Catch a Mate

Narrated by: Zoe Winslow
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (293 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the 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. But she never gets physical - until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in....

Marcus Brody has just been hired 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!

©2008 Gena Showalter (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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Cute and funny...

I didn't think I was going to like this book at first but was pleasantly surprised. The main characters were funny and realistic, and the supporting characters were well-developed. I even liked the narrator's portrayal of the lead male's British accent. Nice job.

10 people found this helpful

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funny and sexy

I thought it was very funny (I got caught laughing out loud at my desk) and sexy. A bit implausible, but all romance novels are, that's why we read them, right? I thought it was a nice light hearted novel that inspires me to go home and bite my husband. In an affectionate way.

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REALLY GOOD BOOK.

GREAT STORY, NARRATOR, AND AUTHOR. 5 STARS. LOVED IT

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A Fun Book

This is another light, fun book from Gena Showalter. It's very different than the Lords of the Underworld series. The characters are interesting and I really enjoyed the humor in the book.

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Do not waste your time

I have been a member of audible for many years and this is my first review. Yes, this book is that bad. The story doesn't make sense in parts and the characters are aweful. They are aweful as people and not fully realized characters. They so often did things out of character that it became the norm.
Please don't waste your time listening to this book, unless you like stories about aweful, self-obessessed, juveniles.

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Caught in the Act.

There are some pluses and minuses to this story. I loved the fighting back and forth between the main characters it was pretty funny. I liked all the pickup lines at the beginning of each chapter, they were also amusing. What I didn't overly like was how bitter and closed off the heroine had become after a child hood tragedy. It was just sad to see her so damaged that it affected her whole life which made her less likable. And although I liked this book it is kinda a man hating book, but the author points that out and tries to show that heart ache can go both ways. Overall it is a fluffy filler book, no real depth but funny and a quick read. The first half of the book is better than the last and I wasn't fond of the side story. Narrator was ok, nothing really stuck out as good or bad.


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Cute, fluffly, and covered in cheese!

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I love Gena Showlater. I was so looking forward to this little book that sounded amusing. It was good. It was just a bit cheesy. Nothing wrong with cheesy. Just from the depth and heart she puts in some of her other books I expected a bit more. I was still highly amused and enjoyed the book. I just had to adjust my expectations a bit. Overall it was a fun, light, listen for the days you are feeling a bit glum. If you want anything meaningful this isn't the book. It is cheesy fluff. Sometimes that is fun too.

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Lost the steam midway...

This started as a very funny and sexy story but then halfway through it just went down. I've read and listened to many Harlequin Desire/Blaze books so I enjoy love at first site, intense relationship stories but this one was borderline ridiculous. The total time span of this story is about four days. In four days Jillian and Marcus fall madly in love, breakup, get back together after a suicide/stupidity incident and he proposes marriage and signs over half of his business to her. Also, Jilian's friend Georgia all of a sudden goes completely should-be-institutionalized crazy but that only makes her realize that Jilian's brother is her true love. Come on! The narrator did an ok job with what she had to work with though.

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Good

I was up and down with the push and pull of this book. I get it... you were cheated on... daddy issues... maybe I’m not that type of person to hate all and judge all by a few messed up people. Don’t get me wrong I’ll Judge the guilty till death cause I hold grudges. (Lol) But I still give it 4 starts because of self discovery and actually trying new things. If you are not open to try then your stuck and just an empty book. But well developed characters and once opened up became beautiful together. And I loved the cute ending.

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Had such high hopes.

Seriously maybe one of the worst things I've listened to in a while. Its a toss up of who was the worst. Marcus, the world's worst cockiest obnoxious jerk and had attitude beyond what he was worthy, treated women like garbage and was an overall jackass, a boss who pretty much screwed Jillian over when dhe sold to Marcus, the jerk after always proclaims shed never ever hire a man let alone sell out to him after skillfully avoiding Jilliand attempt to buy the company, a father who brings his child to his affair and expects her silence, a mother who checks out and tries to feed poison cookies to men, siblings who expect Jillian to forgive their father and think Jillian should just "woman up" after being the one to discover her mother after a suicide attempt or and try to manipulate her into whatever twisted thing they want saying its for her own good. Betyer to be an only child than have those two stereotypes of humans. This is the only book by this author I haven't liked so read others by her just skip this unless you want a headache and to be disappointed and mad at the waste of time.