Boots (Steph’s Review)

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Title: Boots
Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 92
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.13 stars out of 5

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Willem’s lost his job and his boyfriend, and now possibly his mind when his cat calls him a nitwit.

Willem’s father never approved of his artistic talents, his choices in life, or the fact that he’s gay. When the only thing Horst leaves to Willem is the family cat, he thinks it’s his father’s last insult from the grave. That is, until the cat starts talking to him.

Though Willem’s lost his boyfriend, his home, and his job, Kasha, who claims to be a magic cat, reassures him that all will be well. All he needs is Willem’s trust and a good pair of boots. But giving boots to a talking cat has unexpected consequences when odd events ambush Willem at every turn, such as the appearance of a handsome stranger in his arms at night. While he begins to suspect Kasha’s plans might be dangerous for all involved, how can he distrust such a charming kitty in cowboy boots?

Now, that is how you do a fairytale adaptation! Out of the two I have had the pleasure of reviewing by Angel Martinez, I have to say that this is my favorite one by far. Oh, and before you jump to conclusions, it is not because cats are awesome, even though they are…duh. No, it is because the author not only modernizes this fairytale for us, but he puts his own twist to it and adds a bit of Japanese folklore to it as well.

If you are looking for a story that has the following:

  • Humor
  • Magic
  • Some snarkiness
  • Sexy times
  • Self-sacrifice
  • A little deception
  • and a happy ending

Then this book is for you. This story is such a sweet and funny adaptation of Puss in Boots, so yes please keep in mind this is a fairytale people. It is a nice quick read that kept my attention until the end. Oh, and the ending is not something I expected. Yet, another twist by the author in which I say thank you for making the ending more memorable.

Side Note: I really don’t want to say too much and give too much away, because if I do, then why read it especially if you already know the story/premise of Puss in Boots.

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Galley copy of Boots provided by Pride Publishing in exchange of an honest review.


I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.