Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review ~ CATCH YOUR BREATH by Shannyn Schroeder

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 soirées. 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?


Catch Your Breath is the fourth book in Shannyn Schroeder’s O’Leary’s Series. Even though it is the fourth book, it is a standalone read.

Moira O’Leary is the oldest girl and fifth of six children.  She has watched her brothers fall in love within the last year or so.  She’s starting to realize that that is something she wants for herself.  Moira is a reporter who for the most part only writes articles about charity events and parties within the Chicago area. Moira has a passion for journalism, but no one in her family takes her or her job seriously.

Jimmy O’Malley is the oldest of the five O’Malley children.  He’s a former soldier who moved back home to take care of his father.  Jimmy has worked his way up in the Chicago PD and was recently promoted to detective.  Being an unknown puts Jimmy in a good position when the mayor needs someone to go undercover.

Moira and Jimmy have known each other almost their whole lives.  Moira, in fact, has had a crush on Jimmy most of her life.  For Jimmy, it’s just a struggle to remember that Moira is his friend’s little sister and that he needs to stay away from her.  Jimmy’s undercover job and Moira’s job put them on a collision course to end up working together.  Moira’s easy going charm and reckless behavior puts Jimmy on edge.  With her consistent pushing, the two finally give into their feelings.

The back and forth between these two can be a little irritating, but I completely see why these two work.  Since he was a child, Jimmy has had the need to protect and doesn’t really allow himself to relax and have fun.  With Moira, Jimmy’s protective instincts have to be on high alert but she also has the ability to get him to relax and have fun.  Moira loves her job but puts herself and it down because her family and other people do.  Jimmy is able to see how good a writer she is and sees her like no one else does.

Moira is a one woman wrecking crew who blows into Jimmy’s life and gives him everything he’s ever wanted but was afraid to hope for.

Rating: 4.5

Release Date: July 3, 2014
Book Length: 242 pages
Source: Kensington Books via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available only in eBook

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