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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Protect and Serve: Kitty Kat by Anne Kane

Protect and Serve: Kitty Kat by Anne Kane
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (43 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Forced Seduction, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Kat hasn’t always been a stray -- but times are tough, and when she lost her job, her no good boyfriend dumped her. Now she’s living in a deserted basement and scrounging for food behind the restaurants in the better section of town, while attending business school during the day.

Jake feeds scraps of his dinner to the fluffy little con-artist from time to time as he walks his beat. He can’t get the sassy stray off his mind. He feels a strange affinity for the feisty little kitty, so he decides to trap her and tame her. What he doesn’t realize is, she’s a shifter, and she’s conned his heart right out of his chest.

What’s a kitty cat to do when she gets an eyeful of her rescuer in his full glory? Why purr with appreciation of course.

Protect and Serve: Kitty Kat is a cute short full of mischievous hijinks that lead to a delightful couple of encounters with her unknowing handsome enforcer cum futuristic police officer.

Times are tough for Katarina and she literally is scrounging for food to survive. I liked her spunk, her will to persevere and her impulsive taking charge of opportunity – with delicious results.

Jake is a man that I think no one really gets to know. He seems the kind of guy who keeps to himself because of the nature of his dangerous job. Because of it, he is lonely. Usually, I read about women having cats to keep them company; not too often a brawny male goes for feline companionship. I’m glad Jake is different because of what happens in the story.

I liked Jake’s hidden sensitive nature and I like the aspect of his brutal strength which he uses effectively and sparsely. Even when the author thrills a reader with some unexpected drama and intensity, Jake is mindful of his little kitty.

When Jake meets Katarina’s human form it’s a very spicy encounter. What Kat is inspired to do really pushed Jake’s happy buttons and I enjoyed reading the scene. When next she surprises him, the tables are turned and that was fun too. The best part is when Jake finally gets to find out how his mystery woman comes and goes without a trace, which had been driving him nuts. It’s sweet and romantic in a sultry way and it compliments their whirlwind courtship. The ending is adorable and leans more towards a happily for now instead of a happily ever after. I think there is a bit more to explore between the two as their chemistry is smoking hot and I believe there is still so much more to discover. I liked Kat and Jake as a couple and I liked how Kat is already quite protective of her guy. That was a fun and well written scene.

Protect and Serve: Kitty Kat is a perfect little story for when a reader has a craving for something fast, light yet sensually fulfilling with a humorous kick, and has a hero and heroine that are great together. I found that time flew by speedily because I completely enjoyed myself while reading this book. It’s definitely worth a look.

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