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Catch Me A Catch [Kindle Edition]

Sally Clements
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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She had the perfect life - and all she wanted was to escape it. Artisan chocolatier and reluctant matchmaker Annie Devine wants to survive the annual Durna Matchmaking Festival without messing up. She's useless at relationships, and the whole village know it. They've known ever since the day she was left at the altar in her wedding dress. When Jack Miller, charismatic head of Miller Advertising is forced to make an emergency stop on his transatlantic crossing, she mistakes him for a love-lorn bachelor, and sparks fly. Jack's in Ireland to discover his roots, while Annie's desperate to escape hers. Annie longs to win the coveted Chocolate Oscar competition, and claim the ultimate prize, her own shop in Dublin. But with the deadline for Jack's return to New York looming, is she making the right choice?
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Fans of contemporary romances should definitely give CATCH ME A CATCH a read, as with a great plot and likable main characters, it can't be classed as anything but an excellent contemporary romance. Reviewed by Danielle G for The Romance Reviews

About the Author

Born into a family of voracious readers and consumed by the family affliction, it seemed the natural next step was to write. I started in school, mentally writing poetry while running around the hockey pitch. Nowadays, I keep my running to a minimum, and write instead. I live in Ireland, and when I’m not reading or writing, am usually to be found in traffic, driving ‘Mum’s taxi.’

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one belongs in the must-read pile! January 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Immediate, heart-stopping action marks the start of Catch Me a Catch, by Sally Clements. Her fast-paced prose drops us into the center of storm and the struggles of sailor Jack Miller. He's just coincidentally sailing right into an Irish matchmaking festival, although fate has more in store for him than finding an easy match.

Annie Devine has sort of inherited this matchmaking gig, and she's determined to do a good job at it. Jack is plainly a challenge to her. Their initial conversation is hysterical -- partly because we suspect they aren't quite on the same page from the start! Clements shows a remarkably light touch with believable and sometimes cross-purposed dialogue, throughout.

In fact, each of our characters are more complex than they appear. This will be no straightforward, predictable romance. And all sorts of things from their lives keep butting in to complicate matters. Who knew that making the world's best almond praline truffle could pose such a conundrum? Although, certainly more important matters put Annie and Jack at loggerheads, as well. Is it alarming or merely stereotypical that they each reach for booze to cope with emotions? I'm not sure, but it cropped up often enough to be distracting.

Clever and subtle use of words and names (loved the pub named "The Maiden's Arms," Or even just Annie's own: the 'Devine' girl of his dreams, and similar) is fun and interesting, especially at the start. Now and again, action or a challenge seems to be resolved unconvincingly fast, but this indeed is a small complaint. Overall there was a nicely balanced blend of emotion, action and sizzling interaction. Annie's sense of being watched - indeed by the whole quaint community, adds so much to the charming Irish village backdrop.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Hearts from TRS! July 30, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Sally Clements pens a unique romance with all the flavors of Ireland. It's almost like the wee people have their hands in the lives of the people in Durna. This is the kind of small town many of might wish we could live in. Excellent characters inhabit the pages with Anne's parents and the townspeople. Dialogue and situations are often funny and based in a kind of reality easy to relate to.

The fledgling relationship between Jack and Anne hits every pitfall possible. Jack, the billionaire man-about-town seems to get himself into a lot of hot water. The author weaves this with some edge of our seat wondering and guessing about what can be done to make it better. We seem to be drawn into their emotions as the ups and downs hit them.

This tale moves quickly with a lot of smiles on the pages. I found myself relating more to the individuals than I sometimes do in novels. Most readers have probably experiences similar situations as the match-seekers or the couple. I truly enjoyed this author's way of building a story and hope to read more in the future. - Dee Dailey
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! March 9, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
CATCH ME A CATCH is an excellent contemporary romance that follows Annie, who by tradition has to be a matchmaker for the annual Durna matchmaking festival and Jack who is forced to stop in Durna when his boat is struck by lightening. As Jack helps Annie out with the festival, they struggle to deny their chemistry.

