Friday, February 8, 2013

Giveaway & Blog Tour: Caught Up In Us by: Lauren Blakely

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Goodreads Summary
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. That works for both of them. Kat needs to grow her business to help her parents; Bryan needs to run a clean operation after his former business partner’s romantic scandal that rocked his firm.

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. And he's more handsome now than he was then. Then there’s the spark between them — the simply undeniable chemistry.

Can they resist each other? Or are they willing to risk everything for a second chance at first love?

My Thoughts
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 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..

A little angst✔
First love✔
NO cliff hangers!✔✔✔✔

About the Author

Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in CAUGHT UP IN US, she thinks life should be filled with movie kisses and coffee drinks. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.

You can find Lauren and contact her here-

Lauren is lowering the price of her book on kindle for the tour to a reduced price of 99 cents. 

4 Chances to win Giveaway!!!!!

Grand prize Giveaway Lauren is giving away one $50.00 gift card to winner’s choice of either Fandango, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In order to enter the grand prize, readers need to leave a comment and follow the steps in the punch tab. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule- There is no linky for this.
February 4th- Lisa’s Book Reviews
February 5th- My Secret Romance, Flirty and Dirty
February 6th- Sugar and Spice Book Reviews, The Indie Bookshelf
February 7th- Stuck in Ya, Book Bitches
February 8th- Let’s Get Lost! Reality Bites
February 11th- Three Chicks and Their Books, Angie’s Dreamy Reads, Miss Vain’s Paranormal Romance
February 12th- Laura’s Book Shelf, Talk Supe
February 13th- I Read Indie, Shhh Mommy’s Reading
February 14th- Queen of All She Reads, Madison Says, The Autumn Review


  1. Love the cover and the book sounds good. I added it to my Goodreads TBR list ;)

  2. I added "Caught Up in Us" to my Goodread WTR list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Looking forward to reading Lauren's Caught up in Us! I have added it to my Goodreads TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. This sounds so cute so I added Caught Up in Us to my Goodreads TBR list. Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. Added to my GR TBR list, under Nicoleta Dumbrava.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. I added it to my TBR list! It looks really good!

  7. Thanks for the book - adding it to my TBR!