Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review & Giveaway - Catch Your Breath (The O'Learys Book #4) by Shannyn Schroeder

Catch Your Breath

The O’Learys Book #4

By: Shannyn Schroeder


Releasing July 3rd, 2014


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?

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 My Review:

 OMG, I really enjoyed this story of love and suspense featuring Moira and Jimmy!  Moira O'Leary is trying to advance her career in journalism and tries to wiggle her way into Detective Jimmy O'Malley's case.  The O'Learys and O'Malleys live in the same neighborhood and Jimmy is Moira's brother Liam's friend so these two have a history.  Moira has always been attracted to Jimmy but he has only seen her as Liam's little sister.  While Jimmy is undercover, Moira spots him and proposes that she help him with his case in exchange for an exclusive.  Jimmy doesn't want to involve her but finds himself needing her help to be accepted by the upper class crowd he is investigating.  I enjoy Moira and her determination to prove to family, friends and the world that she can write serious stories.  Jimmy starts to see Moira as more than just Liam's sister but knows nothing can develop between them without serious consequences.  I loved how Shannyn Schroeder drew me into the story very early and totally captured my attention to the end with her very well written and emotional romance of friends to lovers!  Readers do not need to read the other books in this series but those characters do make appearances in this book.  I highly recommend this very entertaining and enjoyable romantic read! ~Booklover Sue

Author Info:
Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.

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