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Story Rating: 3 out of 5
For Jacks Dowd, a college senior who feels ungrounded from his family and life in general, an alcohol and sex-infused weekend in Montréal sounds like a pretty good escape. His Spring Break binge takes a detour when he meets Benoit, an admiring drifter with startling green eyes. A hook-up turns into a day, two days, and then a full week in Benoit's hostel, making love and scarfing down take-out food. But at the end of the week, Benoit demands that Jacks make an impossible choice: stay with him forever, or go back to college and never see him again.
This book has lots of going back and forth between the past, how Jacks met Benoit and the present. There is an interesting story line and I enjoyed the history of how the werecats came about. I knew there were going to be some possession issues when another character named Farzan came into the picture. One thing that was confusing to me and bothered me a little was that cats are very clean animals in real life. In this story the author has Jacks and Benoit living in an abandoned warehouse and no shower and Jacks is dirty and unkempt. Not a huge thing, but it stuck out at me while reading this. I’m looking forward to reading the second installment to see what happens next.
Reviewed by Cat