Audiobook Review: Spell Cat (The Aloysius Tales #1) by Tara Lain

2nd Edition

When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away. He doesn't do physics professors. In fact, he doesn't do humans, because Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he's expected to save his declining race by reproducing.

He can't even have sex with Blaine, because he's been taught that sex with humans depletes his power. But if that's true, why can young human, Jimmy Janx, dissolve spoons with a thought? Somebody's a lying witch.

With his powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.

Listening Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes
Narrator: K.C. Kelly

Reviewer: Shee Reader

The story opens in Killian’s lecture theatre and is engaging from the outset. There are a multitude of twists in the tale and the adorable and feisty Aloysius the familiar. Our guys, Killian and Blaine have a bumpy road to happiness fraught with not only the usual relationship type challenges, but also magic and deceit. There are such huge untruths and manipulations trying to keep our guy from their HEA, not least Killian’s mother who has been lying to him from the start.

The audio was nice to listen to, but I didn’t love a couple of the narrator’s accents. I listen to lots of audio books, and some really add to the writing and others don’t exactly make it any better than reading the words myself. This was one of those.

I really liked the character Blaine, and I will look out for the next Aloysius story, but I’m a bit disappointed that Killian didn’t make me care about him more.

The writing was engaging and easy to connect to, the dialogue was good and I look forward to other stories that will hopefully shine a light on some of the supporting characters from this story.

I was given a free copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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