Series: How To Catch An Alpha #1
Published by Montlake Romance on August 27, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the first novel in the fun, sexy, and thrilling How to Catch an Alpha series.
Leah Emerson isn’t looking for a man—she’s looking for the right man. But her mother’s idea of a great catch leaves her cold, and she’s pretty sure her cocky, arrogant, and way too good-looking new neighbor isn’t the one either. If only her wayward cat would stop jumping through his window, she could get on with her life.
Tyler Duncan moved into town for a new job, not to fall in love. But he always goes after the things he wants in life with steadfast determination…and he wants Leah Emerson. He wants her smiles, he wants her touch, and he definitely wants her in bed.
Unfortunately, someone else wants Leah—in the worst way. Now Tyler’s on a mission to protect the woman he’s falling in love with while proving he’s worth falling for, and Leah must decide whether Tyler is a catch worth catching…
Because it had been a minute since I’d read an Aurora Rose Reynolds story, when I saw that she had released a new story and series I thought it was a good time to see what stories she was telling now-a-days. What I wasn’t expecting was for Catching Him By Aurora Rose Reynolds to follow the same pacing and story momentum that I had somewhat gotten used to from her previous stories.
I didn’t read the synopsis for Catching Him because I wanted to take the story at face value and I didn’t want to formulate any ideas or assumptions about the story before I give it a chance. In doing so I was able to have a clean slate so to speak when I first began reading the book, but I will admit that the chapter titles somewhat threw me off until I continued reading and was able to understand their purpose and meaning to that chapter.
When I first began to read Catching Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds I was glued to my reading device. I loved everything about the heroine, the hero, and the animals we were immediately introduced to. I even loved the first encounter we have between Leah and Tyler and I became excited for what they story would be about, but when I realized that at a certain point I was only 34% into the story that I knew there was going to be more to their story than the typical ‘boy meets girl, they fall in love, they battle a few obstacles and they get their happy ever after.’
I didn’t have to wait too long past that 34% mark before the story started to remind me of why I starting sticking with Reynolds’ insta-love stories. After it was established that Leah and Tyler were it for each other I knew that the formulated villainous moments and the somewhat filler moments were going to continue until the end of the story. I say ‘filler’ because the events and scenes that drive the remaining parts of the story to conclusion have no oomph to them, the momentum has slowed substantially and you almost have to force yourself to finish the story. What’s even worse is that if you’ve read a Aurora Rose Reynolds story before you could almost recite or perfectly place the certain situations that will take place before you get to the end of Catching Him.
I hope I don’t sound too harsh in this review, this is honestly my personal opinion – you might have a different experience and perspective than me – but I’ve read many a Reynolds’ story and I always hope for the best but sadly I experience disappointment with almost every single one.