Review: Catch Me If You Can by Donna Kauffman

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 3 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

IF IT’S TUESDAY, THIS MUST BE SCOTLAND

All Tag Morgan wants to do is help settle his father’s estate so he can get back to properly cataloguing his Mayan ruins. So he’s caught quite off guard to discover that A) his father had holdings in Scotland, and B) the property now belongs to Tag. Leafing through his father’s correspondence with the property’s overseer, one Maura Sinclair, yields even more surprises. His father’s letters reveal a warmer, kinder man – nothing like the harsh, cold disciplinarian Tag remembers. Surely it has to do with Maura, whose writing is filled with a dry wit, and infectious charm that keeps Tag reading all night. By the time the sun rises, Tag knows he’s going to Scotland to find this woman who has so thoroughly captivated him.

Traveling alone through the Scottish highlands with an old car and an even older map, the man who dissects other cultures for a living is completely out of his element in this one. Eccentric locals. Bone-chilling weather. Lethal-strength ale. Scary sheep. It’s a lot to take in. More unsettling is Maura Sinclair, the woman with the sparkling blue eyes and the even sparkier temperament…a woman who’ll fight to keep the land for her tenants…and who ignites passions Tag didn’t even know he had. Once he gets a taste, Tag only wants more. And if he does, he’ll have to let go of the past and embrace the future with everything he’s got…especially his heart.

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Guest Reviewer Lisha’s Thoughts:

Tag Morgan, as the oldest of four sons, has just received his inheritance. He is rather reluctant to be the executor, as his father was extremely abusive to all the sons as they were growing up, but does so out of a sense of duty. While searching through his father’s papers he is stunned to find that his father has purchased old family property in Scotland, and has been corresponding with the woman, Maura, who lives and runs the castle. He is intrigued by the relationship that his father has built with Maura enough to go over and inspect the property.

I was surprised to find out that this is not a new novel by the author but instead it is being released by a new publisher. While reading the book it became apparent that the other brothers had established stories already but despite that I had not read the other books in the series, it felt okay as a standalone. The story started off really strong and I liked that each of the brothers had found successful careers and loving partners despite their horrible childhoods. I did find myself wishing for more dialogue and interaction between the characters. The story is told mostly in the form of inner dialogue in the main character’s head so much so that I found myself skimming pages and skipping ahead. There were plenty of steamy moments in the book but I was looking for more passion from the characters.

 

 

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