Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: Caught In The Act

The Davenports, Book Two
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
January 27, 2015
Paperback & Kindle

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.

In Book Two of the Davenports romance series, sex and politics collide…with passionate results.



Review: I haven't been reading a lot of contemporary romance lately but I'm glad I read this one. It is the second book in the Davenports series, but this is more a family romance type of series, so reading in order isn't necessary.

Cat is a daughter of a powerful political family. The neighbor that she's got her eye on is none other than the Brody who she loved and lost as a teenager. So not only is this a fantastic novel with political doings, but it is also a great novel of second chances.

Like all powerful families the Davenports are full of secrets and lies, but Brody's family has their share too, and that makes for some wonderful reading. Its kind of interesting that while the families in book are very political, the author doesn't go into any actual politics in the US. So there's no mention of which party the Davenports and the Harrisons are affiliated with.

That's actually kind of refreshing when any form of politics makes your blood boil.

Cat and Brody made a great couple and their chemistry was definitely electric. I liked Cat's inner struggles and her desire to break away from the control of her family to live her own life. Lord knows after the stuff that was done to her by her own mother, it wouldn't take much to tell them to go to, and stay put (as my mom always says).

There's a similar situation with Brody. Its hard to believe that two individuals could have so many secrets and lies. (Though with Brody it was more secrets and omissions) Oh, and how could these two people be so entangled in so many ways!

At times, I thought there was a little too much sex, but it is nothing that is overdone.

If you are a fan of Catherine Bybee, you want to try Kim Law, because you won't be disappointed.

Rating: 5 flowers


As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic 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. Now she’s living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She’s won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.


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