Caught in a Trap

Caught in a Trap

by Elaine Raco Chase

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BN ID: 2940046240214
Publisher: Elaine Raco Chase
Publication date: 08/17/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 806,858
File size: 380 KB

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Caught in a Trap (Romantic Comedy) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book filled with humor and romance. It was totally engaging and I couldn't put it down. Rafe carefully constructed a trap for a woman that caught his attention. I loved Kit and how she fought her demons with decorum and humor. The romance is filled with lots of bumps and humor. This is a sexy romantic comedy - with just enough sexy
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review:  Stars:  Overall:  5  Narration 4  Story 5  It’s a difficult balance to address real world issues and manage to add in the humor and joy from everyday moments, even when life isn’t particularly joyful.  Chase’s dialogue is among some of the best I have read or heard: you feel as if you are there listening to the conversations as they happen, with her characters growing and developing with each word they utter.   Kit has lived a difficult life, but she has worked diligently to rise above the abuse of her early years and make  friends and a life for herself.  Kit is an interesting conundrum: pointedly honest in her view of the dangers in life, and less than aware of her own strength, intelligence and beauty, she’s never been wholly honest about her  own past, using silence and dissembling in an effort to keep herself safe. She’s intriguing, as you want to know  more about her, and can’t quite believe that she created a cruise ship love affair rather than talk about her own less than wonderful vacation.   The only problem is that Kit’s ‘pretend’ man is very much alive. And Real. And curious about this mystery woman that has claimed him as a fiancé.  When circumstances bring them face to face, Rafe is intrigued by the woman who claimed to be his fiancé, and decides to play along with the pretext she has created.  Early interactions with the two of them, and their encounters with friends and family give listeners a need to know more about them both, and just where the pretend relationship will move to more.  Both Rafe and Kit have some serious backstories that they are dealing with in their own ways. I’m not always a fan of the ‘two broken people come together and heal’, but in this case, the potent and deep-rooted sense of protectiveness that Rafe displays for those he cares for, even when he is attempting to exercise his own demons away provided a sense of solidity and surety that Kit had been missing for her life. The slow reveal of backstories and private wounds added layers of depth and meaning to both character’s personalities and the insecurities they do their best to hide present the aftereffects of abuse in ways that may surprise many, but are never easily resolved.  Narration is provided by Janice B. Moss, and she presents a lovely voice picture of the characters. Her solid narrative voice is punctuated with small (with one exception) adjustments of pitch, tone and accent to delineate  the characters.  The exception? A “villain’ of sorts with a deeply exaggerated southern drawl, laden with nasal-overtones, volume substituting for content and an underlying disdain that hits on every nerve, making my  skin crawl.  Contrasted to the other character voices, the emotional subtext between the interactions between Rafe and Kit and the solid delivery of the words on the page, the story flew by.  There is plenty to love and learn from in this story: Chase uses humor to set scenes and moments, while allowing quiet moments to add gravitas to revelations and internal quandaries of her characters.  Descriptions of setting and fashions bring readers a visual sense of setting and the ‘priorities’ of the characters, using these elements to add to characters in subtle ways that we all notice, but few realize. Deftly mixing serious, lighter and sensual moments keeps the reader needing to know what will happen next, as the story unfolded steadily.   Another clever story from Elaine Raco Chase that is much more than one would ordinarily expect from a Rom  Com, and will keep readers coming back for more.  I received an AudioBook Copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
SEagle More than 1 year ago
I started reading Elaine Raco Chase when Candlelight Ecstasy began and am thrilled that she done "reincarnations" of the books. I've always loved the mix of humor and romance that she provides. She also gives us strong, intelligent women who probably have over a 25% Body Mass Index (thank you). Then there are the men who a intelligent, funny and often wrong but never in doubt about these women. These are modern fairy tales that don't pull any punches and give the reader great dialog, real feelings and a very steamy romance.
chicagogirl21 More than 1 year ago
“Caught in a Trap,” is the latest book by amazing author Elaine Raco Chase. This book has everything you could possibly want in a totally engaging, well-written, inspiring novel. Elaine takes you on an emotional journey full of love, romance, humor, tears, and real social issues people face every day of their lives. In this wonderfully written contemporary, funny, romantic love story, Elaine introduces you to Kit Forrester, who grew up in a family of the worst kind of abusers. Even with little or no self-esteem, Kit manages to grow into a strong, but opinionated, amazing women. Her life takes many twists and turns, but the biggest turn is when she meets Retired Navy SEAL and Texas business tycoon, Rafe Morgan, who has scars of war hidden deep in his heart. What follows is a beautiful, moving, hilarious, sensitive tale of two people who meet by coincidence, because of a fabricated story Kit has concocted for her friends, to hide the truth. I promise you will laugh and cry and not want this wonderful story to end. It is interesting to note that the statistics of abuse in this book are true. The book is dedicated to Elaine’s father, who was a badly abused child. Elaine is one of my favorite authors and just when I think I have read her best book yet, I am always pleasantly surprised when her next book is published. This book is definitely a keeper, so grab your copy, you will totally enjoy it!!!