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?
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"A good fairy tale love story that will have you escaping from real life for a few hours." (LoveNBooks)
I have been so entertained by Lauren Blakely's sassy, laugh out loud novels.
This one unfortunately I found to be very bland.
Not helped by the overly sweet narration. Not a book I will return to.
Around the half way or just below.
Not that I remember.
It was just a nice steady read.
If you like the tropes, in love with your brothers best friend, and reunited lovers, then this is a tame and pretty much angst free story that you may well love.
"Fun & Sweet"
I enjoyed this book but I wouldn't say its my favorite Lauren Blakely series. This book was sweet & sexy as always with her stories and the actual drama is light which I love too. I enjoy a second chance romance so I was excited when this story turned out to be just that. I can't say I blame Kat when she can't resist Bryan for long, He is a sweet talker and knows what he wants. This was a little fluffy and predictable but still enjoyable story.
The narration is not a favorite for me, I actually like Emily Durante but just not for this story. The voices just didn't fit the characters for me, especially Bryan, I'm not a big fan of her male voice.
"Fun, light, happy, fabulous!!"
I love the magic of the story - how it truly captured the feeling of falling in love with your soulmate
The way Kat and Bryan were meant to be together
She sounded like Kat to me!!!
A fairytale romance!!
I have liked all of the other Lauren Blakely books a lot so I am surprised at how much I dislike this one. The storyline and characters are boring and the narrator is so annoying. Totally not worth a credit.
Great story. Great narration. Will definitely read another book by this author, and listen to another story and by this narrator.
Well written story enhanced by excellent narration. Lauren Blakely has taken the old theme of boy meets girl, boy loses girl and made it seem fresh.
"Another hit for Lauren Blakely"
Caught Up in Us is an entertaining book by Lauren Blakely. She does a fantastic job of intertwining the past and present to tell a beautiful story about reunited love. Five years ago, Kat Harper fell in love with her brother's best friend, Bryan. It was everything she ever dreamed of romance being, until he broke her heart. Now she is forced to work with him as her mentor for her graduate degree. She knows her professor has a strict no "hanky panky" rule and it takes everything in her power to keep from crossing that line. The problem is he is still the one that seems to get her the most, the one that makes her laugh and the one that she can't seem to forget.
I am becoming a huge fan of Lauren Blakely's work and this does nothing but increase my eagerness to read her work. I can't wait to read more from this incredible series!
Love, Romance and Tenderness
When Bryan Tells Kat about always loving her!!!!
Totally love Lauren, Just Realized while listening to "Nights with Her", The Characters continue on and Are still so Cute....LOVE IT
"Sweet, sexy, and well narrated!"
Sometimes good can come from the broken heart of a first love. Kat Harper's first love, Bryan, actually inspired her jewelry line called, My Favorite Mistakes. This love for the fashion and jewelry business led her to a college mentoring course. Each student is paired with an alumni business mentor in their field. Unfortunately, Kat is paired up with her ex-Bryan who runs a men's cuff link company. Of course he's just as hot and charming as he used to be, and he still seems to have a thing for her. Her prof has a very strict no romance policy in his courses. So how is Kat to going to survive the semester? And you know Bryan isn't going to go easy on her.
I really enjoyed Kat's story. She is smart, caring, and sweet. I enjoyed getting to know her as an adult, and also as a teen via flashbacks. I love that she took something that hurt her so much, and turned it into something positive. Her ultimate goal was to make enough money to help her parents failing business, and that really touched me. She was also willing to try to put the love of her life on hold, to make her dreams come true. I adminred that she wasn't willing to take no for an answer, and in the end she got everything she needed.
I pretty much fell in love with Bryan the moment he first stepped into the book. He was young and immature when he first met Kat. And like most guys his age, he messed up his first love. Fast-forward to the present, here we have a intelligent, witty, and sexy business men. He does and says all the right things. He's just so charming, you can't help but fall for him. I mean the guy still remembers her coffee order. Also, he's smart and didn't push Kat into a relationship she clearly wasn't ready for yet.
I really enjoyed Emily Durante's narration of CAUGHT UP IN US! Her light, sweet tone lent well to this story, especially when it came to voicing Kat. Her character voices were distinct, and she did an amazing job voicing both the male and female parts. Emily brought real emotions to this audiobook, from it's heart wrenching lows to it's light-hearted humor. She really brought this story to life for me!
CAUGHT UP IN US is a sweet and sexy story about second chances. Though this book had plenty of heat, I really enjoyed how the author made us wait for the really thing. It made this book stand out so much more in a sea of instant gratification romance books. I had a lot of fun getting "caught up" in this in this audiobook! I really couldn't put it down, and finished the audiobook in two days. I was happy to see that it's only the first in the Caught Up in Love series, so I can run right out and order the next audiobook in this series.
***Audiobook was provided by the author in trade for a fair review***
"Fall in love with Kat & Bryan!"
If you're a fan of second chance romance - this is definitely a book you want to read! Fall in love with Bryan and Kat's story! They started out as young love but in life things don't always go as planned. Fast forward 5 years with a chance meeting, and sparks fly! Such a wonderful story as are all of Lauren Blakely's books!
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