Catch and Release: A Fishing for Trouble Novel

Catch and Release: A Fishing for Trouble Novel

by Laura Drewry

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The irresistible O’Donnell brothers return in a charming novel from the bestselling author of Off the Hook (“The perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne).

Hope Seaver is an up-and-coming TV producer tackling the hardest gig of her career: a reality show set at the Buoys, a scenic fishing destination owned by three handsome, stubborn brothers. Liam and Finn O’Donnell are willing to tolerate her crew for the sake of the business, but Ronan would rather chew off a limb than open up on camera. Somehow Hope has to convince him of her good intentions—and stop herself from swooning every time Ronan walks into the frame.

Ronan knows that he’s the reason his brothers gave up their old lives to run the Buoys, and he needs to make it worth their while. So if this out-of-towner with the kind eyes and dazzling smile wants to give them the free publicity they desperately need, Ronan can’t say no. He just won’t let himself get burned again by a double-dealing woman. But what if Hope’s good-girl routine isn’t an act? When Ronan lets his guard down long enough to catch a glimpse of the real Hope, he likes what he sees—enough to give love another shot.

Look for all of Laura Drewry’s heartwarming Fishing for Trouble romances:

“A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories, Off the Hook is the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

“Drewry struck the right balance between the heavier, more serious or emotional parts with humor and heat.”Harlequin Junkie, on Off the Hook

Praise Catch and Release

“A slow-burn romance . . . Laura Drewry brought tension, anticipation, angst, sexy, heartwarming, and romance together in a book I didn’t want to put down.”—Harlequin Junkie

“If you enjoy heavily family oriented romances with just the right amount of angst, a touch of sexy and a true romantic feel, this is a book, and an author, that you should definitely pick up.”—Fiction Fangirls

“Unfailingly engaging, clever, highly amusing, insightful, and emotively heart-squeezing.”—Books and Bindings

“Another page-turner. I couldn’t put it down but I didn’t want it to be over.”—Roberta’s Dream World 

“Laura Drewry writes in a way that makes you feel that you are a part of the story and her descriptions of the setting makes me want to visit the Buoys for a fishing vacation. . . . The perfect blend of family dynamics, romance, emotional and fun moments.”—Comfy Chair Books

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399593758
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: Fishing for Trouble , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 273
Sales rank: 565,366
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry started out writing poetry—unbelievably bad poetry—which hopefully will never again see the light of day. With that behind her, she now writes contemporary and historical romance novels with characters who aren’t perfect, who aren’t always nice, and who tend to be a little (or a lot) on the sarcastic side. Born and raised in British Columbia, Laura spent eight years in the Canadian north, where she learned important life lessons like how to get your bananas from the grocery store to your car without them freezing and turning black in the -40°C temperatures. She now lives back home in southwestern B.C. with her husband, three sons, a turtle, two crazy dogs, a handful of chickens, and about thirty thousand bees. She loves old tattered books, movies, music, the New York Yankees, and cheesecake. Lots of cheesecake.

