Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 3.5 stars
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Cat-sitting is a dangerous business.
Cameron Sherwood turned his back on law enforcement the night his investigation led to the death of an innocent gay man. Now Cam spends his time running a business that caters to his favorite animal, cats. But when Cam stumbles upon the body of a friend while feeding her feline, he can’t walk away. Dealing with a sexy yet stubborn sheriff, a matchmaking sister, and a terrifying blind date, Cam must somehow track down a killer, all while keeping the cats around him fed with his gourmet cat treats.
Review: I’m a total cat lover but our MC in this book takes it to a whole other level. Cameron left his job with NCIS after a tragedy. Now he runs a cat themed shop that sales everything kitty related. He agreed to watch one of his client’s cats while she was out of town. Which is how he gets mixed up in a murder mystery. Cameron discovers his client stabbed to death in her home. The sheriff shows up and Cameron and him clash instantly. Cameron stumbles upon some more clues to the case which frustrates the sheriff. Their persistent and meddling sisters set them up on a blind date that should be disastrous given their brief volatile history together. They soon realize there may be something there between them if they can stop annoying each other long enough to explore it while solving a murder.
This story was pretty cute. It had a charming quality to it. There’s lots of cat references and jokes. I liked the banter between the MCs. They get to know each other better while investigating the murder. There’s not much smexy going on in this book but I honestly didn’t miss it. The build between the MCs was good. I actually enjoyed the murder mystery for the most part. However most of it relied on Cameron’s amazing skills at putting everything together. It was a little far fetched how conveniently Cameron figures it all out but not so much it wasn’t possible. This was a pretty fun little story with interesting characters. Some cute humor. Lots of possible baddies to keep you guessing who done it. For me it just had moments when it tipped into too cute or unbelievable to be really good. I’m still glad I read it and I’ll check out more from this author.