Thursday, 18 July 2013

Blog Tour Review: Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) by Sophia Bleu

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
Publication date:  Summer 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Source: Received an ebook to participate in blog 
tour and give an honest review
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.
Purchase: Amazon
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.

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

When I first saw the cover and read the description for Catching Liam, I knew that I just had to read it, and I'm so glad that I did because I absolutely loved it! :D I loved the characters, the writing, the story...just everything! It was a fantastic story! :D

Right from the first page, I was hooked on Catching Liam, and on Liam himself....a sexy naked guy cooking waffles...count me in. ;) haha While Jillian's reasons for keeping her distance from relationships is a bit mysterious at first, it soon becomes clear what her issues are, and although I loved Liam, I could understand Jillian's reasons for not getting into relationships...but I was pretty glad whenever the two of them got together. Liam and Jillian were both wonderful characters, and their chemistry was fantastic! They're definitely one of my favourite contemporary couples...and Liam himself was just one smoking hot, yet unbelievably sweet, thoughtful and amazing guy! I just loved him to bits, and Jillian is one lucky girl to get him all to herself. ;) haha

 As I said, Catching Liam was a fantastic story, and the characters were all wonderful! The only real exception being Jillian's mom...and we weren't really supposed to love her, but I was extremely glad once her relationship with Jillian started to change and get better! I loved that Jillian had great friends to support her even when she was having a tough time with her mom, too. I just felt that Jillian's problems were all pretty easy to relate to, even if we might not have been completely in her shoes, we could still sympathize with her and understand what she was going through, especially since she was a very honest narrator. I think that this story also helps bring forward some of the issues that Jillian has, and allows us as readers to understand her better.

Overall, I loved Catching Liam...every single aspect was extremely well done and made for one very enjoyable story. I loved both Jillian and Liam, and Jill's friends, Cassie and Jess, were awesome, too...I can't wait to read their stories in the follow-up books, Teaching Roman and Reaching Gavin! :D I'd recommend Catching Liam to contemporary fans who love sexy, yet kind heartthrobs and honest narrators. I also think that even newcomers to the contemporary genre would enjoy this one. :)

What do you think?
Does Catching Liam sound like a story you'd like to read?
And if you've already read it, what did you think?


  1. Glad you enjoyed this one Ambur. All the reviews I've read about it have been super positive, so maybe I will add it to my TBR.


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