Thursday, 25 July 2013

BLOG TOUR - Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu (Review & Giveaway)

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu
Publication date:  Summer 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.



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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I really liked this book. I had hopes that it would be a great read and I was not disappointed. This was a book I found myself staying up all night to read, not realising that it was 3am and I was nearly finished it. 

The main thing I loved about this book was Liam. A proper swoon worthy male. Not only is he from Scotland so he has a nice yummy accent, but he also a total gentleman. And he cooks! And he has the cutest nickname for Jillian I have ever come across in a book. I just loved everything about Liam. I did slightly wonder why he was so persistent with Jillian after a one night stand though. I also loved that the story was kind of backwards. They slept together and then they go about getting to know one another. It upped the sexual tension.

Jillian I have to admit I did not like at the start. She came across as a bitch. But then when I found out why she was a bitch to Liam and other guys I kind of started to sympathies with her. Even if she did over act a great deal to some things I still felt sorry for her and could understand why she was distancing herself from a relationship. And I hated her mother. I know deep deep down she just wanted to protect her child but my god she had an odd way of showing it. She was such a bitch to her and I'm glad Jillian stood up to her.
Other characters I really liked were Jillian's friends. They were so caring and supportive. They stuck with her through thick and thin and I loved them for that.

Overall this was a fun and sexy read that will make you laugh but also pull on your heart strings. A great book for all NA contemporary lovers out there. I can't wait for the next book.


a Kilt Checker tote bag filled with Catching Liam swag and a $25 amazon gift card.


  1. Yay great review, Yvonne! I really enjoyed this one too. Jillian was not always likeable but she still made me feel bad for her from the start. Glad you liked it! :)

  2. You got me when you said you stayed up until 3am without realizing it because it was that good. I love when a book sucks you in so much that you lose track of time. I will definitely be adding this to GR.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  3. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway. Sound like a very good book.

  4. Yvonne ShadowRealm29 July 2013 at 05:34

    Yeah she did annoy me at times but I just loved Liam! He was such a cutie :) Can't wait for the next book


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