Review: Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

Posted September 5, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins
Catch of the Day
by Kristan Higgins

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 28 2012
Series: Gideon's Cove #1
Published by HQN Books
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

“Higgins also has some sweet messages laced within. To me, those are the things that matter. Even though you think life has thrown you a curve ball, you can still manage to hit that home run, even if it just happens in a different way. I love that about Kristan Higgins’ books.”
~ Under the Covers

I was recently in a reading slump so I decided to go back and look at what books I’ve recently loved from an author. One I’ve read earlier this year, My One and Only, is still at the top of my favorite lists so I figured I should try another Higgins book. And since this title received a RITA, I knew I had to give it a shot.

Higgins trademark humor is front and center in this novel. Maggie falls in love with a man who walks into her diner but it all comes crashing down to a halt when she realizes he is a priest. As Maddie trundles on, she doesn’t think another guy will ever compare to the sexy Irishman.

Maggie’s personality is big and bright in this book. She has loads of personality and I think that’s what makes this book so relatable. I loved the fact that this book was written in first person because it allows readers to really get into Maggie’s head. It’s a nice release from being in your own head all the time.

It also works well when Malone enters the picture because he’s actually everything Maggie isn’t. They are total opposites but I just adored how Malone handled Maggie and her wayward ways. Their time together is just so fun to read.

The only complaint I have is that because of quietness, we didn’t really get to see Malone as much as I wanted. He definitely fits that mysterious vibe throughout the entire book, never giving too much. On the flipside, as a reader, you are really able to put your own preferences in him and make him that hero that YOU love so I liked what Higgins did there.

Above it all, Higgins also has some sweet messages laced within. To me, those are the things that matter. Even though you think life has thrown you a curve ball, you can still manage to hit that home run, even if it just happens in a different way. I love that about Kristan Higgins’ books.

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About Kristan Higgins

I live in a small Connecticut town with a beautiful library, a great agricultural fair, nice people and not much else. I have two lovely, entertaining children and a brave firefighter for a husband, who is, perhaps more importantly, a fantastic cook. Digger from Fools Rush In is inspired my very own Digger, our cheerful Lab mutt. We also have two cats and grieve for an occasional, short-lived beta fish.

I worked as a copywriter until I had kids and started writing fiction when my children graced my life with simultaneous afternoon naps. Writing, I surmised, was infinitely more satisfying than folding laundry, and so I started my first novel. Before long, I had finished Stalking Joe, whose title was later changed to Fools Rush In. Catch of the Day followed, winning the 2008 Romance Writers of America's RITA© award, which just thrilled me to my toes. Then came Just One of the Guys (August 08), Too Good To Be True (Feb 09), The Next Best Thing (Feb 10), and All I Ever Wanted, summer 2010. More books are in the pipeline.

I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. And I try to focus on an aspect that’s common, if not universal, hence the “stalking” in Fools Rush In and the crush on the unattainable man in Catch of the Day. People ask if I’ve ever stalked a guy. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! They also ask if I’ve ever had a crush on a priest. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! As far as being crazy about one of my brother's friends, which is the plot of Just One of the Guys, well, yes to that one. But I'm not naming names. Dating a fictional man, like Grace does in Too Good To Be True? Um...can I take the fifth on that one? Whether it's my own experience or not, I try to find something we can all relate to.

When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. Like Millie Barnes, I run, which provides the neighbors with some real entertainment.

We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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I always look at her books when I’m shopping nut never pick one up… I have to stop doing that

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Thanks for the rec Annie

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This is my favorite Higgin’s book.