Caught in the Current by Charlee James

Retired Marine Jason Hall is a force to be reckoned with. When his nephew Luke is kidnapped by his fresh-out-of-jail father, he knows there’s one woman he can count on to help in the search. The last time he saw private investigator Alexandra Macintyre, they were steaming up the windows of her black SUV. Forgetting the scorch of her lips against his hasn’t been easy, but Jay knows the crippling pain of betrayal far too well. 

Alexandra Macintyre is no stranger to tragedy. Haunted by her past, she seeks redemption by helping families find their loved ones, hoping their outcome is different from her family’s misfortune. Alex and Jay make a formidable team as they band together to rescue Luke, but the road trip south tests their emotional stamina. Alex is used to being alone, but Jay gives her a taste of the love and belonging she’s never dared to hope for. 

Will Alex be able to make peace with her tragic past for a future with Jay?

Titles in the Cape Cod Shores series include:  In with The TideCaught In The Current

Title:  Caught In The Current
Series:  Cape Cod Shores #2
Author:  Charlee James
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 24, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Scars are intimately, individual things, and how a person bears those scars is as unique as they themselves are.  The reality is that the scars that can be seen and dealt with, one way or another, are just as real as those scars that lay hidden beneath the skin where the memory dwells, lingers and cannot let go.  Jason and Alex both bear scars from their pasts, in the long run Jay’s may be more easily dealt with for Alex’s scars lie deep in her childhood and continued into her adult life as well.  In her work she is driven to reunite loved ones, no matter how difficult or dangerous that might be.

Jay and Alex have a connection that leaps off the page.  And hidden beneath the surface are things that Alex must face, must deal with if there is a chance of a true life with the man she’s come to not only desire, but respect and love.  Mixed in with the suspense and danger of searching for a kidnapped child is also the romance of two people with scars who complete each other in unexpected ways.  Watching them not only battle for a child’s return home, but for their own love was an emotional, touching and at times sizzling adventure.  I enjoyed their story very much, and will definitely be keeping an eye out for the next story in this intriguing series.  If you enjoy a touch of suspense mixed with your romance, then you’ll want to pick up a copy of Caught In The Current… you will not be disappointed.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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