Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: Caught in the Act by Kim Law

This is my first experience with this author and I am so glad I joined this tour because it was a fun one! 



Series: Book Two in the Davenports Series
Published By: Montlake Romance (January 20, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)

Book Description:
Catherine Davenport Carlton needs a break. After dedicating her life to her political-minded family, shocking scandals from the past have shaken her to her core. Summer in the quiet town of Dyersport, Maine, is just what she needs, especially with a super-hot neighbor right next door…who’s none other than Brody Hollister, the boy she fell in love with as a teen. Cat wants nothing more than to pick up right where they left off eighteen years ago, but she’s still haunted by a terrible secret that could devastate Brody.

Brody Hollister spent years pining over Cat Davenport. They met young and loved passionately—until she disappeared from his life. Now she’s back, as spirited and beautiful as ever. But while Brody is determined to help Cat free herself from her family’s drama, his own family may be hiding something that could ruin their rekindled romance for good.




About the Author:


As a child, Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, baton twirling, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Giant Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and then worked as a computer programmer while also raising her son. Now she’s pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels; she has won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. Kim is the author of Caught on Camera, Sugar Springs, and the Turtle Island novels, Ex on the Beach and Hot Buttered Yum. A native of Kentucky, she lives with her husband in Middle Tennessee.





This being the second book in the Davenport series, I was a little concerned that I would feel lost going into it but thankfully the author did a pretty good job relating facts from the first book pretty quickly in the first few chapters without making it too detail oriented or feeling like too much of a recap. 

Oh gosh, I don't think I was quite ready for the craziness that is the Davenport's way of life. A life of politics, scandal (or covering up scandals), lies, deceit, and anything else you could imagine. The only saving grace was of course, the sweet and spicy romance between Brody and Cat.

I loved so many aspects of this book and had to bite my tongue and cringe at so many others. 

This was pretty fast paced and kept me turning the pages wondering what else would be discovered and unveiled. How can there be so many painful and life altering secrets between one family?

Besides all the crazy political goings on, what you really have is a very sweet romance between two people with a whole lot of history. A history that goes back about twenty years. A history that changed their lives in ways they didn't even know about until they meet again. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*





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36 comments:

  1. This does sound like a crazy book. I'm not sure this is my kind of book. At least the romance sounds sweet, Ali! Lovely review!

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    1. Thanks Nick and it was a sweet romance. :)

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  2. Looks like a fun book, thanks for sharing :) Great Review

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  3. Thanks Kindlemom. I love the cover!

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  4. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds really interesting. I don't like books that have anything political in it though. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great review, Ali :)

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  5. Sometimes too much drama turns me off, like you said, how much can happen to just one family? At least you still liked it somehow.

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    1. The romance was sweet despite all the drama. :)

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  6. I'm not a fan of too much drama so I'm not sure if this would work for me but I'm glad you mostly enjoyed it. :)

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  7. I don't know that this is a book for me. I mean, it sounds exciting in a way and I'm sure it will have many, many fans, but politics, scandal and lies are really not my thing. I'd have to really be in the mood for it.

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    1. You definitely have to be in the right mood for all romance reads and especially ones like this one. :)

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  8. Political scandal irritates me, so I don't think this book is for me. Sounds like you had some issues with that aspect as well.

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    1. Political reads can be really hard for sure. Although this was pretty mild compared to what it could have been. ;)

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  9. I do appreciate series books that allow you to start later in the series...with enough explanation, etc. Glad you liked this overall.

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  10. Sounds like a whirlwind :). Great review!

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  11. I love when you randomly read a book out of sequence without getting lost. It shows the author's ability to compound the story line in a nice, tidy summary. :)

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  12. It's always nice being able to dive into a series without feeling lost and it sounds like you enjoyed this one with the sweet romance! Thanks for sharing and the fun chance to win the gorgeous bracelet. :)

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    1. That is very true Kim. I love series that have books that act as stand alones as well.

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  13. Oooh sounds good. And I love her shoes on the cover.

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  14. I'm not sure this one would work for me, but I'm glad there was a good romance at the center of it. Lovely review!

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  15. Wow, these characters have a lot going on. I'm glad that you liked this one, I think I may have to look it up. Great review :)

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  16. I can do crazy and fast-paced. And a good hot romance? Sounds good to me.

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  17. I am not sure of the political aspect and that cover makes it look like it's just a sweet romance, doesn't it? I am glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. It is more romance than anything else though just a lot of other stuff too. ;)

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  18. think the politics would make me head spin a bit, but I have read Law before and did enjoy it

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    1. Glad you have read her before and liked it.

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