Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

by Donna Kauffman

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Overview

IF IT’S TUESDAY, THIS MUST BE SCOTLAND
 
All Tag Morgan wants to do is help settle his father’s estate so he can get back to properly cataloguing his Mayan ruins. So he’s caught quite off guard to discover that:
 
A) His father had holdings in Scotland  
B) The property now belongs to Tag
 
 Leafing through his father’s correspondence with the property’s overseer, one Maura Ramsey, yields even more surprises. His father’s letters reveal a warmer, kinder man—nothing like the harsh, cold disciplinarian Tag remembers. Surely it has to do with Maura, whose writing is filled with a dry wit and an infectious charm that keeps Tag reading all night. By the time the sun rises, Tag knows he’s going to Scotland to find this woman who has so thoroughly captivated him . . .
 
Praise for Donna Kauffman
 
“Readers will appreciate the wonderful sense of place, the well-rounded secondary characters and the deep emotion.”
—Bookpage, TOP PICK
 
 “We all know where there's Donna Kauffman, there's a rollicking, sexy read chock-full of charm and sparkle.”
—USAToday.com

 
“Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town—you’re going to love Donna Kauffman!”
—Lori Foster

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420149913
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/31/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 35,294
File size: 722 KB

About the Author

Donna Kauffman is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over 70 novels, translated and sold in more than 26 countries around the world. Born into the maelstrom of Washington, D.C., politics, she now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she is surrounded by a completely different kind of wildlife.  A contributing blogger for USAToday.com, she is also a DIYer, a baker, a gardener and a volunteer transporter for the Wildlife Center of Virginia and Rockfish Sanctuary. Please visit her online at www.DonnaKauffman.com.

