Lottie Lucas comes to the blog with a story of a woman and her cat, and whether or not matchmaking is part of his skill in
Ten Things My Cat Hates About You
Clara is content with her rescued cat Casper, bane of the neighborhood, general terrorist and hunter of small rodents extraordinaire. She’s still dealing with grief from her parents’ death some years back, and finding that her work at the museum as assistant curator has been her salvation. Of course, there’s still Jeremy, her boss, and some pretty regular academics in their small Oxford museum – but overall she loves it. There’s really not much wrong except the tiny niggles about her best friend Heather’s life and marriage, or her own difficulties with Casper savaging her dates, once she brings them home. She’s convinced that he’s a great judge of character, and feels that his acceptance of a prospective man will be the key to her finding marriage and a partner just like Heather – even if she’s also quick to dismiss ‘needing a man’ outright. But with a surprise visit and stay from her younger brother, and Casper finding yet more trouble when he’s nearly run over by a bicyclist who takes great offense to his accident.
But when a cut necessitates an emergency vet visit, and the new vet is not only attractive but finds Casper’s many antics IN the clinic during visits amusing, and sparks fly between Clara and Jeremy the vet – Clara gets ideas. See – I adored Clara, although she was a bit immature when it came to relationships and her romantic side: but who doesn’t want all the hearts, flowers and special moments? The thing is – Clara moves fast, and into love quickly- while Jeremy perhaps wasn’t so keen. Then there is the professor, Adam. A far more intriguing choice for Clara – in that he balances her ditzy side and keeps her grounded and thinking, even if Casper hates him (like he does most men), and she can’t seem to figure out why he’s always so ‘grounded’.
Lucas created a really clever story here – where people learn, grow and find new footing with new information, plenty of hijinks and terrorism from one orange tomcat and some lovely moments where fancy takes first place. Speaking to miniatures, truly enjoying her work and the museum, rearranging (and occasionally talking with) the miniature Victorian portraits and being on a first-name basis with the Fire Chief (simply because of your terroristic cat) can’t be a bad premise for a story – right? Well, add in some serious self-discovery for Clara, a wonderful romantic gesture from one of the men in her life and some great friends and a twist of fate to bring more family together and you get this – a great read for the season – with no holiday expectations whatsoever as you wander through Oxford streets, spend time watching a cat and generally enjoying the atmosphere!
Title: Ten Things My Cat Hates About You
Author: Lottie Lucas
Genre: British, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Friendship, Humor elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain
Published by: One More Chapter
Published on: 20 November, 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The sweetest tale…crammed with joy’ Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson
Not everyone gets nine lives…
So he better be the love of a lifetime!
When Clara’s ginger cat Casper chases yet another romantic prospect out the door she’s ready to give up on love altogether. But then the fussy feline causes two meet cutes in the space of a day and suddenly Clara has two gorgeous men driving her to distraction.
But who is in control of happy ever after? Clara, fate…or the cat who started it all?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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