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Catching Kit Reviews

  • Mandapanda
    2019-03-10 03:19

    2.5 stars. Denny is a government operative who captures and imprisons EB's (elves) who are considered to be parasites leeching off the human race. Kit is the elf that changes Denny's mind.This is probably a book that others will enjoy more than me. IMO it's way too short to satisfyingly tell the story the author wants. There is Denny's poor relationship with his daughter (of which much is made but nothing really resolved). I don't think we even meet the daughter although she is frequently mentioned. There is also the oppression and murder of the elves which has been going on for decades and is solved way too easily. Lastly there is Denny's proclivity for cross dressing. This was an uncomfortable fit with the rest of the story and seemed to come out of left field. I have to admit a bias here though because the thought of a big hairy guy in lace undies is way less appealing to me than a smaller effeminate guy. Overall I just had problems liking either MC's character and I thought it was overpriced for the story I got.

  • Heidi Belleau
    2019-03-13 08:05

    On one hand I really loved this book, on the other I found it kind of frustrating.Why I loved it:- Great chemistry between the leads. I felt like there was genuine conflict. The banter was fun, and I loved the way the captor/captive dynamic worked at the beginning, although I'd have preferred Kit to be a bit more of a trickster.- Denny's relationship with his ex wife and daughter was really wonderful. - I liked the world building quite a bit, and loved the representation of Elves as being sort of a mix of the Christmas-variety - CrossdressingWhy I found it frustrating:- The resolution at the end was super rushed and resolved in an epilogue, when I was expecting (and hoping for!) a sequel- The crossdressing was kind of incidental, not really incorporated into the story all that well. It was a nice kink, but that's all it really was. The story would have been the exact same without it. - It felt a little too much like soulmates-fall-in-love-in-two-days for me. Other than their tastes in music and ladies underwear, I didn't really get the sense that the characters knew each other.All in all, a fun, light urban fantasy romp with a genuine British sensibility, but a little too thin on plot and characterization to quite work as well as it could have. And it needed a sequel, not an epilogue.

  • Chris
    2019-02-19 03:57

    3.5 stars. Good paranormal m/m romance about a guy who works for the British government, capturing Ethereal Beings (aka elves). When he unexpectedly becomes close to one of his captives, everything changes. I was a bit frustrated by the epilogue, which took place a year after the main story, because all the stuff that was mentioned in the epilogue as having occurred during the intervening year seemed like it needed to be a story in itself!

  • R.J.
    2019-03-15 04:06

    This is the first Kay Berrisford book I have read and I can't wait to read another. Her style of writing is gorgeous and I was immediately drawn into her world.Her take on elves unique and there were surprises and hot sex all through the story...I want more...Recommended as a really lovely read.

  • Serena Yates
    2019-03-05 04:05

    Any book that can pull me into its world within the first few pages, fantastical and alternate-contemporary as it may be, gets my vote of approval. ‘Catching Kit’ did exactly that: it’s set in a London that is exactly like the one I know, other than a few minor deviations. Like the existence of elves. Like the fact they are all persona nongrata and “the government” is after them. Conspiracy theories anyone? I just loved it! Add a main character who is one of the ‘elf catchers’ – except he has traces of a conscience – and another one who is one of the elves, and I was hooked!Denny is a divorced father who loves his daughter but doesn’t see her often enough, has an ex-wife who proved understanding when he came out as bisexual, and makes a living catching and arresting elves. According to the powers that be they are a menace to society, are not sentient and most certainly have no feelings, and need to be captured and held in “depots” for everyone’s good. Sound familiar? Yeah, it may not be elves humanity has done this to in our reality, but the pattern is familiar. Denny has his own thoughts about the truth of it all, but keeps telling himself what he’s been taught is true, and anyway, he needs to make a living. But when he meets Kit, arrests him, and has to take him home because all the depots are full or too far away to reach within a sensible time in evening traffic, his secret doubts become full-fledged worry. Especially after a mysterious letter from his great-uncle who used to work for MI5.Kit is an amazing being. With a history that fascinated me, and a personality so sweet and ideally suited for Denny, he stole my heart. He may have stolen Denny’s heart as well, but the man certainly took his time to admit it. Mainly because elves are supposed not to feel the cold, or hunger, or have any other feelings either. Kit is the perfect example of how untrue that propaganda is, and he does his best to make Denny see the truth. Plus, he does not want to be “ended” never to return!If you like stories out of the “normal” range of reality, if two men meeting and hitting it off immediately but being plagued by obstacles sound like an interesting tale, and if you’re looking for a sweet romance with an underlying message that is quite serious, then you will probably like this novella. I definitely look forward to the next volume in the series!NOTE: This book was provided by Love Lane Books for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • Elena
    2019-03-01 05:00

