on March 15, 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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For Olivia Sullivan, love is more a four letter curse word than a sentiment. Growing up as the daughter of a small town mortician, guys didn’t warm to the fact there were dead people in her house. At thirty, taking over the family business and becoming the town Coroner helped to cement her undateable status. Of course her past sex history didn’t help matters either.
Attempt number one with her first love ended barely before it got started with a horrific latex allergy hospitalization. Attempt number two had him coming and then going with an undiagnosed heart condition. For the past three years, Olivia has closed up shop for fear of what might happen next in the bedroom.
After being forced to go single to her mother’s lingerie shower, Olivia stumbles into an out of town bar with one intention: find an able bodied stud to go home with to end her losing sex streak. Enter Holden Caulfield Mains aka Catcher, who earned his nickname not just from the book he was named for, but for the fact he was sure to catch the attention any woman who came within a five mile radius. Waking up after a night of the most mind blowing sex she could have ever imagined, a horrified Olivia runs away thinking she’s left Catcher behind.
When Olivia’s small town is wracked by its first murder, she never could have imagined her one night stand would reappear in the form of the GBI’s lead investigator. To her mortification, Catcher isn’t ready to let go of their sizzling chemistry, and he doesn’t understand the meaning of no. As things start to heat up between them, the body count starts to rise, and they’re led on a wild goose chase from back woods mountain Nudist Colonies to altercations with the Dixie Mafia. Can Olivia and Catcher survive to solve the murder while also not succumbing to their explosive passion?
A RomCom from Katie Ashley was just what I expected. This woman is funny. My kind of humor is found throughout this book. I highlighted so many areas in this book. Some of the humor had me snort laughing and giggling. Where does she come up with these things?
Holden (Catcher) Mains is seriously perfect. “Fine. But wear a skirt. I wanna finger-bang you on the road.” This is sent via text to Olivia. Yup, that’s the Catcher that is throughout this story. He was fun, sexy, and very fine. I loved the banter between these two. All I’m going to say is that the part with the herbs will have you dying. I wonder is Ms. Olive can give me some of those if that’s what really happens?
“You know, you were kind of a Neanderthal back there, which is terribly unattractive to a feminist like me.” When he started to protest, I put my finger over his lips. “But by the same token, I’ve never had a man who cared enough about me to be so aggressively possessive. And God help me, I liked it. I liked it a lot.” Olivia is very well written. I think she may be one of my favorite Katie Ashley heroines. She a strong personality, but together with Catcher it works. You can definitely see and feel the instant connection in these two. She’s also funny as Hell.
Overall, this book was funny, intriguing and full of mystery. I read as fast as I could to see who did it and why. The plot twists were unexpected and I love that about a book. I hate when I can figure out the way the author is going early on. That kind of ruins it for me. You will have none of that in this story. Have fun guessing and enjoy the ride that Katie Ashley takes you on.