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Catch Me If You Can 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
txjewkat 3 months ago
First, this is a reprint from a release in 2004. Next I felt the beginning dragged. Setting up the characters and storyline for a chic lit romance was much too long. Last, I was not pulled into the relationships or story. Best thing is knowing Donna Kauffman has improved so much since this was written than you can skip this book and read her new books.
sbart84 3 months ago
Tag and Maura meet as two strangers during a snowstorm in Scotland and they can't deny the mutual attraction. Tag is in Scotland to settle his estranged father's estate that was left to him, not knowing that Maura is the lady that his father talks about in his letters. Maura will do anything to save the land for her people. Even with their differences they still can't deny the chemistry that they share. I thoroughly enjoyed this book rich full of emotions, humor, banter and great sexual chemistry between Tag and Maura. My favorite line was, "One Night does not a lifetime of happiness make.", but they sure make it happen. This is a reprint. I highly recommend.
Terri_C 4 months ago
This is a reprint of an earlier Donna Kauffman book. I really love when two characters are so instantaneously into each other that they can't keep their hands off of each other. That's what happens in this story. Kauffman has written the attraction and romantic acts between the characters in such a way that the scenes feel as though they have been laid out for you in the flowing prose of a poem. The dialogue between the two at such times may seem excessive to some, but it certainly does the job of showing the involvement of the hearts as well as the bodies. I loved it! I was given a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. All thoughts are my own.
CathyGeha 4 months ago
Catch Me If You Can by Donna Kauffman Warm and wonderful with characters I adored and a story I could not put down this story made me feel good and put a smile on my face at the end then again today as I think about Tag and Maura again. ~ Sigh ~ Taggart – Tag – TJ is the oldest Morgan brother and third of four to find the woman he is meant to be with. I had no idea that there were other stories about the brothers or that there was a place called Rogue’s Hollow filled with, it would seem, men with stories already told. In fact, it would seem this book was written years ago and I am thrilled to have finally found it! His other brothers star in their own books and I do hope to run across them at some point in the future. When I began reading this book I thought it might be a historical romance (had forgotten there was a truck on the cover) and suddenly realized that airplanes did not fit into a historical romance. Taggart and his brothers had a wicked mean father who made their lives a living hell and he continued to reach out from the grave to stir Tag up in the first chapter of this book. In fact, so stirred up was he that he was on a plane to Scotland soon in the story. Why? There were letters from a woman that he read and they drew him...pulled him...and he didn’t know why. Before reaching the letter writing woman he had a car accident in the snow and all I am going to say about that is that it was steamy and wonderful and a fantasy I enjoyed escaping into. And then...off he went to meet the letter writing lady and in for a surprise he truly was. I can just imagine Maura’s face when she opened her door to Taggart...what with expecting a happy greeting and not quite getting it. And yet...Tag & Maura seem destined to be together no matter what happens or what is said. Anyway… What I liked: * The story from beginning to end * Taggart – oh my – what a wondrous book boyfriend he is...swoon or bed worthy for sure! Smart, caring, tender, intelligent, knows his way around this and that...hmm… * Maura – I would love to be a woman like her with her deep love for home and friends and open giving spirit – and her ability to be just the person that Tag was meant for. * The dialogue and interactions between Tag and Maura * The castle...what place it must be * The way I was introduced to Maura – though it was definitely a bad moment for her to stumble into in that castle of hers * The friendship between Maura and Priss that withstood a lot * Did I say...everything? Well, almost everything... What I did not like: * Taggart’s father… and if you read this book you will not like him either! Did I enjoy this book? Definitely Would I read more in this series/by this author? Without a doubt! Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington – Zebra for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Noire 4 months ago
I received an Arc of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Catch Me If You Can by Donna Kaufman is the third story in the Men of Rogue Hollow Series. It is a reissue of a book originally published in 2004 but it does not feel dated and can be read as a standalone Tag Morgan an anthropologist has returned home to Rogues Hollow to settle his estranged father’s estate. While there he discovers that his father had purchased an ancestral castle in Scotland and was funding renovations on the castle. While looking over the documentation pertaining to the castle he discovers a series of letters between his father and the person he presumes to be it’s caretaker and finds himself fascinated by the letter writer. Maura Sinclair. Maura Sinclair is having a very bad day first she catches her boyfriend in her bed with her best friend, then she’s turned down for the loan she needs to keep Castle Ballentrae going and now her truck is stuck in the snow with a blown tire. Trying to get cell service on the mountain road has proved impossible and when she returns to her truck she meets a stranger who’s car skidded into a snowbank trying to avoid her truck in its precarious position half on and half off the road. Tag Morgan is the stranger and the attraction between these two is hot enough to melt quite a bit of snow. They are rescued by a passing truck driver and stay overnight in a boarding house with only one bed. Super-Steamy this story is definitely one that will warm you up on a cold night. Publishing Date December 31 #KensingtonBooks #DonnaKauffman #NetGalley #ScottishRomance #bookstagram #contemporaryromance
