If only life were as simple as once upon a time and happily ever after.
Jules Bartlett stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. As captain of the Branch Fishing boats, she manages a mighty crew of twelve men and a plethora of tourists in search of deep sea adventure. Years from her divorce, Jules is content raising her daughter Bella, navigating her family’s ever-changing endeavors, and steering clear of any other men her mother assures her are out there in the sea.
Tyler Pace stopped believing Jules Bartlett would miraculously fall in love with him a long time ago. As CEO of Pace Capital and co-owner of BP Glassworks, he manages the money and anything else in Bodega Bay that needs fixing. Years after returning to a place he’d sworn off in favor of the big city, Tyler is reconciled to staying out of small-town gossip, dealing with his ailing alcoholic father, and assuring his best friend that managing love is as easy as sorting a spreadsheet.
Jules and Tyler have known each other forever, and their quick banter is both effortless and epic. When one wedding changes everything, they’ll both have to set aside what they think they know about love to learn that falling isn’t always the scariest part—sometimes love is all about trusting the catch.
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- alcoholism, infidelity, childhood poverty
Experience a wide range of emotions
Tracy Ewens once again does not disappoint with her latest superbly written story, Catch, in her long running A Love Story series. I have to admit that Tyler and Jules’ story is my favorite so far…never have I experienced such a wide range of emotions within the pages of one story. My heart broke for both of these characters, and for mostly the same reasons, yet in a different way.
Without giving too much of the essence of the story away by describing much of what these characters navigate throughout their journey to a HEA (Dani Brown has nothing on this author when it comes to romance), I can say that between the two, I’m not sure who my heart broke for more often.
My emotions ran the gamut from laughter to tears, heart sighs to heartbreak, and genuine warmth to the cold truth of human frailties to culminate in the most perfect ending imaginable. I will continue to feel for Tyler and Jules long after I turned the last page because they definitely stole a piece of my heart…as did Bella the most magical and joyful ten year old.
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.