My name is Carly Porter… And I’m really good at bad decisions.
How do I know this, exactly? Well, not including the time I accidentally bleached my eyebrows or sprained my ankle changing a lightbulb…
I had sex with my best friend’s brother.
Zeke Elliott has been a thorn in my side for eleven years. A very sexy, very tempting, very freaking annoying one. With big…hands.
And now my clitoris has a crush on the guy.
Seriously. I can’t look at him without my vagina performing accidental kegels. Which would be fine, but he’s Cain’s brother. I hate him. He’s off limits, right?
I close my eyes and slip one leg out of the window.
Everybody can see my panties.
Not that anyone is here, but I just know everybody can.
This is horrible. And it hurts.
I’m never dating again.
I’m going to buy fifty cats. They’ll never make me climb out of a bathroom window.
“You’re looking at my underwear, aren’t you?” I ask, unfortunately pausing with my legs wide open.
“It’s nice underwear.”
“Oh god.” I swing my other leg down a little too quick.
My dress rides up.
Right over my ass.
And my feet can’t reach the crates.
“Help me, you pig!”
“I’m gonna be stuck here forever. Oh my god.”
The bathroom door opens.
Can this get any worse?
A fifty-something woman I don’t recognize freezes in the middle of the restroom.
I smile sweetly.
She eyes me suspiciously before shuffling into a cubicle.
“Get me down!” I hiss, kicking my legs. “Now, Ezekiel!”
Something scrapes and knocks together.
“Still so hot when you call me that. Especially when your ass is out.” Thud. “All right, sweetcheeks. I’ve got you.”
“Sweetcheeks? What is wrong with you?”
“Look, you can hang there all night bitchin’ at me if you want, but it’s not my bare ass in the middle of the alley. As much as I’m enjoying the view.”
“Oh my god,” I groan. “You swear you’ll catch me?”
“I swear.” His fingertips brush against my bare legs.
My shudder is disguised by the trembling of my arms as I lower myself down.
Zeke’s fingers trail up the outsides of my thighs until he grasps my waist. “Let go.”
I freeze, tensing up.
“Carly, let go. I have hold of you. I won’t drop you.”
Still tensed, I let go of the window ledge.
My life flashes before my eyes. Seriously. I see everything from my first memory to the moment I let go of the ledge and I squeal because I’m going to die and I know that he’s going to drop me and—
Zeke’s strong grip solidifies when he wraps his arm around my waist and holds me against him. “There,” he says calmly into my ear. “You dropped about six inches. You’re hardly cliff-diving.”
I open my eyes and look down at where his arm is pressed across my stomach. His grip is tight, and the popping veins on his forearm trace tantalizing lines across his skin.
And my dress is still around my hips.
I reach down and tug the material over my upper thighs. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.” He releases me, and when he jumps down from the crates, I see a flash of his cocky grin. “Nice thong.”
That explains the grin.
I clear my throat. “Thank you. It took me an hour to pick.”
“From your drawer?”
“No. From Victoria Secret. Have you seen how many panties are on that website?”
Zeke holds his hands out for me to take. “Oh, yeah. I’m wearing a pair right now.”
My lips curve slowly as I step down onto the ground. “Interesting. What type? Brief? Thong? Boy short? V-string?”
He blinks at me when I put my shoes on. “Why do you need so many different types? It’d be much easier if you just wore none at all.”
I honestly don’t think there is a genre or topic in the world of romance that Emma Hart could not turn her hand too and kick it’s ass!
Catching Carly is yet again another superb read, in fact I think I preferred this to Being Brooke, don’t get me wrong I loved Brooke and Cain, the fact they appeared in this one was an added bonus ! But there was something about Carly I loved, I liked her sassy attitude and her swagger it caught my attention.
To get a whole book based around Carly and Zeke, I was excited and far from disappointed, I laughed out loud at this frenemies to lover story.
The chemistry between the main characters was brilliant. So many scenes had me laughing and it’s not very often a book captures that.
Romantic Comedy at its best
This has to be rated as one of my favourite Romantic comedy books in a long time. I really liked Brooke but I adore Carly, her sarcasm and humour is hilarious.
The whole story just seems so real and down to earth – just maybe with some over the top eccentric grandparents that we’d all love to have. And some great friends added in.
This had me smiling/laughing all the way through even when things got serious, and the chemistry between Carly and Zeke was extremely hot (and also zeke and Delilah! Lol).
Another Emma Hart book to be added to my shelf!
I loved Carly in Being Brooke and so happy this is her very own book in Catching Carly!! I had been looking forward to this one so much and boy, was it good!
Carly and Zeke are everything, and together Emma Hart has created them the perfect story. Fun, sexy, sassy, flirty, all mixed with a load of anger, banter, arguing, tension and so much chemistry I’m surprised the whole of Barley Cross didn’t go up in flames with the heat from these two!!
The love-hate relationship between these character comes off the pages in waves, and it’s one of those books, you just need to see what madness and craziness is going to happen next. And I’ll tell you now, there is some serious crazy stuff in this book – Carly’s Grandma and her nursing home friends?! Well, there are images in my mind I can’t unsee!!!
The road to Carly and Zeke’s relationship (or lack of) is not an easy one. Zeke has some understandably, big insecurity issues which he can’t quite forget. But he is an absolutely swoon worthy hero in my eyes and I love him!! Carly annoyed me a little at times, but I don’t think that was necessarily a bad thing – just a few moments where I wanted tell her to sort herself out!!!
We get plenty from Brooke and Cain in this story, which is wonderful and simply reinforces all of their friendships and relationships which I love.
Overall a really great romantic comedy which I thoroughly enjoyed! A really great light-hearted read – the writing and story flowed perfectly and I can’t wait for Emma’s next book!
**** 4.5 STARS ****
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.