Catch & Release (Catch #2) by Ella Fox

Ella Fox is definitely one of my favourite authors so when I saw the chance to read this new release I was all over it in seconds! Catch & Release is book 2 in the Catch series.

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Love endures all things.

Darby McKenzie’s heart started beating funny the day that she met Trace Chamberlain. She was four, he was five, and that meeting altered the course of both their lives forever.

Trace was born into a nightmare. Before meeting Darby and her family, the only love he ever knew was that of his twin brother. The two of them endured years of abuse that left scars. The permanent kind.

For Trace, meeting Darby was like catching a rainbow. She exploded into his life in a pop of Technicolor that awakened his senses. She wasn’t just his best friend—she was his life. His touchstone, his safety, his heart—she was everything.

Darby had been through it all with Trace and her love for him never wavered for a second. But no amount of love could make Trace believe that he was worthy of her. Knowing that she deserved better, Trace pushed her away, when what he really wanted was to pull her closer. Emotionally destroyed and bitter from the back and forth, Darby finally let go and decided to move on.

Sometimes hitting rock bottom is the only way to understand that you need to change. Realizing that losing Darby means losing everything, Trace knew it was time to man up and fight for the girl he loved.

Is it too late for Darby and Trace to have a happily ever after?

**Content Warning: This isn’t a book about an Alpha male. In fact, the Hero in this story isn’t Trace, it’s Darby. If the idea of the female being the strong one bothers you, this isn’t your kind of book.**

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Oh this book!! It’s just so heart-breaking and utterly beautiful! I consumed every page in one sitting, I just couldn’t tear myself away! Ella Fox has most definitely done it again! And this time our leading lady as the hero of the story –  an absolutely brilliant read!

When Darby moves to a new house with her family she wasn’t convinced. At four years old she could already hold her own but when her parents introduced her to the twin boys who had come to see her big brother everything changed. Both of them seemed so sad but it was Trace who made her heart beat funny. Every day she made it her job to make them smile, whether that meant she had to tell jokes or do something silly she was determined to make them happy.

Trace has endured years of torture at home, if you can even call it a home. Spending as much time as he and his brother can at Darby’s house they finally experience the love of a family. Though he loves all of the McKenzie’s, it’s Darby who has his attention. Walking into his life and filling it with laughter and colour again she means everything to him.

The twins go through some horrific events which change everything and Trace takes it hard. Darby becomes his rock, his life-line. But when things become to much he pushes her away. Darby has stood by him through every heart-break, every meltdown but how much longer can she continue to catch him if he’s always letting go?

Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can look back up and realise just what you’ve lost. Will Trace be able to pick himself back up and get Darby back once and for all before it’s too late?

This book took me on a true emotional roller-coaster. Trace’s journey is a true battle against himself and everything he has ever been told. Ella Fox really makes you feel everything that he does and you will break right along with him. I loved his relationship with Darby and the rest of the McKenzie’s. A true love story where a woman’s love will stand the test of every heartbreak, every scar and every fall – how she will always be there to catch him. A book which will definitely pull on every one of your heartstrings, prepare yourself for all the feels!

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About Ella Fox

Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Consequences of Deception, The Hart Family series & many other sexy and exciting books.

Ella is an avid reader, lover of music and all around goofball. She grew up loving to read. That’s not surprising considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday!

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

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