- File Size: 2373 KB
- Print Length: 96 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (July 27, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01I2IRBSU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #669,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$3.99|
Save $0.96 (24%)
Best in Show Kindle Edition
Never miss a new release from Catherine Ryan Hyde
Follow Catherine Ryan Hyde for new book notifications, email exclusives and more. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Julian's sister has convinced him he needs a dog to keep him company, but when he spots the big orange tabby, that is Mac, he decides the cat is what he really wants. Once Julian brings Mac home, it means he's free to take on human form from sunset to sunrise, but he can't reveal himself to Julian or both of their lives will be at risk.
“Best in Show” is a fun little novella. It doesn't demand to be taken too seriously, yet doesn't rely on cardboard cutout characters. Mac and Julian come across as real people, real normal people. Julian in particular is described as a very average guy: not in the greatest of shape, wears glasses, and is more than a little introverted. All this helps you suspend disbelief over the fantastical aspects of the story and just enjoy the ride.
3.5 Here Kitty stars!! Quirky and different, but refreshingly cute!
Julian is a mystery writer, who spends most of his time alone. His sister convinces him to go to an animal rescue shelter to get a pet. While there he falls for an adorable orange cat and adopts him. Once home, he notices there's something different about his new pet. Macavity is living a curse, during the day he's the adorable orange cat but at night he turns back into his human form. While exploring his new home Mac finds a journal from a dead great-great-great grandmother, who just so happens to be a very powerful witch. Not happy that Mac has shown Julian who he really is, she causes even more problems for the both of them....
I'm not usually a shifter fan, but I thought the blurb was interesting. And while I was entertained by the book overall, I just couldn't really get into the story. Not that the story was horrible, I just never connected to Mac and Julian as a couple. There were definitely parts that I chuckled and found myself invested, but other times, I just wasn't into it. Overall a pretty cute book, but definitely different!
**Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Read and reviewed by Melissa for Alpha Book Club**
Yes, I'll admit it...I'm a cat person and could totally see either of my cats as cat shifters and that made me love this book even more. Mac is a cat shifter and has been able to shift into his cat form since he turned 13. But recently, he offended his witch relative and she's made it so he can only shift into his human form during the dark of night. A twist of fate meant Mac ended up in the animal shelter which is where Julian found him.
Julian is an introverted author. His sister thinks that a pet may make him more socially adaptable (i.e. a dog will get him out of the house and maybe interacting with PEOPLE). Instead he adopts a cat and begins an even more odd relationship...one with a standoffish cat...really, is there any other kind? But what he doesn't realize is that his cat turns into a man at night...although that would explain the food and beer he can't remember consuming.
This was a totally fun read. I loved Mac and the stress of his situation, and I absolutely fell in love with Julian and the nurturing, caring soul he has. I loved how he would talk to Mac and really considers and worries about keeping the cat happy. Julian may be introverted, but he's lonely and really wants the companionship.
There's an interesting twist to the story with the witches and the journal that Julian bought for inspiration for his latest novel. I would have LOVED to have delved deeper into all this...seriously, this book would have worked wonderfully as a full length book going into all they mystery and lore there. But as it is it was a really fun read that kept me smiling throughout. I love the idea of a housecat shifter.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
This was a very cute novella. Mac and Julian were adorable and adorable together. I loved the witchcraft and the family history. I love that even with this being short, both Mac and Julian did a bit of growing up and soul searching. And in the end, they each pushed the other to break out and try something new!
Best in Show did a great job with setting things up but not forcing more than the word count could support. And things seem set up so that there will be a sequel because Julian and Mac’s story has just begun. And the reader needs to find out if Aunt Clare ever gives her permission to Julian! I could also be making that bit about being set up for a sequel just because I am hopeful there will be one (hint hint! Pretty please!!). There is so much potential for there to be more to this story and I for one would be eager to read it!
I recommend this one for anyone looking for something short, sweet, and satisfying. It made me smile and I am hopeful it will make you smile too.