The plot of CATCH ME A CATCH is interesting, and while similar plots have been done many times before, there are some major differences in CATCH ME A CATCH that makes it seem fresh and stand out from the many novels in its genre.
The main characters are rather likable, even though they do have some moments when they can be rather irritating, but there isn't any stand out secondary characters, as there are quite a few different characters mentioned but they are mainly in the distance, which means the readers can't get to know and like them. The relationship between the main characters was developed well, as it doesn't seem too rushed and all the complications with their relationship seemed realistic.

Fans of contemporary romances should definitely give CATCH ME A CATCH a read, as with a great plot and likable main characters, it can't be classed as anything but an excellent contemporary romance.

Reviewed by Danielle G
for The Romance Reviews
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars irish hunks and candy... October 20, 2012
By pinkie
Format:Kindle Edition
Pretty good book with well-flawed characters, a fun setting and well, chocolate! I would have preferred less sex descriptions and more detailed conflict resolution, but over all its a fun read...probably great for vacation novels read by the pool.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! This one's a hit! October 11, 2012
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Having the reluctant matchmaker find true love was a terrific storyline for CATCH ME A CATCH. Annie Devine was absolutely charming and it was wonderful to get to know her. If anyone ever deserved a HEA ending, she did, since she worked hard for her success as a chocolatier but put her career on hold to help out her family when her father, the real matchmaker, became ill. The very last thing that Jack Miller, the alpha male hero, was thinking about when a lightening strike on his yacht forced him ashore at Annie's village, was to land right in the middle of the annual matchmaking festival. Jack had a lot of love to share but he'd hidden it away from everyone, including himself, due to his traumatic childhood.

I loved all the characters who all had delightful personalities and the dialogues were both authentic and entertaining. There were a number of editing mistakes but I enjoyed reading the story so much that they didn't bother me. The writing style was very smooth and flowed easily from beginning to end.

Reading this book was a lovely reading experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read romantic stories.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
the last page made me cry. I have loved this book enough to read it twice and I still cried with happiness at the end.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read.
Didn't want to put it down. The characters came alive on the page.
if your looking for a good story with romance,family and strong characters . this one is a must.
Published 2 months ago by Karen Raby
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute story. Only a few grammatical errors.
Published 2 months ago by NancyPantzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Sweet as chocolate, darling love story envelopes you right from the first delicious bite. Great characters, nice plot...ahh love is in the air!
Published 2 months ago by kathleen brundege
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Romance
It took a while for me to get into the story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The premise is cute, and there are some sweet moments throughout the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sheila B. Edney
3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read
A sweet story that draws you in, not very hot and heavy though. Characters are likable and make you invested in their love story!
Published 6 months ago by Kara
1.0 out of 5 stars Quit early
This was not a book for me. I was so disappointed by the level of foul language by the time that I was partly through the third chapter that I had to quit reading. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Love to read witty and clean
4.0 out of 5 stars A predictable ending
I really enjoyed this very predictable ending love story. A good book to read in bed, with pleasant thoughts to make pleasant dreams .
Published 11 months ago by Sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Catch me a catch
I enjoyed this book, it had a good story line. Believable characters.I would recommend that you read this for entertainment.
Published 12 months ago by Jackie Headley
4.0 out of 5 stars Catch Me a Catch
Good read, enjoyed it. Location and premise are a little different. Brings up something not often written about. Great love international love story.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. Mac
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More About the Author

Sally Clements lives and writes in the Irish countryside near Dublin. Always a voracious reader (and with a healthy book buying habit) she found the jump into writing a natural one, as it is the thing she likes to do more than anything else!
She writes romance.
Her blog is at www.sallyclements.blogspot.com, and she's a twitter addict who loves meeting new people, @sallywriter

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