and stuttering pompously as Diana and the rottweiler trade barbs over him. The h improved after that, blowing up at the H and eventually leaving him, but it was a little too late for me.
He's another jerk hero who offers marriage for money instead of love, and then disses the h for marrying him for money. Illogical much? She-bitch who left him when he got injured years ago now wags her tail at him and off he goes like a hound, loving wife be damned. I'm afraid that he really did sleep with the rottweiler, but even if he didn't he gets no points from me. As the h says "There are other ways of being unfaithful besides spending the night with a woman".
Speaking of the OW, she was satisfactorily nasty and selfish, and it's too bad really that she and H didn't end up together so she could make him as miserable as he deserved.
I liked the friend Carol. At least she had spunk. And some good lines. Why couldn't we have HER for the heroine?
Heroine: "it's just the fact of my being there which is forcing him into doing horrid, unhappy things which aren't really natural to him."
Carol:"Well, darling, I'm not really following the logic of this"
You and me both, sister!
There are some nice 30's touches - a rug for the car, going to the corner phone booth, the real fur coat (better not let PETA read this!)
The plot was ok, the writing was smooth, but I didn't like the pacing much. The hand thing I saw coming a mile off and it was resolved by page 70 or so. I guess I expected more of a Hitchcockian creeping dread about when and how the H would find out about the letter, but it came too early also and was kinda anti-climactic to me. The foreshadowing about the baby was ridiculously obvious. She's so tired! She feels sickly! She's so tired! We get it already, duh. There was some good drama and angst after that but I couldn't care enough because I just didn't like the H. And babydrama is just not my thang. The ending was unsatisfactory because he didn't grovel enough or even say ILY.
"It was to ask her to stop trying to steal my husband— just as any woman would to to any man-catching bitch and try to to spike her guns."
Not sure I'll read MB again unless someone tells me there's a spunky h :-) ...more