Catch Me If You Can

Christina has always felt trapped in her life. Even when she was a girl. Perhaps that’s why her grandmother’s dying wish was for Christina to spend two months at the resort she picked out. Christina just has to go and enjoy herself. But will she find what she is looking for or more than she ever dreamed of?

The men of the Golden Acres Ranch are a damaged bunch. Jake and Noah are brothers and their father was an abusive drunk. After he brought home James, the son of one of his women (but not his biological child) Noah quickly surmised he was going to be the one to raise them. Quitting school and making the ranch a viable business became his life, and he did his best by Jake and James. But the scars of their childhood made all three men wary of relationships and love. When Christina arrives her fresh innocence touches them all and begins to make fundamental changes to them. But can they love?

If you are looking for a happy fairy tale this isn’t it. All the characters have baggage galore that weighs their lives down. While the multiple partner relationship just happened, it was the innocent Christina that suggested it. Unusual for such a story. But she was ready to embrace her feelings for all the men and wasn’t afraid to make that clear. While the encounters involved multiple partners they were relatively tame compared to others I’ve read. The identity of the mystery nemesis is revealed, but not really expounded on. The best scene was the conclusion where they all pursued her en masse, determined to bring her home where she belonged. While not a definitive happily ever after (i.e. marriage) we are left thinking they will live a charmed life together.

Book Blurb for Catch Me If You Can

Christina is an ordinary woman, working a dead-end job as a bank teller. When her late grandmother gives her the gift of a luxury vacation, she looks forward to the break from reality. But instead of an upscale resort, she arrives at a working ranch with three dead sexy cowboys. They may not offer to give her the spa treatment, but they're eager to please her in other ways.

Just when the relationship between Christina and her cowboys moves to the next level, she's forced to leave the ranch in order to protect the men she loves. She runs from them, knowing that if they catch her, she won't be able to stay away. But being together seems destined to failure. Can they overcome the obstacles facing their loving ménage? 

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 3.00