Cattitude

Rated 4.38/5 based on 16 reviews
It's all in the Cattitude...

After Belle the cat switches bodies with a psychic on the run from a murderer, she wants her perfect cat body back instead of this furless human one. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with her former owner. Or that a CEO and a beauty queen want to use up her nine lives. Now is her chance to prove anything a human can do, a cat can do better. More

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Words: 91,250
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452469898
About Edie Ramer

Edie is funnier on the page than in real life. A multiple award-winning writer, she writes books about cats, dragons, aliens, dead people and live people with attitude. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, her dog and one important cat.

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Reviews

Review by: Fiona Grant on June 04, 2013 :
Loved this book! Wanted to read it all in one go, but had to force myself to put it down as it was late at night, and I needed to go to bed! A romance with a wonderful twist, humour and suspense. Thoroughly enjoyed the body swap between cat and human female, so we saw human life through the eyes of a cat, and cat life through the eyes of a human. Wonderful.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Dlh on April 22, 2013 :
Didn't care for it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nicole Thornton on May 28, 2012 :
Liked the story idea (especially liked that it was different and original), good writing and conversation btw characters. Though it was obvious where the story was going so was a little bored with it. Unfortunately, the lead female character annoyed me to tears. Who puts up with that behaviour? I've had cats over the years, and I suppose their personalities would not translate the same way if they were human. They would be less arrogant for a start, but would definitely sleep lots! My cat is currently snoring beside me as I write, so she would probably snore in human form too.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jacqueline Diamond on Dec. 08, 2011 :
I was willing to accept the premise of a cat and a woman accidentally switching bodies—light paranormal is fun!—but where was the author going from there? Nowhere that I’ve ever been before, and the results are not only fresh but thoroughly entertaining.

There’s laugh-out-loud humor, along with unexpected twists and a deft understanding of how a cat in human form would view the world. Ramer develops the storyline in an unpredictable way, and pulls it off beautifully. The romance comes together believably, too.

I loved this book and look forward to reading more of the author’s work.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elysa Hendricks on Nov. 25, 2011 :
I just reviewed CATTITUDE.
Edie Ramer knows cats and people. Her book CATITUDE is a fun read with interesting characters and a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end as to how Belle and Max will get their Happily Ever After. I enjoyed watching Belle grow from a four-legged feline female to a full-fledged human woman. Ms Ramer skillfully weaves the strands of all the subplots without losing track of the main story line. The secondary story of Sorcha and Gwen will tug at your heartstrings. If you like cats this is must read. And if you don't like cats reading it just might change your mind.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jolene on Jan. 18, 2011 :
This was a cute fun read. I thought the storyline was unique and different. The story is about a cat named Belle and her human owner Max. Max is headstrong and the man in his family. After his father's death, at the age of 12 Max took over the company and took over as head of the family. He is the type who makes all the decisons and is the one in charge. Max rescued Belle and the two had a fun home life. Belle is a cat and is stubborn and is used to getting her own way, until Caroline moves in. This is when things get interesting, Caroline is money hungry and insecure. After she found out her late husband was broke, she pushed him off a cliff and now has set her eyes on Max. Belle being very intuitive, knows there is something off about Caroline and takes every opportunity to piss her off. Caroline has had enough and can't get through to Max with his cat in the way and Carolines next decision is what starts this story.

