Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review Tour: Catching to Win by Carrie Aarons


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Kelsey O'Brien is the definition of a free spirit. She goes where she wants, when she wants, and takes to bed who she wants. And when she arrives back at Grover University after eight months on an African animal preserve, its her newly hunky best friend that has caught her eye. As their friendship turns physical, Kelsey begins to form feelings she swore she'd never have for anyone. But when the past she's not ready to face finds her, she must make a decision whether to stop running, or confront the truth. The first time Clint Bellows laid eyes on Kelsey, he fell hard. Too bad she looked right through him. A year and countless hours in the gym later, she's back and hardly recognizes him and his new body. After a drunken encounter takes them over the line of friendship, Clint agrees to Kelsey's proposal of a benefits-added relationship. Only he's playing for keeps, and is willing to round all of the bases trying to score the self-proclaimed gypsy. She's running from her demons. He's committed to winning her over. Can he catch her in time, or will she be out of his grasp before he can blink?



So, here we go. The one thing I loved the most about this book is the hero.
Clint Bellows is a class act, he was overweight and was always the friend, the wingman but never the guy getting the girls. The day he meets Kelsey O'Brian is the day he decides to transform his life and his body.
Kelsey is an animal lover an a bit of a runner, she runs from relationships, her parents, her friends, the only thing she doesn't turn her back on is the animals she loves and cares for.

I loved the premise of the book and like I said before I loved, loved, loved Clint. He's a gentleman through and through and his love and understanding for Kelsey was a beautiful thing to watch.
Kelsey is a whole different story, I just couldn't relate to her, I found her to be a bit of a spoiled child, immature and it made me mad at times just seeing her play with Clint's feelings. More than once I wanted to smack the girl outside the head and tell her to suck it up buttercup because there are worse things in life than your little drama queen world. She redeem herself somewhat the last part of the book but not even that made me change my feelings for her (I know I'm being a bit harsh but that's just the way I feel.)
The fact that their relationship started as real friendship, made this story a bit more real for me, I really liked their "friendship stage" it made it look more real between Kelsey and Clint.
The dynamic of the story was good as well as the flow. The fact that I didn't like the heroine that much doesn't mean that other people will enjoy the story and make it one of their faves.


About the Author

They say those who can't do, teach. Well, Carrie has no hand-eye coordination, and her idea of romance is a Netflix marathon complete with Thai food. So, she writes sports romance novels instead. Beginning her writing career as a journalist, Carrie wrote about real-life crime and scandal before turning to the fantasy world of fiction. She lives with her husband in an apartment they are constantly outgrowing.

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