howel2ce 4 months ago
I received an ARC through Netgalley. Tag Morgan wants to finish settling his estranged father’s estate and get on with his life. Before he can do that, he must unravel the mystery of a secret property in Scotland that now belongs to Tag. He reads the letters sent by one Maura Sinclair to his father over the years. Tag is captivated by her writing and takes the next flight out to Scotland. Since the death of the elder Morgan, Maura has been left in dire straits. Her personal life isn’t going much better until Tag crashes into her life. The two have instant chemistry before they even discover the identity of the other. Tag has to work his complex emotions regarding his father and his heritage in order to get to his happily ever after with Maura. The book starts out with a description of the abuse Tag suffered at his father’s hands, which may be a trigger for some. This book is a re-release. It’s the third book in the Men of Rogue’s Hollow series but can be read as a standalone.
Anonymous 4 months ago
'Catch Me If You Can' was all of sexy, sweet, and charming. Loved the banter between the Tag and Maura. Talk about storming the castle! Their chemistry was off the charts. Fast and fun read. Thank you to NetGalley, Kensington Books, and Donna Kauffman for an ARC of 'Catch Me If You Can' in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.
TarynLee 4 months ago
Tag's father has passed and he has been tasked with settling his estate although he can't get it done quickly enough. Tag would rather get back to cataloguing ruins properly than be stuck figuring out his father's estate. When he discovers that his father owns a property in Scotland and now it is his, Tag can't wait to see what it's all about. He sees that his father had an overseer on the property and is drawn in by the correspondence between the two. Tag is excited to travel to Scotland not only to see the property but also to meet this intriguing woman from the letters she has written. Follow along with Tag as he journeys to Scotland and romance steps into his life, will he let it find a place in his heart or does he have nothing left to give. This was a lovely read that shows you what romance is really about!
C_Beddow 4 months ago
I did not want this story to end. It was so good!. Tag's father died and he came home to settle the estate. He and his 3 brothers had all left home as soon as they were legal due to their father's abuse. Going through his fathers things, he finds something he can't wrap his head around. He heads to Scotland and discovers what his father had been spending his money on the last couple years. When he arrives he gets stuck in a snow storm, meets another stranded motorist and starts a romance that will change his life. The writing was so good, that I had trouble putting the book down The characters had amazing chemistry and the ending was so cute when Tag was so excited about his find. I loved it!
JChris 4 months ago
This is re-release from 2004. I thought it was a new book to the author's "Hot Scot" series, but that is my own mistake. I assumed and had no reason to think that. As I was reading, I realized that error on my part. Only one character from that series was mentioned and that was a passing comment here and there. This book is the story of Maura and Taggart. While the reader has some background on them, the characters are strangers when they met and are immediately attracted. I think the story line was interesting and flowed very well. This is a very steamy story, a bit too steamy for my taste, but overall, I enjoyed the book very much. Donna Kauffman is an excellent author and I recommend her work highly. My opinion is my own, not influenced by receiving the ARC of this book. I want to thank Kensington Books, Zebra Romance and NetGalley.com for allowing me to read the Advanced Reader's Copy to be issued on December 31, 2019.
EileenAW 4 months ago
Tag and Maura’s story in Catch Me if You Can by Donna Kauffman, book 3 in her Men of Rogue’s Hollow series is a wonderful and emotional story of two people who truly care about history; especially their own. After the death of his estranged and abusive father and as the eldest, Tag Morgan was tasked with settling his father’s estate. Tag wants to return to work cataloguing his Mayan ruins when he discovers that his father had holdings in Scotland that now belong to him. Interest piqued after reading his father’s correspondence with the property’s overseer, Maura Sinclair, Tag is off, traveling to Scotland to find this woman who captivated him through her letters. Maura Sinclair is a passionate Scot who refuses to give up fighting to keep her land; for its history and for her tenants. Traveling through the Scottish highlands with an old car and an even older map, Tag encounters a broken down car and a traveler; not realizing that this woman is Maura. These two end up hitting it off and having a one-off. They are so attracted to one another; they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. As they spend time together, Maura’s enthusiasm starts to rub off on Tag and he realizes that there’s a need to alter his plans in order to have a future together. Ms. Kauffman, a talented story teller, wrote a joyful, funny, emotional, and heartwarming tale that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sexual chemistry, amusing banter, and amazing characters giving Tag and Maura a chance for happiness, love and a future together. I highly recommend Catch Me if You Can to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
