Boots by Angel Martinez ~ Book Review by Teresa

BootsTitle: Boots

Author: Angel Martinez

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/06/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Fantasy, Gay Romance


Willem’s lost his job and his boyfriend, and now possibly his mind when his cat calls him a nitwit.

Willem’s father never approved of his artistic talents, his choices in life, or the fact that he’s gay. When the only thing Horst leaves to Willem is the family cat, he thinks it’s his father’s last insult from the grave. That is, until the cat starts talking to him.

Though Willem’s lost his boyfriend, his home, and his job, Kasha, who claims to be a magic cat, reassures him that all will be well. All he needs is Willem’s trust and a good pair of boots. But giving boots to a talking cat has unexpected consequences when odd events ambush Willem at every turn, such as the appearance of a handsome stranger in his arms at night. While he begins to suspect Kasha’s plans might be dangerous for all involved, how can he distrust such a charming kitty in cowboy boots?

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:

I loved this reimagining of an old fairy-tale! Boots was charming and sweet with just the hint of angst. I loved the humour and silliness of a cat in boots along with the sexiness of his other form. Kasha and Willem were well matched.

I really liked the twist of making this old European tale into a Japanese mythology with Japanese demon cat. It added some exoticism to the story. I loved Kasha and his tale, even though it was a little sad. I am partial to cats and my daughter loves Japanese culture so this book made me smile.

Sometimes shorter novellas try to pack too much in and end up leaving important stuff out. This was not the case with Boots. I found the length to be perfect to tell the tale and I was left wholly satisfied.

I highly recommend picking up this story!


Boots 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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