Apr 24, 2015

Blog Tour & Review-- Caught by Erika Ashby & A.E.Woodward

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 still try to keep my heart from skipping a beat when he looks at me the way he is now. I've been trying to hold it in since I was eight and I still haven't been able to master it."

THIS BOOK!!! When I saw that these two amazing authors were writing a book together, I was excited-Like jumping out of my skin excited!! I *patiently* waited for this to come out. 

It blew me away!!!

Love triangles are always hard especially when they involve your best friend. Now try having it involve BOTH of your best friends--things are gonna get tricky. Quinn had always been in love with her best friend, Chance. As long as she can remember, its always been him. That is, until Finley comes into the picture. Chance fell hard for her, and Quinn gained another friend. Too bad she would always be jealous of her best friend because she had the one thing she, herself, had always wanted.

As the three friends graduate, they set out for the summer of their lives before Chace leaves for baseball training. They have no idea how much that one summer would change their lives forever.

"I was sure going to miss this. And by this, I mean Finley...and Quinn. Definitely Quinn."

"He's my savior and my destroyer all in one."

I have never wanted to turn pages so quickly, and yet, I never wanted it to end. I was sucked into this story. I loved every moment of reading Quinn and Chace's thoughts as their lines slowly blur, and feelings suddenly become more clear.

I can not tell you how many times I shook my kindle in anticipation of what was to come!! I was cheering this union on, but also feeling so bad for all three friends. Someone was going to be hurt--it was bound to happen. 

"We'll never just be three friends again. We can't it's impossible."

"I want to believe that we're okay and that I haven't ruined the relationship we've had 
for the last ten years."

Not only did this story send you on an emotional roller coaster, but a funny one! The Quinnisms are freakin hilarious!!! I laughed so hard at them. I mean, I totally snorted at some of them because they were that funny:) The things that flew out of Quinn's mouth made me want to be her friend

I also can't write this review without mentioning Greg. Oh, Mr. Chesticles himself. I loved him from the start. With his upfront personality and wit, he was a perfect companion to these three. He made laugh. He most certainly made me cry. He reminded me of so many of my guy friends in school:)

This story is so much more than a love triangle. It's about friendship. True friendship. Quinn, Chace and Finley have built years into their friendship, and it took months to slowly crumble. There are moments when you want to smack them all for their actions, times you want to laugh along side them, and other times you want to hug them through the pain. 

"For that moment they're both just people I care immensely about. I guess I might even say that I love them. Deep down, I know it's true. They both hold a special place in my heart. I just need to figure out who holds the whole damn thing."

Like I said before, THIS BOOK!!!! I loved it from the first page until the last! The world around me didn't exist while I was in the minds of Quinn and Chace. I NEED more! I'm crossing my fingers that the story continues in some way. Maybe a certain someone gets their own book...maybe...possibly...wink wink...nudge nudge;) 

Thank you to two amazing authors for bringing this story to life!! 

"I wasn't thinking. I won't touch you again, I swear."
"It's not that you touched me, Chace. It's that I want you to."

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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