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Fang des Tages (Gideon's Cove #1)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  10,078 Ratings  ·  830 Reviews
Maggie ist dreißig, chaotisch und Single. In einer typischen Ostküsten-Kleinstadt wahrlich kein Vergnügen! Das letzte Mal, dass sie den Mann ihrer Träume gefunden zu haben glaubte, hatte sie sich ausgerechnet in den neuen Priester von Gideon’s Cove verguckt - und die halbe Stadt mit ihrer Schwärmerei amüsiert. Die Lage ist ernst und Maggie allmählich verzweifelt. Bis ihr s ...more
Kindle Edition, 385 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Egmont Lyx (first published October 2007)
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Miss Kim
Dec 09, 2009 Miss Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Teryl
Catch of the Day is a sweet story that really tugged at the old heart strings. I felt for this woman. Maggie is in her early thirties, and she owns a very small town diner in Maine that has been in her family since her grandfather opened it. She is very proud of it, and pours her soul into it. She’s been single for about ten years, since her boyfriend dumped her publicly by showing up with a new woman when she didn’t even know they’d broken up. Her twin sister has the life she envies—a doctor hu ...more
Jun 22, 2017 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Gah.. I am such a sucker for these books. Kristan Higgins can do no wrong in my book. I am so in love with her writing. Call me a sappy romantic, and I will undoubtably own it. Any book that can have me laughing out loud and crying at work is going to get a top rating from me. Even though I had a good bit of trouble connecting with the hero in this one, she still won me over. Moving right along to the next book in the series... ;)
Wow! I loved this book SOOOO MUCH! I feel like I say this for every review I write for her novels, but Kristan Higgins is such a fantastic writer. Her books are funny and heartwarming. “Catch of the Day” is no exception.

I began giggling almost immediately as the premise for the book unfolded in the first several pages. Girl gets a crush. Girl mistakenly misses the part where boy reveals he is actually a priest. Girl then decides to spread the word about this new boy she is crazy about to everyo
Mar 04, 2014 Didi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
~~~ 4++++ STARS ~~~

I love Kristsn Higgins, seriously, she's amazing. This is the 4 or 5th book by her I've read and I'm convinced that everything she's writes speaks to me. It's an emotional experience with her work, love it.

This book was no different. A story about finding love in the most unlikely of places and realizing what you've always wanted sits right under your nose. I really liked Maggie, she was a sweet and loyal woman proud to serve her town by running the local diner. Being part of
Aug 14, 2008 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I am reading the Smart Bitches website a week ago and they had posted the winners of the various RITA awards that were handed out during the RWA conference.

This book won the 2008 Rita for Best Contemporary single title. I am always on the lookout for a good contemporary book and the blurb for this sounded hysterical. So I ran over to my local library and picked it up.

I devoured this book in one sitting. It was sweet, funny as hell and totally romantic. I am a total Kristan Higgins convert.

Jun 17, 2016 Juli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
El primer libro que leo de esta autora y me ha encantado. Me hizo reír y llorar de la risa. La protagonista no tenía suerte ni para esconderse. Sin lugar a dudas pienso seguir leyendo a esta autora. Me enamore y me reí como hacia mucho no me pasaba con un libro. Este libro es sumamente recomendable. Es de esos libros que se que en algún momento voy a releer.
May 19, 2017 Yodamom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Excellent narration
The story had some great characters but I didn't get why the MC was such an idiot. She lacked common sense and just acted ridiculous in bits. I really liked the side characters, loved Malone he didn't play the drama game, didn't gossip or spend days talking about others. There was a lot of gossip in this small town which is expected but shouldn't this girl learn to shut it ? It was just her bits here and there that irked me taking 1 star off my rating.
Warning pet d
Feb 06, 2017 Mo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars.

A nice story but something was missing. Maggie's actions annoyed me a bit at times. Malone's lack of speech annoyed me a bit too.

I read Ms Higgins new book the other day and it was a fabulous read so I just cannot rate this one as high as I did that one.

I really would have preferred more interaction between the two main characters ... I wish I had counted the amount of words he spoke to her throughout the book.

Will definitely read more by this author.

