Title: The Cattery
Author Name & Publisher: K. A. Merikan (Acerbi & Villani ltd)
Publication Date & Length: April 8, 2016 – 186 Pages
— Role-playing a cat for six months? You said you’re paying how much? —
Goran’s mouth has no filter, and it’s losing him job after job. Desperate and a week away from being homeless, he finds an offer online that sounds too good to be true. Spending six months in a mansion by the beach in return for a hundred thousand dollars as long as he sticks to the house rules.
This might be the one job where his unruly mouth doesn’t get in the way. After all, saying the wrong thing is impossible… when you’re role-playing a cat.
Meeting all the other guys at the cattery seems to be the icing on the cake, but the inconvenient truth he dishes out turns out to be too much. Goran makes everyone his enemy, but worst of all, Ollie, the prettiest cat of the bunch, the one who’s been in the cattery the longest, and the one who makes Goran’s heart skip a beat.
Ollie’s big blue eyes hold secrets Goran is intent on cracking, but to do so, he will need to learn to bite his tongue and listen. Too bad the pretty blond ice prince is set on getting Goran kicked out of the cattery for good.
Themes: debt, enemies to lovers, cat-play, Miami, immigrant, billionaire, love triangle, social anxiety, rent boy, backstabbing
Genre: M/M contemporary romance, sugar kink
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. From the description I was skeptical about reading it because it almost sounds like it is a little to far fetched on the kinky side but once I started reading it, I could not put the book down. Yes it was a kinky fetish that Luis has with having guys act as a cat for him but am also it is more than that for Luis.
I believe that Luis is truly a lonely man that is looking for something that he has yet to find in just one individual. I believe that with him having people act as a cat he is able to interact with them without all the drama that can go into actual relationship and I believe that is what he is looking for. Luis in my opinion is actually a really sweet man and he cares for the people that are in his cattery. And if I had to guess I think that he did start to fall a little for Goran.
Goran is this outspoken person who says what is ever on his mind. He has that problem where his mouth speaks before his brain can catch up with what he is going to say. So he is constantly getting into trouble. I think that intentionally when he joined the cattery it was about mainly the money and a chance at some fun but when he met Ollie it became so much more.
Ollie is the one it took a while for me to get an accurate read on. I believe that Ollie has become complacent with being in the cattery for two years and he has made himself believe he was in love with Luis. I think he realizes something is missing and that answer lies within him leaving the cattery but he is scared. He is scared of the unknown and he is scared to trust.
All in all this book in my opinion is more of a love story then it is a kink/fetish story. I truly enjoyed reading it and cannot wait for another one in the series to come out.
K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.
They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.
Inspiration never failed them so far, but they are ready to hunt down the exotic and unique. Kat and Agnes are pursuing their dream of becoming full fledged virtual nomads. Having gotten rid of their apartment and with most of their belongings put in storage, they are choosing their own path in life, ready to experience all the world has to offer while working on their books.