Release Day Review by DMac: Catching Heir, by Julia Talbot

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Catching Heir, by Julia Talbot
A Dreamspun Desires Novel
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2016

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Is he in love with an old hotel—or its new owner?

Professional snowboarder Cullen Patrick is successful and kinda famous. So when he inherits an old Colorado hotel from an unknown relative, he really should leave well enough alone.

Matt Nathanson has been managing the Treeline Estates since college. He loved the elderly former owner, and he stands to inherit the place if no one claims it in the next week. Of course, Cullen shows up, and Matt thinks it’s time to move on. He doesn’t want to like Cullen, no matter how engaging the guy is, or how hunky.

Cullen has grand ideas for the Treeline, but he doesn’t want to implement them without Matt, and he’s not sure he’s ready to give up snowboarding. Can Matt convince Cullen that putting down roots is worth it… and maybe catch his heir at the same time?


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Opposites Attract
Enemies to Lovers


This book was so fulfilling and gave me the warm and fuzzy feelings. This book was the winter equivalent of a summer read, like you are reading hot chocolate. No big dramatic moments or miscommunications or other stressful things, so if you are looking for that then this isn’t going to do it for you. This book involved a lot of well written, happy fluff in a winter setting.

I think my favorite thing about this book was that it had a lot of good character development– aka my favorite thing in a book. Talbot made it believable that a high-profile snowboarder and a nerdy hotel manager would work. She did a good job of making their relationship believable by showing us how it would work. Nothing is more annoying than characters suddenly falling in love and then nothing getting dealt with. Life happens, and when it does it makes people act differently, and it’s nice when authors can use that to bring characters closer together.

The two main characters were really likeable. I didn’t know if I was going to like either one of them, but Talbot fleshed them out and gave them personalities. I mean, it’s still the M/M equivalent of a Harlequin romance, so don’t expect this to be War and Peace levels of development, but it’s still really good. They both had insecurities about their relationship, but it only gave them more depth instead of adding drama.

There was a lot of day-to-day stuff written out in this book, so that may put you off if you’re not interested in that. It was written so well that I really didn’t care and the pacing helped even it out.

This book had them building a life together after a slow burn romance so if you are looking for a sweet, domestic type story for the holidays this is for you.


Stories that leave a mark. Julia Talbot loves romance across all the genders and genres, and loves to write about people working to see past the skin they’re in to love what lies beneath. Julia Talbot lives in the great mountain and high desert Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Dreamspinner, All Romance Ebooks, and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. She also writes BDSM and erotic romance as Minerva Howe. Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at “The mountains are calling, and I must go”

You can purchase Catching Heir from:
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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