"O'Connor delivers a unique women's fiction story packed with emotion, humor and sexiness. I could not turn the pages quickly enough..." ~Caridad Pineiro, NYT Times & USA Today Bestselling Romance Author
"O'Connor's contemporary romance is very realistic and will tug on the heartstrings of probably more readers than she expected...Jillian and Raine have faced a lifetime's worth of secrets and heartbreaks...you'll want to cheer them on until the very end." ~RT Book Reviews
"The plot is driven by a May/December premise that is blown away in the sexy love scenes." ~ Library Journal
"Caught Up in Raine brought me to laughter and to tears. O'Connor's characters are complex, with strengths, fears, insecurities, and a depth of emotion that bring them to vibrant life on the page." ~ The Romance Dish
"LG O'Connor had me at "hello" with this plot. Phenomenal writing skills at work is what has made Caught Up in Raine a hard to beat Romance for 2016..." ~HEA Romances with a Little Kick Blog
"WOW! What an absolutely fantastic story! I absolutely fell in love with Raine, and wanted Jillian for a girlfriend! Well written and very relevant as a contemporary romance with two amazing, memorable characters." ~ Carla Susan Smith, Author of A Vampire's Promise
"This story is both beautiful and haunting...I loved every second of this sexy, sweet and romantic book!!!" ~ The Romance Reviews, Top Pick, 5 stars
"L.G. O'Connor's Caught Up In Raine is an imaginative read that gives us heartbreak and sadness, but also allows us to experience what it would be like to have that feeling of 'young love' again... For all the contemporary romance fans out there, this book is for you." ~ Night Owl Reviews
"Urban fantasy author O'Connor (Trinity Stones) branches out into romantic women's fiction with a sexy tale of angst, guilt, love, and hate." ~Publishers Weekly
From the Author
Welcome to the Caught Up in Love Series! Each book in the series is about one of three different New Jersey women who are part of the same family and can be read as standalone novels. Each must face ghosts of the past to find a second chance at love. If you do wish to read them in the order they were released:
- Caught Up in RAINE - Jillian & Raine's story (Caught Up in Love #1). This is reverse May-December romance between a romance novelist and a young landscaper putting himself through college whom she hires as her cover model. He happens to have an eerie resemblance to the male lead in her next novel who is based on her first love who died in a car crash. Heat level = 3.75 / 5
- To get the full story, read the Caught Up in Raine Collection. The two novelettes, Rediscovering Raine and Caught Up in Rachel take place between the last chapter and the Epilogue two years later. You can read Caught Up in RAINE without reading them since there is no cliffhanger, but they add to the storyline. Insights are shared in Caught Up in Rachel that intersect the next two books.
- Shelter My Heart - Jenny & Devon's story (Caught Up in Love #2) A new adult romance with an ailing young CEO-incumbent who convinces an engaged young woman to pose as a love interest in a high-stakes deception to win his inheritance and save his family. Heat level = 3.5 / 5
Themes: loss, love, resilience, redemption, family, secrets, and forgiveness.
- Surrender My Heart - Kitty & John's story (Caught Up in Love #3). A coming-of-age story that ties together the past & present of two high school sweethearts thirty-five years later at their class reunion. Heat level = 3.75 / 5
Characters recur throughout the series, and there is a secondary crime family suspense thread that brushes against all the stories.
BOOK CLUB Discussion questions are included at the end of Caught Up in RAINE and Surrender My Heart. Enjoy!