Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: a Sweet #Romance #MFRWhooks

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?

Excerpt of Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance (read the opening of Chapter 1 here):
Bang, bang, bang!
Adam jumped about a foot, and Marley’s song cut off.
Heart thudding, he pushed out of the chair and ran to the office door. He swung around the doorframe and started down the hallway.
The kitchen door swung open. Marley rushed out.
Adam jerked back so he didn’t slam into her.
She shrieked and jumped, bouncing off the doorframe.
“Sorry, sorry!” Adam held up his hands. “It’s just me.” Darn it, he should have told her he was there. Of course she’d be scared when someone pounded on the door, and he appeared out of nowhere. “Are you hurt?” He lifted a hand to check her arm for bruises but couldn’t close the last few inches to touch her.
Marley let out a weak laugh and pressed her palm to her chest. “All right, I’m okay, only startled. Why didn’t you let me know you came in? I would’ve given you coffee, and a cherry scone when they’re ready. I’m trying a new recipe.”
He stuck his hands in his pockets and hunched his shoulders. “That’s okay, I don’t need anything.”
“Mom would say you could use some fattening up.” She gave him a playful pinch on his lower rib cage.
Adam snorted out a laugh.
He couldn’t think of anything to say. The moment grew awkward.
Marley shook herself. “Right, the door. I almost forgot what startled me the first time. We don’t open for another ten minutes. I don’t understand why whoever it is couldn’t wait. Nobody needs coffee that badly.”
Marley strode to the front door. She pushed it open, glanced around, and looked down. “Oh.”
“What is it?” He couldn’t see past her, but something in her voice made him want to drag her back, get out front, and protect her.
She opened the door wider, moving with it so he could see.
He looked down at a cardboard box filled with wriggling fur. “Kittens?”

Marley is a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat Café, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, desperately wants a kitten, but they can’t have pets where they live. Who has the time to date? Just as well that she’s protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared.

Adam has loved Marley since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Back then, he fantasized about rescuing her from bandits or dragons. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. He wants nothing more than to become a family with Marley and her son. But will she ever see him as a man?

When someone leaves a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But herding kittens might be tougher than fighting dragons, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian save the kittens and find a future together?

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat.

If you enjoy tropes such as best friend’s sibling / sibling’s best friend, friends to lovers, first love, unrequited love, and older women with younger men, check out Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café. You'll also find rescue cats with plenty of personality and their own ideas about what love is.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter . You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.)


  1. What a great excerpt!
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  2. Poor Adam! I hope he gets the girl. ;)

    Truly, I loved Coffee and Crushes so much I went immediate and got this book. It's next up to read!

  3. I sure hope whoever dropped off the kittens doesn't think the Cat Cafe is an animal rescue. The place could be overrun with felines pretty quickly.

  4. A heart warming concept. Love animal romance stories