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Release Date: June 25, 2013
Source: Xpresso Book Tours*
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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.
10 Things I
Like Love about Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
if you read this book, you'll understand why I wrote my review this way ;)
1. Liam McAvoy. (*gives you a duh look* this is like, a given)
He had me at the waffles. Seriously. Any boy who could make me waffles and cook me spaghetti.. well maybe just Liam.. I want him. There is nothing wrong with this boy because he was sweet, caring, thoughtful, and sexy. He has a Scottish accent (please cure the swooning) and he never gave up on Jillian. He respected her, encouraged her, and loved her. He freaking sang a Taylor Swift song and eats chocolate covered raisins! Liam is the guy of my dreams!
2. Jillian, my fierce Wednesday night boy catcher .
I adored Jills because she was independent and she had bite. She did what she wanted to do. She stood up to her overbearing mother and she didn’t need a guy to make her whole. Though sometimes frustrating, I understood Jillian’s hesitation and troubled emotions. It was great that she realized it was ok to need someone. She was lost, but was able to find herself along the way.
3. Romance as sweet as sugar <3
Jillian and Liam were so so adorable! I totally loved that their one night stand became something more and that this time around the boy was the relationship type of guy trying to catch a girl who wasn’t. They get to know one another and fall in love. It was just so so cute! Jillian and Liam and amazing chemistry and just enough steam.
4. The was plot was refreshing.
I think the romance was the main drive of the book and I enjoyed that part very much, but I loved the added element of what Jillian was going through. It was a different twist that I learned more about. It gave me more insight on the subject. Catching Liam wasn’t predictable per se, but it wasn’t so shocking plot wise. However, it was delightful.
5. Sophia’s writing was crisp, coherent and just lovely.
It had a readable simplicity that I admired and a flow that was nicely done. Bleu brought in subtle amounts of humor into the book that gave her writing and her characters personality. She really gave Jillian a voice and brought her character along with Liam’s to life.
6. Friendship between Jillian, Jess and Cassie.
I like that though they had guys in their life, they still made plans to hang out with each other. There was no petty jealousy or arguments. It was a wonderful friendship/dynamic. We get to know Jess and Cassie’s characters to get a feel of them and anticipate a story of their own.
7. College life, it exists!
Catching Liam actually has some class interaction. Yes, it wasn’t prominent, but it was there. Jillian actually worried about her class and her GPA. I got a feel of a college setting, though small. I liked that.
8. The End
I’m not usually a fan of endings that are not solid, but I make CL an exception. Why? Because it was perfect for Liam and Jillian. It was right in that it was open enough to allow myself to conjure up their future relationship on my own while still keeping me relatively content and satisfied by their ending.
9. These lines...
“Making a beautiful woman breakfast after a night of debauchery is the definition of polite.”
“I have a high proficiency in moan-inducing.”
“We call them kilts, and we wear them so we can let our enormous cocks breathe.”
“It took me awhile to catch you. I’d like to keep you now.”
10. Overall -
Catching Liam was such an easy, sweet and swoontastic read! I totally fell in love with it. The loss of sleep was just a minor side effect of this awesome book and so worth it. It was that compelling and that addicting. Sophia Bleu, I want more!
*Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and Sophia for sending a copy for review purposes.
I was not compensated for my opinion.
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