Title: Caught Up In Love
Author: Kim Boykin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 3 stars
After attending her baby sister’s destination wedding, Shelby Worthington decides she’s ready to do some husband hunting of her own. The only problem? She’s still insanely attracted to Declan Enright, her high school and college crush. He’s now a wildly successful painter who’s temporarily back in Magnolia Bay, but Declan should be Shelby’s last choice for possible husband material. He didn’t earn the reputation of runaway groom for nothing…
Declan has worked hard to make his mark on the New York art scene and has succeeded at everything he’s ever done…except love. But Declan has come back to the Bay to change that and care for his dying father, even if he’s still never forgiven Declan for leaving the family business. Shelby is determined to steer clear, but while her lips keep saying no, her heart is pounding out yes each time she and Declan are together. While she can’t deny her attraction, Shelby’s convinced that Declan’s track record means he will break her heart. Or has Declan changed for good, and made love worth the risk?
Read on for my thoughts on Caught Up In You. No true spoilers, promise.
At some point in our adult lives (if we’re lucky) we are going to have to go home again, most likely to help out our aging or ill parents. It’s not something we like to think too much about or even think will ever happen to us – but life is what it is, and we often end up right back where we began.
Declan chose his path long ago. As a successful painter, his life in New York City is far from Magnolia Bay – in so many ways. His dad, now in failing health, has never really forgiven him for not following his footsteps. And maybe Declan is love shy or commitment shy, since he’s almost made it to the altar three times now… none successfully though.
Shelby’s attraction for Declan is nothing new. Their only romantic, if you can call it that, encounter was long ago. That doesn’t stop her from still being attracted to him or hoping that she might change his altar track record by being the one for him. She knows full well she should be staying far away from Declan, dreams are for the young girls still in high school, like she once was. But, damn… she still thinks they would be perfect together, if given the chance. Sure his track record isn’t the greatest – but what if he really had changed.
Can this altar shy man finally find his forever home in her arms?
I enjoyed Caught Up In You. It is a fun, light, fast paced romance. It’s one of those novels that I can say, yeah that was good, and move on to the next novel. That doesn’t mean that the story wasn’t good, if a bit rushed at some points. It still was a good read. And for someone who simply loves a good love story, it fit perfectly.
*I received an e-ARC of Caught Up In You from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*