Buddy the Cat by Sarah Stark (review)

Tagline: The lonely librarian, his itinerant cat, and the mysterious Mike

Buddy the Cat Book Cover

TitleBuddy the Cat
Author: Sarah Stark
Genre:  Paranormal M/M Romance
Format:  Short Story (6k words, 22 pages)

Series: Walk on Wild Side

Publisher: Dreamspinner (June 2016)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-491-8

Also available:  Walk on Wild Side Anthology

Rating: star1 star1 half-star (2.75  stars out of 5, more if you’re a cat lover)

Dreamspinner’s 2016 Daily Dose anthology includes 30 romantic male/male shifter stories released one a day during the month of June.

Synopsis: A lonely librarian looks forward to a visit every evening by Buddy the cat, who keeps him company, as wandering cats sometimes do.  Noel confesses his loneliness to Buddy, and when he awkwardly meets Mike, he has some hopes that he’ll have more companionship than just an itinerant cat.

Review: A very cute cat story, but it does little else for me.  Noel is sympathetic, Buddy the cat is sweet, and Mike comes across a bit (probably appropriately) strange. Not much substance, but a sweet exploration of a lonely man enjoying the company of a cat, and of lonely men working up the courage to contact each other.

Recommended for: cat lovers

Sizzle:
Heat:  fire – a real kiss and a nice fade to black
Passion: heart heart – very sweet connection (and higher if you have a soft spot for cats)
Genre:  Romance
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