I was really excited for Caught after reading the blurb – it’s not often that I read about racecar drivers, so I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, the story sometimes came across as a bit flat. It wasn’t a bad read, but it wasn’t very good either. I didn’t connect well with the characters, so Caught was just an okay read for me.
Vivian Blake works in PR, and her latest client is famous racecar driver Jarod Cage. After his latest scandal with a sex tape gone viral, her job is to clean up his act and make his public image presentable so that he’ll be able to continue his racing career. But while she’s good at her job, she’s not so good at resisting Jarod’s tempting ways.
Jarod Cage is sexy, Southern, and a total ladies man. But for some reason, he’s incredibly drawn to his publicist, a woman who’s the complete opposite of him. As his publicist, Viv is in close proximity to Jarod many hours of the day, which causes the attraction between them to only grow. It’s not long before Jarod and Viv fall into bed, and they are explosive together.
I really liked how the chemistry was portrayed, and I definitely liked seeing Jarod the bad boy fall for a woman who’s nothing like him. Sadly, both their characters felt flat to me – I couldn’t connect with them and I wasn’t a fan of how the romance played out. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like Jarod or Viv – I mainly just wasn’t invested in their story very much. But the chemistry and racing aspect of the story was a definite plus in the book, so overall, Caught was okay – a good, but not great, read.