Book Review: Catching Mr. Right by Carol Ross

Posted February 21, 2021 by meezcarrie in Carol Ross, contemporary, romance / 1 Comment

Seasons of Alaska #7
Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
Harlequin Heartwarming
February 1, 2021

They can’t both win…
Can they?

Louisiana angler Victoria Thibodeaux needs the spokesperson contract with Romeo Reels to keep her business going and give her daughter a better life. But her hard-won confidence sinks to the bottom of the bayou when her rival, Alaskan fisherman Seth James, arrives. With his smooth-talking charm, handsome Seth could steal both her job and her heart, unless secrets from her past catch up with her first…

USA TODAY Bestselling Author


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I really enjoy this author’s Seasons of Alaska series, and I’ve been looking forward to Seth’s story. But honestly, fishing and I don’t get along … and I find watching fishing on television even less exciting than watching golf (read: snooze fest lol). So I was a little nervous going in to Catching Mr. Right but I can happily report now that it may be my fave book in this series so far!

It didn’t take me long at all to fall in love with Victoria & her whole family, including young neighbor Quinn. I already suspected I would love Seth (and I did!), and the sparks between him and Victoria (“Vic”) kept the swoon level high throughout. It surprised me, though, how much I loved the supporting characters in this book too. I already mentioned adoring Vic’s family – her mother, her grandmother, her daughter Scarlett, and their young neighbor boy Quinn – but my heart also instantly connected with Henry (the other contestant Seth & Vic are competing with) and Hazel (one of Seth’s sisters & his triplet).

Ross did a great job of weaving the competition between Vic, Seth & Henry throughout the book, without getting bogged down in it. Instead, each scene involving the spokesperson contest served to advance each character’s development and helped us see them more clearly. At the same time, the competition did add layers to the plot on its own and, because we’ve gotten to know all 3 characters as the book – and contest – progressed, I truly had trouble deciding who I wanted to win. (I was very satisfied with how the author tied it all up at the end though.)

Bottom Line: Catching Mr. Right by Carol Ross has it all – swoony & sweet romance, humor, banter, fabulously layered main & supporting characters, a high-stakes competition, and a couple of dramatic moments to send your heart into your throat. The author’s writing style is warm and witty, and her settings easily come alive for the reader. With some great kisses and a couple of intriguing side plots added in as well, you’re in for a truly enjoyable read. Perfect for fans of Beth Carpenter, Janet Ferguson, and Ruth Logan Herne!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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USA Today bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of what is now known as free range parents, she developed a love of the outdoors at a very early age. As a writer, Carol loves to breathe the life she has lived into the characters she creates, grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Catching Mr Right by Carol Ross? Do you like fishing & outdoor sports?

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