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Peek Inside Caught

PR professional Vivian Blake is in trouble. Her newest client, race car driver Jarod Cage, is Hot. Haaaaw-awt. And his sex tape (she has to watch them, honest) makes Viv's unused engine bits overheat big time. Now she has to find a way to salvage his sponsor and his racing career. Not so easy when the sexy chemistry between them is total carnal combustion. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do...

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She was hired to clean up his image. He wants nothing more than to get her dirty.

Watching sex tapes at the office is just part of PR professional Vivian Blake’s job, especially when she has to clean up a celebrity’s image. Except that her newest client isn’t quite that easy. Racecar driver Jarod Cage is beyond hot, and his onscreen “performance” is already compromising Viv’s cool professionalism.

While Jarod hasn’t exactly been discreet about his personal life, he never thought his reputation could cost him both his sponsor and his racing career. Now he has to put his future in the hands of a tiny, pixie-like publicist. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do…



"5-STARS- James heats up the track with her racing romance ... drama, lust and HEA".- Ink Angels Book Blog

"5-STARS- LOVED. Caught was an absolutely sexy and compelling book! I couldn't get enough. So much love for this book!"- Thoughts at One in the Morning Book Blog

"I really enjoyed this story. It has some twists that I didn't expect and I loved Jarod. Watching a bad boy fall in love is one of my faves!" - Tiffany, Give Me Books

"This book was hot hot hot! Likely in my top ten ...favorite Brazen novels. A memorable one that I can see myself rereading." -The Eater of Books

"5-STARS. Bring on the ice, Caught is a scorcher. It started with a bang and kept getting better." - Hopeless Romantic Book Blog

"5-STARS. This book has hot sex, tension, and a traitor. Awesome!!!" - Harp's Romance Book Review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633753105
Series: Elite PR, Book 1
Release Date: Jun 30, 2015
Page Count: 279
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, opposites attract

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By Alyssa June 11, 2015

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Caught by Clare James
Publisher: Brazen
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

She was hired to clean up his image. He wants ...more

Caught is the story of PR professional, Viv, and NASCAR driver, Jarod Cage. Jarod is literally caught with his pants down in a bathroom stall and Viv is hired to fix his image.

Jarod and Viv are complete opposites. Viv is a Northern Yank who is feisty and tells it how it is, something Jarod is not u ...more

By Courtney June 30, 2015

3.5 Stars

Caught is an interesting story of a PR rep and a race-car driver. I like that it’s about something other than MC club, rock-star or some sort of fighter.

Viv is very strong-willed, focused and determined woman. She’s been working her up the ladder and this is her chance to shine. As long sh ...more

By Deanna July 02, 2015

* ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

Caught is the first book in the Elite PR series by Clare James for Entangled Publishing’s Brazen imprint. In the book, the hero, NASCAR bad boy Jarod Cage, is in danger of losing both his sponsors and his racing career and the her ...more

By April July 01, 2015

I received an ARC copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Racecar driver Jarod Cage & PR professional Vivian Blake give this story all the heat needed to make this a great story.
Vivian is called in to protect aka clean up Jarod’s image when it could affect his NASCAR career and whe ...more

By Riki June 27, 2015

Wow- this book is a seriously wild ride! (Pardon the mild NASCAR pun- I simply couldn't help myself). But seriously, though, this book is a whole hell of a lot of fun. I'm a sucker for sports romance, and I've never read a NASCAR one before, but the vibrant way that Clare James writes about the trac ...more

By Jessica August 05, 2015

See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

Upon finishing, my initial reaction:

LOVED. I was so sad when it was over, I want to read more!

Full review to come.

My Thoughts (full review):

Loved this! I jumped into it and found a really intriguing story--one with a story line followi ...more

By Mellena July 06, 2015

Caught was simply one of the best books I have read in a while. It has risque and naughty Jarod who needs to be good and prim and proper Vivian who wants to be bad. Put them together and wow the explosion!! Seriously hot and descriptive scenes. Great details on the racing community, ones I had never ...more

By Isha June 29, 2015

Release Date:  June 30, 2015
Caught by Clare JamesMy rating: 5 of 5 stars
Bring on the ice, Caught is a scorcher. It started with a bang and kept getting better. A misunderstood bad boy and a straight laced workaholic could end ...more

By Sultry Steamy Reading July 09, 2015

I received an ARC of this book from Sizzling PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book's blog tour promotions.