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Catch and Release: A Fishing for Trouble Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
belllla More than 1 year ago
4.5stars Catch and release is the first book that I read from the series and I really enjoyed reading it. Both characters very lovable and well develop. It was not a typical love story, the attraction between Hope and Ronan is instant but they made baby steps before they made steps toward relationship. Story is funny I like Hopes rabbling about random facts a lot. Jd is also a funny story. So the story is not boring at all has moments to laugh but also moment to cry, moments that are romantic and moments of joy. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
belllla More than 1 year ago
4.5stars Catch and release is the first book that I read from the series and I really enjoyed reading it. Both characters very lovable and well develop. It was not a typical love story, the attraction between Hope and Ronan is instant but they made baby steps before they made steps toward relationship. Story is funny I like Hopes rabbling about random facts a lot. Jd is also a funny story. So the story is not boring at all has moments to laugh but also moment to cry, moments that are romantic and moments of joy. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
Hope feels like she knows Ronan because of her research. She was not prepared for the real thing. As she keeps her promise to keep the family and their business in a good light without being too intrusive, she must deal with her feelings for Ronan who is very distrustful of women because of his past. The attraction between them sparks hot and furious until a misunderstanding has Ronan pushing Hope away. I loved how Hope was willing to see where their feelings led and when she realizes she needs to do what is best for her. Ronan may have his secrets but he is willing to admit to making mistakes in order to keep his relationship with Hope alive. This is third in the series, and I enjoyed this story very much as well as the series. I received a copy through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
connie430 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last. I loved this book! Hope and Ronan meet when she comes to his fishing resort to film a documentary. Ronan is just back working at the resort with his brothers after divorcing his wife. I loved how Hope respected Ronan's privacy from the beginning and worked so hard at keeping Ronan's and his siblings childhood hidden from the cameras. The chemistry between these two was hot but you could feel the emotional side of the relationship just as well. There was a great arc in Ronan's character and also his brother's when they come face to face with their past. Excellent book!
pwall55 More than 1 year ago
Catch and Release book three of the Fishing for Trouble Series is just like the first two in the series; a delightful and fun read. Laura Drewry has given us another, alas the last single, brother who is again a fixer-up type of guy, Ronan. The O’Donnell fishing lodge has been a wonderful place to visit with entertaining if eccentric people. Ms. Drewry has conveyed a true sense of place and community within the Fishing for Trouble Series. Who knew fishing could be so much fun? Certainly not me but I would go there in a heartbeat. No less than the other stories, Catch and Release has memorable characters who deserve to be appreciated. Ronan the commitment phobia male and talented Hope with the Mary Poppins never ending pocket book that always has what is needed in it. I simply adore these endearing characters, rooting for them all the way. I couldn’t wait to see how Ronan and Hope’s HEA finally worked out but at the same time I was sad to finish this final book of the bothers end. This series is the first books I have read by aura Drewry but now this author is on my always buy list. I can highly recommend Catch and Release as well as the other two in the series to all fans of contemporary upbeat romance. An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley.
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
I know I can count on Laura Drewry for fun, heartwarming enjoyment with perfect blend of quirky characters, clever banter and a plot the caught me from the start. Ronan O’Donnell might be happy for his younger brothers and their newfound happiness, as the oldest though, it’s his responsibility to watch out for their best interests, which includes keeping a sharp eye on the new filming crew for their reality TV show headed by Hope Seaver. He’s been harshly hurt by women in past and he won’t let it happen again no matter how sweet and kind she might seem, and sometimes it’s too hard to let go of the past. Can he risk his heart one more time? Fighting to land a job on Hooked, a fishing reality show featuring three delectable brothers in beautiful British Columbia, Hope is determined to produce the best program showcasing not only the attractive scenery but the family dynamic between the O’Donnell clan. Something she knows will be an especially tough challenge when it comes to the adamant yet magnetic oldest brother. Can she convince him that she’s not out to exploit him or his family without tripping all over herself whenever his within range? Having read the previous two books, I have been enjoying the buildup to Ronan’s story and was eagerly anticipating his journey towards happiness however bumpy that may be, because the man is brooding and temperamental but Drewry created his perfect complement. An honest and smart woman, sweet and charming, who in turn had also gone through her own personal tragedy. In giving respect, space and understanding, Hope starts chiseling away Ronan’s defenses. Drawn to him before she met him, she hammers her way to his heart in a constant smile inducing manner with her ever present Mary Poppins/Hermione like bag full of everything you could ever need to her weird trivia facts spillage whenever she got flustered by him. Their romance is an engaging slow burn with a heart wrenching twist near the end that had more to do with Ronan’s past but still affected them. With the O’Donnell’s tight knit clan we don’t just get very likeable supporting characters that help the story move along with entertaining interactions we also get to catchup with dear friends from past books. Catch and Release is book #3 in the Fishing for Trouble series by Laura Drewry. It’s a standalone contemporary romance that drew me in with its charming protagonists and the ever original finishing backdrop. It’s told from both points of view, and has a happy ending.