The Cat's Meow (Witch's Brew, #1)

The Cat's Meow (Witch's Brew, #1)

by Stacey Kennedy

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When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby, an enchantress, is determined to discover who is behind the odd deaths. Being a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells won’t protect her from the sexy warlock the Coven sends to assist her. Kale weaves a spell more powerful than any she’s ever seen.

While having the muscle around proves to be useful in her investigation, fighting her growing attraction for Kale is worse than a hex, especially considering the secrets she knows he’s keeping. But when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats, the elusive warlock becomes the least of her worries.

Libby finds herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155560364
Publisher: Stacey Kennedy
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Series: Witch's Brew , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 496,494
File size: 475 KB

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The Cat's Meow 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say that I've read many books containing witches and warlocks. Not that I don't like them but I rarely find one that interests me enough to read it. I fell in love with the cover and after reading the synopsis, decided to give it a try. I liked the world of magic that the author created even though I did feel like there should've been more magic in the story. For a while there, I was wondering if I was going to see anything cool and it wasn't until the end of the book, at the big climatic point, that I got to see anything overly interesting. Not that the story wasn't good but I kept forgetting that I was reading a book about witches. Kale comes in the picture at the beginning and is supposed to be this warlock who has this awesome power, only he can't tap into it just yet. So for the majority of the book, he's just muscle and intimidation. However when the fight scene came, I was wrapped in the story. It's not that the characters weren't interesting but I just didn't find myself really caring for them. Libby is very smart mouthed, and not in a "haha she's so witty" kind of way. Kale is extremely secretive the entire time. So I think with those two things mixed in, I didn't find myself really grabbing at the story. I personally think that the author was trying to set up the world for the readers and wound up letting the story take the backseat . Once everything was laid out on the table towards the end, I started to really enjoy the story, which really redeemed the book for me. At first, I wasn't overly sure if I'd continue with the story but now I'm interested in what happens next with Libby and Kale.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
OMG KALE IS HAWT!!! Ok well, let me start by saying I knew I would love this book and I’m definitely not disappointed! It’s a fantastic world created expertly and I couldn’t get enough! I flew through the pages and I definitely laughed til my cheeks hurt and then cried because sometimes heartbreaks will do that to you! I’m quite impressed with how well this book is written, being a series started and yet I found no info dumps and an excellent way to let readers learn about things as you read. I very much like this! Libby is your totally awesome witch, who has a foul mouth, and bad attitude and a very great best friend… Along with a crazy mother, a serious hate for warlocks, and every doubtful thought known to man! In short- I LOVE HER!! She is up front, even in the negative like being scared because she had no fighting skills. She does get defensive about her weaknesses but that’s everyone’s way! She uses basic skills to get her job done and she’s just fine with that… Until Kale walks into her life. Kale is definitely an alpha male. He’s sexy as sin. He’s sweet yet he’s also an assassin used to kill the bad little witchies! I LURVVVVV him!!! He’s exactly what Libby needed! I have high hopes for them! And I especially loved the end when he wouldn’t leave for ” her own good”! It’s pretty awesome! And the author totally surprised me with the bad guy!! NO I DIDN’T SEE THAT LITTLE TWIST COMIN!!! It’s usually hard to surprise me like that- so well done! Last but not least, the first three words had me! The writing is wonderfully flowing. I picked it up and didn’t stop! It’s a thrill ride fill of mysteries and trust issues and magic and HAWT male pieces and beautiful beginnings! And if I totally made add- BEST ENDING SCENE EVER!!! I normally am not all about the romance of the story but his was played so damn well that even I cheered! An extremely great series debut… Please please don’t make me wait too long for another in this series!! A MAGICALLY DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS 5 PAWS!! Hehehe I like this little description because I’m thinking Kale is both delicious and nutritious!!  
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
This is my first read by Stacey Kennedy and it will not be the last.  I picked up this book and did not put it down until the very last page.  I tried a few times because I was super tired, but I could not do it.  I do not know if it was the magical world she created, the feisty and intelligent heroine, Kale in all his power and hotness, or the mystery that kept me glued to the pages.  I imagine it was all of the above.  Whatever the case, this book is not one you should start if you only have a few minutes before the you have to start dinner because your family will be stuck fending for themselves. I am going to lay it out there.  If you are a cat lover, the first chapter may be a bit tough for you.  It was for me.  The mystery starts with a deceased cat.  Not an easy thing to read.  Have no fear though.  Once you get over that very short hurdle, all is good.  I promise.  I admit I was a bit surprised by some of the things that happened as Libby worked on the case.  This always makes me happy because I hate knowing who done it from the very beginning.  It takes away the fun.  Speaking of fun.  I love the lore of this world.  I was excited when I saw on the cover that this book is book one.  It means there is more awesomeness to come.  The story was complete, if you are looking for a one time read and do not want to commit to a series, but the possibility for more is out there.  Happy Dance.   
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
