Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary

Fresh Catch – Kate Canterbary


Fresh Catch – Kate Canterbary


Fresh Catch

by Kate Canterbary


Paperback, 1 edition, 260 pages
Published February 15th 2018

Fresh Catch – Kate Canterbary


Fresh Catch – Kate Canterbary


Have you ever read a book that you would want to be a part of? A swicheroo of sorts? Fresh Catch is one of those books for me. I want to exchange places with Cole. Sharing a cottage on the Maine coast with a lobsterman who looks and sounds like Owen, sounds pretty perfect to me. I realize that Owen Barrett wouldn’t want anything to do with me, I’m the wrong sex, but WOW – a girl can wish right?

Look at the cover and then read the blurb and tell me you wouldn’t want to be in Cole’s shoes too.

I love opposites attract romances, and Cole and Owen couldn’t have been more opposite if they’d tried. Nevertheless they were perfect for each other. I also love grumpy heroes, especially if they have a heart made out of gold and are caring and sweet behind their grouchy shell.

It wasn’t really a surprise that I fell in love with Owen and Cole from the very first chapter. Even though they were so very different, they both have endearing qualities, and lovable personalities. The chatty California executive and the grumpy lobsterman from Maine were a match made in heaven.  This couple was a source of pure entertainment for me.

There were many things I loved about Fresh Catch.

I loved the way Cole and Owen complimented each other so effortlessly. Although they came from very different backgrounds, deep inside they were very similar. The most obvious of all was how very happy they were around each other. Enjoying the simple things in life was only one such thing they shared. Owen showed Cole how to work the ocean, and Cole drew Owen out of his hermit shell with laughter and his company. Even though at the beginning it was all about sexual attraction, it didn’t take long for them to realize what they found in each other. Cole and Owen’s personalities meshed very seamlessly, and it was a real joy seeing them interact on a daily basis.

But my most favorite thing of all was their banter and witty conversations. I could have listened to their back and forth for hours. Cole and Owen had such a wonderful time together. Together their life was uncomplicated and straightforward and this feeling of joy and pleasure jumped off the pages. With Cole and Owen, Kate Canterbary creates two characters that were truly a pleasure to meet.

Fresh Catch was the authors first M/M novel and I have to say she did a fantastic job. Both characters are wonderfully developed and fully fleshed out. They each have two very distinctive voices. The writing is impressive and the dialogues and banter between Cole and Owen is captivating and endearing. The scenes between these lovers  felt genuine, passionate, and are oh so sexy. The author skillfully ventured into the world of M/M with heart, soul and style. It was a truly beautiful love story.

Fresh Catch – Kate Canterbary


Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever.

Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman.

There’s one small issue:

Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.


I don’t like people.
I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises.
No strings, no promises, no problems.
Until Cole McClish’s boat drifts into Talbott’s Cove, and I bend all my rules for the sexy sailor.
I don’t know Cole’s story or what he’s running from, but one thing is certain:
I’m not letting him run away from me.

Fresh Catch is a standalone novel. A portion of this novel appeared in the 2016 anthology INCOGNITO. The story has been substantially expanded.


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Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

To get in touch with Kate, please email ( or find her on Facebook or Twitter.


Fresh Catch – Kate Canterbary

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2 thoughts on “Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary

    1. I would have loved to stay at the cottage 😍😍😍 we’ll have to compare favorite M/M reads. I would love to find a few new favorites. 😊

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