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Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott – Review by Jana Teppih

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

Caught in Cross Seas is the first book in Sharleen Scott’s The Caught Series. I had never heard of her but I picked up a copy when reading the synopsis, it carried so much potential and I tell you, Sharleen delivered! I lived in North West for some year and when I started reading the story and found that it took place in Oregon, it warmed my heart and I could picture Angel Beach in my mind!
Caught in Cross Seas gives us the story of Harlie Cates and Clay Masterson. Harlie is independent, intelligent and despite of having her own demons, she is set on showing as much kindness as possible and to save as many as possible. Clay is a country music superstar who is looking for his father having been told that he is dead … he is not in a good place … his demons surface every time there are rumours of sightings of his father … These two meet and take us on a rollercoaster ride with crazy events that leave you grabbing the edge of your seat and going …really??? You see the darkness and you hope that they will be able to walk into the light, together …
I am looking forward to reading the other stories in the series and hopefully we will hear also more about Harlie and Clay and …

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Caught in Cross Seas (the Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Erica Fish

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

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott is my first book by this author. She has an amazing story telling ability which drew me into the story even more. I can really relate to Harlie as I grew up in the City of Chicago on the Northwest side. You think everything can be started fresh or can it? This story is a suspense story with a love story in it as well. Clay is a big city boy looking for his dad. He meets Harlie and that is when the story took off. Will Harlie and Clay find what they are looking for or will trouble come looking for them? This is one suspense, romance, and comedy you will want to read.

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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Sarah Oakes

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

A great read about disappearing. Renowned country musician Hunt Masterston mysteriousky disappeared eighteen years ago. On the search for his father, Clay Masterston heads to Angel Beach to follow up a lead of a sighting. As his nsw next door neighbour, Harlie is soon drawn into his world and wants to help him. But it seems more than one person wants to find Hunt and as events unfold more secrets are revealed. Can you truly disappear forever?
a great read. Well developed plot with twists and furnx. Well developed characters like Harlie standing up for herself but caring underneath or Clay as a cocky musicisn but kind underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like supportive brother Tom or the optimistic Buck. The use of suspense was drawn out to perfection as details were revealed slowly to make you wnat to keep reading to find Hunt and discover why he went missing.
i loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the sense of the wild coast withthe cliffs and the sea and sand and the storms and seagulls to vibidly paint the picture for the reader and give a love to the wild nature that is psrt of home. Or the description of the bakery with its gentle and homely soft colours and chairs, with scents and display cases of cakes so vivid it was as if you were actually there.Or the feel of a little town with its small shops where everyone knows eachother.
i also adored the portrayal of the homeless people treated with kindness as people to be respected and helped when they are just down on their luck was emotive and beautifully written as they added character and a sweet tone to the novel. And also how they were encouraged fo pursue their passions like Buck with his music or Lisa with her paintings was a lovely touch.Overall, a great read and i would give it five stars.

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Caught In Cross Seas ( The Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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

Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1)- Sharleen Scott

5-stars

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott is a phenomenal romance read and an incredible start to the Caught series! It’s thrilling, emotional, suspenseful, steamy and I was kept on my toes the whole way through.

From the very beginning I was hooked, I couldn’t get enough of Harlie and Clay, the two of them together were completely addicting! Harlie may just be my favorite character I’ve read about so far this year, she was selfless, caring, sweet, giving and she has a heart of gold! The world needs more people like her!

I can’t wait to read from this author while continuing with this series! This is a romance read I would absolutely recommend to everyone!

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Caught in Cross Seas (The Cross Series Book 1) By Sharleen Scott – Review By Caralee Loonat

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

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott

4 Stars!!!!

I just love finding new authors! This is the first book by this author I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author has a refreshing writing style that brings the reader into the world she has created. I found myself glued to the pages not wanting to put the book down.

The chemistry between Harlie and Clay is just so unique. I found myself going through the emotions along with Harlie as she battles with her past and the uncertain future at first. I really like how the author was able to entwine both Clay’s and Harlie’s pasts and build the drama around them. I really found that it kept me wanting to see what happened next. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Candida Hopper

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

Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1)
By Sharleen Scott

This book drew me in from the beginning and kept me entertained throughout. This book is full of mystery, suspense, and romance. I loved the unexpected twists and turns, and the wonderful characters Harlie and Clay, and others we meet in this story. This is a well written story that kept me guessing and made me laugh, I love a story that I get to experience a wide array of emotions, and this was one of those. I highly recommend this book and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series!!

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Caught in Cross Seas (the Caught Series book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Maura Harper

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

CAUGHT IN THE CROSS SEAS is the first book in the new “Caught Series” and I was intrigued by the blurb.

This is a completely entangled story that has deception and lies and denial and suspense – oh and romance. It is multi layered with one common thread that connects it all together. The tale is complex and well plotted with lots of characters who interact with each other. At times I found myself going backwards to help me recall a particular plot point or character. I read fast and don’t always absorb the words.

I had a problem connecting with the main characters of the story. I never felt invested at any time. They both have a lot of baggage they are running from and are both in need of really good therapy. That is me, though, you may connect with them and fall in love.

I did enjoy reading the story and was kept engaged from beginning to end. I will continue this series.

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Caught in the Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review Lisa Helmick

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

Caught in the Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1)
By Sharleen Scott
Rated 5 stars

I really enjoyed this much more than I anticipated. The story was good. The characters were enchanting. The writing was smooth and easy to follow. I laughed and teared up a couple times. The characters were deep enough that I learned to like and care about them.
I really enjoyed Harlie (Loved her name) she is fun and her look on life is nice. Her shoes, her word and heart are all what make her interesting. I love her thoughts on arguing!

“Arguing has its virtues. It clears the air and gives people great opportunities for making up.”

Clay is a country singer who is missing something in his life. He has life struggles. I think he was shocked when Harlie call him a “Goober”. That made me laugh though. I was glad for the portrayal of his singing life (fans etc.) and a normal person life. Clay brings some great characters into the story with him. Tom and Harv were fun to read. They definitely have Clays back and they watch out for Harlie.

The ending…..I am not a super fan. Granted she did things to make him mad. Just as he upset her. But the time frame, distance and the reason…irritated me. That made the ending uncomfortable and too rushed for me. Anyway I see the next book is about TOM!! So excited to see where his story goes.

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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 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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