Catch and Release –
(Fishing for Trouble #3)
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.
It wasn’t as if he’d been celibate since his divorce, but he’d made damn good and sure that every woman he’d been with knew he was a card-carrying member of the catch-and-release program.
Clutching his chest, Ronan staggered back a couple of steps. ‘This is not just a fishing rod, Hope. It’s a work of art; it’s like the Mona Lisa of rods.’
Talk about JD – people love talking about their pets, haven’t you noticed that? Last week that woman from the orange cabin, Evelyn, bawled like a baby when she told me about her cat dying last year. Last year! Then she tells me her husband died four months ago – nothing. Not a single tear. I’m tellin’ you, Ro, you need to use that dog. He’s your ticket to stardom.
Laura Drewry has created an extended family comprised of a compelling collection of quirky characters who were also highly likable, clever, witty, hard-working, and relatable everyday people with deep flaws and hard years of parental damage. However, her well-chosen and crafty arrangements of words cast this odd assortment in a surprisingly appealing, endearing, and addictively entertaining manner. I have been fascinated with and adored each and every member of this odd clan, but none no more than the new character of Hope. Hope was inexplicably drawn to the prickly Ronan before they actually met; she had become infatuated with his picture and the limited facts she had been given for her project. Hope was plucky and smart, and when flustered she was prone to spouting totally unrelated and obscure facts and bits of trivia – such as Texas horned toads could shoot blood out of their eyes. But she also had to prove herself on her first big assignment and a show featuring the small and out of the way O’Donnell fishing lodge was going to be a major challenge. I was also highly intrigued by her purse, which was much like Hermione Granger’s magical one as whatever anyone seemed to need, Hope was able to provide by digging around in her cavernous bag. The writing was unfailingly engaging, clever, highly amusing, insightful, and emotively heart-squeezing. Despite the fact that Ms. Drewry has run out of brothers to fix, I still want more.
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USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry writes fun and sexy contemporary romances filled with heartfelt emotion and characters readers can relate to.
When she’s not writing, she likes reading, watching Marvel movies with her boys, Pinning recipes she’ll never make, and cheering for the Yankees. Laura lives in southwest British Columbia with her husband, three sons, two dogs, a turtle, a handful of chicken and about 30,000 bees.