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Geek with the Cat Tattoo

Geek with the Cat Tattoo

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by Theresa Weir
Shy music geek Emerson Foshay breaks into a cold sweat and is rendered speechless whenever Lola Brown, the girl of his dreams, steps into his guitar shop. But once a stray cat named Sam follows him home, everything changes and Emerson becomes the coolest guy in town.

Setting: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cast of main characters:

Emerson Foshay, shy music


Shy music geek Emerson Foshay breaks into a cold sweat and is rendered speechless whenever Lola Brown, the girl of his dreams, steps into his guitar shop. But once a stray cat named Sam follows him home, everything changes and Emerson becomes the coolest guy in town.

Setting: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cast of main characters:

Emerson Foshay, shy music geek
Lola Brown, Melody's (Girl With the Cat Tattoo) sister
Sam the cat, Max's (Girl With the Cat Tattoo) brother

Editorial Reviews

Penelope's Romance Reviews - Penny Watson
PENELOPE'S HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! A +++++++! "This little book has all of my favorite things...laugh-out-loud humor, gorgeously-written prose, characters who are real and flawed and lovely in their own way, and old-fashioned romantic moments I forgot still existed. Geek with a Cat Tattoo is an incredibly sweet read." Penelope's Romance Reviews
Red Hot + Blue Reads - Red Hot
There are some wonderful moments and almost lyrical writing, and at times I felt that this book was almost singing the story to me, it was that poetic. Recommended when you want a quick, sweet, shy-boy romance." Red Hot + Blue Reads
Dear Author
Dear Author A- Recommended Read! 'I finished the story with a contented, happy sigh."
Goodreads - Phyllis Phyllis
"As a lifelong and dedicated romance reader, it is rare to find a truly romantic novel such as this novel. The hero courts his lady love in this novel. But more importantly, the hero is brave enough to be himself with the heroine. And the heroine, who was cruelly deceived by a former lover, is brave enough to take another chance at love. In this story, love is more than sexual chemistry, it is the rare and beautiful connection between two souls." Phyllis, Goodreads reviewer
Goodreads - Julie Julie
FIVE STARS!! "The interactions between them was simply magic. This was the kind of romance that just gets you feeling happy. Theresa Weir crafts a story that just reels you in and won't let you go until the very end." Goodreads reviewer

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Meet the Author

Theresa Weir (a.k.a. Anne Frasier) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-four books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and memoir. During her award-winning career, she's written for Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Bantam Books/Random House, Silhouette Books, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette, and Amazon's Thomas & Mercer. Her titles have been printed in both hardcover and paperback and translated into twenty languages.

Her first memoir, THE ORCHARD, was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the Indie Next list, a featured B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians' Best Books of 2011. Her second memoir, THE MAN WHO LEFT, was a New York Times Bestseller. Going back to 1988, Weir's debut title was the cult phenomenon AMAZON LILY, initially published by Pocket Books and later reissued by Bantam Books. Writing as Theresa Weir, she won a RITA for romantic suspense (COOL SHADE), and a year later the Daphne du Maurier for paranormal romance (BAD KARMA). In her more recent Anne Frasier career, her thriller and suspense titles hit the USA Today list (HUSH, SLEEP TIGHT, PLAY DEAD) and were featured in Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club. HUSH was both a RITA and Daphne du Maurier finalist. Well-known in the mystery community, she served as hardcover judge for the Thriller presented by International Thriller Writers, and was guest of honor at the Diversicon 16 mystery/science fiction conference held in Minneapolis in 2008. Frasier books have received high praise from print publications such as Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Crimespree, as well as online praise from Spinetingler, Book Loons, Armchair Interviews, Sarah Weinman's Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, and Ali Karim's Shots Magazine.

