*Review* Caught Up In Us (Caught Up in Love #1) – Lauren Blakely

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Synopsis:

A second chance at first love…

Five years ago, Kat Harper fell into a dizzying summer romance with her brother’s best friend Bryan. It was a mad, crazy love full of kisses all through the night—but he broke her heart and she had to move on. Five years later, Kat is finishing her graduate degree and building her business as a jewelry designer, when Bryan, head of his own successful company, walks back into her life. Bryan has been assigned to Kat as her new business mentor and the rules are clear. No hanky panky permitted. Kat can handle that because she’s totally over him… right? Except, he still makes her laugh, and he remembers all the things she likes. Not to mention that he’s even more handsome now than he was then. Then there’s the spark between them—the simply undeniable chemistry, and the tender ways he shows he still cares for her. Can they resist each other the second time around or will first love trump all?

My Review: 3.5 Stars out of 5 ***

I downloaded this book when it was offered free on Amazon. I am seemingly going through a romance quest!! I liked the premise and loved the cover so it felt like a no brainer. I have to say I did like a lot of this book, I loved Kat and her quirky way. The way she had a love affair with Hello Kitty and unashamedly didn’t hide it.

I loved Jessica and her thespian ways, she was ballsy and stood for no nonsense. I also loved Bryan, he was sexy and in charge, yet he had a complexity that gave him an edge. Where I felt the book let itself down slightly (and okay, you can shoot me because romance is not what I usually review, I am the YA Dystopian sort of reader) was the story was a little too perfect!

Yes, I did say perfect. Bryan had walked out of Kat’s life 5 years earlier with nothing more than “I have to go” She had her heart ripped right out, yet somehow she managed to put the pieces of her heart back together and was studying for her MBA at NYU.

The last part of her degree called for her to have hands on experience with a mentor. Guess what? the mentor was Bryan!! Don’t get me wrong, if he hadn’t been there would be no story, but if some guy had ripped my insides out the way he had he wouldn’t have gotten the smooth ride Bryan got.

Sure Kat stood up to him, a little but overall she was a little bit of a pushover. That said there is some steamy, hot sex scenes. The phone sex is great and they did have amazing chemistry and the bigger picture of it all, is if you love romance that flows with ease, characters you can fall in love with from the get go and a nice happy ending, then this is the book for you.

For me, Lauren Blakely’s writing style and story telling will go to the beach with me. It’s sunny and fun but I need to get back to more grit and gore.

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A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction.

Blackmail. And Power…

Some say love can

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tell you everything I know about love…Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind.

Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and

woman must fight for themselves. At least that’s how it was for me. A

high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to

love and to sex. Even though I’ve never had either. I controlled love, played

it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those

highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets

from everyone, except the only guy I don’t regret.

Trey…

With all the other

women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were

bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore

down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She’s the only girl I ever

missed when she walked away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and

there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her

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About Lauren Blakely:

 

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she’ll release the edgy new adult novel THE

THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE THRILL OF IT:

A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power…
Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it’s the thing that
makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about
love…Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind. Love is a game, a chase. A
thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight
for themselves. At least that’s how it was for me. A high-priced
virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love
and to sex. Even though I’ve never had either. I controlled love,
played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell
down from those highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes,
forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don’t
regret.
Trey…
With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary.
They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and
numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart.
Until I met Harley. She’s the only girl I ever missed when she walked
away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and there are no
guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her my
secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she’s the closest
I’ve ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of
it.
How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

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ABOUT LAUREN BLAKELY:

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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