Book Reviews of Catch a Mate

Catch a Mate
Catch a Mate
Author: Gena Showalter
ISBN-13: 9780739483619
ISBN-10: 0739483617
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 370
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
From the back of the book:

Jillan Greene is always getting caught int he act--it's her job! Working at Catch a Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. Her only ground rule? She never gets physical. Until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in...
Marcus Brody has just been hired as bait to test female fidelity. But the last thing Jillian needs is a partner...especially an infuriating, irresistible man who's got her fantasizing about tearing off his clothes.
Can a savvy modern woman find happiness with the most tempting man she's ever known? Is there such a thing as a totally monogomous male?

Really enjoyed this book. The book synopsis leaves a little to be desired, there is certainly more to this story than just what that blurb describes. There is a main story and a secondary which, to me, didn't detract from the main plot. Liked both characters-both had believed reasons for feeling how they did regarding the opposite sex. I particularly enjoyed the verbal sparring playing out as foreplay=)

I haven't met a book by Gena Showalter that I haven't liked so if you feel the same you'll certainly enjoy this book. There are a good supply of secondary characters from which future books can be written too.
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Helpful Score: 2
Really the funniest book I've read in a while - NOT at all about hating men, it's a funny and tender love story not to be missed.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. While the storyline premise might not seem to appeal to some people, myself being a bit of a skeptic in the begining, it was one of the top reads I have swapped. I plan on adding her upcoming Lords Of the Underworld trilogy to my wish list as it comes out this Spring/Summer 08. While it seems everyone is writing a paranormal romance these days I am certain her's will be apart from the norm and a delicous read.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is a hot steamy book, you cant put it down, the writer will knock your socks off with her graphic descriptions, a must read
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Helpful Score: 1
witty dialogue,loved how each chapter had pick up lines! I kept reading them to my husband. only one complaint that goes nearly unnoticed,falling in love after one weekend...literally.
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Helpful Score: 1
She is a woman who tempts men to prove to their wives that aren't faithful. He is hired to bait woman the same way. Can they work together? Will they end up together? Read and see. Great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was one of the hottest books I've ever read! It was well written, funny, intriguing from start to finish. It had my attention from the first page and I couldn't put it down. I have bought more of her books because of it. She is one great author!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was so much fun. The characters were great and the dialog was laugh out loud funny often. The sex scenes were super steamy without being trashy. All in all, I would highly recommend this book. I can't wait to read some other things by this author!
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Very good. A lesson that to trust is possible.
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Had an intersting story. Was good,quick read
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great book very steamy
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Very enjoyable book. New premise with the "catch your mate cheating" business. Steamy sexual tension. I'll check out some of her other books for sure.
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I enjoyed this book. I passed it on to two people and they also enjoyed reading it.
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Great book! At one point, I burst out laughing and couldn't stop!!
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Cute story. Hot scenes.
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I have read thousands of books. This one of the best books out there. AWSESOME!
It is funny and fast.
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Great book, maybe more to come. Fast read
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I really enjoyed this book it is a lot different from her other books but it was still a great book (its all about humans)
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A wonderful read with a perfect mix of humor and drama. There is sure to be something for everyone. Family troubles, trust issues, insecurities, heart break, true love, forgiveness, new beginnings, the list goes on. Gena Showalter is a amazing writer and a wonderful story teller. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a contemporary romance novel.
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I really liked this book. I didn't expect to since Gena is a new author to me and I wish she would do more non-paranormal novels like this one. The characters were witty and I loved the banter between Marcus and Jillian. Its a sexy book and I totally recommend it.
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hot and sassy! strong characters. fast pace
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I'm a huge fan of Gena Showalter's paranormal romances, but wasn't sure I'd like reading something she'd written in a different genre. Catch A Mate, however, did not disappoint. It was every bit as good (if not better) than her other books. I read it in one day--couldn't put it down. Great characters, well written and thoroughly enjoyable, this book made me laugh and cry, made me fall in love. There should be sequels! Lots of them! Take a chance on this little gem. You won't be disappointed.
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I was very disappointed in the first few pages of Catch A Mate, and will not be reading it.
Perhaps it is that my age is showing here, but the men I know are not pigs. And if you would need to use a service such as the one this book is about, YOU picked the wrong man to have a relationship with. It's been a long time since I've felt this way about a book. And with all the good books out there, I don't have time to spend on bad ones.