This is the first book of Erika’s that I’ve read, but I’m reasonably sure that it won’t be the last. I enjoyed this one and fell in love with the characters, so that’s a good reason to keep reading an author, right?
Caught is the first book in the Tactical Enforcement Agency series. The book follows a bunch of guys who were in the military and then when they left, they went to work with the uncle of one of them as bounty hunters. Grant’s uncle Mac owns the agency that they all work for. Mac took Grant and his baby sister Rachel in when their parents died and he raised them. Grant went and joined the Marines. Rachel fell in love and married Mark.
When they married, Rachel thought that she and Mark were incredibly happy and that they would live happily ever after, but things slowly started to change. He went from being a sweet, loving, and attentive husband who made sure that she enjoyed having sex, to an abusive asshole who fucked around on her, hit her, held her up to impossible standards, and overall just beat her down. When Rachel decides that enough is enough, she packs up her car and leaves in the middle of the night and heads to her brother’s house. She’s talked to Grant, and he’s fine with her staying there as needed, but he won’t be there when she gets there.
Rachel pulls into the driveway, gets into the house, settles down, and goes to sleep. She’s woken up by a strange noise outside. She goes to look around and sees a man and a woman in the guesthouse. They are having dirty sex and Rachel can’t help but watch. After a couple of minutes, she walks away, but accidentally knocks into a plant pot and knocks it over. When that happens, she runs away and hides in her room.
Lance has been staying in his friend’s guest house while his house is being worked on. When he hears a noise outside the house, he pulls on his pants and then runs into Grant’s house to find the person who he heard. See, they’re in TX and he’s a bounty hunter, so he has a lot of guns, and like I said, Texas, it’s legal to shoot people in certain situations. Rachel comes out and tells Lance what’s going on. He’s struck by how beautiful she is, but reminds himself that she is his best friend’s sister.
The next morning, Grant is home, but Mark the douche has shown up and wants to drag Rachel home with him. Grant yells and Mark yells and Grant yells louder and Rachel can’t get anyone to hear her speak, that is, until Lance walks in and makes them shut up so that they can hear what Rachel wants.
Ok, it’s that time. I like how Lance is willing to take care of Rachel from the very beginning, even before anything that might have happened between them. He was just there being a good guy. I also like that they didn’t immediately rush into anything. Rachel needed time to heal.
I love that Lance goes to bat for Rachel and that he listens to her and her reasoning and doesn’t just dismiss things out of hand. She has a valid viewpoint and Lance listens to it.
I also like how he encourages her and supports her when it comes to making her choices. He might not like her choices and they may be ones he wouldn’t make, but at least he’s listening and supporting.
Ok, that’s all I have to say about this one. Happy reading!