- Title: The Most Important Catch
- Author: Jaclyn M. Hawkes
- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: Spirit Dance Books (March 16, 2012)
- Genre: Romantic Fiction
- ISBN-10: 0985164808
- ISBN-13: 978-0985164805
- FTC:FYI: I received a review copy of
- this book.
And the police refused to help. Knowing that she was to be the next
scheduled death, Kelly Campbell hid under head to toe black leather and a
tinted motorcycle helmet and ran for her life. When the weather turned
cold, she turned south. She ended up in North Carolina, home to one of
the most famed and eligible NFL football stars in the whole league; only
she didn’t know that. She thought he was a businessman. Not being a
huge fan, all she knew was that he was incredibly attractive, kind,
generous, and that she was safe with him. Or
was she? His brand of fame proved to be all but deadly, but his fame
wasn’t nearly as lethal as his attraction. He kept her safe and
protected. All except for her heart.
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This is the third book of Jaclyn’s that I have reviewed. This book also happens to be just as good as her previous books. The story of Kelly and Robby grabbed me from the start. At the beginning of the book, we meet Robby, whose life as an NFL football player isn’t as wonderful as you would think, especially as he is constantly being stalked by female admirers. Then we read about Kelly, and discover the reason why Kelly has to go on the run in order to save her own life.
Robby and Kelly happen upon each other on a lonely, country road. They immediately keep secrets, about themselves, from each other,and they soon grow close to one another. It was fun to see how their relationship developed. I loved how it showed a relationship developing slowly, from friends to eventual boyfriend/girlfriend. It was a nice change of pace for me. So many times in fiction the man and women are thrown together and fall in love instantly. You have to be patient in this book, but it is such a sweet thing to see how and why this relationship develops. Always in the background you know that Kelly is still in danger and that the bad guys are still looking for her. I only wish that there would have been a little more action in the middle of the story.
There are so many things that worked for me in this novel, such as the strong character development, and the humor and banter between the main characters. You have a man and a woman who are so “perfect” in their looks, but they both have emotional and personality flaws. It made both characters likable and approachable. They are members of the LDS church and share a little about their beliefs, but nothing what I would call preachy. It just made them more well-rounded and wholesome. I truly liked how this was shown throughout the course of the story.
The Most Important Catch will be a great beginning to your “Summer To-Read” list. It will make you laugh and believe in love again. Make this novel your most important catch to read this Summer.
brothers and any number of pets. (It was
never boring!) She received a Bachelor’s
degree, had a career, and traveled extensively before settling down to her
life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging
children. She loves shellfish, the outdoors, the youth, and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and
their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern
Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.