    OOOOOkey! It's so hard to rate and review it because... Well, if you look for a reeeeaaaaal plot - that book is not for you!I thought that maybe the case is because it was quite short - but nope! I've recently read An Uncommon Whore which has +/- the same amount of pages and the author managed to pack it full of plot, adventure and actual worldbuilding. So, that's not it. Actually, about 70% of Catching Kit takes place during one day!Anyway, in a state I'm in now (terrible flu!) it was even better that I didn't need to focus too much on the story... :DGenerally, if you take a singing, cutie-pie EB (=Ethereal Being), commonly known as an elf......mix him up with a big, bad EBCA agent (=Ethereal Being Control Agency hunk), commonly known as a bad cop!!!...and add a dollop of......and a spoonful of...... you get a wonderfully kinky, full of sex, funny, OTT (in terms of believability), insta-love read that will make you feel good and smile all the way through!!!Enjoy! :)

  • Bookwatcher
    2019-02-22 07:04

    What I ADORED* cross-dressing. Both character did it, and it's even described, in details, while Denny is cross-dressing. I loved it. It was the first time I read a a cross-dressing scenes described so well!* the elf is fun :D I laugh a lot. Kit is a funny character* it's very erotic. I like erotic stories :-)* I was afraid it would be a book with just bitchy women, but it wasn't. I was glad Denny's ex wife wasn't an unpleasant character. She was just having a bad day, that why she was so impolite talking to Denny.Why I took one star?* I HATE the fact it's so HARD to a character in a gay book be bisexual. Denny IS bisexual. Why insist changing it? I liked Denny's uncle saying "no need to tag" or something like that while Denny was explaining he is in love with a man (well, elf, not man). But damn... it was a GREAT opportunity to show a character, male character, proud of be bisexual, but no. It was a confusion and Denny call himself gay more times than bisexual. Sorry, but I had to vent :D I HATE then a bisexual character seems "ashamed" to say it aloud, and prefer to say "gay". Denny admire also pretty women. He is bisexual. *I wish there was more world building. It was rushed at the end, and a lot was not explained. The one year jump at the end was good, to show me how the story really ended, but it would soooo great with that part was explained... (view spoiler)[Kit knowing Denny's daughter, people discovering about elves, the fight to elves be recognized and respected.(hide spoiler)]. I liked erotic book, but IMO less sex scenes and more explanations would make this book PERFECT to my personal taste.Overall: liked it a lot! And would be great to read more about this world with elves in the human world :)

  • Sue
    2019-03-06 01:00

    I really enjoyed Kay Berrisford's Catching Kit.From the first time we see him, I fell completely in love with Kit, the 'Ethereal Being' or EB, which he was classified as by the government.Jolly Old London, you see, is infested with elves. The government has its own squads of pest removal officers in white vans whose aim is to remove the EBs from the streets before word can get out. The EBs are then taken away and dealt with - and they never come back.Denny, from whose viewpoint we see the action, is one of those agents. He catches Kit, and but for the horrendous mix-up that his daily life consists of, he would have processed him right away. But Denny has too much on his plate - a hectic job, an ex-wife and young daughter for whom he's desperate to be a good dad. And under it all, despite his training, he has his doubts.So he takes Kit home and stores him in a temporary safe in his garage. And it all goes downhill, or rather for our heroes, uphill, from there. I loved the language, the feel and taste and smell of London. The humorous touches were genius and the writing was fresh and pulled you along. I devoured this in one sitting and hope Kay will write more books in this vein. I loved it and will seek out some more of her work.The cover: 5 stars for the cover too. This is the way to do it! A brilliant portrait and professionally produced cover with nice colours, layout and fonts. Well done, Loose-ID.

