Author: Lauren Blakely

Series: Caught Up in Love-1

Format: kindle

Page Count:260

Rating: 2 (Okay)

This story was just okay with things I couldn’t get behind. So before the rant start lets get into what this story is about.

We follow Kat and Bryan who were summer time couple until Bryan broke up with her without a reason. So flash forward 5 years later and Kat is attending NYU for business classes to help grow her business for her jewelry line My Favorite Mistakes. Well one requirement for graduation is to have a mentor from a another business show you how the process works, and who does Kat get will her ex Bryan of course.

So Let me just say I didn’t overly liked Kat and Bryan together however I did like them separate. They are both smart and started there businesses from scratch.  Kat didn’t just want to grow her business to be rich but to help her family out on there failing store. Plus Bryan is one of those bosses that know all his employees by name along with there families. So he is not that bad of a guy. My problem was when they were together as a couple instead of a mentor to student. The few side character made up for my dislike for the two main characters.
The business aspect of it as Kat is learning how things are done on a bigger scale was interesting. both make there business with trinkets and recycled stuff. Making old things have a new purpose which I can totally get behind.
The Big rub I had about this book is the relationship. So 5 years ago they had to be in a secret relationship because 1) he was friends with her brother. 2) there is a three years age difference. So they kept in themselves. 5 years later they are back to a secret relationship for 1) the mentor/student thing 2) there is a scandal at Bryans business so he cant risk it. Its a repeat relationship that doesn’t make sense.
Also Kat started fooling around with him before she knew why he broke up with her in the first place. Which I would think that she would want to know before getting involved with him again. Kat was just to quick to me to let go her angry at  him and back into wanting him. The fact that it took him taking off his shirt for her to get back with him just bugs me.

Lastly the whole reason Bryan broke up with her didn’t get mentioned until I got  77%  done. After all the kissing and phone sex they been having before this.  I don’t know if it is my non romantic heart but the whole thing didn’t make sense and backwards.
This was such a downer for I read to other books by this author and really enjoyed them. That doesn’t mean I wont keep reading her books because I will be slowly collecting them. Buy this book was not for me.


Author: Lauren Blakley

Format: kindle

Page Count: 235

Rating: 5/5

Its officially I really liked this author and will be collecting her books slowly but surly. Onto this first book….

Spenser Holiday is the main speaker. Spenser is a ladies man but also a gentlemen who loves his family. Loves them so much in fact that he opened his big mouth and tells a lie that he is engaged to his best friend/ business partner Charlotte. Just so that his dad has the chance at a  business deal to sale his business and retire. It was only supposed to be a week long fake engagement that soon became more.


This book as a whole I liked very much and for many reasons. One being Spenser himself. He may have been a ladies man and opened his mouth to lots of lying to his family. However I can’t fault him for doing it. His heart was in the right place and wasn’t just a selfish act for his benefit.
Then we have Charlotte the best friend/business partner who sucks at keeping secrets yet she agrees. Also Charlotte has a problem of her own dealing with a ex boyfriend who is pretty much stalking her. So agreeing to this fake engagement has some benefits other then the sexual ones.
and of boy is there sexy times. It doesn’t come off right away because Spenser doesn’t want to go there however as things heat up they both take what the other can give. Plus being best friends since college has helped make the relationship seem more real. They have great humor along with great chemistry which brings a great read.
Plus the side characters including siblings, best friends, and family members make me smile so much. Another plus being that the end conflict was minor to how some blowouts happen. I was happy that it didn’t follow the usual format that made me love this book more. Last plus there is two more books out on some of the side characters which am more than happy to spend my money on and read them as soon as possible.

Okay done rambling for now other than to say please read and let me know what you think.

Ebook haul (because I can’t stop)

It’s crazy how much I spend on ebooks. Here are the 34 books I got  so far…

Fun times I have read 6 out of 34  thanks to buying the audible. So yeah here is my ebook haul that is only part one because it’s still the beginning of the month. 

Also am going on vacation these coming week and super excited. Am going back to my hometown to visit family. Audible is going to be my go to for books since am not bringing any physical. 

So yeah just a little update and how am spending my week. Happy Reading all.