Caught Running

by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux

Dreamspinner Press

M/M Contemporary

ISBN: 978-0-9801018-9-8

Reviewed by Ley



Jake and Brandon knew of each other in high school, but they weren’t friends and they weren’t enemies either. After graduation their lives went in different directions.  Ten years later, the popular jock Jake Campbell and the school nerd Brandon Bartlett are all grown up and teaching at their old high school.  Their interaction with one another although friendly is still limited, Brandon now the science teacher and tutor, Jake the physical education teacher, football and baseball coach still staying within their certain circles of jocks and nerds.  Due to a staff shortage, Brandon finds himself invading Jake’s world and soon the two men find there are a lot of things the two of them have in common, beginning with the strong attraction they feel for one another.

Jake and Brandon’s relationship in Caught Running was fantastic to read about as they went from acquaintances to friends to lovers.  These two very strong men in body and in mind held a relationship that was on equal ground, and very respectful and loving.  As much as I enjoyed this story and highly recommend it, I do have some faults with it.  There were a few technical issues such as statements made and innuendos that were never followed up on that left me wondering why they were referred to or mention in the first place.  I find when there are more than one author writing a story the consistency of the story sometimes suffer due to the different visions and direction of the authors.  I also have to point out the continuous use of referring to Brandon as ‘the science teacher’ became distracting after a while.  These issues are very minor compared to the story as a whole.  Caught Running is fantastic, falling in love with Jake and Brandon was so easy.  These guys definitely deserve a sequel, they really want one too they told me.


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