Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) by Gennifer Albin

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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First line:
Monday was boy catching night.
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Source:
Review copy from author
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Rating:
4 waffles out of 5
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From the moment I picked up Catching Liam, I was anxious to discover Jillian's secret. And as one aspiring to be a nurse, her obvious (or became so over the course of the book) medical problem was what held my attention captive. Gennifer did an amazing job of drawing out the suspense, but not so much that you lose attention.

I love Jillian and Liam, but the character I was most fond of was Jillian's mother. Well, not at first. From Jillian's standpoint, her mother is a controlling woman who can't let her daughter live her life. But as we get to know, it becomes known that Mrs. Nichols loves her daughter dearly and is only trying to protect her.

Catching Liam is a heartwarming (and sexy) New Adult novel with a certain medical appeal. I'm looking forward to not only reading about Jillian's roommates, but at the same time getting snippets of Liam and Jillian together.

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