Learning to Love Cats by K.M. Mahoney ~ Book Review by Queue

Learning-to-Love-CatsTitle: Learning to Love Cats

Author: K.M. Mahoney

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/19/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance


It isn’t exactly a match made in heaven.

Mike isn’t much of an animal lover, but his sister insists every little boy needs a pet. Which is how Mike finds himself sitting in a veterinary office, trying to explain the facts of life to his six-year-old nephew while holding a dead hamster in a shoebox. It’s not one of his finer moments. So of course, that’s when he encounters the cute, shy and utterly lust-worthy Riley Laytham.

Riley isn’t used to guys flirting with him, and he definitely didn’t expect it to happen at the local vet office. In the kennels, no less, surrounded by cats and dogs and under the close scrutiny of one overly inquisitive little boy.

Their first date is a disaster. They have nothing in common, and Riley’s cats seem determined to end the budding relationship before it can get started. For some reason, though, Mike is sticking around despite cat scratches, rampant allergies, and nosy siblings. Now Riley just has to decide if he can make it work with a guy who staunchly declares that he doesn’t like cats.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

My View:

This was a quick and easy read with a sweet romantic plot. The plot is a simple one without angst so if that’s what you’re looking for this is a good choice.

The story revolves around Riley, a cat breeder, and Mike, who isn’t who isn’t exactly an animal lover. They have a meet cute in a vet’s office and there’s an insta-lust attraction between them.

There’s a lot of insta between Mike and Riley. They hook up almost instantly—it’s on their second meeting. And it’s insta-love for sure. They say those words way too early in the relationship.

Riley had an interesting family and they made for some humorous moments.

This wasn’t a fantastic story but it’s a short, enjoyable read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.


Learning to Love Cats on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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