Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) by Sophia Bleu

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
Publication date:
 Summer 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

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.

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My Thoughts:

I felt a bit like I was back in high school - giddy and wild and hoping Liam would press me against a locker after class. Too bad there were no lockers on campus.

I've had my suspicions about why those Scottish men wear Kilts. And finally those suspicions have been confirmed thanks to the gorgeously, sexy Liam McAvoy.

Jillian Nichols motto is catch and release. That's her mantra when it comes to boys. She's not interested in relationships. Buy her a drink, dance with her and maybe, if you play your cards right she'll take you home for the night. After one such night she wakes up and discovers the deliciously naked scottish boy she brought home last night is in her kitchen making her waffles. Jillian's first instinct is to get rid of him as quickly as possible but Liam won't be got rid of so easily and the two find themselves unable to stay away from each other.

At first glance Catching Liam looks like a nice fluffy romance with a little bit of angst thrown in for good measure. But in actual fact it goes so much deeper than that. It actually explores quite a deep subject matter. I can't really go into too much detail without giving things away. I will say that it involves Jillian but it touches all those who love her. I had a little bit of a hard time connecting with and liking Jillian at the start. She seemed quite self centred and distanced herself from people. But once her storyline played out a little bit, things fell into place and I was able to like her that much more. 

The problem was that I already knew I didn't have the strength to stay away from him. I had tried that, but Liam pulled me to him like a magnet. The more I resisted, the harder it became.

Oh dear lord how much did I love Liam. I love a man with an accent!! And Liam has the personality and sexiness to go with it. The book is called Catching Liam but I really think it was Liam who fought and did the catching. If he wasn't as persistent and as unwilling to give up we would have had a much different read. The connection between Liam and Jillian was apparent right from the get go and as the reader you just knew that Jillian wasn't going to be able to stay immune to Liam's charms for very long. And really who would be able to!! But even then things don't run smoothly.

I love an author who can write a sexy and steamy romance but weave in real life issues that impact on peoples lives daily. I love that it dealt with something that I hadn't read in New Adult before. I loved the struggles that both Liam and Jillian went through in both dealing with those issues. I loved their passion and the depth of their feelings. Catching Liam was a great read and if you're looking for something a little bit different in your next NA read, then I would definitely recommend this one!!

4/5 Stars!!

Author Bio:
Sophia Bleu is a secret identity where I can write about fantasies and falling in love and all the smexiness in between.  In real life, I'm likely catching a plane, chasing kids, or making out with the love of my life—all 6 ft 3 inches of hotness that he is.  Life is pretty good.

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1 comment:

  1. LOL @ why those Scottish men wear Kilts! I really enjoyed this book is was so much fun to read with great characters! I also loved that it was much more than a floofy romance story with real life issues and amazing relationships (not just romantically). Great review! :)


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