Kittenfish
- Catfish - [cat·fish;ˈkatˌfiSH] noun – a person using social media to create a false identity, especially to engage in deceptive online romances- Kittenfish - [ˈkit-nˌfiSH] noun – a person using social media to create a false identity, especially to engage in deceptive online romances, but since she’s not a bad person and is only doing it because someone did something really bad to her and he deserves all this and more, then it’s kittenfishing. Barely fishing at all. Not reprehensible like catfishing but fully, defensibly, a court of law would uphold it, deserved by the guy getting kittenfishedWhen Marissa Ryan’s fiancé dumps her the night before her wedding, Marissa decides to get even. Not with her ex-fiancé—who’s obviously a hapless pawn—but with her greatest nemesis, Tarek Oliver. He’s the bane of her existence, the scourge of her city, the pee in the dating pool—and the very man who used both hands to shove her fiancé out of her life.Marissa is determined that Tarek—the slick player who claims to have no feelings—will discover what it is to truly love and then suffer the blistering pain of loss. She’ll tear the love of Tarek’s life away from him just like he did to her. She just needs to create his true love first.

Kittenfish Details

TitleKittenfish
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 28th, 2020
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction

Kittenfish Review

  • Shrutika _anand
    January 1, 1970
    I hate these kind of books. 1. Where the woman is semi wrong and the man is semi wrong but the only apologies are from the woman. I mean men don't even apologise when they are literal abusers.2. Where men are mean to women their whole lives but we're just supposed to forget that because "they were in love"? The heroines don't even be mad at these heroes. Like they let it all go the second the word love is mentioned.3. Where the best friends (not just BFFs the whole family) don't prioritise the H I hate these kind of books. 1. Where the woman is semi wrong and the man is semi wrong but the only apologies are from the woman. I mean men don't even apologise when they are literal abusers.2. Where men are mean to women their whole lives but we're just supposed to forget that because "they were in love"? The heroines don't even be mad at these heroes. Like they let it all go the second the word love is mentioned.3. Where the best friends (not just BFFs the whole family) don't prioritise the Heroine over the Hero. Like why even make her the BFF? Just make her the sister the Heroine casually knows because she wasn't better than that in terms of loyalty. I don't wanna be harsh but that bitch literally agreed to keeping Marissa's secret but then outed her because her brother has apparently always been in love with Marissa? I mean you could've mentioned that to, you know, your best friend? When Tarek was clearly being mean to her no one said a peep. No one even said anything to Tarek when they found out that he essentially broke her engagement. But now everyone cares for his broken heart? Like Blaire said the man deserved it. Let him be a 5 year old all his life. It shouldn't be the heroine's responsibility to make him mature and responsible.
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  • Sharon Pegram
    January 1, 1970
    Marissa's outrageous response to being left practically at the altar propels her (and her friends) onto a hilarious roller coaster journey of figuring out what the heck authentic true love really is. It's pure page-turning, witty fun. Like if Jane Austen met a "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" with a cast of millennials in Atlanta.
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  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
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  • Kip
    January 1, 1970
    My new fav authorThis is the second book I’ve read by Brenda (the first being Keeping the Pieces) and wow she just keeps getting better!!! In this book she brings us a more fleshed out love story between the main characters and great first person dialogue. I loved this book it was a good slow burn (but not too slow), good side characters, and super funny. I loved Marissa, Tarek, Blare, and Kya and how we got to see glimpses of everyone else’s world. My only complaint is that I really would’ve lo My new fav authorThis is the second book I’ve read by Brenda (the first being Keeping the Pieces) and wow she just keeps getting better!!! In this book she brings us a more fleshed out love story between the main characters and great first person dialogue. I loved this book it was a good slow burn (but not too slow), good side characters, and super funny. I loved Marissa, Tarek, Blare, and Kya and how we got to see glimpses of everyone else’s world. My only complaint is that I really would’ve loved an epilogue to really give the story some finality. Other than that great book and looking forward to the next!!
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I really wanted to like this book.In fact, I would have given the book a higher rating for the premise alone if it weren't for the final act.Marissa is fine as a protagonist. Tarek is fine as a love interest. The friends are absolutely whack though, and I hated every scene involving them.Anyway, the way things unravelled..... not only is it incomplete, but also it is extremely unfair to the protagonist how easily everyone turns on her, despite the fact that she was basically left at the altar.Sp I really wanted to like this book.In fact, I would have given the book a higher rating for the premise alone if it weren't for the final act.Marissa is fine as a protagonist. Tarek is fine as a love interest. The friends are absolutely whack though, and I hated every scene involving them.Anyway, the way things unravelled..... not only is it incomplete, but also it is extremely unfair to the protagonist how easily everyone turns on her, despite the fact that she was basically left at the altar.Spoilers ahead, I guess.When she finds a new boyfriend, her friends openly mock him.When she wants to stalk her former fiancee, and later on decides to date him AGAIN, they sorta enable it.And then they go out of their way to make her feel uncomfortable because one loves drama and other wants to dictate her love life.Oh, and there is one scene where her friend blames Marissa for the fact that her date was flirting with her.Just, bad people overall, yet Marissa is somehow the monster for trying to trick an awful guy who also humiliated her when she was at her lowest.It felt like I was watching the scene in 27 dresses where everyone turns on Katherine Heigl even though her sister was fucking bananas.Also, there is surprisingly very little catfishing and the pinning isn't worth it.
