A Purrfect Gift by Jae

A Cute Holiday Short Story

5 out of 5 stars

My TBR pile is already forever long and getting longer by the day. So, when I need a refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of the week, I’m always looking for shorter books that can put a smile on my face. When I saw A Purrfect Gift by one of the best sapphic authors out there and I saw that the time on it was a little over two hours I had to bite.

A Purrfect Gift is a story about a cat who steals from her new neighbor and the relationship that it ends up forming. Scully (the cat) and her owner Lena just moved into town and every day Lena finds little gifts on her porch and assumes she has a little Secret Santa or something – until one day it’s a shirt. Realizing the cat is stealing from a neighbor Lena isn’t sure what to do. On the flip side, Caroline notices things are missing and finally catches the cat in the act. The interactions that followed were cute and put a smile on my face.

I thought that Jae, as always, nails the chemistry between the characters. They’re able to write in such a way that within a few minutes, I wanted Lena and Caroline to end up together. I wasn’t even sure why other than I “felt” it. The best part about a shorter book like this was that there wasn’t enough time for much overthinking or angst. They started to realize they were falling and went with it.

For me, this was a perfect holiday romance that put a smile on my face. A perfect mid-week pick-me-up. Throw in the performance by one of my favorite narrators Anastasia Watley, and you’ve got a win in my book.

Book Description:

A Purrfect Gift by JaeKindle edition currently available for free with Kindle Unlimited

A festive lesbian romance featuring a matchmaking cat.

Lena has just moved to a new city with her cat, Scully, so when she finds little gifts on her doorstep every day, she thinks they’re from her neighbors.

Caroline, who lives next door, can’t figure out how her stuff keeps disappearing until she catches a cat in the act of stealing from her. She follows the feline felon home—and meets its cute owner.

Despite Lena’s best efforts, Scully doesn’t seem inclined to give up her life of crime, so she keeps having to go over to Caroline’s to return the loot.

Soon, neither woman minds the cat burglary anymore. Is it possible that her thieving cat gave Lena the purrfect gift for Christmas?

Contains mature themes.

A Purrfect Gift by Jae
Narrator: Anastasia Watley
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Series: Matchmaking Cats #2
Published by Tantor Audio on October 24th 2023
Genres: Holiday, LesFic/Sapphic Fiction
Format: Audiobook
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Also by this author: The Roommate Arrangement, Under a Falling Star, Chemistry Lessons


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