*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
First off. The Title. Meow: Book One of the Catnip Assassins. I was slightly suspicious of reading it because of the name. It sounded like it could be funny and hilarious or it could be so stupid and ridiculous. Kat is a panther shifter and an assassin for hire. When she gets hired to solve a murder instead of doing the killing her perspective on the city changes drastically.
Some parts of the book were a bit much. It mentioned her assassination tendencies a bit more than necessary once we had the point. The idea of shifters that can talk to the animal they shift into is always great. It makes sense that the shifter’s name is Kat since she didn’t have a family but at the same time, it's a bit redundant when hearing it in audio form. I really wonder if regular people in the town are aware of how many assassins live in the city and what kind of government it is that they can get away with so much murder.
The narrator was decent at expressing the emotions shown by the characters. I would appreciate a bit more showing than telling on that side from the author though.
It is a slow burn romance where romantic interest didn’t show up till halfway through the book and it was pleasant because she didn’t spend the whole book going “Oh boys” which can be a tendency for this age group of books even when the women are supposedly strong on their own. I expect the romance will grow over the course of the series.
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