Monday, 27 February 2017

Caught Up in You (Caught Up book1)

by Colee Firman

Rating: 5/5

Pages - 299
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Publication Date: 2014

Summary (via Goodreads)

Life has a way of shaping you into what it wants you to be, regardless of how much you fight it.

Brantley Prescott is damaged. Scarred by a past she can’t forget. Hiding secrets she’s terrified to share. Searching for a future she doesn’t believe she’ll ever find.

Myles Franco is alone. Burdened by mistakes he’ll never live down. Fostering a deep resentment for the opposite sex. Unleashing his wrath on any girl who gets too close.

Brantley has worked behind the bar long enough to recognize Myles for what he is—a douchebag player with nothing on his mind but keeping a steady stream of girls flowing through his bed. With his messy dark hair, sapphire blue eyes, rock-solid body, and endless tattoos he’s impossible to ignore. But that’s exactly what she plans on doing.

After just one run-in with Brantley, Myles is even more determined to stick to the rules he lives by. She’s mouthy, blunt, and doesn’t back down—no matter how hard he pushes her. She could turn out be the one temptation that drags him down the path he’s been trying to avoid. He won’t let that happen.

Both are content living behind the solid walls they’ve built around themselves. Neither is prepared for what happens when their lives collide.

Due to sexual content and graphic language - 17+ recommended.


Thank you to NetGalley and the author for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

Where do I start? I absolutely became obsessed with this book! I have not come across a book that had me so addicted in quite a while - I simply could not pull myself away from it and the moment I finished the first book, I found myself on Amazon buying the sequel.

Caught Up in You tells the story of sassy and independent Brantley as she tries to get control over her life and learn to stand on her own two feet and forget about her troubled past. She is young, smart and incredibly stubborn. 

On the flip side is Miles - brooding, dark and incredibly sexy, but determined to make something of himself despite his mistakes.

Both have a past they want to escape and hide, and both have tempers that flare and, in the most humorous way possible, cause several misunderstandings and dramatic exits! There were moments when reading that I honestly snorted out loud (something I simply do not ever do when reading!).

The author has created a love story that moves away from the old clich√©'s and predictable storylines of star-crossed lovers and has, instead, literally reinvented the 'boy/girl-next-door' scenario. What is fresh, however, is the way she has done this by using people who are more relatable and have lived lives that feel more real and possible rather than giving the reader characters who cannot be related to. This helps to make the drama, tragedy and romance feel more intense to the reader, pulling you into every page and will have you yelling at the book as you read, determined at points that your eyes must be lying to you.

I cannot recommend this book enough! But, as is mentioned above - this is DEFINATELY not a book for younger readers - 17+

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