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Geek with the Cat Tattoo 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
wazi More than 1 year ago
Geek with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir This is an amusing novella told through different points of view. We first meet the cat who is on his third owner and literally on his way to being thrown out the door. I loved the parts of the story told through the cat’s eyes. I didn’t have any trouble suspending my disbelief and accepting everything he professed. I was happy when he followed the drunk guy home and decided to adopt Emerson as his human. The cat also decides he would like his name to be Sam. Poor Emerson was plagued with insecurities and having Sam close by his side gave him confidence. I do wish we had been given more insight into Emerson’s past for a more thorough understanding of where his self-doubts came from, otherwise he was well developed and a very likable character. With Lola Brown we are given more history into why she has built walls around her heart and is more leery of men than she used to be. Her concerns were real and understandable. I found their dialogue realistic, entertaining, and captivating. Emerson has the heart of a romantic and I found him endearing. It was fun watching their relationship grow. Then a twist in the plot throws a huge wrench in the happy story and everything falls apart. I worry if I will get my HEA (Happily Ever After) when I become invested in all the characters and plot. I am always worried that one day an Indie author will break the mold. It seems reasonable to me to believe it will be a traditional published author turned Indie will be the culprit.   For a charming light-hearted romp that will leave you emotionally satisfied, give this book a try. FYI: This is the second book in the Cool Cat series but it is not necessary to have read the first book to enjoy the second. Format/Typo Issues: I found no editing or formatting issues with this book. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** October 3, 2014
Kris_Kringle More than 1 year ago
2nd booklet in the Cat Tattoo series featuring Sam the cat - Max's brother. Sweet quick story of boy with cat meets girl.
krystolla More than 1 year ago
This story soft, warm and slightly quirky. It's like curling up in the crochet afghan your mother made and that you love more for the hole in the bottom and the fact it's not quite square. This isn't the soul-rending book that wrench your life into a new orbit, like so many romances try, this will give you a reason to smile even on a day when you didn't think you could.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
What a super fun, sweet romance.  Emerson is gifted at making and fixing instruments.  He is horrible with girls, especially Lola.  He is so unable to be himself around her that she assumes he hates her.  Then along comes Max.  Max is a cat with some special abilities.  Abilities that tend to make him homeless.  Max and Emerson cross paths and Max picks him to be his new owner.  With Max at his side, we watch as Emerson and Lola fall in love in an awkward and real life kind of way.  I really enjoyed this read.  Fun, witty, at times silly, and a fresh take on an old tale.  I would not really call Emerson a Geek, but he is definitely socially awkward and it causes all kinds of interesting interactions along the way.   Max is actually the brother of the cat in Girl with the Cat Tattoo, but this is definitely a stand alone read
ysar More than 1 year ago
Every time Lola walks into the instrument repair shop, Emerson freezes. He can’t talk without stuttering, can barely make eye contact, and wishes he could get away from her — even though he wants nothing more than to be near her. But he’s not that kind of guy. He’s not cool or witty or flirty or even confident. And he thinks she’s perfect. Lola has no idea what’s wrong with the guy in the instrument shop, but she’d do anything to avoid him. He acts like he hates her, even though she can’t figure out what she’s ever done to deserve his rudeness. If only her father would choose a repair shop closer to his own house, she wouldn’t have to come here and deal with this guy’s attitude. But then a cat named Sam shows up. Thrown out of his previous home, Sam discovers a drunk Emerson outside. Sensing Emerson is a good guy who could use some comforting, Sam allows himself to be taken home with him. Realizing Emerson needs more help than he initially thought, Sam begins making “suggestions,” telepathically planting little ideas and words into Emerson’s head, especially when he sees how jittery Emerson is around Lola. Lola can’t figure Emerson out. The same guy who for years has acted like he hated her is now being uncharacteristically nice, nice enough that she really, really likes him. But without Sam around, Emerson is still the socially inept geek who never seems to say the right thing. What follows is a cute romance based on hand delivered love notes and a custom made violin. The Verdict... This book was a lot more lighthearted than its predecessor, and it dialed up readers’ view of the romance as well. Instead of angst, widowhood, and secrets, Geek with the Cat Tattoo is a really sweet, simple story of two awkward music geeks finding their way to each other with the subtle help of an insightful cat. Emerson is adorably shy, and Lola is tattoo chic with a hint of the same self-consciousness. Their romance is the very definition of cute as Lola tries to figure out the conflicting personalities of a man she can’t seem to get out of her head. If you’re looking for a short read with little to no angst, this is the book for you.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
This was a charmer of a book. Lola has been treated badly in a past relationship and our hero is painfully shy. He has a huge crush on the heroine but she thinks he hates her. And along come Max the cat to help them out.  Loved this excellent little romance about working class people with talent and a magical cat. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was provided a copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a super cute romance with a fun twist. Emerson is a loveable but shy guy who has a crush on Lola. He makes and repairs instruments and everytime Lola is in his shop he is almost unable to speak to her. Until he finds a stray cat named Sam. Then he seems to find words and confidence he didn't know he had. It couldn't be because of the cat, could it? Written in alternating viewpionts including that of Sam the cat, this was a sweet, funny love story. If you are looking for something short and light that will leave you with a smile and warm heart, this story is for you. This is the second in the cat series but it can be read as a standalone.
AshleyAmsbaugh More than 1 year ago
After going through 3 owners, the last of which literally kicks him out of the apartment, Sam finds himself on the street. He's okay with that though. He's tired of his owners choosing him so he takes it upon himself to find himself an owner, because as the say, it's the cat that chooses the owner not the owner who chooses a cat. When he stumbles upon Emerson Foshay he knows he's met his forever home. Emerson is a musical genius. He works at a music store repairing guitars and amps but also studies guitar building under a renowned maker. But he lacks comfortable social skills. He can't even talk to the girl he likes without coming across as mean, rude and just not cool. But when Sam comes into the picture everything seems to change, not only with how he acts, but how he is able to finally talk to Lola. In the same vein of Girl With The Cat Tattoo, Geek is completely funny, cute and quirky. Sam is such a fun cat, maybe more so than Max. Emerson is your everyday music geek that just can't catch a break with girls. And Lola, sweet Lola. She's pretty awesome herself. Fans of the first novel will remember her as Melody's fun sister. Overall, I loved this book. It was fun and easy to read. Nothing too deep so if you need a light read, this is perfect.