USA Today Bestselling Author
You thought it was over?
You were wrong.
Kat is broke, so when she’s offered a job as the mayor’s bodyguard, she can’t resist. It seems a simple enough job, until someone tries to kill her rather than the mayor.
At the same time, an incredibly valuable diamond needs to be stolen, a little deer needs a new home and there’s a ball to attend.
When you put a cat in a dress,
you should prepare for carnage…
This book had me giggling on the very first page. But then things begin to get serious.
Kat has a job interview with Lady Lara, the Mayor of their new town Attenburgh. Apparently she’s in need of a bodyguard. However before she can leave there’s a mysterious package and a puzzle to solve.
She has a kitten wake Benjamin and sets him to the task of deciphering the symbols on the note she found in the package and hurries off to her interview.
This is a favorite scene at the beginning of the book.
Kittens are inherently evil. One minute, they look at you with big, heart-melting eyes, the next they try to cut your throat. Or bite a chunk out of your shoulder, in this case.
I grab the tabby by the scruff of its neck and throw it further down the bed. I was having such a good dream, one of knives and catnip. The kitten woke me and for that, it’s going to pay.
“I’m going to tell Benjamin not to empty your litter tray,” I announce with a yawn.
In response, the kitten sends me a mental image of it peeing on my beautiful new desk.
I almost throw a pillow at it. Did I mention that kittens are evil?
“Go back to sleep,” Ryker mutters. “It’s far too early.”
“I would still be sleeping if this little devil hadn’t woken me.”
Ryker opens one eye, then closes it again. “That’s Teapot. She’s hungry.”
“So? I’m hungry too, but that doesn’t mean I go around biting people.”
“You sure? You did a lot of biting last night.”
I bare my teeth at him. “If I remember correctly, you enjoyed that. A lot.”
“I’m not sure I remember… care to do it again?”
This time, I really do throw my pillow, but not at the kitten.
I roll my eyes. “It’s a pillow, not a knife. Pillows are soft and don’t hurt. Not unless you use them to suffocate someone. I’ve heard that can be a little painful.”
“Thanks for the assassin lesson.”
“Anytime.” I sigh. “Now that we’re both awake, how about breakfast?”
The kitten meows. I bare my teeth at it. “Not for you. You’re going on the naughty step.”
“We don’t have a naughty step,” Ryker reminds me.
“Then we’ll introduce one. Although, I guess that would mean that our entire cat population would end up sitting on the stairs. That’s a trip hazard.”
Skye MacKinnon. Lick: Catnip Assassins Book Five (Kindle Locations 74-85). Peryton Press.
Everyone loves a puzzle and everyone gets involved with this one. Right from the start, there is obviously more going on than meets the eye. With the translation Benjamin leaves for her, Kat, Ryker, Gryphon and Caitlyn check out the locations to collect possible additional clues.
Some interesting poisons surface, a couple of assassination attempts, an extremely valuable diamond and plenty of other page turning events will keep you reading until the book ends.
Oh what an ending it is, Skye you are an evil author! I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
5 Contented Purrs for Skye!
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Skye MacKinnon is a USA Today & International Bestselling Author whose books are filled with strong heroines who don’t have to choose.
She embraces her Scottishness with fantastical Scottish settings and a dash of mythology, no matter if she’s writing about Celtic gods, cat shifters, or the streets of Edinburgh.
When she’s not typing away at her favourite cafe, Skye loves dried mango, as much exotic tea as she can squeeze into her cupboards, and being covered in pet hair by her two bunnies, Emma and Darwin.