The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti
Everything Frenenqer Paje does is controlled by her father. He has rules for how she must dress, speak, move. She must never slam doors, or read too much, or allow milk to drip from a spoon. She must do whatever her father thinks she must do, always.
One day, in an unprecedented act of independence, Frenenqer rescues a sickly cat from the Animal Souk...and the cat turns out to be much more than a cat. Sangris is a Free Person, living completely without rules. He's not even stuck in the shape of a cat--he can take the shape of a person, or a dragon, or an animal that nobody has ever imagined before. And Sangris loves Frenenqer.
Unfortunately, "love" is against the rules made by Frenenqer's father.
Imaginative, lush, and intriguing, this unique story is not a quick read. It will not be quick to forget, either.
No cussing, some kissing.