Review: Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) by Sophia Bleu

Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't, #1)Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) by Sophia Bleu

Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Page Count: 380, Kindle Edition
Published by: Sophia Bleu Books
Source: eArc provided in exchange for an honest review

New Adult Contemporary Romance **Mature Content**
Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.
Synopsis From Goodreads:

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 is a standalone novel in the Good Girls Don't series.

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I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading Catching Liam. It really surprised me and I ended up loving it! It was the perfect mix of heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Jillian and Liam were terrific characters that were easy to connect with, and I really enjoyed reading about them. Their relationship started off a bit differently than most, and I enjoyed watching them get to know each other. On the surface Jillian and Liam are so different, yet they seemed so perfect for each other. I love their personalities and the way they interact with each other. Even though the attraction between them was instant, I liked that the romance was slow in developing.

Jillian had some serious issues, and I love how the author dealt with things realistically. Jillian was the perfect blend of tough and vulnerable. Liam had a big heart and was very supportive, and he showed he definitely had staying power. He also had a ton of patience when Jillian repeatedly tried to push him away.

The plot went a lot deeper than I thought it would, and it made this an interesting read. Along with the sweet and steamy romance, we also had a lot of funny, dramatic, and angst filled moments that really made this a well rounded book.

Overall, this was a terrific book that I really enjoyed reading. I thought the characters were well developed and the writing was perfect. Catching Liam is a heartwarming contemporary story that I found to be highly entertaining, and I would definitely recommend it. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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