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  • Arden Bear
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book! The chemistry between Marissa and Tarek was electric! I loved all the characters and there was so much that really made me laugh. I can't wait to read more books by Brenda Lowder.
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a charming and witty book. The premise is creative and well executed.I loved the characters and their interactions with each other. An easy read that will have you smiling.
  • BB
    January 1, 1970
    It's not terrible. I think the premise/blurb builds an instant dislike for Marissa. But she isn't as awful as you'd expect (and that's a win I guess). Despite the book being about her, Marissa doesn't get much character growth. No epiphany or self realizations, even in the face of her d-bag ex flat out telling her she treated their relationship as a means to an end/not real life. Sure he's a douche but her basically going from one guy to the next is kind of a let down. Basically she's got the sa It's not terrible. I think the premise/blurb builds an instant dislike for Marissa. But she isn't as awful as you'd expect (and that's a win I guess). Despite the book being about her, Marissa doesn't get much character growth. No epiphany or self realizations, even in the face of her d-bag ex flat out telling her she treated their relationship as a means to an end/not real life. Sure he's a douche but her basically going from one guy to the next is kind of a let down. Basically she's got the same outlook at the end as she did in the beginning. Just with a guy she's actually attracted to/has chemistry with. Wah wah.Also the resolution to her shitty catfishing all occurs in like the last 10%? Holy unbalanced bridges Batman, that is some crap ass speed resolution to end on.There's no epilogue, because realistically how could you write one when the end of the book is the beginning of what will probably be a pretty dysfunctional relationship?This is my 2nd book by Lowder, I didn't make the connection to Keeping the Pieces until I finished. Probably wouldn't have read it if I had. That book WAS terrible
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  • Fran
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious, silly, witty, and fun. I loved the characters and their journeys. Marissa was an interesting character to follow and her interactions with not just the male lead (Tarek) but all the characters were beyond giggle-inducing. I started this and didn't stop til it was done. I loved the side characters, they were so strong and well done they were not just side characters but a real part of the story. They were fun and interesting and with such diverse personalities, there was someone to rel Hilarious, silly, witty, and fun. I loved the characters and their journeys. Marissa was an interesting character to follow and her interactions with not just the male lead (Tarek) but all the characters were beyond giggle-inducing. I started this and didn't stop til it was done. I loved the side characters, they were so strong and well done they were not just side characters but a real part of the story. They were fun and interesting and with such diverse personalities, there was someone to relate to no matter who you are. The only downside is I want to know more! I want another book that follows all the couples and their lives after this book ends! I will definitely try more of this author.
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  • Tracy
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed Kittenfish! I've never read Brenda Lowder before. It's snappy, witty, fresh. The dialogue sparkles and the characters are lovable but feisty. My only ask (and this is just me) is, I'd like more detail on the love scene. I don't love fade to blacks, which I think is what they're called. I like STEAMY -- and Kittenfish had elements of steam, for sure! Just wanted the full steamy package ;)Try this one! It's funny, cute, delightful. And sexy. Tarek and Marissa are a couple you want I really enjoyed Kittenfish! I've never read Brenda Lowder before. It's snappy, witty, fresh. The dialogue sparkles and the characters are lovable but feisty. My only ask (and this is just me) is, I'd like more detail on the love scene. I don't love fade to blacks, which I think is what they're called. I like STEAMY -- and Kittenfish had elements of steam, for sure! Just wanted the full steamy package ;)Try this one! It's funny, cute, delightful. And sexy. Tarek and Marissa are a couple you want to end up together.
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  • Srk001
    January 1, 1970
    Male was a douche. I have no idea why she thought she should settle for him. Odd thing: male acted like he didn't know what was happening to him, but we were also supposed to believe he was in love with her all this time. My 2 cents, I think it was just a case of insta-lust, which is going to wear off. Whether they will actually fall in love remains to be seen.Still, they had great chemistry so was a fun read.I didn't like the side characters. Kya came across as very immature and clingy.
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  • Jerrica Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Tarek If Marissa wasn’t going to take him, I surely would have! Playing all those games, we the evidence was right in front of her!!!
  • Serenity Wynter
    January 1, 1970
    Friends Love can be right in front of your eyes. Sometimes a proclamation is just that, not a reality to be taken to heart.
  • Aishwarya
    January 1, 1970
    3.4This book had its moment's were it was hilarious. I enjoyed thoes parts. But the story (which had so much potential) and the way the charecters are played out, I found a little lacking.
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