Thursday, September 29, 2011

Catt Chasin' by Shana Burton

Catt Chasin'Head research and development chemist Jamal Ford has narrowed his love-life down to a science through the creation of his 30-Day Dating Plan, a guide intended to weed out the drama queens, gold-diggers, and baby mamas from his ideal: a part goddess, part sex kitten, and part Stepford Wife mate. The shallow, fun-loving 33-year-old knows he's one of Charlotte, North Carolina's most eligible bachelors, and he won't settle for anything less than the trophy wife of his dreams.

Catherine "Catt" Cason has never let scheming co-workers, her loving (but overbearing) father, or her full figure slow her down. The brilliant formulating chemist takes being labeled "the cute fat girl" in stride as she fast-tracks her way to a top position with her cosmetic company, Telegenic. While she would enjoy the love of a good man, Catt refuses to risk her career or her heart being broken again just to have a warm body at her side. Besides, why settle for the love of an earthly man when she is the fiancée of Christ?

When Jamal is paired with Catt to launch a new product for work, it's loathe at first sight. She thinks he's arrogant and incompetent. He thinks she's a sanctimonious kill-joy. What each believes they want may not be what God knows they need. In this game of love, rules don't exist, and no heart is safe. The Lord is speaking, but will they all be too caught up in their own agendas to listen?

I Give This Book:1 star


My Thoughts:
I got this book because it was labeled Christian fiction. But now after reading it, I don't think that was a proper label to give this book. I found many things in this book very offensive and thought that a novel labeled as Christian shouldn't condone such behavior.

I was willing to overlook Jamal's actions because he wasn't a Christian, but the way that Catt behaved I found to be completely the opposite of someone who claims to be a Christian. Yes, people may be tempted to sin, and may even give into that temptation, but we shouldn't go putting ourselves into situations that we know are likely to cause that to happen. I am not of the belief that it is alright to fornicate as long as you pray for forgiveness afterwards. I believe that you shouldn't even let it happen and if it ever happened ONCE, you should know never to put yourself into a situation like that again and again. You would especially think that a pastor's daughter would know that.

Now you might think that there has to be more to the story besides this - think again! There didn't seem to be a point to the story, except for the carnal desires of the main characters (even if they didn't act on it, they talked about it enough - and being consumed by lust, almost gave in on several occasions).

Catt is overweight, but she is confident in her body - so no story there. Jamal is a womanizer, but he never really changes (even after becoming a Christian) - so no message there. The whole story just seems to be centered around Catt and Jamal's sexual tension and Catt's supposed "good morals" - which I don't think exist.

I was very disappointed in this book. I thought the story was going to be one of reforming a bad boy, but it seemed more like the bad boy was confirming the bad in Catt. As I am sure you can guess, I don't recommend this book.

*** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Dee Gospel to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done***

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