Blog Tour & Giveaway: Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

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Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
Publication date: July 8 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.

My Review:

I was really attracted to the synopsis of Catching Liam book. A girl that catches and releases boys for whatever reason. I thought hey this is cool the girl has the upper hand I liked the plot and I thought that it moved along at a great pace. Plus there was more to the story then just if Jillian and Liam get together. There are things that Jillian has to deal with and I felt like it was really done well at the end.

Okay so let’s think about Liam here for a minute....He’s Scottish, he has washboard abs and he can cook. Can this guy get any more swoon worthy? I admit though as much as I loved Liam, I was also kind of leery of him. Why is this hottie McHottster having one night stands and then making waffles? Liam turns out to be an okay guy. He is kind and sweet but also very stubborn, especially when it comes to Jillian.

I liked Jillian and I kind of connected her a bit. She reminded me a little bit of how I was in college, not so much catch and release. I wasn’t exactly doing that but she battles with a health issue that even though it’s there. We learn about what it is exactly as the book progresses. Even though there were times I was so frustrated with Jillian’s actions, I could also understand them. I was actually diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was a sophomore in college. It’s not life threatening but it can be frustrating to control an illness. Plus at that stage in life it’s really hard for people to grasp. So for Jillian she is trying to juggle enjoying college and dealing with her health. It’s difficult at the stage for someone to deal with any kind of relationship with someone who is ill. So she holds everyone at arm’s length in order to avoid what she considers an evitable parting of ways. She really only confides in her two best friends.

I loved that Jillian has two awesome besties, Julie and Cassie. I liked how they had rituals that they did every week and that Julie and Jillian have their own apartment. It was so true college and it reminded me of my college roommate, who I’m still close friends with. I loved the normalcy of it. Despite Jillian has some issues, and I think for good reasons. She still is typical college student too. It was realistic. Although I have to say I wanted to know what was up with Trevor. I was way too curious and at the end I wanted to know what happened with some things. There is something that Cassie does that I want to know how it went over. So I manage to invest myself in the side characters as much as a the main character and I really.

I couldn’t wrap my head around Tara. Wow, I think some of it was meant to come from a good place and she is probably freaked out. Jillian seemed to reference that was the way she has always been. So it made me kind of wonder about her. I don’t think I could ever take her side over Jillian’s. She’s just a little out there.

The romance between Liam and Jillian is cute and sometimes very sweet. They have this chemistry that makes then attract to eachother like to magnets.

I really like the story and I think that the plot had a definite uniqueness. The book felt really realistic to me and being that I had some similar experiences I felt like I could totally relate. This made it a fun read. If you like New Adult, I think you will definitely enjoy the book.

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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