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Review of Caught Up In Us

1 Mar 2013
Caught Up In Us

Synopsis - from goodreads

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?


Caught Up In Us is the perfect feel good book. It is sweet, sexy, romantic, funny and just plain enjoyable to read. This book has become very successful very fast and you can see why. Caught Up In Us has a few slightly drama filled moments but mainly it is very light hearted and just makes you smile. It is very short but i think Lauren pulled it off; it managed to still seem like a complete and well developed storyline despite its length.

Kat is a great character, she is very smart and independent. She is unwilling to trust Bryan and let him into her heart because of how he broke it in the past. It is great to see her gradually remove the walls she has placed around her heart with his help. They are such a great couple that are clearly made for each other and you want so much for them to get their happily ever after.

One thing i loved about this book is all the flashbacks. It almost runs as two time periods - present time and when they first met 5 years earlier. It helps to highlight how the characters have changed and matured as well as giving us all the back story.

This is a book i would recommend 100% to fans of NA and romance as well as anyone who is looking for a short sweet read. This author clearly has so much potential and i think there is a chance she will become a must read author whom the world will talk about.

*I recieved this book from the author in exchange for a honest review, this has not affected my thoughts on the book in any way*

Lauren is one of the members of the New Adult book club that i run on goodreads. If you are interested in her books then come and join in the twitter chat we are having with her on Sunday. We will be talking about New Adult books, Laurens books including her next release, her success (she recently made the NYT bestseller list!) and just anything that comes up.

The chat will be 1pm PST/ 9pm GMT on Sunday 3rd March with the hashtag #LaurenBchat and lots of prizes such as ebooks and gift cards will be being given away.


  1. I have not heard of this one, but I'm on a NA kick so it is one I might have to check out. Glad you enjoyed it.

    YA Sisterhood

    1. It's a great book if you are looking for something light-hearted and funny :)

  2. It sounds like an interesting read! I love books that are nice and heartfelt, especially when I'm in a bit of a reading slump and just need something nice and light.

    Lovely review Laura! I look forward to checking this book out myself :)

    1. It will definately help drag anyone out of a reading slump. Very enjoyable and fun :)

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