Publication Date: October 20, 2013
Series: Hot-Lanta Series #1
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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 Warriors 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.
Meghan Quinn sure knows how to write a GREAT story! I really adored this one. It’s a bit different than her newer novels (i.e. The Virgin/Randy Romance Novelist, Stroked, The Mother Road etc.) but just as good. Why is this one different? Well, because it is not all about the humor. Instead, it is a story (or series rather) of friendship, falling in love, loss, pain, and more. This is definitely a more serious book in terms of the authors work and I really found it to be quite pleasant as I was looking for something a bit different. I certainly go it with this one! This one in particular follows a group of 4 friends (Jane, Brady, Molly, and Luke) and is told in dual POV’s. Each POV depicts each characters love story and readers will be fascinated at how the author is able to pull this off without confusion. There are definitely moments of angst, swoon, lust, and sadness but in the end, everyone pretty much comes out nicely. Although you may cry for one of the characters… I won’t say more or it will spoil it.
Readers who are interested in this great series should read them in order. They are not standalones. This one sort of ends in a cliffhanger and readers will definitely want to read the second book in the series to see how the characters progress in their relationships. I know I do!
Anyway, I am a huge fan of Meghan Quinn and am so happy that I found a new (albeit older) series by her to fall in love with. Obviously I recommend this one but I also recommend readers diving into her other novels as well because they are just as great!