3.5 Stars. After the madcap pace of the first two, Kitty Takes a Holiday slows down a lot. It was a lot more about the characters then it was about the plot. I enjoyed that, as not a lot of urban fantasy does much delving into character motivations. I liked the different ideas for the series that were were raised, and I love Ben. Sadly I didn't love the pacing and set up anywhere near as much. It was slow and dragged a lot in the beginning. Hopefully the fourth book is in the same model as the second.