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Pride and Prejudice at The Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance #7

By Kris Bock

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a fortune should donate to a cat rescue.

Overworked PhD student Liz takes a break at the local cat café with her friend Jade, who wants to start a special needs cat rescue. When Jade pitches her idea to Carl, who is in charge of corporate giving for a rich local family, sparks fly between the two.

Meanwhile, snark flies between Liz and Carl’s best friend, William. William seems stuffy and rude, and worst of all, he doesn’t like cats. Meanwhile, William is intrigued by Liz even though every one of their interactions seems to go awry, in part due to his terrible cat allergy.

For the sake of their friends and the animals, the two figure out how to get along – until Liz learns some horrible things about William. But is she trusting the right person? Then the feisty kitten Lydia disappears – perhaps stolen – and they have to overcome their differences in order to rescue her.

The Furrever Friends Cat Café helps people find furry forever friends – and just might lead to romantic love too. This Pride and Prejudice modern adaptation features fresh twists to delight both fans and new readers. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series on Amazon US or Amazon UK or see the series with links to all retailers.

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An early reader said: “I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is fun and I had several laugh-out-loud moments – really out loud! It also passed the ‘I’m awake in the middle of the night so I’ll read test’ because then I stayed up for 4-5 hours reading and didn’t actually sleep.”

Quick Peek:

The cat Lydia started winding around William’s ankles. He grimaced, looking as if a stranger was trying to use his shirt as a handkerchief.

“See, she likes you!” Caroline squealed.

“I swear that cat is boy crazy,” Jade said. “She’ll take attention from anyone, but if there’s a man around, she’ll ignore every woman in the room.”

“I’m really more of a dog person,” William muttered.

Well, that explained it. Liz liked dogs too. And cats and rabbits and ferrets and rats. Also monkeys, lemurs, red pandas, tree kangaroos, otters, elephants, dolphins, and just about every other animal.

Except for people. She didn’t always have a high opinion of them.

Liz scooped up Lydia. “I’ll distract her for a while. It looks like your drinks are here.” She jerked her chin toward the door as Dustin came in with a tray.

Lydia squirmed and meowed, wanting to get back to pestering the handsome man. Liz strode to the far side of the room and deposited Lydia on top of a cat tree. “Behave yourself,” Liz muttered. “You don’t want a guy like that anyway. A dogs-only person!”

Lydia sat up and began grooming, ostentatiously ignoring Liz.

Liz huffed out a breath. “Don’t bother making yourself pretty for some man. If he doesn’t adore you at your worst, he’s not worth it.”

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Kris and I had a chance to chat a little bit…check it out…

Why is Pride and Prejudice still so popular?

Well, there’s the humor and the happy ending. It’s interesting to see how the characters fit today’s popular tropes. Darcy is a billionaire boss type – rich, powerful, cold and domineering, but once he understands what his beloved wants, he will get it for her, even if she rejects him. Lizzie is prickly, witty, proud of her independence and cleverness, and not willing to settle. It works well for modernizations because those kinds of characters are still popular today.

There’s also a fantasy of being able to attract someone who is way out of our league, at least on paper, without even trying. Lizzie attracts Darcy because he sees her good qualities even though she’s not trying to impress him, or maybe especially because she isn’t. Who doesn’t want a partner who sees us for who we really are and likes us anyway?

Then you get the enemies to lovers tropes, and you could argue that they’re a grumpy/sunshine pairing, though I think it’s more like grumpy/grumpy. The original feels modern in a lot of ways, even though it was published in 1813.

What were the challenges of writing a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice?

While the characters feel modern, a lot of the action doesn’t. The Bennet sisters can’t do a whole lot except hope to attract a man. And today we wouldn’t think a teenager who was seduced by a scoundrel should marry him! There are also a lot of characters, and quite a few with similar names – not only Lizzie and Lydia, but also Kitty, Caroline, Charlotte, and Lady Catherine. Some characters I eliminated entirely. Others I made into cats.

Kris Bock headshotKris Bock writes romance, mystery, and suspense. In the Accidental Billionaire Cowboys series, a Texas ranching family wins a billion-dollar lottery, which causes as many problems as it solves. In the Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. Kris also writes a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Find the books at all E-book retailers.

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  • Liz Flaherty

    Oh, I do love cats…and I’ve had more than one who’s adored my husband (the non-cat guy) while ignoring me altogether!

  • Roseann McGrath Brooks

    I’ve always loved _Pride and Prejudice_, and I’ve enjoyed the stories in the Furrier Friends series. I just downloaded _P&P at the Cat Cafe_ and am looking forward to the combination! And Janine, the same thing happened with my husband and me. I like dogs as much as cats, but when we first married, we lived in a row home in Philly, which was not conducive to dogs, so I turned Hubby into a cat person.

  • Janine

    I love seeing someone who is a dog person become a cat person. My husband didn’t want a cat, but I came with one. We lost that cat, shortly after I moved in and I got another. He was quickly turned into a cat guy.