Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Catching Kit
Author: Kay Berrisford
Series: Underground Elves #1
Heroes: Kit & Denny
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 35,900 words
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Available at: Love Lane Books, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.
Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.
But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble. Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?
Please note: This is a revised version of a previously released title.
On his way to visiting his daughter, Denny comes across an EB (Ethereal Being aka an elf) and is obligated as a top secret agent to arrest the elf. Unfortunately, when Denny captures Kit, everything he’s ever learned about elves and their evil ways is shattered, causing him to question himself and the intentions of the government. Now Denny has to decide what to do next. He’s got an elf who’s perfect for him but he has a job, a daughter and a life he has to think of first. What’s Denny to do when he’s forced to decide between his daughter or breaking the law and saving Kit?
I’m on the fence about this one. On one hand, I loved the author’s voice and I loved the overall concept of the story but on the other hand, it was hard for me to really get into the story. I enjoyed the characters but I don’t feel like I really know them. I really liked the little twist with Denny’s cross dressing and how much Kit enjoyed it but that’s about all we know about Denny besides the fact he has a daughter and ex-wife. At the same time, I enjoyed Denny’s struggles with his desire for Kit and I especially liked that Kit was so carefree and joyful. He loved music and dancing and he just tried to bring some happiness to humans.
This was an intriguing story but I did have a few issues with it. Mostly, there was just too much sex for my tastes. Beyond that, I felt like there weren’t many details provided for elves in general or the secret agency Denny worked for. A big part of the story focuses on sex and the kink Denny and Kit shared so I didn’t really feel like there was depth to the world or the characters.
Overall, this is a cute little story about Denny falling for the charms of an elf he’s supposed to arrest only to realize the elf may just be his perfect partner. I liked the concept of the story but just wish there had been more development in everything and less smut. If you’re looking for something that’s short with a bit of cross dressing, definitely give this one a try.
Overall Impression: It was good!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*