Review: Puss in Prada by Marie Jacquelyn

This is SUCH an adorable little story. It's getting the rare five star treatment.

Puss In Prada by Marie Jacquelyn 
M/M Romantic Fiction, 60 Pages
Released April 2017 by Less Than Three Press
Still struggling with his recent breakup, Alexander runs headlong—literally—into a witch who leaves him far less than human. Now a wise-cracking cat with a taste for expensive clothes, he is forced to live with the ex he can't get over and help the man find someone who will finally make him happy

My Thoughts

This is an adorable little fable. It’s about a man named Alex who was turned into a talking cat by an irate witch. He’s been this way for a few years when the book begins and is living the cat life with his ex-boyfriend Ethan. Ethan was kind enough to take him in even though they were already broken up at the time because Alex was sassy, sarcastic, self-centered and snobby and an all-around dreadful boyfriend. Oh wait, he’s still all of those things! Except he’s no longer the boyfriend (that’d be too weird even for me) and now that he’s a cat, he makes good company for Ethan who prefers to stay in and watch tv after a long day of work. But Alex doesn’t want Ethan to turn into some lonely, antisocial cat man.

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . .

Still, it’s time for Ethan to put himself out there and find a boyfriend– even if the thought of Ethan with another man makes Alex a little queasy.

This story is simply delightful. If you are not a fan of m/m romances because most tend to be heavy on the angst and the sex, this is one that isn’t like the rest. It’s sweet and funny and I really enjoyed the characters. I think it will charm even those who think their heart is dead (not that I’d know anything about that . . .)

There is so much fun dialogue packed into this little novella but I think this line from Ethan describing cat Alex’s faults was my favorite.
"You also yell at the pigeons outside, watch too many cooking shows, and have a blog entirely dedicated to pictures of yourself."
Honestly, the only thing I’d change about this book is the cover. This is a book that features a talking cat who wears designer clothing and it has a generic cup of coffee on its cover? A pretty cup of coffee, sure, but seriously, what is up with that? So much opportunity squandered! I say ignore the cover and picture any of these dapper fellows on the cover instead.

Much better, right?!


  1. Based on your review, which I enjoyed, I should try this one. I've read a few book in this genre that really turned me off. Maybe this will be one I can enjoy. Thanks!

    1. It was really sweet and funny. It's also very short so there's no time for extraneous drama.

  2. This sounds like a fun little story. And I like your cover suggestion much better than the actual cover! :)

  3. This sounds so good! I can think of a few ex-boyfriends that I would turn into a cat.

    1. Haha, mine would only annoy me terribly and want to be fed constantly!

    2. Nothing wrong at all with a man and his cats, nope! You're right, this sounds like an ytterly wonderful story, which makes the cover so utterly befuddling. Really? A coffee? Weird.

    3. Seriously, right? How boring. I don't even remember a coffee addiction being any part of the story.

  4. Oh that sounds fun. You even have my non m/m reading self tempted :D


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