Monday, January 14, 2013

Recent Reads: Chris T. Kat *New Release*

I'd picked up Chris' book, Seizing It, a while back and finally had time to read it, just in time for her new book, Secret Chemistry, to come out. She went from modern to paranormal!  I haven't had a chance to check out her new book yet, but I thought I'd share my thoughts on her writing in general as well as give you all some links so you can check them out! You can also sample Chris' writing with her Wednesday Briefs WIP:  To Love A Fox which can be found on her blog.

Seizing ItSeizing It by Chris T. Kat
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this ebook after having it for a while. While I really enjoyed this, giving it a solid 3.5, I did have a few things that distracted me during the story. I felt that Kit's personality quirks were to be expected-based on his coddling from his family. The constant bouncing from horny/shy to snarky pissed off could have tapered off a bit more during the story sooner than it did. My favorite scene in the book, oddly enough, was the lunch with his existing boss and his wife; it felt the most 'real'.

Overall, the plot was good. It can be hard to create a modern romance novella and not have it be insta-love, unless you give the characters an existing relationship before the readers meet them. That would have helped with the abrupt connection between Kit and Dale, and to extend the plotline. However, I felt that the amount of events, in the week or so shown in the story, was paced well once I put the insta-love aside. The drama was dramatic, without being unrealistic. (Not sharing more, no spoilers!)

The best part of this story was Chris' writing skills. I was never distracted by the writing from the story, and while I might have ached to slap both Kit and Dale at times, if they weren't vivid characters I would never have felt that strongly about them. Overall, a quick and fun read, with some funny sniping and a heated romance.

 Secret Chemistry by Chris T Kat
Not all werewolf societies are created equal. The one Tim Evans grew up in detests those not of “pure blood”—so when Tim discovers his mate is Jay, a male fox-wolf hybrid ten years his junior, it shocks him, to say the least. Too young to claim his mate and too weak to protect him from the rest of the pack, Tim fears for Jay’s life. When a human gets hold of Jay, Tim believes he has lost him forever.
The next eighteen years are hell. Tim devotes his life to his family and running their stable, but anger and depression threaten to consume him. Then fate brings Jay back into his life. Tim knows Jay feels the same attraction he does—mates always do. So why won’t Jay act on it?
About the Author:
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there's any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks, or crafts.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Cia,

    thank you very much for reading and reviewing Seizing It. I'm very glad you liked it. :)

    ~ Chris


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