Catch and Release by Laura Drewry
Fishing for Trouble series (book 3)
Publisher: Loveswept (February 28, 2017)
“Did you know that Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners of their eyes?”
This is Ronan’s love story. He’s my favorite of the three brothers. He’s been hurt by two women (his mother and ex-wife), he doesn’t trust women, and doesn’t do relationships (hence his “Catch & Release motto regarding women). He’s the quiet, stay in the background brother but can get loud and explode when needed. He’s the oldest and bears the responsibility of having to take care of his brothers at a very young age. As with his brothers, he has deep hurts. This is a sweet, heartbreaking, story. I adored Hope and her big bag of almost anything you might need, spouting crazy trivia when she’s nervous or uncomfortable, and her guts to go after what she wants. I love that Ronan wasn’t good at the “flowery shit”, his inability to put into words what he feels (one of my favorite scenes is his flashcards), his feelings towards Hope keeps him bewildered and off-balance, and his cooking talent was a surprise. Hope is the ideal match for Ronan as she notices things about him and his family, she’s sincere, she respects that the Buoys is more than a fishing lodge but also their home. Their relationship is paced perfectly. The plot twist near the end was surprising but much needed for the brothers to continue their healing. Very emotional but just perfect for the completion of this series. Laura Drewry writes in a way that makes you feel that you are a part of the story and her descriptions of the setting makes me want to visit the Buoys for a fishing vacation. The brothers each have a different and unique personality and a strong brother bond. Their relationship with each other shows that while they’ll fight like crazy, they have each other’s backs. Catch and Release (and really, the whole Fishing for Trouble series) has the perfect blend of family dynamics, romance, emotional and fun moments. This is a wonderful conclusion of the series of the three O’Donnell brothers getting over their turbulent childhood, finding their happiness in adulthood, and focusing on their future with the women that taught them to trust and love.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 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 things like how to get your bananas from the grocery store to your car without them freezing and turning black in the -40 temperatures. She now lives back home in southwestern BC 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.
Check out my post on the first two books of the Fishing for Trouble series: