For Olivia Sullivan, love is more a four letter curse word than a sentiment. Growing up as the daughter of a small town mortician, guys didn’t warm to the fact there were dead people in her house. At thirty, taking over the family business and becoming the town Coroner helped to cement her undateable status. Of course her past sex history didn’t help matters either.
Attempt number one with her first love ended barely before it got started with a horrific latex allergy hospitalization. Attempt number two had him coming and then going with an undiagnosed heart condition. For the past three years, Olivia has closed up shop for fear of what might happen next in the bedroom.
After being forced to go single to her mother’s lingerie shower, Olivia stumbles into an out of town bar with one intention: find an able bodied stud to go home with to end her losing sex streak. Enter Holden Caulfield Mains aka Catcher, who earned his nickname not just from the book he was named for, but for the fact he was sure to catch the attention any woman who came within a five mile radius. Waking up after a night of the most mind blowing sex she could have ever imagined, a horrified Olivia runs away thinking she’s left Catcher behind.
When Olivia’s small town is wracked by its first murder, she never could have imagined her one night stand would reappear in the form of the GBI’s lead investigator. To her mortification, Catcher isn’t ready to let go of their sizzling chemistry, and he doesn’t understand the meaning of no. As things start to heat up between them, the body count starts to rise, and they’re led on a wild goose chase from backwoods mountain Nudist Colonies to altercations with the Dixie Mafia. Can Olivia and Catcher survive to solve the murder while also not succumbing to their explosive passion?
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Catcher and Liv Bug Stars ~
What an amazingly funny and sexy read!! This book was so different from other Katie Ashley books, but still had what we love about a Katie Ashley book.
This book had a little bit of everything in it. There was humor, love, sex, mystery and suspense and also a totally swoony Hero. What more could you ask for from a 5 star read. This is Katie Ashley’s debut into the Romantic Comedy style book and she NAILED it!!! This is probably my favorite book of hers. I thought the flow and pace of the story was excellent. Although I do want to give a heads up to readers who aren’t a fan of insta love. This book is most definitely an insta love, because the relationship between Catcher and Olivia happens in just a week’s worth of time. So if this isn’t your cup of tea, then you might want to pass on this book. I personally loved the speed Katie took with this couple.
Drop Dead Sexy is a standalone novel told from Olivia’s POV. We are introduced to Holden (Catcher) and Olivia. Olivia is a woman who hasn’t had the best luck with past romantic hook-ups. So she is bound and determined to change that. Her meeting Catcher was totally by chance. She went to a bar and he happened to be there. They hit it off right away and get to know each other….kind of 😉 Olivia is a small town mortician and coroner and Catcher is a GBI agent. When Olivia meets Catcher she is set on having a one night stand with him, so color her surprised when she sees him again in her hometown when the town pharmacist is found murderer. Catcher is called in to run the investigation, but he is also after Olivia!!! He is determined to win her over. Will these two break down their walls and let love in?? You need to read this book to find out.
So while we follow the journey of Catcher and Olivia, Katie also created a storyline that is a mystery that needs to be solved. I loved the suspenseful aspect of the story. It was so captivating I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Built into that though we also got some great banter between all of the characters in this story, that I was laughing out loud many times.
If you are looking for a book that has it all, but overall is a fun and sexy read, then you won’t want to miss this book!! Definitely a favorite of mine of 2016.
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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.