Things are starting to heat up in Atlanta, or at least in Jane’s celibate life of two years. On the two year anniversary of her nasty split between her and her ex, Jane’s friends, Molly – class “A” filthy mouth – and Albert – flamboyant dresser extraordinaire – decide it’s high time Jane drops the conservative persona, let loose and start to have some fun once again.
Brady Matthews, Atlanta Braves first baseman and well known through the media as Atlanta’s gigolo, thought he was just taking his new teammate, Michael Banks, out on the town. Little did he know Michael’s friend from college, Jane, was going to show up at their table and turn his world upside down.
When Brady meets Jane, he is instantly attracted to Jane’s innocence and inner sex kitten but the last thing she wants is to be thrown into another relationship with such a publicly known man-whore especially after her heart was broken so devastatingly. Brady makes it his mission to win Jane over and make her see him as the man he actually is, not the way the media perceives him. But it is not that simple. Wedding plans, spring training, ex’s, old college friends, the paparazzi and gossip magazines seem to keep getting in the way of Brady’s goal to earn Jane’s heart.
Caught Looking goes through the love lives of Jane, Brady and their group of friends fighting the hardships of cheating, trusting, losing love and trying to find it once again. In one of America’s hottest cities, the gang heats up the sheets while their lives entangle together causing heartache, suffering through loss and finding love….hopefully.
Ok, so I am having a hard time beginning my review of this book and mainly because of the ending of the book. I am just sitting here with my mouth hanging wide open trying to take it all in and figure it all out.
Jane has been hurt in her past and she wants to wallow in self-pitty on this one day each year. Remember that as the day everything changed in her life. But instead of letting her wallow, her friends decided it was girls night out… And girls night out was going well until an old friend introduced her to someone new… Brady.
What I loved about this book is that all of the characters were normal, yes, even though there were two or four professional baseball players in the book, every one of them acted completely genuine. I liked the honesty between friends, even if it is filthy. The crazy banter between friends is comical and reassuring. It is a reminder for those of us that are always lost in books that the little things can be funny. These friends are the kind of foul-mouthed, no brain-mouth filtered friends you want in your life, especially if you have no family to fall back on.
I loved the story, but within Jane and Brady’s romace brewing, I loved the side relationship with Jane’s best friend and her man, Luke. Though this portion of the story line ended up causing me great grief and annoyance, I loved these two. I think they may be rabbits though because when the are together, they don’t come up for air often. I also developed a soft spot for Michael, however, there was one point in the book that I could have popped him in the face… but alas, he is still the ultimate friend. Risking his heart for an amazing friendship.
So there were some spots in the book with name confusion in the book, meaning the wrong names were used in certain areas of the book. Was it the worst thing that could have happened? Absoulutely not. Because the stroy pushed it and made it easy to keep up even when you knew that the wrong name was being used.
All in all, i adored this book. When it was hot, it was hot and when it was sad, it borered on depressing but after chugging along and getting through the rough spsos, I discovered that I completely fell in love with the book and the characters!
Playing the Field (book 2)
“What the hell are you doing here?” Jane shouted. “I gave you a key for emergency reasons only!”
“Girl, this is an emergency, have you seen your eyebrows? They’ve become one!” Molly said. “I have come to rescue you from your January 23rd self-destruction. I will not sit back again and listen to Mr. Mendez bitch about how he had to poke you for 5 minutes so you would get out of the stairway. It is time you get out of this rut you are in.”
“What rut? I’m doing fine for myself, thank you very much. JB Events is really starting to take off!”
“Yea, great your business is doing well, wonderful! What about your sex life? Or how about a social life?” Molly retorted. “If I go in your bedroom right now I bet I will find a couple of vibrators with worn out batteries.”
“MOLLY! Jeeze, is there a censor on that mouth of yours? So I haven’t had any men lately, I have been focused on work.”
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ABOUT MEGHAN QUINN
When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn’t take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch.
It wasn’t until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books, I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven’t turned back since.
You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.
I am currently residing in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.