Oct 16, 2011 Audrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Good, but I just couldn't connect with the first person narrator, who was alternately annoyingly doormat/saint-like and annoyingly neurotic/overanalytical. Also, Malone is too much of a strong-but-silent type for the first person POV to work here in that, for the romance-factor and the "how does he feel about her" way, we were left totally blind. We really have almost no clue how he feels because we're so cemented into the first person POV and all of the (mis)interpretations that accompany that ...more
Jun 27, 2017 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It is always a joy for me to sit down and read a Kristan Higgins book. My first was The Best Man which is part of her Blue Heron Series. From the beginning to the end, I loved that one too.

There is a certain ease about her writing. For me she gives the reader just enough humor, sweetness, sexiness and angst. Things are never overdone. If anything you may find yourself wishing for a tiny bit more of something.

Catch of the Day was another enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to reading the oth
Jun 08, 2017 Sky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars

I haven't read a book by Higgins for a while, and now I know why. Per usual, a woman giving too much, and a man giving nothing (and yet our MCs' find them enticing).

By the way, what's with all the growling and barking? I'm usually into that sort of thing, but here I found it creepy and borderline pathological.

For those who wonder why I even bothered picking this up, it's because I enjoy Higgins's writing style, it's the content that I don't enjoy. And besides, I did like In Your Dream
Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Ay, lo que pudo haber sido y no fue... Eso sí, las risas que me eché al principio ya no me las quita nadie. Os cuento más en la reseña!
I’ve never cried for (view spoiler)

To be honest, I thought the characters were a bit annoying in the beginning. It just got a little too crazy, with the protagonist, Maggie, saying embarrass
May 25, 2017 Floripiquita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-rita
Le doy un 3,5. Me hubiera gustado poder darle más puntuación porque empieza genial, con una protagonista metepatas y bocazas que se mete sin querer en un montón de situaciones de lo más bochornosas, pero la historia se ha ido desinflando a medida que pasaban las páginas. De todas maneras, se trata de una lectura entretenida, con la que reír y pasar un buen rato. Solo porque la protagonista compare a Malone con el Heathcliff de los mares ya vale la pena, jajaja. Mi séptimo libro del #RetoRita.
4.5 Colonel stars

The best bits: When Higgins creates a swoony hero who embodies the surly, broad, swoony and silent type, she doesn't fool around. Malone is definitely surly, definitely broad and swoony, and DEFINITELY the silent type. I didn't count, but I don't think he says more than 50 words in the entire book. And yet... I adored him.

As much as I loved Malone, my heart totally belonged to the Colonel... I gushed and cried and ate a mini-tub of ice cream thanks to this guy. I'm still ree
Duchess Nicole
Ah, bummer. I think this is my first lackluster rating/review for a Kristan Higgins book, and I hate to do it. This was a little too much time apart for our H/h, and when they were together, there was actually not much dialogue at all. Or, not much dialogue from Malone, anyways. Maggie talked constantly, but it seemed as if every word she said shoved her foot just that much further in her mouth.

To be honest, this book was a little depressing to me. Poor Maggie is just so word-clumsy and inapprop
#Reto rita

2,5 pero no le voy a dar 3.

Empezó fenomenal, con los sucesos graciosos, rápido pero a la vez pausado. Vamos, que tenía muy buenas perspectivas. Pero a lo largo del libro fue perdiendo interés, soltura, demasiadas vueltas a las cosas, al pueblo,....
No he podido sentir realmente como se ha formado esté enamoramiento entre los personajes, y eso que tenían mucha chicha. Ha dado en exceso de ella ( cierto que está narrado en primera persona) y nada o casi nulo sobre él. Tanto secretismos,
Alice Kellen
Mar 18, 2017 Alice Kellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Qué cuqui y genial es siempre Kristan Higgins ❤
I generally enjoy Kristan Higgins. Quirky characters, fun, bouncy plots, realistic dialogue: It's not deep literature, but her books are often the perfect lazy afternoon read.

This one, though, just didn't quite do it for me. Our heroine, Maggie, is the sort I normally like. She's a little older (about 35, I think) and the owner/manager/main employee in a small diner. She's generally kind-hearted, helping out in the church and community. She has a lovely dog that follows her around. She's a littl
M.V. Freeman
Aug 30, 2012 M.V. Freeman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book via Audio, by Xe Sands. A true gift of the writer is being able to take me away from the world I am and plant me smack in the center of the written one. By the time I finished--I wanted to visit this fictional town in Maine and go the Diner the Heroine owned.

