An enjoyable read, but could of worked much better with just a bit more length to flesh it out.
Oct 25, Tailtiu rated it liked it. To much information sometimes I thought I was reading a commercial and to little real relationship. View all 40 comments. Jan 12, DL rated it did not like it. This book didn't work for me.
Anthony starts his first day as a new vet by all but molesting a guy who was just viciously attacked by cats. And the support staff cheers rather than wonder about the ethics of the new Vet whom they had Just met. The make of the car wasn't important. So why bother mentioning it? It threw me right out of the story. Which I admit wasn't hard to do. Chris has a key to This book didn't work for me.
Chris has a key to Anthony's house, but isn't sure of their relationship. They aren't lovers and he doesn't know him well enough to use the term boyfriend. Isn't boyfriend what you are Before you become lovers? I wasn't sure how Chris and David met; it was pointed out that Chris found him in a ditch and took him home to nurse him back to health. Why would Chris do that as opposed to taking the apparently wounded man to a hospital?
I feel like there was a huge chunk of story missing. Bits and pieces were there but they just ended up leaving more questions than they answered. On a positive note, Longfellows is a beautiful place. I've always wanted to eat there. Nov 15, Deja Dei rated it liked it Shelves: I found this a cute, low conflict, predictable comfort read.
Site Map Advertise Mobile View. Trivia About Blame It on the Cats. The relationship was just too rushed and thus somewhat lacked credibility. Sometimes she is just wet and filthy: So, it is also a very indirect reference to expressions that might contain references to hell, the devil, etc. Lists with This Book.
Both characters are likeable and the animals have a lot of personality. Nothing earth shattering here, little in the way of plot beyond the romance, but still enjoyable. This is one to read when you're not looking for conflict or angst and just want a gentle, sweet and fluffy love story for animal lovers. Nov 27, Enny rated it it was ok.
Nov 14, Cole Riann rated it it was ok Shelves: Review posted at The Armchair Reader. I am a cat lover, no doubt about it. For some reason I thought this was about housecat-shifters, but… I was wrong! Still, I can get behind some good contemporary where cats are front and center. And there are several here that are front and center, ranging all different types and personalities, just like cats really are. Sadly, if this had been only about cats rather than the relationship between their masters, then I might have liked the story more.
Chris is Review posted at The Armchair Reader. Chris is a personal assistant for David, a scatterbrained and emotionally challenged billionaire who needs his whole life structured for him and tends to break down at the slightest provocation.
And he's an animal lover. Well, sure Chris loves animals, dogs especially. But cats have a serious problem with him.
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For some reason they always attack him. So when David brings home another kitty that he just couldn't leave at the pet store, Chris is peeved to be sure, but David is his friend and most importantly boss, so he immediately takes the new kitty "Cloud" to the vet. The new veterinarian at the clinic is Anthony, and the two have an instant connection.
Chris is gun-shy, however and tends not to open up to men who show an interest in him. He's almost… over professional at all times. But when an old lady at the clinic loses control of her two cats and they immediately attack Chris, leaving some pretty fierce wounds and that's no exaggeration, those claws can shred! Which leads to some very unprofessional tonsil-hockey in the exam room on the good doctor's first day at his new job. But… they just can't stay away from each other. I found this story to have quite a few problems, and in the end they just became too many for the story to turn itself around.
There are continuity issues that weren't caught, lots of random detail that isn't needed, and most unfortunately, huge gaping plot holes: All we really know about his is what we're told by Chris, which is that he's eccentric and needs Chris to hold him together or he'll completely fall apart. Also that Chris "rescued" him after his whole family was killed in some sort of vehicle accident? There's so much that is important here.
First of all, this relationship is the gold mine of the story. There is so much potential to delve into with such an unusual relationship. Plus, it's the most important and central relationship in each David and Chris' life even more than Chris cares for Anthony, I'd say, at least until the very end. Yet, we know almost nothing about David, or their relationship except for the few facts we're told. And not only is it a shame because it is a missed opportunity, but fleshing out that relationship and showing it on page would have brought this whole story together.
I hate when this happens. Those months are the meat of the story. Strangely, it seems as if the author wanted to minimize this problem somewhat by making almost nothing happen during this time, so it's not like we missed anything right?
For me, it made the quantum leap in time much more obvious. Just after the jump Chris tells us that he's finally ready to have sex with Anthony and they do and everything…. Ground to a halt in my head. Wait, they haven't had sex yet? You mean to tell me not only is Anthony so perfect that he's willing to wait that long for Chris to "come around" or get used to trusting him, but he doesn't even think it's strange. Or that it might be important to talk about?
Or that… I don't know, we should maybe know the reason that Chris has such intimacy and commitment issues?
And even if the issues is, as I assume, his relationship with David… that seems like something rather important to overlook and not work into the story. I think that this author shows promise in that I enjoyed the style of writing, they just need to spend more time on the story, working it out and working on it more before it's ready for public consumption. As for now, I'll be interested to see what other reader's think of this author's future work, but I'll probably be a little more hesitant to pick another one up for review. Nov 14, Leaundra rated it it was amazing.
I really enjoyed this book. This book was like you know when you come home from work and get in your comfy clothes that's how it felt when I was reading it. I just enjoyed it. I also love when the people in the book are straight forward and say what they mean. Christopher and Anthony were both like that it was very refreshing.
I loved all the dogs and cats in here also;- Would love a book about David ;-. Nov 18, Lily rated it it was ok Shelves: A very cute story which I would have liked to be more developed in the romance department. The relationship was just too rushed and thus somewhat lacked credibility. Jan 22, Driima rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm sorry - I wanted to like this, I really did But unfortunately from the moment Chris enters the clinic and after leaving the clinic it went downhill I like Chris, I like Cloud TCTerms is here for the purpose of finding answers to questions. Any input should have to do only with this purpose.
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Refutation of an answer should be based only on the answer or its resources. I found this idiom in Mark Twain's "the jumping frog".
The speaker is a gambler, his name's Smiley, and is from far West. He uses dialect forms. So he lost 40 dollars. And now he is wondering why And then he see how it was, and he was the maddest man — he set the frog down and took out after that feller, but he never ketched him. It's just an exclamation of surprise admittedly a very unusual one.
The most common equivalent would probably be: Well I'll be damned if he Shot I understand here to be the pellets you use in a shotgun it's a collective term; the plural 'shots' sounds like injections, which isn't the case. Others that are not nearly as funny: Or the commonly used in the 19th century , bless my soul.
It is just a colorful interjection he made up to avoid "taking the Lord's name in vain". Expressions such as goddamn, etc. Don't know if he invented it Jane, but he was imitating the way of talking of the poor people living along the Mississippi Valley in the American South. It was a good idea to explain the reason behind such expressions. We find the 'delicacy' of the past a bit quaint nowadays, but language was more picturesque back then and not laden with expletives as it so often tends to be now.
Going even further back, Shakespeare was probably the greatest curser in the English language, without ever needing to resort to a single swearword!
Bruce, I lived in the South, my mother was from Tennessee Nashville , though an educated southerner, and quite frankly, I think I know quite a bit about southern English and how it works. Furthermore, it is to avoid saying much stronger stuff such as goddamn, which was considered to be I repeat "taking the name of the Lord in vain".
I point out also that cats were associated with the devil in the popular imagination. So, it is also a very indirect reference to expressions that might contain references to hell, the devil, etc. English speakers including BE speakers are familiar with the placement and structure of this interjection.