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Guys y'all, I love, love, love this series!!! I adore absolutely everything about the stories of the O'Donnell brothers, I love how tight they are, how they always back each other up, how they never ever let anyone hurt the other if just possible. I love the humor and snark in the dialog, so sharp and smart, yet never hurtful. I love the island, or peninsula, where they live, their lifestyle as fishing guides and hospitality professionals, the ups and downs of the business, and even in that, and especially in that, they stand tightly together. I love what they have made of themselves despite the circumstances with their lives, the childhood they had. And I love how utterly, completely they fall when the right woman comes along. The stories have just the perfect amount of sweet and sassy, that made me smile and even laugh out loud more times than I can admit. You know you relate to the story when you have your hand over your mouth to try and keep the character from saying what is coming out of their mouth. The story had so many swoon worthy moments, I was just sighing and smiling as they fumble with their feelings and try to get it right. And the tale had the heartbreaking moments that I felt that ripped my heart open for them, for Ro and his brothers, the tears were falling and I just wanted to reach out and hug them. Ronan is the fierce protector of the family, the one who has always taken care of others. He has major trust issues, understandably, but his heart is kind and caring, he is passionate and so sexy when he is cooking and baking, yes, he completely stole my heart. Hope is all alone in the world and her envy of the O'Donnell brothers closeness is palpable. She has a heart of gold, she works hard to make the tv show the best it can be, she blurbs out the funniest facts out of her mouth when she gets nervous, and she is not afraid to stand up for herself if the need arise. Together Ronan and Hope were flammable. The attraction between them is obvious to the world to see. It is both adorable and steamy, and in their imperfect ways, they are perfect for each other. When you have a story in your hands that you inhale every word of it, and then you back up because you want to savor the moments and not to get to the end too soon you know you have a winner. The O'Donnell brothers have completely charmed me over the three stories, Catch and Release is going directly to the 'Best of 2017' file. If you read only few romance novels or books in general, a year, I highly recommend you make this, or the whole series, part of your TBR list! I'm so going to miss the gang of the Buoys. ~ Five Spoons
SmutCrazy More than 1 year ago
Hope Seaver just got the job of her life, as a producer for a reality TV show on a fishing locality called the Buoys. Owned by three brothers, Liam, Finn and Ronan O'Donnell, this a break for them too, their lodge has been suffering from not enough visitors the last few seasons, which is the reason they agreed to do this. Well Ronan did not want any part of this circus that was going to descend on them. Hope knew this information coming in, so she made sure she would try to smooth things out to get Ronan onboard. He knows that the reason the fishing resort has been suffering is because of him, so he has to do this for them. As much as he wants to fall for her honesty or beauty, Ronan won't let himself fall for another woman again. I loved this story about second chances but most of all believing that it could become a reality. This is a wonderful third book in the series.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for voluntary review for netgalley. I enjoyed book, Holly was hilarious with the stuff that she would pop up with. It was also sad at times, with what Ronan and his brothers went thru, however he needed to wake up and stop being so hardheaded at times. I was proud of Holly and how she stuck up for herself and did not allow Ronan to treat her like crap, after a huge misunderstanding. Was happy they resolved and ended up together.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
My favorite of the series. The O'Donnell brothers have grown up here at the Buoys. A place built by their Da, a place that holds some pretty rough memories for these three men. Their Mum leaving them when they were young, their Da turning to drink. This can be read as a standalone without any problem, but you get a deeper glimpse at each brother ( and their women) starting with the first book. This story is about Ronan, oldest and I dare say coldest and roughest of the crew. Ro has no filter at all and has always carried the burden of looking out for his younger brothers, even though they are now adults. Hope is a TV producer who has come to the Buoys with her crew of two to film a TV show to actually promote the fishing lodge and the experience of being there. Prior to her arrival they had some rough negotiations and that was because of Ronan. Cameras rolled all the time, interviews with the guests etc. Each week the show was sent to the network and they would gather together at the lodge to watch the show. Everyone seemed happy. Initially Hope was afraid of Ronan because of his angry reaction during the phone conference but as they got to know each other, he slowly let his guard down, became friends and then the two steamed up the