The Catch Book Review

Book title: The Catch

Author: Amy Lea

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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To rescue her influencer career, Boston fashion influencer Melanie Karlsen finds herself in a rural fishing village on the east coast of Canada. The only thing scarier than nature itself? The burly and bearded bed-and-breakfast owner and fisherman, Evan Whaler—who single-handedly disproves the theory that Canadians are “nice.”

After a boating accident lands Evan unconscious in the hospital, Mel is mistaken for his fiancée by his welcoming yet quirky family, who are embroiled in a long-standing feud over the B&B. In a bold attempt to mend family fences, Mel agrees to fake their engagement for one week in exchange for Evan’s help with her social media content.

Amid long hikes and campfire chats, reeling in their budding feelings for each other proves more difficult by the day. But is Mel willing to sacrifice her picture-perfect life in the city for a chance at a true, unfiltered love in the wild?

book review

The Catch was a lot of fun! Melanie, a fashion influencer, has to stay for a week in a Canadian bed & breakfast to save her career. There she is roped into a fake engagement with a grumpy fisherman, Evan.

The tropes in the Catch include:
✨ fake dating (engagement)
✨ grumpy x sunshine
✨ opposites attract
✨ one-bed trope

Melanie was a relatable main character, but she was a bit annoying at times. She acted like I would if I had to share a bathroom with a spider. Her dedication to her social media platform too often overrode common sense, and that was the frustrating part for me! However, I liked how the book showed that not every influencer’s life is glamorous. Melanie had a tough childhood, and therefore I can understand some of her actions. Evan, on the other hand, is a grumpy fisherman, which is one of the best love interest tropes. I love Evan and Melanie’s dynamic, and I love how there was no miscommunication trope. They were both very mature and understanding of each other’s lives and I love that. And of course, Evan’s family was AMAZING!

The Catch was enjoyable and quick to read! But it lacked something magical for me since it was predictable, and the relationship felt too rushed!

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