Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review: Caught Running by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux

Caught Running by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux (Goodreads Author)
Published December 1st 2007 by Dreamspinner Press
Ten years after graduation, Jake "the jock" Campbell and Brandon "the nerd" Bartlett are teaching at their old high school and still living in separate worlds. When Brandon is thrown into a coaching job on Jake's baseball team, they find themselves learning more about each other than they'd ever expected.

High school is all about image - even for the teachers. Brandon and Jake have to get past their preconceived notions to find the friendship needed to work together. And somewhere along the way, they discover that perceptions can always change for the better. Read a full chapter excerpt at
My Thoughts
Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux are a powerhouse duo when it comes to owning this genre. Together they just fire up the pages with their characters that are filled with off-the-charts chemistry, entertaining dialog and never over the top drama. Aside from Ella Frank, I have to say when it comes to MM these two authors top the charts in my book. Love their novels!!

In Caught Running, Urban and Roux knock this story out of the ballpark! I loved the Coach and Science teacher combination they created with Jake and Brandon. Despite the slow burn, at the beginning of the book, once Jake and Brandon take a chance at romance, there’s a clear and present chemistry between these two. I loved the sincere moments and the day to day happenings they encounter during baseball season. The secondary characters, Troy and Jonathan, were a perfect blend in this novel as well. What I enjoyed most was that Caught Running never felt overly dramatic. It was more of a constant steady that took us alongside these two very likeable characters. The only thing I felt that was missing was the fact that Jake’s injuries where never really addressed. I would have liked to see Brandon use this knowledge in medicine and physiology to help Jake in one way or another. But other than that,

A complete homerun in my score book, and I can’t wait to pick up more stories they have out there. Awesome!
4 Suns

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