Maggie is owner and operator of Joe's Diner in a small fishing town in Maine. In her thirties she is still not married and it doesn't look like she has any future when there is very little to choose from. To make matters wor
Apr 26, 2015 Alexa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit, meh
More like 1 stars or "I didn't really like it but I feel bad giving this one single lonely star"

You see that book blurb?

- Remove the puppy (it doesn't appear until the final page of the book)

-+ Remove also the matchmaking priest and add the fact that the main character is in love with said priest!

+ Add a few over the top plot stereotypes (ie. the bad date that makes all other dates look better, the super mega misunderstanding that could have been solved easily if the main characters just talke
Jan 21, 2017 Mysticnox rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-rita
Primer libro del Reto Rita. Son 3,5 estrellas.
Muy divertido, lo he leído justo en el momento oportuno.
4.5 stars. I’ve graded this up a bit, because it’s so unusual for me to enjoy this type of book so very much. Sometimes cliches are the simple truth: I laughed, I cried, I couldn’t put it down.

The story is a pretty familiar one (especially if you’ve ever read a Higgans book.) Our narrator Maggie is a small-town Maine girl in love with a man she can’t have -- in this case, a Catholic priest. Maggie tries valiantly to move on with her life, embarking on a series of truly terrible blind dates. This
Fani *loves angst*
Yeah, there was too little romance in this one. Yes, Malone was a black box even after the end of the book. Yes, they didn't talk enough to build a real relationship. And yet. I couldn't put it down and gave my husband the silent treatment in a 5 hours' drive, in order to finish this. In short? I loved it. One of my favorite Higgins' books.

Update 27/3/2017
Re-read it and loved it just as much as the first time. Not sure why as the time the MCs spend together is very little, but, both Malone and M
Mmmmmm calculando la puntuación...................................................
Mar 02, 2012 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-uns, romance
Originally reviewed here.

Quite honestly, life is abundantly busy these days. And while my reading hasn't slowed down, I tend to hibernate with an old favorite when real life gets real. So I may have been forgoing some of the new stuff in favor of doing a little re-reading a la Megan Whalen Turner these days. I also made time to re-read one of my favorite Kristan Higgins books on account of it being repackaged and re-released this week in a glossy new edition to match her others. CATCH OF THE DAY
Estefanía Álvarez
Mar 16, 2016 Estefanía Álvarez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tengo
4.5/5 Me encantan sus libros jajajja me lo paso TAN bien ^^
Jun 09, 2013 MRB rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been said by many readers before, but after just finishing Catch of the Day, I feel compelled to say it again: As contemporary female-centric fiction, Kristan Higgins' novels are as humorous, sweet, breezily engaging and subtly insightful as they come...but the majority of these alleged "romances" have relatively little romance. There's minimal development of the hero and of his relationship with our heroine. Because this hero's salient characteristic is that he's the strong and silent type ...more
Audiobook rating. A full four stars! This was my second time around with Catch of the Day (I read it a couple of years ago- four stars for the book, too). I know I've probably repeated this over and over (to the point of obnoxiousness) but I love Kristan Higgins...I LOVE her books! When I first heard that CotD was going to be available on audio, I thought, "YAY!" Then, "huh, this should be interesting". After all, this is Malone we're talking about. Malone of the dark-broody-man-of-very-few-word ...more
I took my daughter to the library the other day and ended up checking out a few books even though I have umpteen million books to read at home! LOL. Well, maybe not quite that many. I remember seeing Kristan Higgins mentioned favorably and, although I know she writes in the first person POV, I decided to grab a few.

Maggie owns a diner in a small Maine community and now in her early thirties despairs of finding a husband. There just aren't any good candidates in her small town. Well, there is Ma
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Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her books have been honored with dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books and Romantic Times.
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“When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad.” 46 likes
“It's safe to be in love with someone you know you'll never have. Nothing is really risked when you know you can't lose. He was a distraction, an excuse, and a friend. No more, no less.” 33 likes
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