If left to
her own devices, Caitlin Miller would be eaten alive by the
world, so it’s perfect when she inherits her mother’s lilac
pussy cat Fifi. Hardworking and virginal, Caitlin is naïve,
trusting and too big hearted for her own good. Fifi steps
in to save her from herself while ensuring that her silly
mistress has a shot at making it to the top of the fashion
the super wealthy owner of a fashion franchise chain plans
to take advantage of the lovely, talented Caitlin by
seducing her and stealing her fashion portfolio. Little
does he know it will be a cold day in hell before Fifi
allows a scoundrel like him to gain the upper hand.
Puss in Boots is a modern
twist on the fairy tale set in the world of fashion.
Instead of the miller’s son, we have Caitlin Miller, the
youngest of three sisters and the least duplicitous. The
coolest part about this story is the setting because a lot
of facts about the fashion industry are perfectly woven into
the plot. Everything from the models, to the clothing and
how a fashion show is produced is described without
overpowering the narrative or causing the plot to lag.
Bawdy humor and double entendre is
liberally sprinkled into the language. It gave the story a
lot of character, wit and energy. Caitlin’s and Leo’s
imperfections and virtues keep things lively and
entertaining. They learned a lot from one another and
evolved from growing together. The adage, “cat’s meow”, was
created for Fifi, and after reading Puss in Boots,
don’t be too sure she didn’t make it up. This frisky little
feline is not only Caitlin’s best friend, but she’s savvy,
stylish and everything a lilac Chantilly/Tiffany pedigree
cat should be. In short, the original Puss couldn’t pull off
carrying a Gucci purse and Anne Klein stilettos while
calling everyone “sugah” with a gentile southern drawl. If
she was human, she’d steal the show on the catwalk! There
were areas in this story where she was a scene stealer!
This sassy and sexy fairy tale has
enough pizzazz and style to gain high end status. Readers
try this story on for size. You’ll like the fit.