Monday, April 28, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ Catch Me by Katherine Grant


BLURB:

Adam. Enigmatic. Arrogant. Unwilling to take no for an answer. Everything about him threatens my carefully constructed life. Everything about him makes me want him more.

Isabelle Jennings has it good. She’s a self-proclaimed guys’ girl (football, beers, and kicking back with her “bros”) who has worked hard for everything she’s gotten. And she’s succeeded. Only twenty-six, she already has a startup company – one that helps her atone for past sins. She has (well, had) a healthy sex life, a great apartment and an even better group of friends. No romantic entanglements. No mess. Just how she likes it.

Enter Adam Weston, a young, ambitious businessman in Chicago. Between his money, looks, and charm, he’s never had a problem with women. Until Isabelle.

Overwhelmed by her attraction to him, Isabelle does everything she can to avoid the charismatic playboy. But Adam won’t give up that easily. He dares her to be with him, promising sex sans strings. Isabelle’s burdened with a nightmarish guilt she can’t outrun. And Adam won’t settle for less than everything. He’s breaking down her walls, one touch, one look, at a time.

** Due to language and strong sexual content, this book is recommended for readers who are 18 and older. **

Although Catch Me is the first book in a series, it is a standalone novel.


Catch Me

by Katherine Grant

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Excerpt:

I woke up to the sound of my laptop chirping, alerting me to a new email. My thoughts were blurry, still caught in the horror of my nightmares.

The email was from an address I didn’t recognize. It was probably spam, I assured myself.

But the subject line didn’t look like spam.

You can run, but … you know the rest.

A video download was attached. I really shouldn’t click. But some masochistic compulsion had taken over my body. When you’re a kid, and you think there are monsters under the bed, you have three options. Option one was to stay in bed and yell for your parents. Mommy, Daddy, I’m scared, you’d say. They’d turn on the lights, and check under the bed for you. Nothing’s there, sweetie. Don’t worry. Go back to sleep. And, comforted with their love, you could.

The second option was to cower under your covers, close your eyes, and tell yourself that monsters weren’t real. The third was to brave it, to face it. Get out of bed and look yourself.

I’d always chosen option three. That wasn’t about to change now. Even if the monsters were real.

I downloaded the file, and a grainy video popped up. I recognized the scene. It was from Poltergeist II. I hated scary movies but Simon had made me watch it anyway. I suspected he’d liked how I’d snuggle against him, covering my eyes. It made him feel powerful.

A little blonde girl sat in front of a child’s pink toy telephone. It rang and she answered. She turned to look at the camera.

“They’re baaaaaack,” she singsonged.

At the bottom of the video were four words, words that made my throat close.

Did you miss me?


Author Info:

Katherine Grant is a 28-year-old avid reader, writer and soon to be author in Southern California (who likes to talk about herself in the third person in bios because it makes her feel important). Raised in a town in Michigan so small you've never heard of it, Katie used books as a way to travel. As a child, she talked so much that her family suggested she started writing her thoughts down. And thus, a lifelong dream and career was born. She has been everything from a short-order cook to a teacher to a music journalist. She's finally embarking on being a novelist full time, and she couldn't be more excited.

When not hard at work, Katie enjoys hanging out with her dog, lying on the beach, promising herself she'll one day learn how to surf (although it will never happen), making her boyfriend crazy by refusing to do the dishes, and getting lost in books. Also, cookies. She really, really likes cookies.

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Katherine will be awarding a $25 Amazon giftcard to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here.


My Thoughts:

Isabelle is our leading lady and Adam is our man du jour! ;-) Adam is overbearing, confident, possessive, caring... I could go on and on and on. I really liked him!

Isabelle is in a pickle. She swears off  relationships with men because of guilt she feels for something that happened in the past that she blames herself for. That is until Adam. Well even then she tries hard to push him away. He refuses to leave though. :-)

Let me just say that there are lots of surprising twists and turns, romance, steamy scenes, danger, mystery, and of course an extremely hot alpha male!

I found it hard to walk away from Catch Me and pretty much finished it in one setting. It is a fast paced and compelling story.

I recommend this to those of you who like romance with some suspense and good characters.

I received an ecopy of Catch Me in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was great and I will be waiting for the next book! 


Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. It is a great chance to win a book you'd like to have! The link can be found at the top of the page.

15 comments:

  1. interesting i wonder what teh past sin is... did one of her ex killed himself because she broke with him? ( thus the poltergeist allusion) because you liked it a lot i will add it to my list but only because of you (' i have some trouble when the character share my name for a reason^^;;)

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  2. Eeek! Looks good. Thanks for hosting! :D

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  3. An excellent review! I'm very glad I got to read it. My question for you Katerine, is how old do you think kids should be before they start reading your books. I know the disclaimer says 18...but I have to admit that I was getting myself into somewhat raunchy material as early as 14 or 15 because I was curious. Any thoughts??

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Great review, thank you. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks. Obviously, I had a great book to review!

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  5. Hi everyone! Thanks for commenting, and thank you so much for hosting, CFB!

    Currently at my day job (hopefully I can write full-time soon!), but I'll be popping in throughout the day.

    Andra, that's a GREAT question. I was the same way. I think that it's tricky: on one hand, girls in their teens are often mature enough to decide what books they can read/handle on their own, and I don't think reading about sex, even graphic sex, causes them to start having sex too young. In fact, reading about how romance and love is more successful when you get involved with the right person for you after college/in your twenties, at the very least, will make your relationships more successful.

    On the other hand, I understand why parents may not want their kids to be reading books with a lot of sex in them so young. I think it depends on the person/family.

    Rita, I'm glad you're looking forward to the book! Miki, answering those questions would be giving away spoilers. :) You'll have to read to find out!

    How old were all of you when you started reading sexy romances? What was the first one you remember reading?

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    1. You are most welcome. I enjoyed reading your book and I appreciate you taking the time to stop and chat with us.

      I am more than happy to share info about your books any time. Just let me know. :D

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  6. Great excerpt and a wonderful reveiew.

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  7. Great Review! And thank you for hosting! :)
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Interesting premise

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  9. Sounds really good to me! :)
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  10. Thank you again for hosting, and thanks everyone for commenting! Don't forget to follow Catch Me for the rest of the blog tour. :)

    -- Katie

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  11. I'm glad you liked Adam.I had my doubts about him.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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