01 July 2014


Catch Your Breath
The O’Learys Book #4
By: Shannyn Schroeder
Releasing July 3rd, 2014

As kids they steered clear of one another–but now a beautiful, well-connected reporter and a sexy, driven detective are all grown-up and on the job. . .

Moira O’Leary’s work as a reporter gives her access to some of Chicago’s swankiest soirĂ©es. She knows how to navigate the jet-set crowd, and her style and confidence help her blend right in. But when her childhood crush starts popping up at posh events, her poise begins to falter–until she realizes she has the upper hand in a high-stakes game of secrets and seduction. . .

Jimmy O’Malley has always tried to avoid his friend Liam’s little sister. Something about Moira spelled trouble. But he’s out of his element working undercover in Chicago’s high society, and Moira is his ticket to the inner circle. As sparks begin to fly–and their chemistry heats up–Moira gets dangerously close to his investigation. Will Jimmy be forced to push her away to keep her safe–or will they surrender to a desire that could leave them breathless?



Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.

Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.

After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”

So she did.

That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.

She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.



When I first agreed to read this book(and provide my honest review) for the Tasty Tour(thanks to NetGalley for my ARC copy), I picked it because it has a Chicago setting. Being from the area, I'm a sucker for books that place in the city. I didn't know it was part of a series until my BFF and fellow blogger told me. 

When started the book, I felt like it started in mid-series. Like I had missed the first the ten minutes of a movie or missed the beginning of a joke. Hate that feeling. And maybe I'm over thinking it a bit.

Despite that, I really enjoyed the book. It was cute and fun and packed with great characters and chemistry. Jimmy, the hero, had a knack for putting his foot in his mouth which made me smile. I also liked the secondary story lines. The only drawback was I felt the author dropped the ball in explaining/resolving the case Jimmy was working on.

I'd read another book by this author.  

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