Not sure what it is, but somehow “Caught Up In You” was very slow to catch my interest and keep me reading. For a short novella, it took me a couple of days to finish this story.

Declan is a famous artist coming back to his hometown The Bay and wanting to set roots after years of wanderlust. Besides caring for his aging father, his main goal is to get the girl of his dreams. Having fled the altar a few times before, he has a lot of convincing to do, if he wants to gain Shelby’s trust and his plans for the future with her…. forever.


Having a crush on Declan forever, Shelby tries hard to stay away from commitment scared Declan, but then fate has other plans. First crush turns into something deeper, but Shelby has lots of insecurities to overcome before she can see how serious Declan is about loving her.

The storyline is good, but I feel that Shelby and Declan got the raw end of the deal of this novella with no development of character. I am not saying “Caught Up In You” is a bad read, it’s quite the contrary, but it definitely lacked some charm and magnetism between these two. The secondary characters were good adding a bit of charm to the story.

Kim Boykin is a first time author on my list, and despite the missing magic, I may circle back to her.

Received an ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review