Catch and Release by Laura Drewry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hope Seaver is an up-and-coming TV producer tackling the hardest gig of her career: a reality show set at the Buoys, a scenic fishing destination owned by three handsome, stubborn brothers. Liam and Finn O’Donnell are willing to tolerate her crew for the sake of the business, but Ronan would rather chew off a limb than open up on camera. Somehow Hope has to convince him of her good intentions—and stop herself from swooning every time Ronan walks into the frame.
Ronan knows that he’s the reason his brothers gave up their old lives to run the Buoys, and he needs to make it worth their while. So if this out-of-towner with the kind eyes and dazzling smile wants to give them the free publicity they desperately need, Ronan can’t say no. He just won’t let himself get burned again by a double-dealing woman. But what if Hope’s good-girl routine isn’t an act? When Ronan lets his guard down long enough to catch a glimpse of the real Hope, he likes what he sees—enough to give love another shot.
I want to know where Laura Drewry got all her "useless information" for this book lol!! Like do horny toads really bleed from their eyeballs? There were so many uncommon factoids in this book that I felt like I needed to write some down just to have on hand. Hope was so awkward she was hilarious at times. Is there actually a town in Canada called Climax? Or Dildo? Cause they need to change that ASAP. I'm not sure I'd want to live there if it were. The fact is, at times this was a heavy book. It was funny but it also had parts that were equally sad and made you want to cry. To find out why Hope is always so prepared broke my heart...I cried! Hope leaves nothing to chance...you're on a plane and nauseous - she's got mouthwash and crackers, she's also got some napkins and a puke bag. She's always prepared for everything in the giant bag that she takes everywhere with her. She meets Ronan - who I imagine looks like Jason Momoa because who don't we imagine looks like Jason?? Ronan is just a what-you-see-is-what-you-get type of guy. He loves the f-word and likes to use it frequently. Hope is a producer for a show about their family and the fishing lodge they own, so think Alaska: The Last Frontier and add in this storyline. After the first season, the shows producers decide to change it up and Hope coming in now as a newbie has to go and smooth over everything because Ronan's response to it all was essentially "F*** that!" What you get are two people who are really quite funny around each other and the family who you've met in the 2 previous books and already love. It's a quirky love story with a quirky hero and heroine and it works!
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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