Monday, August 26, 2019

Book Review: Catching Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Catching Him (How to Catch an Alpha #1)
by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: August 27, 2019
Source: Netgalley
Leah Emerson isn’t looking for a man—she’s looking for the right man. But her mother’s idea of a great catch leaves her cold, and she’s pretty sure her cocky, arrogant, and way too good-looking new neighbor isn’t the one either. If only her wayward cat would stop jumping through his window, she could get on with her life.

Tyler Duncan moved into town for a new job, not to fall in love. But he always goes after the things he wants in life with steadfast determination…and he wants Leah Emerson. He wants her smiles, he wants her touch, and he definitely wants her in bed.

Unfortunately, someone else wants Leah—in the worst way. Now Tyler’s on a mission to protect the woman he’s falling in love with while proving he’s worth falling for, and Leah must decide whether Tyler is a catch worth catching…

I've read two Aurora Rose Reynolds books before this one and have yet to understand the hype of the author. This one looked like it was going to be a cute, fun romance, so I decided to give the author one final chance. 

Everyone in Emerson's life wants her to settle down, but she hasn't found the right man yet. But when her cat breaks into her neighbor's house and she comes face to face with the hot new neighbor, Emerson is smitten. Tyler takes an immediate liking to Emerson and inserts himself into her life until Emerson can't ignore him anymore. 

Ugh. I honestly just think Aurora Rose Reynolds is not my cup of tea. There were so many things about this book that had me rolling my eyes and on the verge of putting this book down from 30% onward. First was the dialogue. While I was reading this, the dialogue felt so stiff and there was no way I could imagine people actually talking like that. The characters would sit around and talk about nothing and I was bored most of the time of this book. I also wasn't a fan of Emerson at all and how clueless and immature she acted as a woman in her early 30s. 

When it came to the romance, I was just not on board with this book. The pacing was weird and definitely insta-lovey. These guys were barely dating and telling each other I love you and meeting each other's families. There was a "mystery" thrown in at the end that was so obvious and random and I just wasn't a fan. 

The only reason I even finished this book was because I received a copy for review. If I picked it up on my own, I would have put it down before the halfway point. I think I'm done with this author and her alpha males and insta love plot lines.


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