Here’s to another Brazen fail this month… This one obviously worst than my last try because my rating decision was a rather abrupt and rash one : DNF.
I read steadily but rather slowly up until 65% then skimmed through the end.
Watching sex tapes at the office is just part of PR professional Vivian Blake’s job, especially when she has to clean up a celebrity’s image. Except that her newest client isn’t quite that easy. Racecar driver Jarod Cage is beyond hot, and his onscreen “performance” is already compromising Viv’s cool professionalism.
While Jarod hasn’t exactly been discreet about his personal life, he never thought his reputation could cost him both his sponsor and his racing career. Now he has to put his future in the hands of a tiny, pixie-like publicist. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do…
Author : Clare James
Title : Caught
Series : –
Publisher : Entangled Publishing
Pages : 223
Release date : June 30, 2015
Genre : Erotica, Contemporary.
I picked “Caught” by Clare James because of the blurb and the fact that I was in a book funk after a fantastic read. I thought I nice quick read would help me get out of it, and what’s best than a hot and light Brazen to set my reading mojo right? Right?
The synopsis promised an entertaining and hot read, the hero, Jarod Cage, a notorious NASCAR driver has been caught pants down by a security camera.
Heroine Vivian Blake, a talented PR, is hired to get Jarod’s back on track and re-assess his public image. He has no choice but to accept or lose his sponsors and damage his career.
It should have been a nice and safe drive for me and despite a rather hot start with the description of the sextape, the race ended to an abrupt stop after one to many absurd behavior from the heroine.
She was a complete nonsense. She proved herself to be a walking contradiction and I could not bear to read one more foolish minute of her.
Jarod’s character was hot, but didn’t hold my attention. He was running after an judgmental and annoying woman, I really didn’t understand the attraction between them. It felt… forced. On top of that the author tried to insufflate some bad boy vibe to him, but his persona and behavior never matched…
In conclusion, Caught had some potential but I never could connect with the heroine or the hero.
Don’t let my picky self stop you from trying it, I was obviously in a reading funk and Caught wasn’t up to my expectations.
Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the Impossible Love series; the steamy romantic comedy Dirty Little Lies; and the touching family drama Wednesday. Her new title, Caught, is the first in a series about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. It will be published with Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line in June 2015.
A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men – her husband and young son – and is always on social media chatting with readers.