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.
A full length novel with a HEA. Part of a series of companion novels featuring three best friends. Due to mature content this book is recommended for ages 17+.
Catching Liam is romantic, delightful and entertaining. Jillian is afraid to open up her heart to love but when she meets Liam, she finds herself breaking her own boy-catching rules. Liam is sweet – he buys cooking ingredients, he makes waffles, he has a Scottish accent, and he knows how to respect women – I mean, who can resist that, right? Besides, he is such a hottie! 🙂
I like that the story touches on the Dos and Don’ts about building and cultivating a loving relationship. Both Jillian and Liam are not perfect but because they choose to be honest with their hearts’ desires, they decide to take new action – they each learn and grow and while their path ahead seems a bit rough and challenging, I like that they feel the fear and do it anyway.
Even though it’s suggested in the book summary that Jillian is a boy-catcher, I just want to say I don’t find her self-absorbed, slutty or inconsiderate. Jillian has some unresolved personal issues and she has a temper but surprisingly, I don’t feel put off by her personality. On the contrary, I feel connected to her vulnerability and I admire her courage to keep going even when she can have all the excuses to give up and stop trying.
As I shared earlier, Liam is sweet and hot. He may seem like a laid-back type of guy but he knows what he wants women-wise and career-wise. I can’t imagine a guy better than him to love and cherish Jillian and I surely hope we’ll get to see more of him in the companion novels that are coming out later on in the year.
Catching Liam is the first book in the Good Girls Don’t series. To watch the book trailer, click here.