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.
Jillian seems like your typical college student, living it up with her friends, drinking, partying, and chasing boys. She lives by one rule:
That is until she meets Liam, sexy Scottish stud here on a student visa. She wakes up after bringing him home, expecting that he is gone. What she doesn’t expect is to find him naked in the kitchen making waffles. After she gets him to leave she doesn’t think she will see him again, she can go back to her one night only rule with a new guy. Liam is not going to give up that easy and he seems to be everywhere…in class and at the bar. He will not give up on his feelings that there is something between them and he tries to break down Jillian’s walls. Why won’t she let him in, what is she hiding, what can he do to show her….defend her honor that’s what. While attempting to protect her at the bar he argues with a sleaze bag who makes a comment about skirts… to which Liam quips:
This seems to be the turning point. I loved how strong Jillian appeared, that she could “love em and leave em” however once I really began to see that there was a back story I saw how weak she actually was…not emotionally though, physically. Something is wrong and this is was keeps her from wanting to ever fall in love….keeps her from letting Liam in. They begin to spend time with each other, and he even meets her parents (which is actually a disaster waiting to happen). Will his persistence and his waffles be enough for Jillian?
“I never promised you forever, Jillian. I’m not asking you to promise me that either. I just want a chance – a real one.”
Liam is sweet and goes for what he wants, what I liked was that he wasn’t as ass about it. He was respectful (minus a karaoke scene ;) ) and who could resist a guy that tells you
“Get some sleep. In the morning, I’m making waffles.”
About the Author
I’d rather be walking on the beach than watching TV. I’m a hopeless romantic, a fan of kissing scenes, and I’m always hunting for my next bookboyfriend. I write YA books by day and books about falling in love by night. That might make me a super hero.