Title: Best in Show
Author: Kelly Jensen
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal
Length: Novella (87 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 27, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Solitary mystery writer Julian Wilkes doesn’t want a pet, but his sister persuades him to visit Lingwood Animal Rescue, where he is immediately taken with a large ginger tabby cat. Before he can settle into the joys of cat ownership, however, he discovers something very unusual about his new companion.
Macavity Birch is cursed. By day he is a large tabby cat. At night he can be himself—a human male with ginger hair and oddly yellow eyes. He didn’t mean to end up in the animal rescue, but he never meant any harm when playing the prank that resulted in his curse, either. Happily, Julian adopts him. But while exploring his host’s home, he discovers the diary of a long-dead relative.
Unfortunately, not all of Mac’s ancestors are dead and buried. His great-great-great-grandmother is very much alive, and she’s a powerful witch who doesn’t take kindly to the sharing of family secrets. When Mac reveals himself to Julian in order to save him from bigger trouble, he achieves just the opposite, plunging Julian deeper into a magical mystery with him.
Review: Julian is a very strange man. His sister had to drag him down to the Animal Rescue to pick out a dog, just because he doesn’t leave the house a lot. She figured it would help him be less solitary. He is an amazing mystery writer who quit writing because of his stupid ex-boyfriend. However what he comes home with is a cat, and not just any cat.
Mac is a cat shifter, a beautiful tabby cat with an attitude. He is cursed to stay all day long in his cat form, all because he is a feisty troublemaker. He is also a very distant relative of the witch that had ended in trouble. His great-great-great grandmother cursed him and is ticked off to say the least. She is trying to protect the family from finding out what they are. The problem is Julian is asking questions she will not want answered.
This story was a blast to read. It had so much humor in it, and you can tell that it would just from the cover alone. I must admit that Julian is just a bit stiff, but damn the man loves to talk to the cat. He also didn’t react like one would when they come across a shifter, which shows how odd he is.
I did like the story quite a bit and can’t wait to see what other stories this author has out.