Cupid Cats is a trilogy of novellas that feature three very different felines associated with special shelters that cater to cats in different cities. Trademark irreverant Katie McAlister characters in Unleashed enliven the tale of Jacintha, a Fish & Wildlife officer who investigates a call that turns out to be a blue-eyed jaguar who is a Moravian named Avery. This vampire with a soul runs afoul of a group that is engaged not only in an internal power struggle but is involved in nefarious undertakings that will require that he join forces with Jacintha to right the wrongs being perpetrated.
Edith, a geeky geneticist has a secret crush on one of the widowed executives of her company but lacks the people skills to attract him in Connie Brockway’s Cat Scratch Fever. Edith’s sponsorship of a Cupid Cats Shelter brings her into contact with an elderly feline who exerts an uncanny attraction for the widower’s precocious daughter and helps the shelter live up to its name.
Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Kate Archer succumbs to A Cat’s Game when she allows herself to be persuaded to adopt a cat from the Cupid Cats Shelter in the small Arizona town where she is a temporary manager of her sister’s bed and breakfast inn. Unfortunately, Kate’s only tenant is her old flame who has achieved success as a Hollywood star. Kate’s fear of the price of fame threatens to prevent the rekindling of their romance but perhaps a Cupid Cat can show her how to open her heart again.
Three very different felines show that they deserve their mystical reputations by facilitating romance in very different circumstances. This is an intriguing look at three very different styles of writing that show how a magical cat can bring love into a lonely person’s life. A nice mixture of tales ranging from erotic shapeshifters to a socially inept genius attracted to an engaging little girl and her hunk of a father followed by the tale of a normally intrepid woman who is afraid of having her heart broken again. Cupid Cats is a purrfect mixture of magic and romance.