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The Caveman and the Devil – Book Review

on May 11, 2013

The Caveman and The Devil

Written by Chris T. Kat

Book Review


M/M Contemporary Novella

Date Published: 5/1/13


The animals at the Philadelphia Zoo brought zookeepers Paul and Noah together, but now they might tear them apart. When a bloodthirsty lioness stalks her cubs, Noah charges into her enclosure without regard for his own safety. Luckily, a coworker catches his mistake and saves the day. It’s not the first time Noah’s rushed in on impulse, and he still carries scars from the last time.
Paul can’t pretend nothing happened. Frustrated, he tries to comfort Noah, but he can’t get past his anger. As head keeper of the big cats, Paul must report the incident and figure out how to keep his reckless lover safe. Somehow he has to make Noah see that his carelessness could cost him his job or his life—and maybe Paul too.

My Rating:  3 Stars

Three Stars


In a nutshell – I was hoping for a lot more from The Caveman & The Devil.  I was excited about reading a novella about two men in a relationship, I have always been intrigued and aroused when two men are sexual with one another.  I was hoping there would be a lot of slow, erotic type scenes between the two of them.  Sure enough, there were a few sexual scenes but unfortunately slow and erotic, would not be words I would use to describe them.  That was really disappointing to me.

He trailed off before continuing in an exasperated voice, “All right.  Now, can we please get to the fucking part?”

When I read the above quote, I remember laughing to myself… thinking yeah… I second that!  Please, let’s get to the fucking part – hoping it would bring some interest into the otherwise pretty weak plot.

The plot just didn’t seem to provide enough.  There were opportunities for the author to head into different areas that would have increased interest but she never seemed to go there and it was frustrating as a reader.  For example, it was revealed that Noah had a psychological exam after his trauma of being attacked by a jaguar.  The author never reveals the details of it.  Another example, there was tension and dislike between Noah and a co-worker named Hailey.  It was revealed that Hailey at one time was interested in Noah but Noah of course didn’t return her interest.  The author could have gone into more about that or even created more of a plot line around that but she did not.

I gave this novella a 3 star rating.  It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t too great either.

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Author Bio:

Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many

years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into

it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses

and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres,

such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there’s any spare time, she happily reads for

hours, listens to audiobooks, or crafts.

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  Growing Up Little has received a review copy of The Caveman and The Devil courtesy of Reading Addiction Blog Tours, in exchange for a written review with my honest thoughts, comments and opinions regarding this book.

2 responses to “The Caveman and the Devil – Book Review

  1. Thanks for your honest review.

    ~ Chris

    • Thanks Chris – I appreciate you dropping by.
      I hope that my comments and opinion of the book will be constructive to your writing process.
      Wishing you luck and hoping to see more books from you in the future!

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