by Pam McCutcheon

March 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7510-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Pam McCutcheon has done it again. Her newest novel Caught in the Act is a spectacular foray into the world of romantic comedy. This novel is the sequel to My Favorite Husband and is deserving of the highest praise. Caught in the Act tells the story of Scott Richmond a wealthy bachelor who is well known for his womanizing ways and his ability to act as if he hasn’t a care in the world. When Scott walks in on a young woman robbing him, he is stunned to discover that her father was unfairly fired by the family. Scott feels he owes the young woman and lets her walk away with the loot. However, when the young woman’s sister Nicole appears on his door step determined to stop the robbery, Scott finds himself drawn to the beautiful older sister. Together, Scott and Nicole must find the stolen jewels, protect Nicole’s sister, and uncover a plot that comes from those closest to them both. Of course, Scott and Nicole decide that the best way to accomplish all of this is to let the world think they are engaged. Let the fun begin!!

Caught in the Act is a rip, roaring good time, from beginning to end! I loved this book just as much as I loved My Favorite Husband. Scott and Nicole are fun, loveable characters,and above all, they are hugely entertaining. But the fun doesn’t stop there-the secondary characters are a hoot, especially Nicole’s next door neighbor, who is the kind of woman we all love to hate- a man stealer! Her escapades kept me in stitches! No one should have this much fun reading a novel! The only downside to this novel is the lack of action; the fast pace seen in McCutcheon’s previous novel is missing. However, I believe that the dialogue is much stronger in this novel as is the relationship between the main characters. Overall, Caught in the Act is a wonderful romantic comedy that should not be missed. Let yourself get caught reading this one!

Reviewed in May 2005 by Jen.

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