Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dropping Gloves by Catherine Gayle Review

She left to follow her dreams; she’s back to follow her heart.

Katie Weber left her heart in Portland to chase a career in Hollywood. Now she has returned to sing the national anthem for the Portland Storm for their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night. Her longtime crush, Jamie Babcock, is hurting just as much as she is. One look in his eyes is all it takes to know that. She's done the Hollywood thing, though, and she's over it, but it might be too late to dig herself out of the hole she’s dug with him.

Jamie’s already done everything humanly possible to let go of Katie, but she keeps coming
back, and she keeps crushing him all over again every time she leaves. His heart has been trampled on more than enough already. At some point, he has to draw the line. Doesn't he?

Only, when it's Katie, he's not sure that's even possible. She's in Portland again right now,
but he can’t be sure for how long. Katie knows she has a fight on her hands, in more ways than one, if she’s going to convince Jamie she deserves another chance, but she’s willing to drop her gloves this time. Because in the game of love, all bets are off.

5 Stars 
I have been waiting for Katie Weber and Jamie "Babs" Babcock's story since I first read Taking A Shot (Katie and Babs' date to her prom) so I was very excited to hear that Dropping Gloves was coming out. I was not disappointed at all. Babs continued to be the great guy he always has been and Katie has matured into a strong woman. 

Having read the entire series thus far, I now know how difficult of a choice it was for Katie to leave Portland and go to Hollywood. If you are a fan of the series you know how hard it has been on Babs every time Katie came into town or any time he heard about her in the news, this book lets you into all the details of the stories he heard that angered him. You get to see that there was way more going on than it seemed. You also learn about how hard Hollywood was for Katie. 

Katie decides that she is going to stick around the Portland area for a time early into the book and because of this she has a lot of occasions to run into Babs. When this happens she knows that she will never feel for anyone else the way she feels about Jamie. I thought their story was moving, fun, sexy, and so packed with heart. Babs love for Katie was so complete and you felt every time he hurt for her. This story was so much more than what I was hoping for when there time finally came. 

I just have to say I also LOVED Webs in this story, he was so great and funny. :) - Jennifer

5 Stars
Perfect next chapter to an awesome series!  Catherine writes so that
you feel like you're in the book and that all characters are real!  You
feel the emotion along with each person and your heart breaks or fills
alongside them.

The long awaited chapter of Jamie and Katie is finally here...and it
doesn't disappoint!!!  What started as puppy love years ago has
blossomed into a mature relationship-full of the ups and downs you'd
expect from Catherine.  The Portland Storm series is written so well
you fully expect you'd meet any of these players on the streets of
Portland.  Well written, suspenseful when necessary and definitely can
get anyone to blush as much as Jamie Babcock!  Very worthwhile read but
will leave you wanting the next book!!!-Elizabeth 

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Author Bio:
Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of Regency-set historical romance and contemporary hockey romance with a New Adult feel. She’s a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster’s next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic.
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