Review: A Cat Without a Grin by Jen Bradlee

A Cat Without a Grin by Jen Bradlee
Series: Wonderland Tales
Release Date: August 8, 2014
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 27
Source: book provided by publisher for review



Working for a rival brothel, Chez never expects to find his most valued treasure in the hands of his former employer.

One never turns down an invitation to a party hosted by the infamous Topper. After working for the psychedelic brothel owner for years, Chez is unfazed by the man and his eccentric ways.

Topper’s party features an auction of a new acquisition, a lovely teacup, as he calls the whores in his establishment. Chez’s worst nightmare is realized when he sees the woman in the cage under the black light. He has no choice but to buy her for himself. Only one problem remains…Topper.


Review: I was really excited to get my hands on this book. I am a huge lover of Alice in Wonderland and books that are based around the same characters or ones similar to them.

I was very disappointed in the language used in A Cat Without a Grin. I fell like Chez couldn’t express himself without cursing. Not that I am against cursing but in a 27 page story I didn’t expect to find much. I definitely wouldn’t recommend reading this book if you are not comfortable with bad language.

As for the story itself, it is a full, quick story and very detailed for a short story. Nothing was left out and the events were not as far fetched as in other short stories. All questions were answered throughout the book. I feel like some events could have happened differently in order to make the story more interesting. After all, the setting is at Topper’s home. I would liked to have seen stranger things happen.

Overall, the storyline was decent but very one dimensional. I definitely think it could have been more exciting.