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A botched drug raid took her father's life when she was 7. On her 13th birthday she witnessed her mother's murder. Alone in the world, Jennifer Blade sets out to even the score. At 33, enmeshed in a game that knows no rules, she is about to fulfill her quest when everything unravels. Fleeing for her life, she heads to the mountains of upstate New York, where she unexpectedly finds new reason to live.
Steve Sanders, a 38-year-old psychologist with a predictable life, is on a fishing trip in the mountains. Little does he know that all vacations are not created equal.
Within 24 hours, they catch a few trout, have a passionate affair, shoot and kill a man, are involved in two gun battles, receive wounds, and end up in Miami, Florida. All this, and as Steve says, they still have six days of vacation left. Their relationship touches long-buried feelings in Jennifer, and shatters the mundane existence suffocating Steve.
Catch and Release, a romance/suspense novel, is the story of two lives from vastly different backgrounds, drawn together by fate and a common love of the great outdoors. The crossing of Jennifer's and Steve's paths releases an explosion of love, passion, adventure, and ultimately a reason for a shared journey.
|Publisher:||Living Word Publications, Inc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
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I started reading this book one night and not really did not want to read to much because I had to get up early in the morning but I ended up reading past midnight, which was when I put it down because I couldn't keep my eyes opened anymore. I continued reading it the next morning and I couldn't stop until I was done. This book is very well written and full of suspense and drama with a good romance all in one book. If you like this genre of book I highly recommend it.
The first couple of chapters were a bit confusing and moved slow. Just as I was about to put it down, the action picked up and I’m glad I didn’t. You will want to know what happens next, with Jennifer that could be anything. At some point I was beginning to feel sorry for the poor doctor, but it was quite obvious he was becoming very willing participant. This book turned out to be a very good read and I highly recommend it.
Jennifer Blade lost her father when she was young, a wonderful Irish cop who truly loved his family. What she received right after that was a mother who had no idea how to go on, besides hooking up with some pretty lousy men, one of whom ended her life. It is now twenty years later and Jennifer is all grown up. She goes by the name of J. and has set her sights on taking ¿revenge¿ for her father¿s death and her own life, a life that didn't turn out the way she had dreamed it would. Dr. Steve Sanders is a psychologist who spends his time listening to many tales of woe, and trying his best to help his patients understand their feelings in order to find their happiness, although every once in a while he finds himself in a conversation with someone who needs to be a victim. However, this day he doesn¿t let it get him down, because Dr. Steve is now on vacation and headed up to his favorite spot to camp, hike and do his favorite thing - fish. What Dr. Steve certainly doesn¿t expect up at the campsite is having a young woman located quite close to him who is having her own fishing and camping event. Meeting up with each other and truly enjoying an evening together, Dr. Steve again gets something he doesn¿t expect - a moment where he is faced with a slime trying to kill J., and having to save her life. In an instant, Dr. Steve has met an interesting woman, saved her life and killed another person. Soon Dr. Steve finds out that J. is an undercover agent who has been working on the ¿inside¿ to take a Colombian drug lord down. And now, much to his dismay, this calm doctor is involved in a manhunt of mammoth proportions. He ends his fishing trip and follows J.¿s letters and directions on how to get out of town, where to go, where to meet up with her and what to do. The oddities continue as Dr. Steve finds that this woman he is attracted to, whose life he saved, may not be the ¿good¿ agent she claimed to be. Especially when he opens his door to find other agents outside telling him that J. is actually a bad seed who stole millions of dollars and they are trying to track her down. Readers¿ hearts will be beating hard as they join in this adventure where people come back from the dead, wear so many facades you¿re not quite sure who¿s on the good or bad side of the law, while experiencing the growing attraction between the lady ¿cop¿ who could be lying through her teeth and the normally bored psychologist who stepped into the adventure of a lifetime. Quill Says: This is one psychologist who has met his match when it comes to a truly astonishing female!