Jason arranges for her to join him and the crew at the Chute Shack, the local skydiving business, and on her first day there, Laurel is shocked to discover her high school crush is one of the owners. Quentin Ferris was the cause of Laurel's most heartbreaking experience in high school and the reason she ventured out from behind the lens of her camera. While she may be able to look back at the incident with an appreciative eye now, she certainly didn't think it ten years ago.
Quinn knows the woman snapping all of the pictures looks familiar but he can't place his finger on how he knows her. It isn't until he gets a late night phone call and refers to her as Camera Girl that the pieces fall into place. She's the sweet, shy girl whose life he managed to make a living hell. He'd always regretted what happened but boys in high school aren't known for apologizing for arrogant behavior.
Now that their paths have crossed again, Quin is ready to make up for his past mistakes and hopes she'll forgive what a jerk he was and fall for the guy he is.
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About the Author
Brandy is a Navy brat, prior enlisted Army, current Army wife, and mom. She lives in Virginia with her husband of almost 20 years, their three kids and one dog.
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One moment in high school can change the course of your life. Laurel hides behind the lens of her camera taking pictures for the yearbook. It is the only way she can get close to football hottie and major crush Quinton Ferris. When he embarrasses her in front of the cheerleaders and they put her through hell for the rest of her senior year Laurel uses that event to force herself to step out from behind the camera every once in a while and start living. Now ten years later Laurel is a freelance photographer taking pictures for a book. The location is at a local sky diving school run by none other than Quinton Ferris and his twin brothers. Quinton hasn't forgotten the incident either and when he figures out that the cute photographer is the “Camera Girl” from high school he hopes that she will forgive him for being the jerk then and give him the opportunity to get to know the guy he is now. This is a sweet second chance romance with just a touch of spice. Everybody has that moment in high school that they’d love to forget. I like that Laurel took a negative and turned it into a positive. Laurel is sweet, a little naive, smart, talented and strong. You have to love a character like her. Quinton is strong, sexy and confident and not above admitting he was wrong. In other words the perfect guy. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Caught in the Moment is a sweet contemporary romance novella about the popular jock & the shy and nerdy girl from high school and their chance at love ten years later. Laurel has always had a huge crush on Quin in high school, yet he has never noticed her. Then one day out in the fields at football practice, he humiliates her and she becomes the object of everyone’s hurtful teasing. Fast forward ten years later and they meet again. Laurel is now a freelance photographer and Quin is the owner of the Chute Shack, a skydiving business. Laurel is working on a skydiving look-book assignment and when she sees Quin, she instantly remembers him although he doesn’t quite remember her. However, Quin isn’t the same boy that he was in high school. He’s grown now and is sweet, considerate, and a total gentleman. He sees Laurel again and knows that he has to have her. Laurel has grown up over the years into a more confident woman, but has never really gotten over Quin. Quin is relentless in the pursuit of Laurel & is not about to let her slip away and so begins the delightful romance of Laurel & Quin. Caught in the Moment was really very sweet and cute! I initially thought that Laurel was going to hold some animosity and be stand-offish towards Quin due to what he did to her in high school, but she wasn’t. Of course, I wondered why and it was explained later in the story. She didn’t use what Quin did to her as an obstacle to keep them apart and didn’t play “hard to get” although she did have some reserve about getting together with Quin. While reading, I did wonder if Quin was ever going to apologize for his behavior in high school. He does eventually, but I just thought that it was a bit overdue. Furthermore, I enjoyed witnessing Laurel & Quin’s budding romance. The author made me feel their chemistry and made me believe that they were indeed great for each other. Their interactions felt natural with one another and their connection was believable. The story flowed well with a good pace & I enjoyed the writing style. The love scene certainly carried some steam behind it even though it was not overly explicit, but I believe it worked well with the story. The ending was sweet & although I always look for an epilogue in my reads this one ended on a good note where I didn’t require an epilogue. In other words, I was satisfied overall without the need for an epilogue. In the end, I found myself enjoying Caught in the Moment by Brandy Walker very much. It was a cute and feel good romance story that swept me away for a good hour. The secondary characters (e.g. Quin’s twin brothers Rev & Kegen and Laurel’s friend Evan) featured in Caught in the Moment definitely caught my attention and I do hope that they will get their own stories too. If they do, I’ll be looking forward to those & more stories from Brandy Walker in the future!
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly 4 out of 5 Licks This book took care of two firsts for me: reading a book by Brandy Walker and a character who skydives. I'm definitely glad I got those cherry's popped! This book is short and sweet. There really isn't any conflict other than a bit of self manufactured drama (that does get worked out), but I did still enjoy the book. No big conflict worked since it's a novella. I felt so bad for Laurel in the beginning of the book, the teenage years weren't kind to a lot of us. lol And I admit that it did make it harder for me to like Quinton. As the story progresses he redeems himself and made me like him in the end. Quin's brothers were quite amusing and I'm sure they will have a story in the future. I'm also hoping to see a happy ending for Laurel's friend Evan, poor guy deserves his love too. This book is defiantly worth the read and a great way to check out Ms. Walker's books. I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve next!