Small Town Romance Book Review!! ~ Caught Up with the Captain by Kait Nolan

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Can a retired naval commander and the love he left behind overcome a 34-year-old secret to find their way to a second chance?

Captain Mitchell Greyson is a man who believes in duty. A bigger purpose and a thirst to prove himself took him away from his tiny Tennessee hometown–and the girl he loved–more than thirty years ago. After a distinguished career in the Navy, Grey’s headed home, searching for new purpose and a glimpse at the road not traveled.

At the tender age of eighteen, Rebecca Ferguson made a choice that changed her life. Since then, she’s had joy, regrets, and an ugly divorce, but she never forgot the love who walked away. She definitely never expected him to move back to town more than thirty years later, or for all the sparks to still be alive.

One look and Grey’s all in, determined to earn a second chance at the love he left behind. The duty that took him away is over, but Rebecca doesn’t know how to trust that he’s home to stay, especially when the secret she’s held onto all these years is closer than he thinks…and it has the potential to destroy their fragile new beginning.

Caught Up with the Captain is the fifth book in the Bad Boy Bakers series. It can be read as a standalone but to really and truly learn to love Rebecca the right way, you want to read the other books.

Rebecca has been a present figure throughout this series and she is absolutely wonderful. We all knew—or had—a surrogate mom like this growing up and she fits that role perfectly. She is sweet and charming, loving and as maternal as the day is long. She’s strong when she needs to be, giving her boys and girls a kick in the pants when needed, but she is a MOM, period.

Rebecca and Gray have known each other forever, but when he returns to Eden’s Ridge it feels as if it was a lifetime ago. It was but when these two are together it feels as if no time has passed at all. Even though we know they parted on bad terms, I love how every time they’re together on the page it feels like old friends, sometimes old lovers, but that connection is always there.

I’m not usually a fan of the fifty plus romance but Kait Nolan did a great job with this, because it felt like my best friend’s mom was finally getting the happiness she deserved! Caught Up with the Captain is just pure fun and happiness on every page.

Such a fun series and ended on the perfect note.

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