Review: The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy

Posted 19 February, 2013 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 2 Comments

The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Witch's Brew #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by: Entangled Edge on December 1, 2012
Format: eARC
Pages: 256
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When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby, an enchantress, is determined to discover who is behind the odd deaths. But being a witch gifted by the Goddess won’t protect her from the talented warlock the Coven sends to assist her. Kale weaves a spell more powerful than any she’s ever seen--and he's sexy as sin. But why he's even needed for such a simple mission is beyond her.

While having some muscle around can't hurt her investigation, fighting her growing attraction for Kale is worse than a hex, especially considering she knows he—and their Coven—are hiding something from her. When she turns up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats, though, the elusive warlock isn't the her only concern. She now has a political rebellion on her hands, too. And when the truth about who she really is begins to surface, the only person Libby can trust is herself.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A fun and sexy urban fantasy mystery! This is another great addition to Stacey Kennedy’s fun and flirty supernatural world!

THE CAT’S MEOW is  more than just a pretty cover, it’s an entertaining, fast paced read with a few twist and turns and some sassy characters. The world of witches and warlocks depicted in this story is quite unique and keeps you turning the pages to learn more.

Enchantress Libby is investigating a string of recent feline sacrifices when her superiors surprise her by sending in a warlock to work along side her on the case. With little regard for authority and a dislike of warlocks, Libby finds herself in the middle of a dark and sinister plot against her world with the irresistible Kale by her side who is just as mysterious as her latest case. Needless to say, things get more interesting with every turn of the page.

Saying Libby is an outspoken heroine is an understatement. She’s snarky and bold which tends to come off as rude sometimes but her heart’s in the right place. I thought she was a bit immature in certain situations and could not understand her hatred towards Kale and warlocks, even when her past was finally revealed. Smart-mouth and all, Libby has some unique magical powers that come in handy and I love her devotion to protect the ones she loves. I would have liked a little more of the softer side and less of the sass from her but she’s a fun character in either facet.

The love interest Kale didn’t instantly get my heart racing. I was expecting an outspoken alpha who would match Libby’s strong personality and got a laid back, patient warlock instead. His sexy side shows up in Libby’s dream (I won’t say any more) and quickly made up for his nonchalant attitude. Kale and Libby have some great sexual tension which is not a surprise if you’ve read Ms. Kennedy’s books, she’s a master at it! I’m not a fan of insta-love and was thankful that we saw a lot of interaction and banter between these two before anything happened. 

THE CAT’S MEOW is a delightful read with a little suspense, magic and cheeky humor! A magical world of witches and warlocks filled with politics and rebellion keeps you guessing but never loses momentum. No matter the genre, I always know I’m in for an adventure with smart heroines, swoon-worthy heroes and plenty of passion when I pick up a book by Stacey Kennedy and THE CAT’S MEOW meets all those requirements!