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Reading contemporary romance novels is one of my guilty pleasures, and when the book features a cat, so much the better! The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club by Nic Tatano is one of the most delightful books in the genre that I’ve come across in quite some time, and what’s even better, it’s part of a series. And it features a tortoiseshell kitten – how much better can a book get!
While covering a story, network reporter Madison Shaw discovers a litter of orphaned kittens. It’s Friday night, and all the shelters are closed, so she takes the kittens home. Suddenly, her glamorous life changes as she takes care of the kittens around the clock. When a video of her caring for the kittens goes viral, the resulting media circus has a domino effect on her career and her love life.
I loved this book so much! The story has enough twists and turns to keep you reading, the characters are immensely likeable, and the author’s love for cats comes through in the descriptions of how the kittens, especially the little tortoiseshell, worm their way into Madison’s heart. My only issue with the book is that the tortie is a male, and the author never mentions that male torties are extremely rare. I kept hoping that at some point in the book, somebody was going to point this out to Madison, but that never happened.
There are four women at the center of all the action in the book, Madison, and her best friends Tish, Rory and AJ. There were four kittens in the litter Madison rescued, and when they were old enough to go to their forever homes, guess where they went? And there is a second book by Tatano, The Empire State Cat’s Christmas Gift, featuring Tish and her kitten, which I just started reading. I’m really hoping that there will be a third and fourth book, featuring Rory and AJ and the remaining kittens.
If you enjoy lighthearted romance, you will absolutely love this book.
The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club is available from Amazon.
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