Book Review: A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary

“Is that a cat… on a leash?”

Her eyes narrowed as she responded, her tone oozing sarcasm. “No, it’s a pineapple on a string.”

Codi Gary, A Cat Cafe Christmas

Title: A Cat Cafe Christmas
Author: Codi Gary
Genres: Romance, Christmas, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 375 (Paperback)
Published: October 4th, 2022

My Rating: ★★★★½
Read: 12/13/2022 – 12/18/2022


Cats and Christmas? You don’t need to tell me much more to get me to read a book.

Kara is struggling to get her cat rescue/clinic/cafe fully up and running. Thanks to an unexpected ad and contest in a magazine, Kara and Charity find a line outside the cafe one morning. While good for the bills, Kara worries that ghosts from her past will come back to haunt her with the sudden attention. At the same time, Ben enters his life, his colleague Schwartz the one responsible for the cat cafe’s recent publicity. When a stray kitten brings him back to see Kara, the two slowly begin to realize they’re drawn to one another despite their differences.

A Cat Cafe Christmas is sweet, funny, and charming. I laughed out loud multiple times which doesn’t happen too often with books for me. And the cat illustrations and bios at the beginning of each chapter are so adorable. Kara’s backstory added a good hint of emotion, as did Ben’s, to an otherwise cozy story. Perfect for cat-lovers!

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • Cats!!!
  • Witty writing.
  • Lovable characters.

What I didn’t like:

  • The story didn’t flow super well from one plot point to the next.


A thanks to my friend Skylar for recommending this book to me! It wasn’t on my radar at all and I might have missed it entirely.

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