I loved reading about Belle's struggle with Scorcha's human body and it was so fun to see Belle keep her stubborn personality and her high and mighty attitude. It was heartwarming to watch her struggle with her feelings for Max. She was having strange feelings she wasn't quite understanding and anxious to get back to her cat body. Max is instantly attracted to Belle and at several points in the story noticed how much her personality was like his missing cat's. This story was told through several points of view. Belle the cat and Bell the human, Scrocha(the down on her luck physic who feels unloved, and the one who switches bodies with Belle) Caroline(villan #1), Phil(villan #2's brother), and the little outcast girl Gwen who lives down the road. We also have somewhat of a secondary romance between Max's sister and Phil. I really liked Phil, he was dealing with inner turmoil on realizing what kind of person his half brother turns out to be. Ted, Max's brother was also part of this story and he was a fun character to watch grow with confidence as Max hands over the keys to the company. The two characters who I think overcame so much in the story was the little girl Gwen and Scorcha. Scorcha had a rough life and only wanted to be loved. As she was adjusting to being in the cat body she meets Gwen who is an outcast in her family and at school. The bond these two shared was really heartwarming. This was a feel good story and was happy to see how everyone came into their own
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mia Celeste on Jan. 04, 2011 :
Sometimes change is good. It clearly is in this story about two females changing forms.
Even though some fantastic things occur in the plot, the characters are easy to relate to. They’re very likable and authentic. I’m a cat owner and the cat’s thoughts had me chuckling. I can imagine my cat possessing similar ideas. In my opinion, Edie Ramer not only understands people and cats but she’s nailed the thinking processes of both.
And the story pulls the reader into it. I was right with the main characters as they faced villains and adversary with pluck and a bit of humor.
This is the first of Edie Ramer’s books I’ve read, but it won’t be the last.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Michelle Clover Hill Book Reviews on Dec. 29, 2010 :
The cover on this is quite fun, and gives you a good idea what the main plot is about. I like the shades of purple and pink used as well, and the wispy detail of Belle's tail on the cover. What the cover won't tell you is the fantastic storyline which meld with the feline story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a cat person, and the idea of this book intrigued me from the synopsis. The plot far exceeded what I thought it might be, the characters were good, and I adored the swap between Belle and Scorcha, who both gain so much and have to get used to a completely different way of living. I can vividly see the life and habits of many cats reflected in Belle and the crossover made fantastic reading, as did the fantastically woven storyline. I enjoyed this so much!

Meet the main characters - Belle, the cat who dominates her owner Max's life. Caroline, the two faced predator and Scorcha, who is running from a fate that is hunting her down. There's a host of interesting relationships, with murder, romance, friendships, family history and responsibility all in the mix, on top of the fascinating transition from cat to human and just desserts for everybody. The book is very touching and sweet in places, especially concerning Max.

The only reason this didn't get a merit rating is because Scorcha is a psychic before the switch, and when the switch happens, this element has got left behind and not mentioned for the new recipient...I was curious to see where that might have led.

Overall, don't be fooled into thinking this is just about our feline friends. There's so much more to this book. Edie Ramer brings not only a different twist on cat stories, but also a fantastic storyline which works so well alongside it. I couldn't put this one down and read it in one sitting.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Evelyn Amaro on Dec. 14, 2010 :
Edie Ramer did a phenomenal job in writing a book that truly has it all! It is fun, funny, dangerous, mysterious, and filled with a perfect combination of suspense and romance. It's Chick-Lit meets Paranormal Romance, and the combination is explosive!

Belle is a cat that has it all - a beautiful home, an owner (Max) who adores her, and naps in the bed. Her world is turned upside down when Caroline, a widow currently living in Belle's house, decides Max is going to be her future husband. The only thing standing in her way is his annoying cat so she decides to get rid of Belle by throwing her in front of a moving car... Sacha is on the run after witnessing a murder. She is driving fast with the murderer right behind her when something hits her car...

Belle and Sacha's world changes forever when their two worlds collide and they switch bodies. Suddenly Belle is in a human body being rescued by the man she once thought of as her owner (or human slave - we all know cats rule). Soon she finds herself falling in love with him, but how can she be with him when her soul is still that of a cat? Sacha finds herself in a cat body. She is trying to cope with her new cat impulses when a little girl finds her. All of a sudden she finds the love and protection that she never found as a human. What do you do when who you really are is at odds with who you were? Do you return to your old life or live as if it never existed?

This book is a must read. It's for the Chick-Lit and Paranormal Romance lovers; It's for those that love to read Tear-Jerkers, as well as the Page-Turners. What I'm trying to say is - just read it!! You will not be disappointed. It's a light, fun read that still has the suspense, danger and mystery that us heavy PNR fans appreciate
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: mish on Nov. 05, 2010 :
Rating: 4 (I Really Liked It)

I quite enjoyed this light romantic tale of body switching. As an owner of three cats, I have to admit I may be a little biased. I gravitate to cat-based stories like a dog to a chew toy, but the story still needs to hold its own and this one certainly did.

Belle (the cat) and Sorcha (the human) switch bodies (or souls, if you prefer) and experience what it is like to live like the other. They must adapt to their new experiences while dealing with murderers, unfamiliar amorous feelings, mean nannies, and lonely little girls.... among other things.