Hot. Sexy. Delicious. Man, I can just describe this book in three words. From the very first moment that the main characters met until the last pages of the book, they defi ...more

By Geri June 30, 2015

Holy hotness! This book is 5 alarm sexy and if you didn't like Nascar before, your opinion may change after reading about this hot driver. Hot just doesn't do Jarod Cage justice; I would need a thesaurus to find the right word. He is sexy, sweet, Southern, and excellent at what he does. He handles c ...more

By Ink Angels June 16, 2015

Ink Angels Book Blog received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

James heats up the track with her racing romance between the hot and rugged Jarod Cage and his seductive Yankee PR prize, Vivian Blake. I can appreciate that many readers are not going to fall for the female protagonist right away ...more

By Angela June 21, 2015

Vivian and Jarod are a interesting match. First they work with one another. Well Vivian works for Jarod trying to fix his mess of a reputation caused by a bathroom stall sex tape he is staring in. Second they are both immediately attracted to each other. Vivian has a goal of fixing Jarod's reputatio ...more

By Paula June 29, 2015

This book is a great read. Viv, a tough Yankee girl, is a public relations expert and she has to save the career of Nascar driver, Jarod Cage, a Southern Boy. Jarod is sex on a stick smoking hot and Viv needs to resist him. Someone is out to destroy his chances for the Chase and Viv has to get him t ...more

By Tammy July 01, 2015

Vivian Blake has been hired to clean up the image of sexy racecar driver Jarod Cage, which wouldn’t be so difficult if she wasn’t so attracted to him. I love the interaction between Vivian and Jarod so much fun and very sexy. The story has plenty of suspense and drama to keep you turning those pages ...more

By Bette June 23, 2015

I enjoyed this one a lot! It was a fun, very sexy read. Having the world of car racing as the backdrop was new and fresh for me so it definitely made it more interesting. The writing, pace, and overall story were great. The lead characters Viv and Jarod have sizzling hot chemistry that really cranke ...more

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Whew....this book went from 0 to 60 in no time at all!

Vivian works in PR. She deals with famous people all the time, but she was not prepared for Jarod Cage. The man comes storming into her life and before she knows it, he is getting h ...more

By Catherine (The Sassy Bookster) October 22, 2015

I don't know anything about NASCAR and car racing (I'll like to keep it that way, thank you very much) but the PR angle of the story caught my interest and I wanted to see how it would go, especially for being caught pants down!

Jarod Cage is the bad boy of professional car racing. His escapades are


By Laurie July 30, 2015

Caught is author Clare James’ first outing for Entangled and it very quickly won my heart. I love a workplace romance and this book is even better because one of main character’s offices is a very loud and very fast race car.

Vivian and Jarod could not be any more different and I found myself wonderi ...more

By Margaret July 06, 2015

This book definitely takes you on a hot and sexy ride! Vivian and Jarod were explosive from their first encounter, and what starts as quid pro quo quickly turns into an attraction that neither one can - nor wants to - deny, and once they realize that scratching the itch just makes it impossible for ...more

By Laura July 30, 2015

> > > I have received this book as an ARC from the publisher. < < <
> > > In exchange, I promised an honest review. < <

With Caught, you get a steamy, emotinal and very refreshing book which lets you feel like sitting in a racing car yourself.
I loved the pace of this story as there was never a mom ...more

By Book Gannet June 24, 2015

I really enjoyed this sexy racing read. As someone raised on F1, motor racing has always been a part of my life (though why I’m bothering right now is a question I ask myself often), so although NASCAR doesn’t appeal to me, I do get why it’s so beloved and looked forward to reading about a racing he ...more

By Amy July 01, 2015

HO LEE RACE CAR FANS!!! This book was one heart stopping turn after another. It didn’t let up on the pressure for a minute. I guess when you are dealing with a cocky NASCAR driver and his ego, speed is the only option. This book was great and a very enjoyable read. Viv and Jarod were amazing and wel ...more

By 2kasmom June 30, 2015

Vivian Blake's job is to repair Jarod Cage's reputation and image. He is a racecar drive for NASCAR. His image needs to be spotless and clean for the family friendly sport. Caught in a bar bathroom on video and gone viral, he has to hurry to get his life back on track or lose his sponsors and career ...more

By FMR Book Grind July 05, 2015


HO LEE RACE CAR FANS!!! This book was one heart stopping turn after another. It didn’t let up on the pressure for a minute. I guess when you are dealing with a cocky NASCAR driver and his ego, speed is the only option. This book was great and a very enjoyable read. Viv and Jarod were am ...more

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Clare James

About the author

Clare James

Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the Impossible Love series; the steamy romantic comedy Dirty Little Lies; and the touching family drama Wednesday. Her new title, Caught, is the first in a series about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. It will be published with Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line in June 2015. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men – her husband and young son – and is always on social media chatting with readers. Find her at: @clarejamesbooks

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