Thursday 15 August 2013

Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't # 1) by Sophie Bleu - Review

©  Janeane

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'ttake 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.

Review - Copy received for honest review

Monday night has been 'Boy Catching Night" since freshman year for Jillian, Jess and Cassie.  But it isn't much fun now that Jess and Cassie have "boyfriended up".

In a true role reversal from most books, Jillian is the 'catch and release' kinda girl, and they guys are disposable.

One night, Jillian catches more than she bargained for in sexy Scotsman, Liam McAvoy (can I say "swoon" I definitely have a thing for that Scottish accent).  This could be why I connected with his character straight off the bat.

The next morning, Jillian wakes up to her worst nightmare - Liam is still there, in her kitchen, cooking waffles - naked!

And boy does the boy make a mean waffle! 

I cut into the waffle and took a big bite. Butter. Syrup. Vanilla. Despite myself, I moaned.

“Somebody likes your waffles,” Jess said, smirking at me.

“I have a high proficiency in moan-inducing,” Liam said without missing a beat.

He sure does like to make them waffles a lot.  Everytime it is mentioned, my mind automatically goes here
Damn, now I want waffles!!
Jillian - now her I had a harder time connecting with. I know she has been brow-beaten by her mother - there is no other word for Tara than that she is a bitch - and that she had been made to feel like nothing forever, but ugh -I don't know!
I adored Jillian's best friend Jess - smart, sassy, and she defends her friends however and whenever needed.  There is also something behind Jess' relationship with one of her ex-Professors,  I hope we find out more about it in Book 2 (Teaching Roman) out later this year.
I was cheering for Liam to get under Jillian's skin, stuck in her mind and into her heart right from the start.
Jillian also has a secret that only her parents and best friends know about, and she uses this to keep out of relationships.
This a quite a light hearted read, but it also delves into darker places and into how secrets can destroy relationships.
It is a book about lust, secrets, love, friendships and relationships.
I very much enjoyed Chasing Liam, and am certainly going to read more of this series.
Sophie Bleu, you had me at Scotsman!
Oh yeah, we also find out the answer to that age old question - what does a Scotsman wear under his kilt  ;-)