Monday, August 5, 2013

Book review of Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) by Sophia Bleu


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 had me hooked from the beginning. A friend told me about the book because she knew I was a fan of Gennifer Albin but I had no idea she wrote new adult.

New adult is a new favorite genre of mine, but it can go great or horribly wrong and in this case it was great! The story picked me up right from the beginning. The protagonist is struggling with an illness that you basically don't find out the details for until the middle of the book. Because of this illness she shuts out boys and is not interested at all in anything serious. 

The hero is amazingly sweet and who doesn't want waffles? Just saying.

I did feel like I didn't get much from certain characters, I kind of love them all so much that I want all their history and I want to read about them BUT the series is continuing so I'm not too worried! If you're into contemporary new adult, definitely check this one out.  

I'm excited to have read another good new adult book and I'm eager for "Sophia Bleu's" next installment. 

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