I sense a theme: What I’m reading and watching
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Sometimes, a little realism must meet a little escapism. And that means that there are two things I’m enjoying right now. Something a little older, something a little newer. But both have a sort of something in common.
The Catch follows Alice Vaughan, who runs a private investigation firm in Los Angeles, California. After being defrauded by her fiancé, she is determined to find him—between working on other cases—before it ruins her career. Her fiancé, Benjamin Jones, is revealed to be a master con artist working for a high-stakes international crime operation along with Margot Bishop.
The series was a Shondaland series taking the place of How to get Away with Murder initially, but it only lasted two seasons. I kind of love it, like HTGAWM and other shows by Shonda.
Book Blurb: She’s got his back.
Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.
He’s got her heart.
Jack Stapleton’s a household name—captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, famous for, among other things, rising out of the waves in all manner of clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity. But a few years back, in the wake of a family tragedy, he dropped from the public eye and went off the grid.
They’ve got a secret.
When Jack’s mom gets sick, he comes home to the family’s Texas ranch to help out. Only one catch: He doesn’t want his family to know about his stalker. Or the bodyguard thing. And so Hannah—against her will and her better judgment—finds herself pretending to be Jack’s girlfriend as a cover. Even though her ex, like a jerk, says no one will believe it.
What could possibly go wrong???
Hannah hardly believes it, herself. But the more time she spends with Jack, the more real it all starts to seem. And there lies the heartbreak. Because it’s easy for Hannah to protect Jack. But protecting her own, long-neglected heart? That’s the hardest thing she’s ever done.
I’m watching The Catch on Hulu, but I got The Bodyguard from Book of the Month club. If you are interested in checking it out, if you use my referral link I’ll get a credit and you’ll get a book!