Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blog Tour: Caught by Erika Ashby & A.E. Woodward

by Erika Ashby & A.E. Woodward
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Rate: Enjoyed it (4 stars)


**New Adult novel coming April 20th from authors A.E. Woodward and Erika Ashby**

There's this boy. 
He kinda owns my heart.

Who am I kidding?

He owns all of me--but he's completely oblivious to it.
And I can't tell him.

Because there's this girl.
And even though he's my best friend, she is too.

Then there's me...
CAUGHT between what feels so right, yet is so wrong.

Caught is the perfect NA Romance that explains both from Quinn and Chace's point of view what it is to be in love with your best friend and him being clueless until is too late. 

I seriously devoured this book. The story starts with Chace. He's in love, but with Finley. Quinn's best friend. The three of them have been together since they were kids and now they are celebrating their graduation, the start of a new transition in their lives. But one night will change everything.

I knew before starting this book that the relationship between these three wouldn't be an easy one and there was bound to be lots of drama and heartbreak. There was, but it also gave us an insight to both sides of the story: from the girl who's desperately and has always been in love with her best friend and the boy who's clueless and doesn't want to see what's obvious to everyone. Don't get me wrong, there were moments in the story were all I wanted to do was smack Chace in the face and yell at him to man up or to smack Quinn and tell her to move on, that he didn't deserve her, but in the end, I loved it every single moment these two had to tell us.

This story is not only about the pain of being in love with someone close to you that is dating someone you also care about, but it's also about friendship. One of my favorite characters was Greg and I felt awful for that ending, what it represented and that it had to be that way. 

Filled with drama, heartbreak, friendship, love, mistakes, betrayal and funny moments, Caught is a beautiful story of two people that are meant to be and that they need to put their lives and what they believed until now upside down to find their own happiness.

Greg isn’t a bad looking guy. He’s not even slightly bad looking. In fact, he’s extremely good looking with his brutish looks. But that’s the thing – he’s just too beefy for my taste. He’s thick all over. Well, from what I can see, and what I’ve heard, he is. Which is good for him since most people think buff guys usually suffer from teeny weeny syndrome and they’re just trying to overcompensate in other ways.
His head is typically filled with blonde locks, but he shaved it off this summer. Maybe it was some sort of rugby initiation or whatever weird sport he’ll be playing in college.
“Excuse me, Greg?”
His head swings my way as if he was just waiting for me to call his name. His smile is wide and his hazel eyes are bright. He’s genuinely a happy guy. And that’s what I like about him. That’s why I’m able to look past his player ways and enjoy his company.
I do a quick glance up his muscly body from feet to face. His tan, smooth-looking legs are crossed at the ankle, reaching the other side of the truck as they’re stretched out. The colorful, geometric print trunks fully engulf his thighs, which is a plus. Guys shouldn’t wear more fitted clothes than I do. Then there’s his tank top. The non-existent fabric bunches loosely in the middle of his torso.
“Yes, Quinn?” he smirks.
“Your chesticles are showing.”
He glances down and laughs. “Is that a problem?”
“No.” I pop a grape in my mouth. “I just can’t stop staring.”
He laughs even harder and I try my best to refrain from it myself. I’m not looking to choke on a grape as we drive down the highway.
“Make em’ pop,” I demand as I lift my sunglasses to the top of my head for a better view.
“Do what?”
“You know.” I sit my grapes down and hold my hands in front of my own chest, moving my hands up and down. “Make them pop, dance, jiggle. Hell, make them rain for all I care. They have to be capable of doing something cool.”
“Oh, hell yeah. I’ve had that shit down since the seventh grade.” He straightens his back and positions his arms in some weird flex in front of him. Then he begins to make them pop, drop and lock it. I giggle like a little girl as I watch. His face makes it all the better as he seems to be straining. He looks constipated.
Without any inclination, I toss a grape at his tits. And with perfect precision he bounces his man boob just in time to deflect it. I play catch with his chest a little while longer before finally putting my earbuds in and relaxing.

Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happy and slightly crazy mother of four. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

A.E. lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children. Between her real job and writing she finds little time to enjoy life's finer things. However in the free time she does manage to steal, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading. A.E. is the author of Kismet and A Series of Imperfections: Imperfectly Perfect, Imperfectly Real, and Imperfectly Bad. She is currently writing her fifth book, Working Girl.

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