Friday, 8 October 2010
Review: Cattitude - Edie Ramer
After Belle the cat switches bodies with a psychic on the run from a murderer, she wants her perfect cat body back instead of this furless human one. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with her former owner. Or that a CEO and a beauty queen want to use up her nine lives. Now is her chance to prove anything a human can do, a cat can do better.
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Cattitude can be purchased from Smashwords and is also available in the Kindle store from Amazon.
Belle is happy with her life as a cat, she lives with her owner Max and is adored by him and his brother & sister. She rules the roost as all cats do and is fed, petted and fussed over on demand - it's a cats life! When she is in an accident and exchanges bodies with a human she is horrified with her new hairless, clumsy body and wants nothing more than to go back to her life as a cat. However with more than one person out to get her she is going to have to use all her cat wiles to make sure her human body survives long enough for her to change back into a cat. As she tries to find out what is going on she becomes closer to Max realising she has feelings for him that she never felt when she was a cat. Will she decide to remain human so that her and Max can be together? And if she does what will happen to the human who is now trapped in her old body?
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Cattitude, I love cats so on the one hand I was really looking forward to it but I was a bit unsure about the whole idea of a cat becoming a human and falling in love with a man. I just wasn't sure how well it would work & if it would be easy to relate to Belle. I have to say I was impressed with this story & thought Edie Ramer did a fantastic job.
Belle is a wonderful character and Edie has perfectly captured the essence of a cat in her - Belle's attitude to life & humans reminded me of my cats so many times. I loved watching Belle adjust to life in a human body - everything she knows about humans comes from the way she has been adored by the family who rescued her and from watching TV with them so she has some very funny ideas about how things work.
The supporting characters are all well written and really help to make the story. I really loved Max and his family and even the bad guys are well rounded so you find out more about why they act the way they do. Sorcha (the woman who ends up in Belle's cat body) could be a little irritating at times but then again she has just been switched into a cats body without being given a choice in the matter so I guess it was understandable and I really liked the way there is a happy ending for her as well as for Belle.
Cattitude is a sweet romance that will have you laughing out loud and is a must for any cat fans. The story is light hearted, comes with a great cast of characters and an amusing tale that will keep you turning the pages and leaving you wanting more. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try and am looking forward to seeing what Edie Ramer comes up with in the future.
Source: Received from author Edie Ramer in exchange for an honest review.
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