Jan 8, 2015

Catch Your Breath by Shannyn Schroeder Review

Catch Your Breath
The O’Learys Book #4
By: Shannyn Schroeder
Releasing July 3rd, 2014


As kids they steered clear of one another–but now a beautiful, well-connected reporter and a sexy, driven detective are all grown-up and on the job. . .
Moira O’Leary’s work as a reporter gives her access to some of Chicago’s swankiest soirĂ©es. She knows how to navigate the jet-set crowd, and her style and confidence help her blend right in. But when her childhood crush starts popping up at posh events, her poise begins to falter–until she realizes she has the upper hand in a high-stakes game of secrets and seduction. . .
Jimmy O’Malley has always tried to avoid his friend Liam’s little sister. Something about Moira spelled trouble. But he’s out of his element working undercover in Chicago’s high society, and Moira is his ticket to the inner circle. As sparks begin to fly–and their chemistry heats up–Moira gets dangerously close to his investigation. Will Jimmy be forced to push her away to keep her safe–or will they surrender to a desire that could leave them breathless?

 This is a cute book of a seriously OCD police detective Jimmy O'Malley is finally going undercover, but not for an exciting assignment that he wants. He is sent undercover as a "rich and powerful friend" of the Mayor, to find out who has been breaking into all of the mayors friend homes. At the first party Jimmy is to attend, his cover is blown by a person he has steered clear of most of his life...Moira O’Leary.

Moira is a reporter and she is after a story, when she sees Jimmy at the Mayor's party, she tries to talk to him, but he is nowhere to be found. That is until the next day, when Jimmy and his partner turn up to "request"  that she does not blow Jimmy's cover, things do not go well in this meeting and Jimmy (who seems to want to control the world, or at least his small part of it), walks away frustrated. But later Moria has second thoughts and calls Jimmy's partner and makes them an offer they really can't refuse…

I am going to stop it there as any more would be a spoiler and here at Brit Nanny Reads, we try not to do that! This book is very much a rough and tumble romance of Jimmy's OCD and Moria's determination, but it’s a cute summer romance. I found it a little slow going at first but by the middle I came to like the characters. I give this book a solid 8 out of 10 and defiantly recommend it for a good summer read

Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.


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