Monday, April 20, 2015

Caught by Erika Ashby and A.E. Woodward Review + Giveaway

Title: Caught
Author: Erika Ashby & A.E. Woodward
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2015

**New Adult novel coming from authors A.E. Woodward and Erika Ashby late this Spring**

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.


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.



I rated Caught by Erika Ashby and A.E. Woodward FIVE LEAVES!!! 
Caught was captivating!!  An exciting and heart-pounding romantic page turner. I literally could NOT put this book down! During my fifteen minute break at work I would sneak out my Kindle to read this fantastic book! This was an amazing read and I could not put it down!!  When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it.  It moved along at the perfect pace, filled with amazing characters and a story that will grab you and keep you intrigued from the beginning to the end.
This story is a co-written book by Erika Ashby and A.E. Woodward.  A.E. wrote the guy's POV:  Chace and Erika wrote the girl's POV for Quinn.  Even though there were two authors who wrote this book, this story commingled together to piece together one of the best reads.  The writing gives both of the characters such a unique voice, which makes this story very different and unique.   
But he is my weakness.

Quinn has been in love since she was twelve years old to her best friend, Chace.  Chace on the other hand is completely clueless of his best friend's feelings for him. There comes a day when Quinn is ready to reveal her feelings to Chace, but that is the day that Finely walks into their lives and changes everything.  Finley becomes best friends to Quinn and becomes Chace's girlfriend.  The three amigos do everything together but deep down Quinn is ready for a change and ready to start college and to have a new life where she is not always the tag-a-long to Chace and Finely.
Chace has it all; a hot girlfriend, a baseball career that will be hitting off at college, and a best friend that will always be by his side. After graduation, Chace, Quinn, Finley and their friend Greg have a little vacation before Chace has to go to summer training for baseball. Chace has always seen Quinn as just a friend, but everything changes in just one night. Quinn is now Caught between her best friend and the love of her life.  What happens between the two will change everything between this group of friends. 
I loved this story so so much but the Epilogue has to be the best thing I have ever read!! Even though this was a 5 leaves review I want to give it another leaf because.... wow!


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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