sheets rather nicely. I had to laugh at Ro several times as he would look at his brothers who were both tied at the hip to their respective mates and thinking and saying aloud that wasn't happening to him. Ahh, but the mighty, they fall hard. There's a blistering twist in the book, Ronan is explosive, the boys band together the family closes ranks and Hope is exiled. She quits her job and holes up in her apartment absolutely devastated by what has happened and how when she was beginning to feel included in a family, she was once again alone. Alone and very hurt. I loved these two, Ronan and Hope. Laura did a great job with all the emotions and dialogue between them. She's a very visual writer and I really like that in a story I am reading, where I can see in my minds eye the place and people the writer brings to the pages. The plot line in this was great, you get the backstory and a lot of what's alluded to comes out in this one. You get the big picture and the micro version here. My heart broke for Hope, I wanted to nut punch Ronan more than once and even Liam was walking the line with me at one point with this one. It's a sign of great writing when a book does that to you. I'm giving this book a 4.9... why? I wanted to see Ronan grovel. But hey, that's just me. Great story Laura!! **arc from NetGalley and Loveswept in exchange for a fair review**
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars This is the third book in the series and I loved it as much as I did the others. I have to say I really liked Ronan. He can place a well used f-bomb, but you can sense how important his family is to him. Plus added bonus he can cook! Being the oldest he has felt like he has the most responsibility then Hope comes into his life. Ronan doesn't know what hit him. He likes to stay on the edges and in the background, but having their lodge filmed makes that difficult. I enjoyed watching Hope bring Ronan out of his shell. The interaction between the two of them is one of my favorite parts of the book. There is a part in this book that is very emotional for the O'Donnell boys. It brings on the tears, but it also happy in a way.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
it's always so sad to reach the end of a series, and catch and release, the conclusion of the fishing for trouble series by laura drewry is a bittersweet read in part because of this. this series has always been highly charged emotionally, with the o'donnell brothers holding in a world of hurt that has colored their relationships with each other and the women they love. ronan might be the most damaged of them all. out of the three brothers we've spent the least amount of time with him. we know him to be withdrawn and yet also very temperamental, and inside his head there are so many emotions and feelings and pain that he cannot begin to express. and when he meets hope seaver, the new producer on the reality show being filmed at the buoys, there is a surge of fierce attraction that he can't deny. and the more time he spends with her, he starts to let go of all the pain and fear his previous relationship instilled in him. because let's face it, ronan is dealing with massive abandonment issues. the o'donnell's were abandoned by their mother in their teens, their father abused both alcohol and his children, and his wife chipped away at his confidence, forcing him to live a life he never wanted, only to leave him in the end. hope has her own issues to deal with, but they don't consume her the way ronan's do. but because she's overcome so much loss, she's better prepared to handle ronan's pain. and her coping mechanisms are quite endearing. when she gets nervous she quotes the most random facts she can. it's almost a compulsion, she can't stop herself. and this adds a degree of levity to the often heavy moments in the novel. i loved spending more time in the world at the buoy's and i think ronan might very well be my favorite brother, and hope, my favorite heroine. everything wraps up so nicely here, and honestly i can't wait to see what world this author creates next, because she is so good at building characters and giving her stories emotional weight that elevates the love story. **catch and release will publish on february 28, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/random house publishing (loveswept) in exchange for his honest review.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Catch and Release by Laura Drewry Fishing for Trouble #3 4.5 Stars! Right off, I love the movie quotes at the beginning of the chapters, reminds me that I am reading a Drewry book and how much I love them! Ronan is a fairly quiet guy (as in, keeps to himself when he's not yelling). I loved that Hope throws him off balance the minute she steps off the plane! Hope’s quirky habit was awesome! It made me laugh often, and in parts, let out a contented sigh with how Ronan reacts to these quirks. The two together had fantastic chemistry, and I loved their banter. Even the stray “guest” made for some cute/funny scenes. This book finished off the series perfectly! (Well.. I assuming it's done... anyway.. I will miss these O’Donnell boys and their ladies. Guess I am lucky as I can revisit them anytime I want! If you haven't read this series I would highly recommend it. * I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review * ~ Paragraphs and Petticoats ~
