July 12, 2009

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

Catch of the dayCatch of the Day by Kristan Higgins.

Maggie has a talent for making a fool of herself in front of pretty much everyone from her small town, Gideon's Cove, Maine. Like that time she was dumped in front of everyone some ten years ago, or last year when she sort of fell in love with the new priest in town - she didn't know he was a priest at first, though.

Other than her talent for embarrassing herself and her crush on Father Tim; Maggie loves her life: she owns Joe's Dinner, has a really excellent dog and lots of friends. If only she would meet the right man, if only her mother would stop comparing her to her twin sister Christy who has a great husband and a baby.

In an effort to help Maggie get over his crush on him, Father Tim decides to play cupid, trying to fix her up with a series of men - all good and Catholic, of course - but when one of those dates goes awry, Malone - a loabsterman and Gideon's Cove's town loner - steps in to rescue her... and gives her the best kiss of her life.

So goes the road to romance.

Catch of the Day is a very fun book, Maggie is funny and sweet and she cares about everyone. Malone I liked right from the start, even though he isn't very talkative and hard to get to know, you do get the sense that he's a good man. Oh, and Maggie's dog Colonel is awesome.

As with Just One of the Guys, there are a lot of characters in this book, family and friends, and sometimes it's hard to keep track of who is who. And I also had a couple of pet peeves, mostly with Maggie though Malone wasn't completely innocent in the matter either.

But, over all, I enjoyed Catch of the Day a lot.

PS - Though sex is mentioned, there is nothing graphic in this book. Just letting you guys know.

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