by Shirley Jump

February 2005
ISBN: 0-373-19757-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #1757
Mass Market Paperback

Catherine Wyndham is running for her four paws life. She has used up eight of her nine lives. It seems as if a Great Dane is after her, but she does escape. Over two hundred years ago Catherine helped a beautiful black cat. Unbeknownst to her, a witch Hezabeth owned it. Hezabeth put a curse on her. For the next two hundred years you will be a beautiful woman during the day but a cat at night. Her only chance to not stay a cat is to find true love but no only as a human but as a cat.

Garrett McAllister is a local vet and animal shelter keeper. Garrett has scars and does not get along with others well. Garrett scars are not only inside but also on the outside. His love for animals is very strong and he would like to help them all.

When Garrett finds Catherine he wants to help her, find her a home that can give her the love all animals need. After putting her in a cage Catherine is very concerned about getting out for she shall switch back to a human at sunrise. She is so lucky that Garrett returns before sunrise. When he opens her cage she escapes but cannot get far at all. When he locates her she is a beautiful woman wearing his lab coat. Her explanation on how or why she is in his clinic is questionable but not one that Garrett follows up on. Knowing that Garrett needs an assistant Catherine says she will do the job for one day, free. If it does not work out she is out of there.

Garrett and Catherine are attracted to each other. Garrett makes the first move but Catherine keeps pulling back! Will Garrett be able to love her not only as a woman but also as a cat? What will it take to bring these two together?

Kissed by Cat is a keeper for me. I read this book in less than two hours. I was unable to set it aside. Shirley Jump once again has written a touching love story.

Reviewed in March 2005 by Theresa.

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