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, loved!! I'm a huge fan of this series and I'm sorry to see it end yet I'm so happy to finally have Ronan's story. Laura Drewry did not disappoint with this one! Ronan is grumpy, gruff, and deliciously yummy. Hope and her quirkiness is perfect to balance him and bring a little happiness to his life. The chemistry between these two was sizzling and they won my heart immediately. This story has all the emotions and it's a book you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: It wasn’t as if he’d been celibate since his divorce, but he’d made damn good and sure that every woman he’d been with knew he was a card-carrying member of the catch-and-release program. Clutching his chest, Ronan staggered back a couple of steps. ‘This is not just a fishing rod, Hope. It’s a work of art; it’s like the Mona Lisa of rods.’ Talk about JD – people love talking about their pets, haven’t you noticed that? Last week that woman from the orange cabin, Evelyn, bawled like a baby when she told me about her cat dying last year. Last year! Then she tells me her husband died four months ago – nothing. Not a single tear. I’m tellin’ you, Ro, you need to use that dog. He’s your ticket to stardom. My Review: Laura Drewry has created an extended family comprised of a compelling collection of quirky characters who were also highly likable, clever, witty, hard-working, and relatable everyday people with deep flaws and hard years of parental damage. However, her well-chosen and crafty arrangements of words cast this odd assortment in a surprisingly appealing, endearing, and addictively entertaining manner. I have been fascinated with and adored each and every member of this odd clan, but none no more than the new character of Hope. Hope was inexplicably drawn to the prickly Ronan before they actually met; she had become infatuated with his picture and the limited facts she had been given for her project. Hope was plucky and smart, and when flustered she was prone to spouting totally unrelated and obscure facts and bits of trivia - such as Texas horned toads could shoot blood out of their eyes. But she also had to prove herself on her first big assignment and a show featuring the small and out of the way O’Donnell fishing lodge was going to be a major challenge. I was also highly intrigued by her purse, which was much like Hermione Granger’s magical one as whatever anyone seemed to need, Hope was able to provide by digging around in her cavernous bag. The writing was unfailingly engaging, clever, highly amusing, insightful, and emotively heart-squeezing. Despite the fact that Ms. Drewry has run out of brothers to fix, I still want more.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed the other books in this series and I've been waiting for Ronan's story, so I couldn't read it fast enough. And yep, Ronan is just as stubborn and sullen and moody as I expected. He's also adorably sweet, sentimental, and loyal af. Hope is smart, personable, and amazingly good at her job. At times she comes across as flighty, but after getting her back story, it all makes sense. The plot line was intriguing. I did see a few things coming, but I loved seeing the couples from the previous books. The ending was fantastic and the epilogue was even better. I'm sad that it's over, but can't wait to read what's next. **Huge thanks to LoveSwept and NetGalley for providing the arc free of charge**
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! I ABSOLUTELY loved this book. I because a fan of Ms Drewry when I read the first book of the series. Each and every one of the books is fantastic. Each is a stand alone , but trust me, it would be a disservice to yourself if you just stop at one . The series features three brothers who have gone back to the Buoys , a fishing haven in the BC. Their childhood has not been a happy one, but all along they had each others. We have already had Liam’s and Finn’s stories, but now it’s Ronan, the oldest of them. From the 1st book, I was drawn to this soulful character, who frequently was grouchy and was the last to go back to the Bouys due to a disastrous marriage. Their location is going to be used for a tv show and the new producer is Hope. Ronan is opposed to the series, but knows it will benefit their business. Little did he expect his life would change when Hope walked into it. I will let others give you more on the story. But it is so much more than the plot. It’s a book about family loyalty and the bond that exists between these three very imperfect men. That the experiences, abuse and heartaches they felt as youngsters , has molded them to the men they are today. That finding your soulmate does indeed heal the heart, or at least make it whole. That sometimes we judge without knowing the whole story and that hope, loyalty, and love is worth cherishing and holding close to your heart. My one complain is that I will miss LIam, Finn and Ronan and their significant others. So, thank you , Ms Drewry , for this heartfelt book and series. You are indeed one of a kind. I was gifted this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
micharch More than 1 year ago
Hope and Ronan meet when she comes to the Buoys to shoot their episodes for the season. There is a new format and Ronan isn't happy with the new changes. He blew up on the phone when told of the changes and Hope doesn't quite know what to expect from him when she arrives. Ronan knows he can be quick to lose his temper and promises his brothers that he will try and control himself while filming. Hope and Ronan feel an instant spark but both are leery of relationships, especially with each other. Ronan thinks every woman who loves him will leave, and past life experience has shown him no differently. Hope has no family and longs for one. They both are in search of happiness but are at cross purposes. Ronan just wants to "catch and release" women from now on and Hope wants something lasting. It was sweet to see how they started to get to know each other. It was great how Hope took a huge risk and put herself out there in order to get Ronan to act on his feelings. I liked how, even though Ronan screws up big time, he goes after what he wants. I didn't like how the big twist occurred because it was just so malicious and wrong to do that to the O'Donnell family. I hated Hope taking the brunt of the anger and hurt that all of them were feeling. She didn't deserve it. I really did not like Jessie in this book and found her to be quite meddling. Overall a good book and am grateful to NetGalley for receiving an ARC for an honest review.