Title: Catch Me
Author: Claire Contreras
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance.
Release Date: November 17th, 2013
Rating: 5 Star *****
In the past, I've always been given everything I've wanted, but nothing that I truly needed. I've experienced a lot of things in my twenty-five years, everything except the one thing I want. It's the one thing that can’t be bought. It can't even be taken, it has to be given. And nobody has ever given it to me, not really anyway.
Not until him.
Music is the center of both our lives, but as he found his place in it, I lost my way. He soared, while I spiraled down a destructive path.
I lost myself in more ways than I can count.
The ironic thing is that I didn’t realize how lost I was until he found me.
And now that he has, I have to wonder if he'll stay around long enough to catch me.
Well this story starts with a bang and doesn’t let up until the last word. We meet
Brooklyn and she seems to have it all together. She is
the daughter of the owner of a very successful record label and a former model.
She owns her own thriving business in LA that provides custom made microphones
to the music industry and her father wants her to work for the family business
because she has an uncanny ear for musical talent. Seems like a nice little
life right… It’s very easy to judge a book by its cover, but oh you never quite
know what someone has or is living through.
Brooklyn begrudgingly uproots her life, leaving her
business mainly in the hands of her BFF and business partner Allie, and heads to
NYC to work with her brother Hendrix. She moves into Hendrix condo and with the
help of her outlandish cousin Nina she starts settling into the party scene
much to Hendrix concern. Why? Looks like our girl may have battled a few
personal demons in her past. She conquered them but everyone who has ever loved
someone through things of that nature is always waiting with bated breath for
the day they slide back down that slippery slope. It’s hard not only for the
one falling but also for the ones who love them and watch feeling helpless. No
one wants to see New York Brooklyn back in that dark
Enter Nick Wilde. Oh Nick, Nick, Nick Wilde. He is a record producer that goes by the name Shadow and is so freaking hot.
Brooklyn is instantly
attracted to him but she doesn’t really want to be. She has gone down the road
of dating within the music industry, one artist in particular, and she knows
that “relationships” really aren’t their thing. Plus our girl is a tad insecure
about herself, her body, her worth. Nick however is not deterred in the least.
He wants her and he wants her to be only his. He is so alpha which I really
love in a MC. Brooklyn needs that strong male in her life. Then there is that
little kink that is Shea Roberts. Shea is a star that Brooklyn
championed and is an ex-boyfriend, turned friend with benefits when he couldn’t
keep it in his pants when on the road, turned best guy friend and the only
constant left in her life. Their relationship is messy and complicated and
unresolved… and Nick doesn’t like to share. Couple that with some secrets Nick
holds and things get derailed before they really get started. Can she let go of
the past and start really living again? Can she let someone in to love her when
she has never really felt loved by anyone even her own family? Can she escape
the pain and guilt that threatens to pull her into the darkness again?
Claire Contreras sure knows how to write a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This one is has so many different facets. Everything is tested: friendship, love, sanity. Your heart will be tied up in knots and then soaring and just when you think everything is going to be okay she throws you a gut wrenching curveball that literally stops your heart. Wow, just wow. I highly recommend this book. It was worth every single laugh and every single tear.
"I don't know what it is about him that makes me want to grab his face in place so that he'll never look at anything but me. I'm not sure what bothers me more: the realization or the fact I can't remember feeling this way about anyone before him."
About the Author:
Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys, and three dogs.
Her favorite past times are: daydreaming, writing, and reading.
She has been described as a random, sarcastic, crazy girl with no filter.
Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones or ones that will scare the daylights out of her and have her looking over her shoulder at every turn. Like I said, she's very random.
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