by Kristan Higgins

October 2007
ISBN: 978-0-373-77224-7
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Catch of the Day is easily one of the best contemporary romances I've read in a good, long time. Charm and laughter radiate off the pages, making for a very pleasurable read.

Maggie Beaumont is in love with a priest. It's kind of the town joke but Maggie is used to it. Too bad she cannot meet a man to help her get over her feelings for Father Tim. He is sweet, kind, has an Irish brogue, and unfortunately (for her), has answered God's call.

But Father Tim wants to help Maggie get over her crush on him so he starts setting her up on blind dates. It's not…a success frankly, more of a mess really, but in the midst of the muddle, a man steps up to the plate and shows Maggie that love may just be waiting for her. Malone may be a bit on the silent side, but this lobsterman is about to show Maggie that wonderful things can come in intimidating packages.

Maggie is a hoot! She is exasperating, tends to put herself in very awkward situations, sometimes jumps to conclusions, but fortunately, she is not afraid to put things to rights. She is honest, maybe too honest, but is a true joy to read about. She is looking for love and I think her search for Mr. Right will hit home perfectly for all single women out there (especially those facing pressure from Mom and the all too perfect siblings).

And then there is Malone. He is tall, strong, and very sexy. While his silence became a bit frustrating at times, he was also a character who was great at saying more with silence than any other male characters I've read about. When Maggie needed him, he was there.

Catch of the Day had me grinning from ear to ear, crying, and enjoying Maggie's adventures in dating and life. Don't miss out, pick up this book today!

Reviewed in December 2007 by Sarah.

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