The narrative and dialogue were comfortable and I found myself easily drawn from one page to the next. The characters were interesting and Belle, as a human, was just as stubborn and independent as my own cats. I could easily relate to all of her cat-related behaviors. I also really liked the banter between Max and his brother, Ted.

There is intrigue to the story but I wouldn’t call it a mystery since the bad guys are revealed to the reader from the start. It is more a slowly unraveling plot of what happens to both Belle and Sorcha in their newfound bodies, what happens to the bad guys and their evil plans, and how it all ends up happily ever after. And there are HEAs all over the place. Except maybe for poor Ted… perhaps the author will take pity on him and give him a book of his own one day (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).

My only nitpick is the number of typos. There were quite a few, but the other elements of the story were strong enough that I didn’t factor that into the rating.

Cattitude is a charming story for anyone who might enjoy a sweet romance with a “Freaky Friday” feline twist.

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(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cecile on Oct. 10, 2010 :
Let me start off by saying this is my first Edie Ramer story. and I can promise you this won't be my last! This story is non stop with plotting vengeance or seduction, scheming for one thing or another, some major kicking ass, some hot lusting and guaranteed giggles!

At first, I had issues with the way characters were kinda put out there right out the gate. It was not a bad thing, it had more to do with me and my recent reading habits. I have been reading two person books... maybe three... So, I was not in the frame of mind to read and remember all these characters. I actually put it down for a little while. Okay... it was only like for about an hour because I simply had to know what happened to Belle and Max. Ms. Edie did an awesome job of roping me in! And I am very happy to report that I am very glad I kept reading.... This truly is a delightful read!

I have to say this is a very interesting book. Ms. Edie kept me guessing what the hell was going to happen next, who was going to do what or when they would do it. I mean I literally could not put the book down once I wrangled in all the characters and knew who was who and what or who they were after.

And I really do not want to give away too much... because one tip off and a spoiler would slip out (I promise). So, I will leave you with this...

Belle is sassy, funny, honest and a cat or was a cat. She is unlike any.... woman you'll ever meet. But believe me when you get to know her - cat or woman - you will want her to be on your side. And her love for Max is very ferocious!

Max, oh man oh man... Max! **Happy dance and girlie parts happy too** He is the oldest in his family. Ted and Tory are his younger siblings. Their father passed away when Max was approaching his teenager years. Leaving him with the last works along the line of "take care of them Max." Ummm, I am not sure about you, but those are some big shoes to fill. So from that point on forward, Max had the weight of the world on his shoulders. Always helping out everyone, giving of himself, giving up for others to have. Oh and did I mention that he is also a multimillionaire. So you can only imagine every woman and their Mama's would be after him.

Now let's meet Caroline. OMG.... she is a bitch and she deserves everything she gets and more in my opinion. She was married to Max's cousin. But he met an untimely death and he leaves Caroline broke. That is all I can say about her without giving her character away. Oh, I will say she definitely adds to the drama!!!

Ted and Tory are Max's siblings and I would love to see them get their own story (hint... hint...)! Ted is the younger brother by seven years and let's just say that he never hides what is on his mind.... and you might find it hard to believe how much he thinks of sex, lmbo! He is regarded as the fun loving brother, the one who really smiles!
Now Tory is the baby sister. She moved away to sprout her wings and grow! She is striving to become an actress in New York. But when the crap hits the fans at Max's house... Tory comes down to investigate for herself (and her Mom paid for her plane tickets, lol)!

Sorcha is a psychic that someone wants dead. After witnessing the death of her finance, the killer is on her heels (oh I should say wheels).... Sorcha wrecks her car and in that one instance..... her life is drastically changed. For the better or the worst... only Sorcha knows!

There are a few more characters for you to meet and they all add their own spice to the story! Ms. Edie truly kept me reading, cheering, holding my tears and breath back and giggling throughout the whole book! This is truly an entertaining, heart warming, very delightful book!
Ms. Edie did an awesome job with this one and I will waiting for more!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sarah on Oct. 07, 2010 :
Belle is happy with her life as a cat, she lives with her owner Max and is adored by him and his brother & sister. She rules the roost as all cats do and is fed, petted and fussed over on demand - it's a cats life! When she is in an accident and exchanges bodies with a human she is horrified with her new hairless, clumsy body and wants nothing more than to go back to her life as a cat. However with more than one person out to get her she is going to have to use all her cat wiles to make sure her human body survives long enough for her to change back into a cat. As she tries to find out what is going on she becomes closer to Max realising she has feelings for him that she never felt when she was a cat. Will she decide to remain human so that her and Max can be together? And if she does what will happen to the human who is now trapped in her old body?

