4 Stars for Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1) by J.L. Merrow #MM #Humor @jlmerrow


Title: Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1)
Author Name & Publisher: J.L. Merrow (Samhain Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: August 19, 2014 – 276 pgs


Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, rides a motorbike, and lives on a council estate. On the face of it, he shouldn’t have anything in common with Robert’s bow-tie, classic-car style and posh family background. Yet Robert is helpless to resist Sean’s roguish grin, and a rocky, excruciatingly embarrassing start doesn’t keep the sparks between them from flaring.

Despite Robert’s increasingly ludicrous attempts to keep his past where it belongs, his past hasn’t read the memo. And soon his secrets could be the very things that drive Sean away for good…

Warning: Contains the alarming misadventures of a pest control technician, a stepsister with a truly unfortunate name, and a young man who may have more bow ties than sense.

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This was a cute story of Robert who loves bow ties and dressing up. He had something awful happen to him at the last school he taught at and was accused of something he did not do. He moved and started a new teaching job with younger children and really loves his job. Well Sean who has twin nephews comes to pick them up after school and Robert feels a instant attraction to Sean.
I have to say the way these two MC’s were together was very cute and sweet. Yes you do get some angst and misunderstandings with this book but you also get a lot of humor too. I loved the way the author wrote these characters and this story. The only thing that really bugged me was sometimes it can feel like there are too many misunderstandings and Sean was a little to quick on the break up and walk away on a few occasions without really talking to Robert at all. But other then that you meet a lot of characters in this book which I have to say I loved Rose’s characters he was just too funny.
All together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!



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JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.

She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Her novella Muscling Through was a 2013 EPIC Award finalist, and her novel Slam! won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy. Her novel Relief Valve is a finalist in the 2015 EPIC Awards.

JL Merrow is a member of the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.


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