Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Book Review: Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

Goodreads Blurb: 

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

This was a sweet book. Liam was absolutely caring, sweet, swoon worthy, and all other adjectives which would describe an overall good guy. I am a sucker for the good guys, the guys who are patient and kind and willing to help. The ones with accents and make your heart melt. That was Liam.

From the beginning of the story you see the attraction between Liam and Jillian but you also know there is something Jillian is hiding, and it really is sad to find out what it is, but also heartwarming to see how Liam deals with it.

"Liam made me more than happy. He made me laugh. Me made my toes curl in bed. But there was one problem..."

Jillian, which seems to be a theme in these books, struggles in letting Liam in. She was never a girl to let guys in, to her heart or her home, so this is a theme which plays through the book. Usually I am so over this, the girl not being happy with themselves to understand they should be loved, but with Jillian I could see why she had her reasons.

"I don't need any favors...I only need you." 

Supporting characters were great, she had wonderful friends and a support system that you knew would  be there for her as she dealt with her circumstances. You see Jillian turn into a stronger women by the end of the book with the support of her friends, Liam, and even her mother after a strained relationship.

"In this moment, I lived a lifetime."

Overall, this was cute, fun, light read with a wonderful swoon worthy scottish boy who made waffles. Really, what more do you need? I suggest you grab a glass of wine, snuggle up on the couch and curl with this book.

Four Stars. Buy here at Amazon

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