I loved loved loved Libby.  She was sassy with an attitude, tough enough to hold her own in a verbal sparring, and inventive with solutions to her nasty problems.  Kale made me mad - but I think he was supposed to.  Hard to warm up to a guy that doesn't tell you who he really is or what he's really doing - but man was he sexy.  The two are thrown together to investigate a series of ritual cat slayings and find themselves neck deep in a rebellion against everything they stand for.  Libby will need to get over her distrust of Kale and try to work with him (and not just stare at his ass). A nicer thrill/mystery that threw me off the track enough to keep it very interesting with a surprising twist at the end for both Libby and even Kale (who thought he was prepared for everything).  I had a hard time putting it down, I just wish Kale had been a tiny bit more likable from the get go.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Libby, an Enchantress, is sent by her coven to investigate murdered cats. While investigating the gruesome scene with her friend Paige, a warlock appears. Kale, the warlock, tells Libby that her coven has sent him to assist her in her investigation.  Unsure why she’s been saddle with Kale, Libby begins to question everyone around her. She has never had much trust for warlocks and she is certain Kale is hiding something...and that something might just seriously effect her... While investigating these cat murders, Libby uncovers a much deeper and sinister plot... a plot that involves Libby’s ex-boyfriend Brian. Unsure who she can trust, Libby must rely on her own abilities to survive. Her biggest problem, surviving what Kale secrets might reveal. The Cat’s Meow was a fun, fast, read with lots of interesting twists and turns. Libby is spunky, fun and take nothing from anyone attitude is refreshing and entertaining. Although the sexual tension is high, this was a slow build to come to fruition. I found The Cat’s Meow an enchanting adventurous tale and am looking forward to more of Libby’s story. This copy of The Cat's Meow was given to me by Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC - Entangled Edge in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date February 10, 2013.
Jetches More than 1 year ago
A great start to the series Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. That’s what happens when I basically come across a guy who dresses like a biker. Well he sort of does. Black jeans, or jean and a dark plain t-shirt. Oh. So. Sexy. That is Kale for you. And, yet he is frustrating. I really don’t blame Libby for wanting to punch him in the face. I loved this novel. I’ve read a lot of books that contain witches, but I have yet to read one about someone who says thanks to the Goddess, which is what Liddy does being an Enchantress. It was pretty awesome. The mystery behind this novel was a very interesting and I had no clue what was really happening, however the mystery that surrounds Kale I sort of had it figured out but not exactly. It was interesting to find out who he was after all the vague comments, and evading Libby’s questions. Sometimes I wanted to yell for her. And not just him it seems like everyone was against and refused to tell her anything. It was frustrating, but in a great way. There was humour, there was passion, and there was some butt kicking. And I really liked that Libby did kick butt. At first she was hesitant, but she really started to come through. Libby is someone I really liked even the butt-kicking aside. She refuses to take anyone’s BS, is determined, and basically trusts no-one. Sometimes a girl can just relate.  Good: Libby—A Kick-butt, sassy, no holds-bar kind of girl Kale—Man of mystery, that is tall, dark, and hansom.  Bad:  I wish that Kale would have been more romantic, I know the reason he held back some, but I wish there were many many more stolen kisses. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall, the story was easy to read and follow and never had me questioning or having to re-read. I never found a boring part as this short 190 page read kept me entertained the entire time. I liked the characters, which included a large variety, and it left me with the appropriate amount of questions and therefore anticipating the next book in the series.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: *ARC received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review It's no secret I'm a Stacey Kennedy fangirl. I've said it again and again, and while all of her books are stellar, Stacey's Frostbite series has been holding its own as my favorite books of hers to date... Until now. :)   Stacey told me that she figured this book would be 'my cup of tea' and she was so VERY right about that. :) The Cat's Meow was incredible and I really LOVE this hero!! Kale is sigh worthy...  He's strong yet sensitive.   Smart yet down to earth.  Honorable, passionate, thoughtful, seriously kick-@$$ and oh yeah... SEXY. Libby is an incredible heroine.  She's feisty, spunky, independent, capable and confident.  She's an Enchantress for her coven and investigates crimes that may be tied to magick. During investigation of an odd run for feline murders she meets Kale and they partner up to investigate. Sadly for Libby, things are NOT what they seem on so many levels, and she's thrown head first into a dangerously dark and wicked situation. To make matters worse those that she trusts and those that she's working with aren't allowed to give her all of the details so it becomes incredibly frustrating.  Not to mention this explosive connection that she and Kale share, despite the fact that she's professes to hate warlocks and knows little to nothing about him. The world that Stacey has created with this new series is enchanting. A beautiful mix of reality and magick that blends seamlessly to immerse the reader in space and time that are both plausible and yet extraordinary.   I got all of the mystery, intrigue, surprises, quick wit & romance that I have come to expect from Stacey, and really, really enjoyed this book. LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Cat's Meow 5 Skulls and would recommend it for all Paranormal Romance Lover's, especially those with an extra fondness for magick. 
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! It was so much fun to read! The heroine is a smart mouth, sassy witch whose brain to mouth censor is nonexistent. The hero a very HOT warlock that refuses to open up about who he is. I cannot wait for more of this series!!