Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Catch and Release by Laura Drewry

The irresistible O’Donnell brothers return in a charming novel from the bestselling author of Off the Hook (“The perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne).

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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The third and last book in this series is my favourite. I’ve grown madly attached to the O’Donnell family and their little piece of paradise and I’m so sad to see this series end. Ronan’s story is even better than I’d hoped – the gruff and slightly miserable eldest brother meets his match in Hope, the producer of the television series about his family’s fishing resort.

After his mother and later his wife left him, Ronan is terrified of relationships. He can’t trust women and his attraction to Hope leaves him confused and unsettled. Ronan is the quiet brother. Slightly anti-social, he took his responsibilities as the eldest seriously, taking on parenting responsibilities for Finn and Liam when he was far too young. Now that his younger brothers are settled, he is back in his family home, searching for identity and direction.

Hope lost her parents when she was too young. Alone, she tries to be prepared for anything, but she isn’t prepared for the big, brooding Irish-Canadian man she needs to film. It is Hope who pushes Ronan. She challenges his aloof detachment and forces him to feel something. In turn, Ronan offers her a glimpse of family, community, and a place to belong. The relationship between these two is a wonderful slow, awkward burn. The chemistry is perfect but they are both protective of themselves and their hearts.

Running alongside Hope and Ronan’s story is the story of the O’Donnell family’s struggle to revive their family fishing resort. Their efforts are captured on film by Hope and her team. The family desperately needs the publicity, but they are a private family with secrets they want to keep for themselves. More family secrets are revealed in this story and the relationships between the O’Donnells continue to develop. I loved catching up with the two couples from the earlier books and I loved seeing the family dream realised as the resort fills up and the TV show gains viewers. Once again, British Columbia’s beautiful coastal wilderness provides a gorgeous backdrop for the story. I have loved this series and I look forward to more from this author.

This is the third book in the series – I would recommend that you read them in order, as although each one is about another brother, the timeline is continuous. I have to say that I enjoyed this one so much that I read it in one sitting – finishing at 3am! Something I did slightly regret when the alarm went off, but I wasn't prepared to stop reading.

Ronan has been the deep, dark, and mysterious brother. We have learned, in previous installments, that he was the eldest brother and the one who took the brunt of his father's anger. He also took on the mantle of adult when their mother left, and sheltered both Liam and Finn from the harshest beatings. When he did leave, he married the wrong person and spent a long time trying to make it right, before finally divorcing. Now he is back, and whilst he is delighted that his brothers are now happy, he no longer knows how that could apply to him.

Hope is coming to The Buoys to film a new series of popular Fishing TV programme. She does not expect Ronan to press all her buttons, physically and emotionally, and even less that he may feel the same way. We get to watch as the electricity between them forces them to connect. I loved her nervous habit of spouting strange facts, which make Ronan and the reader laugh and dissipate the tension.

We have learned a lot about the men's fishing and tourism business in previous books, but watching it being recorded for the series brings another dimension. Add in a new pet, a hellish TV boss, and an unexpected secret being uncovered, and this is a very engaging read.

I do hope that we get another installment, as there are lots of unanswered questions which I would love to read about soon.

Also Available in the Fishing for Trouble Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Off the Hook post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Lured In post.

USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry started out writing poetry—unbelievably bad poetry—which hopefully will never again see the light of day. With that behind her, she now writes contemporary and historical romance novels with characters who aren’t perfect, who aren’t always nice, and who tend to be a little (or a lot) on the sarcastic side. Born and raised in British Columbia, Laura spent eight years in the Canadian north, where she learned important life lessons like how to get your bananas from the grocery store to your car without them freezing and turning black in the -40°C temperatures. She now lives back home in southwestern B.C. with her husband, three sons, a turtle, two crazy dogs, a handful of chickens, and about thirty thousand bees. She loves old tattered books, movies, music, the New York Yankees, and cheesecake. Lots of cheesecake.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Catch and Release (Fishing for Trouble #3) by Laura Drewry to read and review.

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