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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Catch Me When I Fall

Catch Me When I Fall (Dreamcatcher #1)
October 23, 2014
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 *I was given an ARC via Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Daniel Graham died to be a Protector of the Night to guard the living from their nightmares. For decades, he's been a Protector invisible from the ones he's protecting. Now assigned to Kayla Bartlett, a sixteen year old psychiatric ward patient is harder than he imagined. Nightmares love the troubled past victims and there's something about Kayla that's not adding up. So when Daniel breaks the number one rule and introduces himself to Kayla they whisk off to Rome for answers. Out of nowhere, Kayla gets kidnapped and its up to Daniel to find her no matter the cost.

First of all, this cover is Gorgeous and relates to the plot extremely well. I came across this book from a Goodreads Listopia and fell in love with the cover. I know, I know "Don't judge a book by its cover" but I can't help it. I read the synopsis and found out that the author was from my hometown so I knew I had to give this a go.

I didnt love this, I didnt hate it. Overall, this was meh. The main issue was the love interest aspect. The romance is just extra insta, insta-love which makes it hard to bypass to believe and enjoy the plot. Daniel literally falls for Kayla in ten seconds flat. There were times where Daniel was too feminine and I thought we were in Kayla's head.

Also, the plot seemed very predictable. At times, it was but there were a few instances were I was caught off guard and I liked the new direction.

Kayla was my favorite character. She was demanding but had the right to be. She didnt fall for Daniel as quickly as he did for her. And even though she wasnt able to protect herself well, she didnt give up. Also, the writing just flowed and I couldnt stop reading even if I wanted to. It was simplistic but enticing and before I knew it I found I was finished with the story in several short hours. I will read the second book if given the opportunity. I'd like to see secondary characters become main characters in the sequel to see the author develop a slower paced romance.

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