His walls might be tall, but I wasn’t afraid of the climb.
Title: Fresh Catch
Author: Kate Canterbary
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever.
Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman.
There’s one small issue:
Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.
I don’t like people.
I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises.
No strings, no promises, no problems.
Until Cole McClish’s boat drifts into Talbott’s Cove, and I bend all my rules for the sexy sailor.
I don’t know Cole’s story or what he’s running from, but one thing is certain:
I’m not letting him run away from me.
The reason I read romance is because I love a good story, and I really love a good love story. At the very foundation, this book is a beautiful love story, but in reality it is so much MORE. To be honest, out of the thousands of books I’ve read I can only think of 3 other m/m books I have read. While they were good, it’s just not a genre that I seek out, but will gladly read if it’s a good story. As far as good stories go, my favorite author of a good story is Kate Canterbary. So I was quite excited and intrigued to see that Kate was writing such a book. As you would expect from her, it is AMAZING. Even if you don’t read this genre, you need to read this book.
This book has all the feels. You get sweetness, sexiness, angst, tension, and so many more emotions. The character development is complex and compelling. The storyline is different and intriguing. The chemistry between the characters is sizzling. The story has an energy and a build up that most books lack. The love is palpable and beautiful. The sex is scorching. On top of all that, there are interesting facts and like her other books, you walk away feeling smarter.
The essence of this book is love, acceptance and belonging. There is a quote in the book that I feel not only describes the journey of these characters but also how we all want to be loved, “I’d rather take my time to understand someone piece by piece. I don’t want to condense anyone down to a blurb or caption. I want to hold and treasure every piece, and I want someone to do the same to me.” This book does a beautiful job of giving us pieces of Cole and Owen, and I treasure every piece of them and their journey.
If you haven’t read this author, you need to. She needs to become one of your automatic-one-click, buy-everything-she-writes authors. Her writing is always beautiful, her stories are thought provoking and unique, and her knowledge and research on topics will leave you smarter (and definitely more equipped for trivia nights). There is always a depth to her stories that you rarely find in the romance genre. When you finish one of her books you feel full, your heart is full of love, your mind is full of intelligent writing, and your soul is full of a beautiful story. I wish I could give this book more than five stars. I’d give it five million stars. You definitely need to read this book.
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Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since.
Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.