Book Review: Caught! – J.L. Merrow

[Book 1 of The Shamwell Tales]

[Book 1 of The Shamwell Tales]

I’m a bit sad because I hate giving the author of one of my favorite MM books [Muscling Through] a one star rating for her latest effort. This one just didn’t work for me. The storyline was mediocre at best, characters totally charmless except for Rose and young Charlie and the rest about it was blah-blah.

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I thought of actually not finishing this book but I was still hoping that it’ll pick up eventually. I was about 67% in the story and decided to just toss my reader and take some aspirin *wink* because it totally gave me a good amount of headache.

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But as I’m still holding a lil’ amount of faith for it to get better, I soldiered on and it resulted to a catastrophic disappointment. The flow of the story was consistent yet awfully slow – boring and too indulgent. I won’t even remember the main characters from this book after today.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.
Sean works in pest control, rides a motorbike, and lives on a council estate. On the face of it, he shouldn’t have anything in common with Robert’s bow-tie, classic-car style and posh family background. Yet Robert is helpless to resist Sean’s roguish grin, and a rocky, excruciatingly embarrassing start doesn’t keep the sparks between them from flaring.
Despite Robert’s increasingly ludicrous attempts to keep his past where it belongs, his past hasn’t read the memo. And soon his secrets could be the very things that drive Sean away for good…
Warning: Contains the alarming misadventures of a pest control technician, a stepsister with a truly unfortunate name, and a young man who may have more bow ties than sense. – BLURB via Goodreads.


Rating: 1 out of 5 stars 😦

Amazon HERE
Samhain Publishing HERE


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