I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
Series: Good Girls Don't #1
Published by Self Published on July 8, 2012
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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.
Catching Liam is a new adult contemporary romance debut novel by Author Sophia Bleu. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one, but the synopsis caught my attention and I decided to take a chance. I’m really glad I did.
Jillian’s got a secret. One only her two best friends know about. Because of this secret she doesn’t date anymore. Instead she chooses to bring a guy home for a night of fun then run them off in the morning.
When she meets Liam and tries to stick to her normal routine, he’s not having any part of it. He doesn’t leave right away the next morning. Instead he insists on making Jillian and her roommate, Jess, waffles for breakfast.
I really liked Liam from the beginning. He’s has washboard abs and being Scottish he has a killer accent. He likes to cook and the more Jillian tries to push him away the more persistent he becomes. I thought they made a cute couple and I really wanted things to work out for them in the end.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers about Jillian’s secret, but I can say that the issue she is dealing with is one that I haven’t read about before. It’s not a topic that’s been overdone before and I think it added an interesting element to the story. In fact this is the first book I’ve ever read about it.
I didn’t really care for the nickname Liam gave Jillian. I’m not sure that I’ve ever read about a hero calling his love interest “chicken.” Not like she’s chicken to do something. Just chicken. Which to me is sort of a strange term of endearment.
Overall, I enjoyed reading Catching Liam. Next up is Teaching Roman. It’s Jess and Roman’s story and I can’t wait to read it. I thought they were both interesting secondary characters.
Speaking of secondary characters. Something was going on with Cassie and Trevor. I’d like to find out just what exactly. I have an idea what it is. Anyhow, I’ve just heard back from Sophia via email and there will be a book three! 🙂