  • Jo * Smut-Dickted *
    2019-02-22 07:18

    This was a very (very!) unique story. I've not read anything quite like it. A guy whose job it is to catch EB (Ethereal Beings) and one of the EB's himself an Elf named Kit. It's kind of awkward in the beginning but then there is a real charm to it. What happens, all those involved, it just all comes together in a neat little package. Not remotely realistic - so suspend your disbelief..but then it's paranormal so you should already be doing that. I enjoyed it!

  • Seregil
    2019-03-16 03:16

    I thought this had a lot of potential, but there was very little plot and the romance was a bit too fast. They went from one of them believing the other is a parasite incapable of emotions to "I'll even leave my child and job to be with you" in a timeframe of a couple of days. The world building is very interesting, so maybe if this were part of a series I would reccomend it. Right now, though, I'm just a bit dissapointed by it.

  • Anna.E
    2019-03-11 01:51

    This book was bought for me by my Secret Sant and was recommended for 4quater gang-bang.Sweat book, lots of sexy times about an elf and an elf catcher!

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-03-01 01:49

    Kay Berrisford’s Catching Kit is a fun Urban Fantasy with a delightful English flare, and is a catchy introduction to a series that I can’t help but feel is full of the potential for loads of suspense and angsty times ahead.Book one in the Underground Elves series introduces a world in which elves materialize and fade in the human realm, only to materialize again, sometimes decades, sometimes centuries later, at the whims of whatever nature controls their reincarnation. Or, at least that’s how it works if they aren’t erased entirely from existence. The only problem with them appearing in London these days is that their very being has been criminalized. Elves are hunted by a branch of the British government dedicated to capturing and controlling Ethereal Beings, and this is how Denny and Kit are introduced—Denny finds Kit singing in the London Underground, and the chase is on to apprehend Kit and deposit him in the nearest containment facility, where the elf can be dealt with humanely. That’s the government’s story, at least, and they’re sticking to it.The setup for this series is a straightforward one in spite of the fact that when dealing with the government, nothing is ever as above board as they’d like their minions and citizens to believe. According to the powers that be, elves are the enemy—they’re mind controlling manipulators out to do their worst on unsuspecting humans—and it’s this element that provides the foundation for this story, as well as the series. Kit debunks every EB law Denny’s sworn to uphold in service to his bureau, and watching it happen, seeing Denny begin the tug-of-war between his conscience, his heart, and his training gave this short novel a sweet emotional edge.This series is a serial adventure that seems it will be parsed out in episodes rather than being composed of fully contained parts. There are a whole slew of elements that need further fleshed out as the series moves forward, more questions that need answering, not the least of which revolve around Denny and Kit’s relationship. It’s been established that they could be perfectly kinky soul mates, but what remains to be seen is how their relationship will develop outside of those delicious little proclivities Kay Berrisford has introduced to the storyline. I loved these two characters and their budding relationship enough to give this book a recommendation, with the condition that you don’t expect everything to be tidied up neatly at the end.I’m looking forward to a bit more world building around the elves as well, as what’s been offered so far is the basics of their appearance and a few tidbits about Kit’s past. I want to know more about him, so that, coupled with where he and Denny are headed—it seems there might be danger afoot for both of them—has left me anxious and excited for Book Two.

  • Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
    2019-03-14 00:57

    3 1/2 HeartsFirst published at MM Good Book Reviewshttp://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co...Denny is a hunter, an Ethereal Being (Elves) Hunter. It is his job to round up the EB parasites before they bleed the emotions from humans. But, when he catches one on the London Underground he discovers that the EBs might not be the dangerous beings that he has been led to believe. He falls rapidly for the cute elf Kit. But, what is he supposed to do now? The Being he has fallen for is supposed to be a danger to humans and there is no way the government is going to let them be.This is a great novella that shows us a different take on Elves, and the view that humans have on them. Denny is just doing his job, but when he comes across Kit the last thing he wants is to do his job. In fact, he has to resist the temptation that the elf poses, but it is a losing battle. Especially, when he discovers that they share a love of women’s underwear and slightly kinky sex. All Kit wants is for someone to love, and not to fade. He thinks he has found that with Denny, but he has to convince the sexy hunter not to take him in.Kit and Denny come together very quickly and the main story is spanned out over just a couple of days. It is an interesting story-line and could have been fleshed out quite a bit more. I wanted to know more about the elves and how they came to be, it was very vague. The humans way of dealing with them was, well, to be expected really, but again, I would have liked to know more about exactly what they do and why. Denny’s background was interesting and I liked that it seemed to be quite involved with his decisions.Denny and Kit were hot and sexy together and I must admit I do like a man who wears women’s underwear. The slinkier the better. And, I really liked that Kay Berrisford had a man’s man wearing them, as it hits closer to reality then it always being slinky, feminine men wearing them. The epilogue was interesting and I would love to actually read a story based on it and the struggles they faced in being together and campaigning against the government for EB rights.So, I will recommend this to those who love the paranormal, elves, secret government agencies, hot sex, a touch of kinky sex, hot men in women’s underwear and a very happy ending.

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    2019-03-22 04:16

    This review can be found at The Blogger Girls.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.

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-03-11 07:01

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsOh, wow, guys. This was a fun and interesting twist on the elves theme. I really liked the world building here. The general population has no idea that elves really exist and the government is striving to keep it that way. But the propaganda they spout to their agents is pretty much untrue, and it causes Denny to have to reevaluate everything he thought he knew.And Denny? Oh, my heart went out to him. He really struggled with himself in a lot of ways. He’s just trying to be a good person and a good dad. Which is why he took the job in the first place. He needed something stable. But he blindly believed what he was being told and he was so very shaken when he found out it was lies. More than that, he’s a bit ashamed of his need and desire to cross dress. So when Kit seems to be not only attracted to him, but loves him in panties and corsets, Denny thinks it’s too good to be true. I loved his internal struggle while he tried to figure out how to have what he wants and needs, and balancing that with what he felt was right. This guy goes through a lot of growth over the course of the story and I loved watching him on his journey.Kit is exactly what Denny needs and their connection just leaps off the page. From the moment Denny wakes up in his house to find Kit cooking, I could see how well they fit together. The sex scenes were scorching hot, their compatibly translating well there. Kit may be an EB, but he has his own wants and needs, and they mesh perfectly with Denny’s. Kit is a really sympathetic character and I found myself rooting for him to get his happily ever after. He is who he is, and he needs human connection in order to thrive, and he can’t understand why that’s wrong. And the truth that it isn’t wrong is what finally gets these guys past their hurdles.Read Kris’ review in its entirety here.

  • Ulysses Dietz
    2019-03-09 04:02

    Although nominally about an elf-catcher and the elf he inadvertently falls for, Kay Berrisford's novella is rather surprisingly rich and complete in a package that is really too small for a narrative like this. What this story is really about is a moment of transformation in a young man's life - that moment when he stops being a self-pitying and self-centered whiner and realizes that the world needs him to be more than that. It's not just his ex-wife and his daughter who need him to be a mensch, but in fact the entire race of "EB's" (Ethereal Beings) who have been hounded and persecuted for decades as part of a governmental propaganda campaign. There's plenty of allegorical meaning floating around in Berrisford's world. The book's plot, while fairly dense, is not rushed; there is a lot of action, and the requisite amount of sex for a m/m romance (and here, I'll say that the sex is distinctly plot-driven and related to the very nature of what an elf is). If the ending is somewhat abrupt, the epilogue is remarkably successful and touching - although it glosses over a huge potential storyline that could have extended this short work into a substantial and interesting novel. I wish Berrisford had taken the time to give us that entire story, because this is a very inventive and interesting effort in world-building, and well worth an expanded treatment.

