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The Vet Upstairs by KC McCormick Çiftçi: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

In the enchanting city of Istanbul, where ancient history blends seamlessly with modern life, a chance encounter with a furry friend sets the stage for an unforgettable romantic comedy. When Celia, an ambitious young woman on a short-term work assignment, moves into her cozy apartment, she quickly befriends a charming street cat. Little does she know that this feline fluffball is about to become her unlikely matchmaker.

As Celia navigates the challenges of her new life in a foreign city, the cat's comical antics and endearing ways lead her to a neighbor like no other—a handsome veterinarian named Enes. With each visit to Enes’s clinic, Celia finds herself drawn not only to his expertise with animals but also to his warm smile and kind heart. But can the mischievous cat's clever interventions truly bring these two lonely hearts together, or are there more surprises in store than they ever imagined?

"The Vet Upstairs" is a heartwarming tale of love, laughter, and the unexpected connections that can change our lives. Join Celia and Enes, as they discover that love can bloom in the most unexpected places...especially when there's a feline matchmaker on the prowl.

KC McCormick Çiftçi is an English teacher turned romance writer. She is from Michigan, but spent the majority of her twenties living and working abroad, collecting the experiences that inform the stories she tells. She enjoys telling multicultural and international love stories through sweet romance, romantic comedy, and women’s fiction. She lives in Turkey with her husband and a herd of cats.

I'm honestly not the biggest cat person, but there was just something really sweet about this cat who drew two strangers together. Truly, the cat stole the show and really made the book so good! It was cozy and warm and had me smiling from start to finish. I don't know a lot about Turkish culture (okay, more like I knew absolutely nothing...) so it was really fun to get a little glimpse at that too. And these characters? They were just the sweetest! I loved their connection. It was a bit of a slow burn... but it was also a very quick read (short enough to enjoy in just one sitting), so we still don't have to wait too long! Despite it's shorter length, it really did feel like it was complete. I definitely would have enjoyed spending more time with these characters, sure, but it also didn't feel like it was rushed or anything. If you love matchmaking cats and are looking for a fun new read, definitely consider this one! I'm looking forward to reading more from this series. 

The Vet Upstairs is a closed-door romance with kisses only. There are just a couple of minor swears. 


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