Monday, September 30, 2013

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu ~ Review

Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn't just a game for Jillian and her friends, it's a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you're bound for heart ache.

So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can't—or perhaps won't—take a hint.

Study abroad student Liam doesn't want to be another notch on Jillian's bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa's set expiration date means he can't promise her forever. That doesn't mean he's going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.

Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they're playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart. 

My Thoughts:

3 stars - Who can resist a waffle making Scotchman?

This book starts fast and interesting.  Jillian is a catch and release girl but she has her reasons.  She believes a relationship will never work with her long-term.  I understand her reason, though I don't agree with it.  She has some other reasons for being a bit of a B.  Her mother for on is a piece of work.  My mama claws were out and I wanted to swipe her mom a good one.  Luckily, she has some great friends that support her.  And she has Liam.

Liam is this sexy guy with an accent who makes waffles, naked.  Should I continue?  No need, I know, but I will.  He is the sweetest guy ever.  Refusing to take Jillian's get lost attitude, he insists on staying caught.   I may not have understood what drew him to her, though.  The night they met and he gets "caught" by her is not in the book.  I kinda missed reading that.  I think it would have given me some insight into why Liam wouldn't let go of Jillian.  I'm glad he didn't let go because their feeling develop deeply around some yummy sexy scenes.  I loved watching Jillian figure out why a relationship wasn't out of the question as long as it was with Liam.

The book was fast paced and I read it in an evening.  I did have a few issues with timing.  Some times the amount of time a scene took didn't make sense for the about of time that went by.  It was easy to over look but I do think a good editing could make this book so much better.  

This is an interesting take on the New Adult genre.  One little quirk, that I won't tell, makes it stand out from the rest.  If you like NA and want to meet the sexy waffle maker, then you should pick this one up for sure.

About the author:

I like coffee. A lot. Writing gives me time to go get a cup without my kids. I like books as much as I like coffee, but it is easier to read with children hanging on you than drink coffee due to the threat of third degree burns. That's why coffee gets top billing in my intro: its unattainability.

I hold a Masters in English with a specialization in 18th century women's studies. While this is a highly marketable area of expertise, I stay home with my kids, which means my 3 year-old son uses correct grammar and doesn't burn down the house.

I have a ridiculously supportive husband who dreams of being included on a book jacket: "The author lives in Kansas with her husband, two children, and a Tuesday cat." 


  1. Naked waffles? Here's hoping Liam is careful!!
    This sounds good, Pal. Nice review!