The Ultimate Catch by Constance Phillips
Jolanda will do whatever it takes, even face off against the Bering Sea, to raise the money for a balloon payment on her father's house. She challenges Keller and wins a bet to fill a deckhand slot vacated by her father on Keller’s recently inherited crab fishing boat. Unwilling to go back on his word, the young captain must buck tradition and superstition against women on fishing vessels.
Will his season be doomed or will he end up with the ultimate catch?
I loved the story and I loved the characters, especially Jo with her strong and spicy attitude. Her mum Ella annoyed me a little, but she is not so important to the story so never mind. I really liked that the book was set on Alaska and it was kinda perfect for my summer reading when was so hot outside and in the book was so coldJ. I was really hooked on the book, couldn’t put it down.
AS much as it was perfect there were few things that I missed. Passion between Jo and Keller is on the top of my list. Yes he watched her and he wanted her and cared for her, yes she wanted him too but when they kissed it was just that a kiss, I didn’t feel they passion and maybe because lately I read a lot of erotic novels I missed more scenes when they do it (I’m not a pervert or anything, but I think it would be fun reading how they explored their desire toward each other.)
I know that the work on the ship was hard, but Jo was really good and I was disappointed that she didn’t stick with fishing for the whole season. She went kinda soft at the end which was never in her true nature. I missed little more chapters when Jo was on the ship working and stuff that would go wrong.
But like I said before I couldn’t put the book downJ. Best words that describe The Ultimate catch are Hot and Cold.