Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book #1) by Sharleen Scott was an addicting read that had me hooked from start to finish.
Not my first read by this author or in this series, I actually read the last book first, but they can be read as standalones. Though there were some spoilers for this book, it wasn’t enough to ruin this amazing read. It actually made me what to read the whole series, but because of spoilers and the linear timeline, I do highly suggest reading this series in order.
This book was something, I don’t even know where to start. I can tell you that I can’t find anything that bothered me, nothing negative, and I can tell you that it’s not often I’m lost for words. I was hooked on every word, every sentence and every page. Clay and Harlie were a joy to read about, I mean sure, there were misunderstandings, ups, downs and conflict. But at the same time, all that chaos made them real, and down to earth. But man oh man, there are parts that will have you on the edge of your seat and have you holding your breath. I was in almost tears at the end. The emotions that both Clay and Harlie displayed and expressed, got me right in the feels. I can’t tell you the scene, cause major spoilers, but hell, that ending, my god, my heart was on the floor.
There is so much going on this book, and for a story to have such a multi connecting plot and intertwined side plots, you think things would get muddled. No, this book was as close to perfection as it could get. No plot holes, from the mystery, clues, broken souls, second chances, and a good old showdown, everything was tied up and clean. Info wasn’t hoarded till the end, it was spaced out and given at the right times. Letting us get to know the characters, as they got to know each other. Things weren’t dumbed down, or over complicated, and that real pull made this story not only original and unique, it made it, highly enjoyable, compelling and stemulating.
I have so many things I want to gush about, the words just want to pour out of me. But to save you from my rambles and spoilers; I’m going to leave you here, with my crazy, super high recommendation, and my golden stamp of approval.
P.S. You need this book on your life!
-Review by @eawalsh