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Buck Up, Buttercup Anna Alkire Publication date: June 30th 2022 Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance All’s fair in love ...

Friday, October 2, 2020

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Caged Kitten by Rhea Watson

Caged Kitten
All the Queen's Men Book 2
by Rhea Watson

I don’t belong here. Seriously. I don’t.

For as long as I can remember, supernatural clans took care of their own bad apples. Shifters, fae, vampires, elves, witches—we handled our crap quietly, efficiently, and within the confines of our community’s law.

Until now, apparently.

How else am I supposed to explain doing inventory in my café one minute, then waking up the next in a processing cell, cuffed and shackled to a chair, wearing a collar that mutes my magic?

I’ve never gotten so much as a parking ticket before. I’m a witch without a coven, but I play by the rules. I don’t start beef with other supers. Me and my familiar—we don’t make waves. We like cozy, rainy Sunday afternoons and the smell of freshly baked bread.

So, whatever they’ve got on me, it’s nonsense.

I know, I know. That’s what everyone in Xargi Penitentiary says. Innocent. Innocent. Innocent.

Only the creatures around me aren’t always so innocent, and even inside these four walls, trapped by wards and warlocks and wolves, my past is determined to damn me.

Until I find a non-magical way out of this, my wits are all I’ve got.

Well, my wits… and the gruff dragon shifter who looks at me like I’m treasure he’s desperate to hoard. The gorgeous fae who delights in the fact that I’m not impressed with him. Oh, and the brooding vampire who could tempt me into darkness with his smile.

But I’m not here to make friends or fall in love.

I don’t belong in Xargi Penitentiary, and if it’s the last thing I ever do, I’m getting out.

Or… I just might die trying.

Caged Kitten is a standalone why-choose paranormal romance and is part of the ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN series. Each book in the series is a full-length standalone featuring layered heroes and a headstrong heroine who never has to settle for just one happily-ever-after. The books can be read in any order and are part of the same supernatural universe.

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There's a fine line between painting a complete picture and going overboard when setting a scene, and Rhea Watson walks that line masterfully. Caged Kitten is wonderfully detailed - granted, some of those details are more disturbing than others, but they all come together to transport you smack in the middle of Katja's life. For a good portion of the book, that meant sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what the big bad was going to do next, and I won't sugarcoat it, things get pretty graphic at times. That said, prison setting or not, this is a reverse harem romance, and Katja's guys are like the perfect combination for an ideal love interest. I love that each guy brings something different to the table, and each has something that our heroine needs in her life. If pressed, I'd have to say that Fintan was my favorite, but I'm pretty sure that's due in large part to his ever-present snark. I do love some wit and sarcasm, and Fintan gives me both. That's not to say that I didn't like the other two because I most certainly did. After all, it's hard not to fall for an all alpha male dragon shifter who's fiercely protective, and a sexy as sin vampire who seems to always know the exact right thing to say. See? The three come together for a pretty great book boyfriend. And, I'll just stop there before I enter into spoiler territory and finish up by mentioning that Caged Kitten is a well written, fast-paced reverse harem romance with a bit of intrigue and even a touch of thriller included. 

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