Blossoms & Flutters: Caught Up In Us by Lauren Blakely

Caught Up in Us (Caught Up in Love #1)

  • By Lauren Blakely
  • Editions: audiobook, ebook, paperback
  • Published: January 18th 2013
  • Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: own copy
  • In a Flutter: Never giving up on love!
  • rating-system4

    A second chance at first love…
    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. 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. Not to mention that he’s even more handsome now than he was then. Then there’s the spark between them—the simply undeniable chemistry, and the tender ways he shows he still cares for her. Can they resist each other the second time around or will first love trump all?
    ~ Goodreads

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    Fluttering Thoughts:

    Worldbuilding: The setting of this story is Manhattan, New York, as well as Paris, France! I loved the trip that the characters took to Paris, it was a nice glimpse of the way they had lived before.
    Characters: The main characters in this novel are Bryan Leighton and Kat Harper. Bryan was Kat’s older brother’s best friend and someone who was off limits. But their age difference didn’t stop their late nights together or the summer romance that made them both lose their breaths. But flames that burn bright, burn quick, and their romance ended before it could become more. Five years later Kat is getting her MBA and focusing on growing her jewelry business and in walks her favorite mistake, her new mentor aka Bryan Leighton. Can they keep their relationship completely professional so she won’t fail her course? Or will their chemistry and their feelings from before rush to the forefront overshadowing the possible consequences of their actions?
    Plot: This is a second chance romance and honestly these characters were really drama free. There were some slight hiccups but nothing so over the top angst filled! And it was a great change of pace from what I have been reading lately.
    Writing: This story is told in first person point of view of Kat. It is also told in past/present point of view. This can be read standalone novel but it is the first in the Caught Up in Love series, which features a different couple for each subsequent novel.
    Curb Appeal: I think this cover is just cutesy. I really like it and I can definitely picture the hero and heroine as the models! The blurb gives the whole story in a nutshell! It gives a good rundown of their backstory and what’s to come.
    Ultimately: I really liked this story and these characters! This was a great start to the Caught Up in Love series and I’m super excited to read the rest of the characters and what their stories will be! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero and heroine to get a second chance at first love then come check Caught Up In Us!!!

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