My Loving Familiar - C.J. Card My Loving Familiar has a neat premise but falls flat with its goofy hero, painfully stereotypical characters and a heroine who loves the hero despite the fact that he's rude, condescending and supposedly in love with another woman while mooning over her throughout the majority of the book. The plot features a likable heroine, a magical cat and one genuine laugh out loud moment but even that wasn't enough to save this far too average (and often annoying) story.