Saturday, July 18, 2015

review || CAUGHT UP IN THE TOUCH { blog tour } by Laura Trentham

St. Martin's Paperbacks | July 21, 2015 | Contemporary Romance
Falcon Football, book 2


Jessica Montgomery has always lived by three simple rules: stay calm, stay professional, stay in control. Working tirelessly to make it into the executive ranks of her family's business, her dream job of CFO is within reach-if she can convince one stubborn and sexy restaurateur to take her offer and manage Montgomery Industries' flagship restaurant in Atlanta.

On the surface Logan Wilde is all good-old-boy charm and humor, but he can't seem to outrun the hell-raising reputation of his high school years. Although he has thought about leaving his hometown in Falcon, Alabama, he has grown to love the town, his restaurant, and his part-time gig coaching the football team.

Jessica estimates it will take a week tops to get Logan Wilde's signature on her generous offer, but their first meeting is anything but professional. Logan shreds Jessica's control and unleashes a passion she didn't know existed even as a deeper connection between them takes root. When her family's manipulations threaten to tear them apart, Jessica has to decide whether her dream is really the CFO job or the man who has unselfishly offered his love.

{ about laura trentham } .

"I was born and raised in a small town in Northwest Tennessee. Although, I loved English and reading in high school, I was convinced an English degree equated to starvation! So, I chose the next most logical major - Chemical Engineering- and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years. Now I live in South Carolina with my husband and two children. In between school and homework and soccer practices, I love to get lost in another world, whether its Regency England or small town Alabama."

{ review } .

If you read book one in this series, SLOW AND STEADY RUSH, you kind of have a backstory on our lead male, Logan. If you haven't read S&SR, no worries -- this isn't the type of series that builds off of one another. I suggest you read book one, but only because I enjoyed it so much.

Logan is a good guy -- I loved him in S&SR and I really loved him in CAUGHT UP IN THE TOUCH. Logan had was raised by his grandmother, Ada, along with his cousin, Darcy -- our heroine in S&SR. Their relationship is one that I totally, completely enjoy. They may be cousins, but they treat one another like siblings. After a delinquent few years in his teens, Logan joined the military, where he met Robbie Dalton -- our hero in S&SR. Dalt and Logan coach the local high school football team -- and now we're getting to the beginning of the school year.

Logan, in addition to coaching high school football, owns and runs Adaline's (named for his grandmother). His staff is made up of a number of people, but many of his busers and such are his football players, so it's nice to see those relationships and watch as Logan is coach on both the field and in life. A good looking man with a ton of culinary talent, he and Adaline's has been features in a number of magazines, and because of one such article in Southern Living, Jessica Montgomery's father wants Logan to come work for their company.

Logan has said no to Reginald on more than one occasion -- to which Jessica did not blame him, if the numbers she saw that were offered were any indication. But now her father is having her go down to Falcon and sign him -- if she accomplishes this one thing, she will have better odds at getting the promotion she wants. If not? She can kiss her CFO desires goodbye. 

We watch Jessica grow immensely in this book. She starts out as a woman who desires acceptance and allows her father/boss to walk all over her. He snickers and treats her like a lowly female in the board room, implying that she should flirt and use her womanly ways to get Logan to sign. He essentially harasses his own daughter, and I couldn't help but feel terrible for Jessica. Yet she put up with it, only because she knew she was capable of the CFO position and would do anything to get it.

When Logan and Jessica meet the first time, Logan is coming off of two weeks in the woods -- his home away from home. He prefers the solitude. Watching these two's interactions was so much fun. Neither introduces themselves and Jessica starts to call Logan "Mountain Man" -- which eventually becomes her little pet name for him (love it). When they do exchange names, Logan starts to call her Jessie, much to her dislike -- and eventually it grows on her, as she slowly grows into the lifestyle in Falcon. I much preferred Jessica in the laid back atmosphere that Logan and Falcon give her.

This book covers a few things -- in the restaurant life, in the football life, in the romance department, and in the familial approval department. I loved the Darcy and Dalt parts -- while Darcy and Dalt obviously have Logan's back for anything and everything, seeing them help Jessica and Logan was lovely.

I've truly enjoyed this series thus far and cannot wait to read more!

{ previous reviews in series } .


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