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Caught Up In Us (Caught Up in Love Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Blakely
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Read the book that launched the wildly popular Caught Up in Love contemporary romance series!

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? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, falling in love)


**CAUGHT UP IN US is the first novel in the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling CAUGHT UP IN LOVE series. Each book can be read as a standalone, though you will likely enjoy the other books in the series.**


THE CAUGHT UP IN LOVE SERIES:

 

BOOK 1: CAUGHT UP IN US (Bryan & Kat's story)
 
BOOK 2: PRETENDING HE'S MINE (Reeve & Sutton's story)
 
BOOK 3: TROPHY HUSBAND (Chris & McKenna's story)
 
BOOK 4: PLAYING WITH HER HEART (Davis & Jill's story)
 
CAUGHT UP IN LOVE spin-offs: 
STARS IN THEIR EYES (William & Jess' story) 
FAR TOO TEMPTING (Jane and Matthew's story) 


Editorial Reviews

Review

"A good fairy tale love story that will have you escaping from real life for a few hours. You will read the best phone sex scenes ever and I melted, I mean MELTED, over dinner in Paris." - LoveNBooks

"Read the book so you can add Bryan to your list of Book Boyfriends!" - Little Black Book Blog

"This book was sweet, romantic, sexy, dramatic at times, and I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read." - TheSubClub Books

From the Author

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy my books! To receive an email when I release a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2792 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148398348X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books (January 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B3EJ6QQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Second Chances January 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
**ARC copy provided for an honest review**

This book is one of those about second chances and true love. It also is about getting closure from the past and moving on.

Kat never expected to see Bryan again. And she had pretty much convinced herself that she was over him. But that all changes when she finds herself being paired up with him for a business class she is taking to get her MBA. See, he broke her heart 5 years ago when she was an innocent, starry-eyed 17 year old who fell in love with her brother's best friend. And really he did it with no explanation.

I was honestly a little ticked off at Kat for most of this book. How can you easily fall under the spell of someone who crushed your innocent heart so many years ago? And right after you declare you love him no less?! It helped when I thought back to all those many years ago when I had a first love and how I might have acted should I ever have found myself in Kat's shoes.

But only a little!

There were many times I wanted to slap her smart and strangle Bryan's neck for treating her so horribly. Although the book had its frustrating elements, there were many more that were just flat out sweet. And steamy too! Two words...phone sex! 'Nuff said!

I loved how Kat was a strong independent young woman! Well, except when it came to Bryan but I will forgive her for that. She is family oriented which was a nice touch. I believe the whole story was very well rounded and gave us a bit of everything I personally look for in a book.

It was a quick read for me (read in one afternoon). I would highly recommend this one to anyone who is looking for..

Romance✔
A little angst✔
First love✔
HEA✔
NO cliff hangers!✔✔✔✔
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Autumn After Dark for Caught Up In Us February 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
3.5 stars
Caught Up In Us was sweet, flirty, sexy, and an overall enjoyable read. The characters were likable and I love stories about couples coming back together.

Bryan was Kat's first love. They met right before she started college. At that time, Bryan had already graduated from college and was getting ready to leave for France to start his new job. While Kat was looking forward to a future with Bryan, he felt that Kat needed to experience college life at it's fullest. So, sadly, they broke up.

Now, years later Bryan and Kat are reunited. Bryan is assigned as Kat's mentor in her Masters program. They obviously have to spend time together and their connection reignites. Of course they have obstacles to overcome, but in the meantime, they tried to steal some moments together when they could.

Bryan and Kat were really a sweet couple. I love that they never stopped loving one another. They also knew how to bring on the heat without even being together. They had some really hot phone sex. In fact, the phone sex scenes were almost hotter to me than when they actually got together.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend Caught Up In Us. I had fun reading it. I've been reading some heavy angsty books lately, so this gave me a nice fresh break. If you're looking for a cute love story that delivers some serious sexy, check this one out.

Quotes:
~His lips were the softest I'd ever felt, and his kisses were of the epic kind, the kind that made you believe that movie kisses weren't just for actors or for stories, that they could be for you, and they could go on and on, like a slow and sexy love song that melted you from the inside out.-Loc 404

~Served him right with the way he was blowing me off. At least I'd had an orgasm, and he hadn't. Small victory, but I'd take it.-Loc 978
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute ans simple February 9, 2013
By Laura H
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Well written, quick and easy to read. Lauren Blakely wrote a tasteful love story. Characters weren't damaged but refreshingly normal and in love.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second chance love story! February 20, 2014
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I've said it a million times, I'm a sucker for a second chance love story! And, Lauren Blakely! This is a great, witty, sweet, romantic story that's well written.