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Cattitude, I love cats so on the one hand I was really looking forward to it but I was a bit unsure about the whole idea of a cat becoming a human and falling in love with a man. I just wasn't sure how well it would work & if it would be easy to relate to Belle. I have to say I was impressed with this story & thought Edie Ramer did a fantastic job.

Belle is a wonderful character and Edie has perfectly captured the essence of a cat in her - Belle's attitude to life & humans reminded me of my cats so many times. I loved watching Belle adjust to life in a human body - everything she knows about humans comes from the way she has been adored by the family who rescued her and from watching TV with them so she has some very funny ideas about how things work.

The supporting characters are all well written and really help to make the story. I really loved Max and his family and even the bad guys are well rounded so you find out more about why they act the way they do. Sorcha (the woman who ends up in Belle's cat body) could be a little irritating at times but then again she has just been switched into a cats body without being given a choice in the matter so I guess it was understandable and I really liked the way there is a happy ending for her as well as for Belle.

Cattitude is a sweet romance that will have you laughing out loud and is a must for any cat fans. The story is light hearted, comes with a great cast of characters and an amusing tale that will keep you turning the pages and leaving you wanting more. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try and am looking forward to seeing what Edie Ramer comes up with in the future.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Candy Beauchamp on Oct. 05, 2010 :
What a silly, stupid, and pointless book.

... And I actually stayed up late reading that drivel because I could not put it down.

Seriously, this was a lot of fun! It was very silly and pretty darn pointless, but let's be real... it's a book about this cat who swaps bodies with a lady, both of which who have murderous crazy people after them. What I liked most about this book is that it didn't pretend to be anything more than what it is - just a cute little fun break from reality. There was no trying to explain how it happened or how it could be undone or anything like that. It just was.

Silly. Sassy. While I found the character of Sorcha to be a little annoying and a bit whiny but uh, well, she did get turned into a cat. However, Belle made me want to stab my eyes out with a spoon at times. The neediness and stuck-up-ed-ness really got on my nerves. Yeah, she likes tuna. Move on. Having said that, I also really loved the characters. Yes, that leaves me quite confused. They were very much "love to hate" type of characters.

The author's writing was fantastic, I didn't feel bored or felt like it went on too long at any given point in the book. I also loved that I didn't see any glaring errors (yes, yes, yes, I know, silly pet peeve).

Overall, this was a breath of fresh air. There is absolutely no way I would have picked this book up on my own had the author not contacted me and asked me to review it. In fact, this actually went in my secondary "probably not going to bother reading" pile for reviews. I guess it just goes to show that it's always worth a second look. I simply grabbed this one because I knew it would be light and I could easily put it down. Yeah, not so much. Sucked me in a bit. It still was easy to put down, but it was interesting enough to get me to pick it back up when I sat down to read again.

This book is recommended to people that don't take their literature too seriously. It's reading. It should be downright fun sometimes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bonnie Jean on Oct. 01, 2010 :
What a unique and wonderful book! It was by turns funny, and tragic, and triumphant - just a great story. I stayed up until 1 AM to finish it, I didn't want it to end. And it has stayed with me - I think about it often. Cattitude is just a heartwarming story, I absolutely love it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Morgan Kincaid on Sep. 01, 2010 :
Max and his lovely cat Belle are a delight to read. Max tries to take care of everyone who needs help. He has a big heart and Caroline is after him but not for his heart for the love of his money. Can Max fight her off and figure out what has happened to Belle? What about this new woman who has amnesia can he help her? I found this whole book funny it is just too cute to put down. The author did a fantastic job.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kate Sterling on Aug. 27, 2010 :
Very cute & funny. I didn't know how I would feel about a cat turning human and having a relationship with her owner, but Edie did such a good job with Belle that I was able to buy into it and enjoy her story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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