Saturday, October 20, 2012

[Review] Catch a Mate by Gena Showalter

Catch a Mate
by Gena Showalter
Series: Stand Alone
Published: May 1st 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Source: Amazon
Format: Kindle
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Adult Fiction
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How to catch the love of your life . . . with his pants down!

Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the act -- it's her job! Working at Catch A Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. Her only ground rule? She never gets physical. Until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in . . .

Marcus Brody has just been hired as bait to test female fidelity. But the last thing Jillian needs is a partner . . . especially an infuriating, irresistible man who's got her fantasizing about tearing off his clothes.
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First of, I will not recommend this to anyone under 18 years of age. Otherwise, I say it's a must read! :D

The synopsis is really catchy, and that made me pick this book. Women working and getting paid to act themselves as bait, and tempt their client's partner to test their loyalty and faithfulness? Wow, that's really interesting! So I decided to read this out of curiosity. Well, it's about two people, Jillian and Marcus, who suffered from betrayals in the past, making their hatred for the opposite sex grew stronger and stronger, until they wouldn't want to commit anymore, and instead accepted their fate dying alone and unhappy.

Jillian thinks men were pigs; Marcus thinks women are those who are cheaters in nature. Two people who are afraid to commit; two people who are afraid of taking risks because of their trust issues. I won't discuss the story further, but really it's worth reading. This book is really sexual (haha) but if you appreciate the real meaning of this book, you'll find yourself satisfied. I think it's reading something to the next level, not just those typical love stories, but also dealing with infidelities, and how this devastates a family and a person. It's about loving someone beyond his/her imperfections, and trusting the one you love even though you have nothing left. It's about letting go of bitterness and hatred, but instead moving on and living life to the fullest. Therefore, it's a fun, naughty, hilarious and sexyyyy book, and one remarkable story! :D ♥


About the Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.
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  1. I didn't even realize she had written a contemporary book. Sounds cute.

  2. OMg! I must have this! Seriously, it sounds soo good. I never heard of this book before just now, though Ive know Gena from here recent books. anyway thanks for that! and Great review Marz. x

  3. This is the first time I've heard of this book. I haven't read ANY of Showalter's books but I know she's more paranormal than contemporary. Thanks for the heads up!


  4. This sounds so good! I love Gena Showalter! Will definitely add this to the TBR pile.


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