Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
Release Date: July 8, 2013

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.  - Goodreads.com

Catching Liam wasn't quite what I was expecting.  For some reason, I thought it was going to be a little bit more light-hearted... which it was, but just not to the extent that I thought it would be.  The story was pretty good, but there were times when I didn't feel like I connected with it, or the characters completely, and I'm exactly sure why.

My favorite character in the story, by far, was Liam.  He was such a good guy... so down to earth, sexy, gorgeous, but also sweet and caring.  You just had to love him... but there were times I wondered why he put up with Jillian.  This is a girl who won't commit, and yes, there are some reasons, but she was really difficult to be with, and I felt kind of bad for him and how she treated him.

She was the hardest for me to connect with, and there were times I just wanted to tell her to get over it.  Luckily, Liam is patient.  He was the brightest spot of the story for me.  I loved him. 

In the end, I liked the story, but it didn't really knock my socks off like I was hoping it would.  Something was missing for me somewhere, and I can't quite put my finger on why.  But I did like it.


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