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Caught in Cross Seas (Caught Series #1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Moriah Venable

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas is the first book in the Caught series by Sharleen Scott. This is my first novel by this author.

Country singer Clay Masterson travels to Angel Beach in search of his father who is charged with murder from eighteen years ago. When he finds him, he will alert the authorities.

Harlie is baker who moves to Angel Beach after escaping her abusive husband. The two meet and Harlie helps Clay.

But there is more to this situation than any of them could have thought possible. With danger lurking around every corner, falling in love was not part of the plan.

I really enjoyed the novel especially the main characters. Clay I felt sympathy for but felt he made some decisions that weren’t right but I could understand his anger. His relation with Harlie was filled with so much emotion it made it feel on the edge of my seat.

The author did a really great job showcasing the hurt, misunderstandings and heartbreak the characters go through.

It’s been a while since I read such an thriller filled emotional book, but I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Michelle Austin

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas was a great 5 star read and book one in the Caught Series.

Harlie meets Clay after she gets in an accident with her smart car, she is enamored by his looks. They meet again when Clay accuses Harlie of following him home, which didn’t go well. Clay didn’t exactly start off on the right foot with Harlie.

I don’t care who you are. I’m not interested in you or whatever you’re offering. -Clay
And I’d bungee jump nude into a cactus before I’d be interested in you either! -Harlie

Clay has come to Oregon in search of his supposed dead father, who needs to face what he did back in Montana. Harlie also has a little secret of her own as well, and if her location is discovered it could mean some bad things for her. Harlie agrees to help Clay try and find his dad, they end up growing close and feelings start to develop.

There are twists, turns and secrets revealed that added a great element to the story.
I really liked Harlie, she was a caring and spunky woman and she had no clue who Clay was at first. It was great how she handled the riot of women, I was LOL. And I loved Clay, who doesn’t love a hot musician. All of the secondary characters were great. The ending was perfect and I would love to see more from these two, feel like there could be even more to their story. I can’t wait to read book two in the series.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series #1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Naomi McDonald

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas is the first book in the Caught series. It can be read as a standalone.

It took a few chapters for me to get into the story, but once more layers started showing up, it became entertaining. At times the story is a bit predictable, but the drama keeps you reading. It is essentially the sweet-girl-with-a-past-meets-famous-person-who-can-fix-everything tale. The last third of the book is intense and probably the best part of the story. And I won’t lie, I may have needed some tissues near the end. Not a bad diversion from reality for a few hours.

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Caught in Cross Seas (the Caught Series book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Sara Oxton

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott a four-star read that will want to run to. This is the first novel in the Caught series and shows how great this series is. This could be too much of a story as there is so much going on with the story and lots of different sub plots, but somehow the author manages to keep it all together and keeps you hooked in to the twists and turns. Clay Masterson and Harlie Cates have a darkness that they are running from, but will they get to run to the light? Each has a different darkness but sometimes you find a common strength in the dark. I can’t wait to read the second novel in this series.

Review by @saraoxo

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Caught In Cross Seas (Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Robin Rankin

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caught in the Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott is the first book in the Caught Series. I was drawn in at the very beginning and hated to finish it only because I enjoyed it so much.

Harlie has an incredibly giving heart and she tugged at my heart in the first chapter and didn’t let go. Her work to give back to people who are in such dire need me makes me want to do more. She has her demons but don’t we all.

Clay also has an amazing heart and demons. He hasn’t let his fame effect who he is as a person and it has actually made him able to do more.

As a child of an addict I was able to connect with some of the feelings Harlie had buried deep. As much as we don’t want to admit it the actions of our parents both positive and negative impact us.

Great book! Can’t wait to get to the next in the series.

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Caught in Cross Seas ( The Caught Series Book #1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Angela Hayes

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 ½ Stars

Caught in Cross Seas is the first book in The Caught Series by Sharleen Scott. I came into this series a little backward, as I started in on book #3 first. As I was reading it my curiosity was piqued about the characters and past events, so I snatched up the first two books to find out all about the other characters in the series.
I have really enjoyed this series, as not only are they really well written, but the characters are all so wonderfully developed individuals with their own personalities, quirks and flaws- as well as being a completely engaging and engrossing story. The book has so much happening between the covers, with mystery, suspense, some action, drama, and so much more. The storyline is very intriguing, and I found myself drawn further and further into the pages, to see how Ms. Scott brings everything together in the end.
After meeting Harlie and Clay in book #3, I have now really enjoyed finding out how they (and the series) began. They really are great characters, and it was so easy to get invested in them and the outcome of their story. The whole plot was very interesting, with wonderful details that brought the whole thing to life.
Well worth the read!

Thank you, Ms. Scott!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Heather Lovelace

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book – wow. I was immediately drawn in and became completely obsessed with the characters. Twists, turns, highs, lows – this roller coaster had me hanging on by my finger tips in anticipation. A wonderful read. I cannot wait to keep reading this series!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott – Review by Gail Guerrero

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott

Four Stars

What a scary situation Harlie was caught in. To be so young and alone. With no one to guide you or protect you. Harlie is very brave to have escaped he past. The story was sweet and fun but also a little dark. I feel like Destiny puts us where we need to be and anything that comes along is meant to be. That our fate is affected by the choices we make. Clay is the perfect blend of a man. He has all the qualities and looks that most women crave. I’m a suck a for a southern drawl. Clay was down to earth and just wow. I think that him and Harlie go together perfectly. The author did a great job writing this story. It was presented perfectly and not rushed. The characters develop well and you see them grow throughout the story.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book #1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Emily Walsh

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas
BySharleen Scott
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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!

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Caught in Cross Seas (the Caught Series book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Heather Bahm

Caught in Cross Seas (the Caught Series book 1)Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas, by Sharleen Scott, is the first book in the Caught Series. This romantic suspense was well written with amazing characters. The mystery, suspense, drama, chemistry, regrets, want/desire were all there. The author created a story with a full cast keeping you guessing who is guilty versus innocent, who is lying versus being forthcoming. The reader is kept engaged in the story while the author continues to weave the tale bringing the reader to the climax of the story wondering how it’s all going to finish. Harlie and Clay were excellently paired and I really enjoyed the push/pull dynamic of them. This is a story/series that I highly recommend.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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