  • Julesmarie
    2019-02-22 23:55

    The promise of a new take on elves drew me in to this and pulled it right to the top of my TBR list. There were indeed some things that could have been better. I didn't like Denny's constant whining about his daughter while not really trying very hard to fix anything. And making the daughter's mom out to be this horrible bitch whispering terrible things about him to their daughter seemed terribly unfair given how awesome she was in the only conversation we got to see her in.That said, there were also a lot of things that were lovely, and that were almost enough to make me forget the things that were bothering me.Kit was the biggest of those things. He was just so adorable, and so sweet, and his random mentions of things from his past were awesome and so, so much fun.I also liked the person that Kit helped Denny have the courage to start becoming.Very hopeful, intriguing, original story.Favorite Quote:"Never mind all those pointless appellations. You are what you are, lad, and love is what love is."

  • Matthew
    2019-03-13 05:13

    3.5 stars.It was decent. I thought it was a fun new take on elves and a fun way to mix the modern world with historical tidbits. I thought it was great fun seeing Kit and Denny mesh so well. I didn't really like how the fetishes ended up being described. I like sexy clothes, and using heels to help with kissing was cute, but the crossdressing didn't feel right to me. None of the sex worked for me as well as it should have, given the scenes.I think this could have been a more interesting story if Denny's family and final quest were developed further. They were mentioned, but essentially off-screen the whole novel. I think writing the pros and cons of the elf liberation movement could be paralleled to slavery and the acceptance of other minority groups.

  • Pépin Pomme
    2019-03-13 05:09

    This book is a bad Destiel fanfiction.Tall, muscular, insecure with his sexuality and love for women underwears hero meets old as fuck supernatural being and has kinky sex with him.Half this book is boring porn, which is really sad because if the characters had stopped thinking with their dicks for half a minute, it could have been great! The plot had a lot of potential, with an interesting mythology, and Kit, the elf, is quite lovable. The plot itself was interesting, but its writting was lazy and forgotten in favor of the sex. The writing is not bad and this book could have been so much better, I am really disappointed.

  • Ayanna
    2019-03-18 02:59

    It's not bad, I guess, and I certainly liked it better than the other Barrisford book I read.The sex still seemed really random, though, and the overall effect was a bit...scattered.I do rather like the cover, though. I like the body language and facial expressions, especially that little smirk on Kit's face, although for some reason, I pictured him with longer hair and not so...serpentine.I agree with Derr, though, in that I liked this new take on elves, too.

  • Michael
    2019-03-10 08:06

    3 Stars. I liked the story. Kit was fun but I had a hard time liking Denny. There is a lot of sex in this book and I found myself skimming the scenes towards the end (the scenes were well written and pretty hot but there was so much it teetered on erotica). I will probably pick up the next book if the series continues but I hope there is more story about the fight to stop the government's program against elves than sex in the next one.

  • Kayla Burgess
    2019-03-07 23:51

    It was nice.BIG surprise for me.I had to remember ANGEL from RENT to survive it. It was cute and really weird, but I soon found myself laughing at a few parts.It's a good read. Loved it.

  • Jim
    2019-03-08 00:02

    OK, I just finished this book and I'm thinking "gay elf erotica". Seriously! :-) It was a fun light read and I'll read more of this author's works as its not your usual gay erotica and it does appeal to my fantasy geek side!

  • Summer
    2019-03-13 01:04

    ******If you liked this book you may enjoy the following groups:Erotic Enchants GroupMenage Readers Group

  • Da'ad
    2019-03-03 02:15

    Lol! So adorable! And romantic and hot. Loved it! Kit is so endearing, I really liked him. And the hero (whose name escapes me) is just as likeable, but differently. I love a happy ending, especially when it's as perfect as this. Sigh.

  • Page Crusherz
    2019-03-20 03:18

    4.5Way more enjoyable than I anticipated! I really fell into the world that was built, and I totally bought it. I liked both MC's and thought it was a hot, fun book!

  • Adrianamae, Marco's fan
    2019-03-05 04:50

    3.2*

  • Moniqee
    2019-03-02 04:10

    3.5 starsThere is a potential to the story but just a little short to my liking. Wish it was a novel instead of a novella.

  • ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
    2019-02-19 07:55

    3.3 Stars

  • Kaylee Shyanne
    2019-03-15 02:53

    I like this unique take on elves aka ethereal beings aka EB's. Although I wish we actually got to see a scene with Kit interacting with Denny's daughter Jen. I like guys with kids. ^_^