tsmb02 4 months ago
To say Tag Morgan had a bad relationship with his father is an understatement. Once Tag turned 18 and graduated from high school he left home and never looked back. He eventually became the anthropologist he wanted to be and enjoyed his life far from Rogue Hollow. Tag still stayed in contact with his brothers, just not his father. He didn't care for his father's tough love approach to life. Now that Tag's father has passed away, Tag being the oldest, is the one in charge of settling his father's estate. Going into this process with not wanting anything of his father's he is surprised to learn that his father had owned property in Scotland and it now belongs to Tag. He was even more surprised to learn that his father had been sending money each month to help take care of the property he owned. Tag's father did everything in his power to denounce their Scottish heritage....why would his father now want a piece of it? As Tag reads through the letters his father received from Maura Ramsey regarding the Scot property, he is drawn to fly to Scotland to research this find and maybe just Maura herself. Of course all well laid out plans never go as you expect and Tag meets Maura in a rather interesting way and there is instant chemistry. As these two spend more time together, there is some force greater than both of them that is pulling them together. After some really deep soul searching these two are able to find their unexpected happy ending. I just adored these two characters. They both were stubborn in their own ways but the characters worked. I really enjoyed the journey they went on, especially Tag to get to their happy ending. Overall this was a wonderful story that I really recommend.
gdsnv 4 months ago
I can’t believe how much I missed the Morgan brothers. Tag Morgan is the strong, silent type…mostly…but he and his brothers have been through much in their lives. No spoilers but Tag ends up in Scotland and meets Maura Sinclair. Ach, that Maura! Probably the best way to describe these two is that they are good people, but both of them are struggling with pasts that are hanging over their futures. Tag is an archeologist usually exploring civilizations in deserts. Being in Scotland, he’s a mite bit out of his comfort zone, to put it mildly. Maura was born and raised in Scotland, in an old, crumbling castle and surrounding keeps. How they come together is a very sexy story that will have you fanning yourself. I loved Maura’s strength, especially when she is dealing with her very recent past (read the story; I can’t do it justice). She is sometimes unsure of herself but she seems to be a ‘fake it til you make it’ kinda gal. Loved her! And Tag. Wow, did I feel for him. Along with his brothers, he had a childhood that no one should have had to endure. Loved him, too! Catch Me If You Can is a re-read for me as I bought it when it first came out but I do so love the Morgans. And Maura, and the Scottish crew, are endearing – and frustrating! – and make this story enjoyable. And it is sexy, no doubt about it. I recommend reading and re-reading.
curlyloulou More than 1 year ago
This book was a little long winded but overall it was a cute story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite contemporary romances. I borrowed it from the library and loved it so much that I went and bought it, and have read it a countless number of times since. Never have I seen such sizzling chemistry between two characters, Catch Me If You Can is unmatched.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, yes there were parts that were long winded but the other parts were awesome. I am talking about the chemistry and the hot sex. Not only me but others who i have shared this book with have conceived with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had neither character development nor a worthy plot line. The characters are so underdeveloped and shallow, I couldn't connect with them. There was absolutely no plot, other than having the two main characters hook up. Nothing happens, no one does anything! If the author had spent even half the time on the actual story as she did on the sex scenes, then the story could have been much better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has become one of my favorite books. The characters are charming and the setting is even more so. A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent story!! I have eagerly loaned the book and shared the story with several friends and I would advise you to do the same. I look forward to new stories from D.Kauffman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Catch Me If You Can by Donna Kauffman is her steamiest Morgan brother tale to date. Tag Morgan, the oldest son is still trying to reconcile his feelings over the death of his tyrant of a father. He is thrown for another loop when he receives a box from his late father. Inside are letters from a woman in Scotland and a dare from the grave. He is compelled after reading those letters to find our more about the land and the woman who wrote them. Maura Sinclair is saddened by the death her friend and benefactor. But before she can contact his heirs she latterly bumps into one during a snowstorm. Tag and Maura¿s first meeting is two strangers passing time in an amazing night of passion. When Tag seeks out the woman who wrote the letters he is shocked to find it¿s the woman from the previous night. Maura sets out to give Tag a taste of his heritage, hoping that his work in anthropology will make him want to explore the past. As Tag and Maura work through the past to the present, they both realize they have a chance at a wonderful future. The sexual chemistry between Tag and Maura is on the steamiest I have read in awhile. The emotional connection is just as strong and will make you laugh at their wit. This is definitely a keeper.