Kat and Bryan had a brief summer romance 5 years ago and then he vanished from her life. He reappears as her new business mentor and she's totally over him. Or not. They still have amazing chemistry but she's afraid and he doesn't know how to apologize.We also meet her roommate Jill and her friend Reeve.

"So you want to know what I'd do if i were with you right now?"

"Yes"

"I wouldn't kiss you yet. I'd touch your naked skin. I'd run my fingers down your arms, and watch as you shivered at my touch"
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book January 22, 2013
By kelli43
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book. It is funny and super sexy with a forbidden love story and a great twist. Definitely recommend it.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! February 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's a shame I have to write 20 more words about this book because the title of the review sums it up. Amazing. I'd love a sequel. Oh, and the phone sex. Hot.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Phone sex can't solve everything..... February 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Me: "So have you read Caught Up in Us yet? I'm about 50% through and having a little bit of a rough time with it."

Anonymous Blogger: "No.. I'm starting it this week. Shoot..It's not good?"

Me: "It's not bad, I'm starting to get into the story, but the plot's just not as well written as I hoped. The flow is off and things kind of come out of nowhere."

Anonymous Blogger: "Ugh I hate that. It's not that consistent it sounds like."

Me: "It's like there's suppose to be all this sexual tension, but then all of the sudden they're all over each other...then she tries to go back to the sexual tension...but it's lost. But Holy Phone sex Batman!! WHOA!"

Anonymous Blogger: "The Phone sex is good? Now you're making me want to read it,lol. I see what you mean though...Damn. It sounded so good too when I read the blurb. It's kind of short too which I didn't expect."

Me: "Did I mention the phone sex is hot!!!!"

Anonymous Blogger: "It kind of makes up for it then, lol"

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First let me say that Lauren Blakely has a steamy little volcano mouth erupting hotness all over the place. The phone sex, the museum, the bathroom, the office. God Bless, I needed a poncho just for my undies.

As much as I loved the physical connection between Bryan and Kat, I wasn't a huge fan of the plot. I found I was bored one minute and suffering from whiplash the next. The pacing was a little up, down and all over the place. It took me about half of the book to really feel involved in the story.

The parts that were suppose to be funny sometimes toed the line of cheesy, but the parts that were suppose to be hot melted my kindle.

I just wish I cared more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good romance novel with some steamy love scenes
Really good romance novel with some steamy love scenes . Nice love story if you are into the whole "long lost love" type of storyline. Didnt regret it . Really. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Vernike
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Lauren Blakely has done it again. Kat and Bryan show each other that their love could stand the test of time. Even five years later, their love was raging hotter than ever. Read more
Published 4 days ago by bette
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
Lauren Blakely whips up a one of a kind romance in sparkling prose. Fun and far fetched scenes keeps readers wanting more.
Published 5 days ago by Katie Chapman
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Too much sex scenes
Published 6 days ago by LadyBrandy
5.0 out of 5 stars There are no words...
It was simple, sexy, straight-forward and very romantic! Loved Bryan and Kat; also Claire... It was amazing :) Definitely, recommend it! <3
Published 8 days ago by Eden
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. Have to read!!!
This a romantic and funny book. If you every had a first love you wish could have work out then you need to read this. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Leanne Carol Polanco
3.0 out of 5 stars too much erotica takes away from the story
The book has potential, for nothing is more riveting than forbidden love, but the story is overshadowed by too much erotica. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Kate Sale
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely
I really enjoyed this book. I'm not going to say that it was one of the great romances of our time that will be forever remembered, but it was fun and sweet. Read more
Published 16 days ago by jodi bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good
Published 18 days ago by Sheila
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and heartfelt
I loved the characters and the writing was fantastic! Definitely worth the read. It nice to read a story where there are just enough details just enough story and just enough sexy! Read more
Published 18 days ago by Sharon MO :)
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More About the Author

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had seven books on the New York Times Bestseller list and eleven on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, 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 bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, and Fighting Fire. She recently released Forbidden Nights, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book is 21 Stolen Kisses, a new adult romance filled with angst and romantic tension, releasing in May. This summer she'll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign)

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