Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely
Series: Caught Up in Love #1
Published by: Lauren Blakely Books on February 20th 2014
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Free from Kindle Store
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?
Five years ago Kat fell in love with her brother’s best friend- Bryan. They were both crazy for each other. Well, at least that’s what she thought. He broke her heart and didn’t want anything to do with her. Now broken-hearted, five years later, she still hasn’t gotten over him. She thought she would never see him again until she goes back to college to get a higher degree as a jewelry designer. Turns out, the professor partnered them together and now she’s forced to work with him.
Is Kat really over Bryan? He’s just as funny and charming as he was five years ago, and even more handsome. But, there’s a catch- no “hanky panky” business according to the professor.
I started to enjoy the book, but towards the 1/3 mark, my rating started to drop. I don’t want to spoil it too much, but there was a certain thing that started to happen between the two and it was a little weird for me.
I really did enjoy the book overall, but it wasn’t anything that made it my favorite book. I did really enjoy the story overall, but it just wasn’t my favorite. I wanted something light and fluffy and a new adult book. I’m glad I picked it up when I did because I don’t know if I would have gotten to it any sooner. There was a lot of sexual tension between Kat and Bryan and it was interesting to say the least.
I really liked Kat and Bryan’s relationship at times. Especially when Kat would have flashbacks to five years in the past when they had first started dating. They seemed like a really cute couple then and now.
I still can’t get over the fact that the models on the cover remind me of Katy and Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.. Every time I see those models, I automatically see those two. I’m sure those that are following me on Instagram or that I’m following, have seen me comment or post about this. :)
Anyway, with how short this book was, I was surprised at how much I did enjoy it.
“He was my first favorite mistake.” — Lauren Blakely, Caught Up in Us
“If I were a rock star, I’d have Taylor Swifted him and written one of those anthemic I don’t love you anymore songs.”– Lauren Blakely, Caught Up in Us
“He was a movie kiss, he was the name above the title. He was the one you wanted the heroine to wind up with so badly that your heart ached for her when they weren’t together, then soared when they finally were.”– Lauren Blakely, Caught Up in Us
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