Book Review: Hot Pursuit

About the book:Hot Pursuit


Title: Hot Pursuit (To Catch a Thief #1)

Author: Kay Marie

Published: August 27th 2018

Source: Received from the author in exchange for a review

Format: e-copy


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets White Collar in this sassy and sweet romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is to own a bakery of her own. There’s only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she’s, well, sort of his protégé. But he’s promised her that this next job in New York will be their last, and she won’t let anyone get in the way of her dreams…especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail.

Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if the rumors of the aging criminal’s retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won’t let anything stand in the way of justice…especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.

He’s a cop who’d never bend. She’s a con who’ll never break. But all’s fair in love and larceny…

Buy Links

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You can grab the ebook for only $0.99 until Monday or it’s free in KU!

My Review:


Kaitlyn Davis sure knows how to bring tension up a 100 times and knows how to build intense moments. The fight that goes into our characters’ minds is so vivid. The feeling moved over from the pages to the reader and BAAAM! Mission accomplished! It’s my first book by her that is not fantasy based and she has not let me down (Well, I was expecting a great book and got exactly that).

“Hot Pursuit” follows agent Nate Parker and Jolene Carter, a great hacker and daughter of a renowned art thief. Nate wants justice and she wants… a bakery. Somewhere along the shores of Bahamas, the plan changes. It all starts with coopies and a very provocative photo. But things are not always what they seem and there are stories and reasons behind every action. Nate and Jo will have to trust one another and play “cat and mouse”, with different rules.

Every word brought them closer togheter and farther apart. Her mind and her heart were at war, two opposite forces tugging and tugging against each other, fighting for dominance.

The writing feels natural; it is a normal flow of words. This makes the book so comfortable and easy to read. But I took my time, enjoying, no, savoring every page. The dialogue was easy to follow, the descriptions are more of feelings and emotional states than of places. I like how the author uses short sentences that capture so much of what each character is thinking or feeling.

Jo is such a tease, strong and innocent and naive at the same time. Nate is determined to finish his mission, but also get her out of this mess well and safe. Will she turn on her family for his sake or for the sake of her freedom? Will Nate be able to see her as more than a criminal? Will he be able to destroy the walls between their worlds? And how will this work out?

“No problem at all, Parker. I wouldn’t like a little thing like an international crisis get in the way of your busy social life. Answer it. I don’t mind.”

There is one small detail that the reviewer in me should mention though. The attraction between them becomes something more pretty quick and it felt a little bit forced. The fan in me doesn’t care!

“Hot Pursuit” is a great story, with funny moments, with tension, passion and adventure. It has great characters, great plot and an ending you will not see coming. I loved every page and every sentence. I cannot wait for more in the series ! 5 stars for sure!

But maybe there was a different sort of glory to be found in shades of grey. A different kind of beauty, if he’d just open his eyes and see, if he’s only let her show him.

It is a great feeling reading one of your favorite authors’ latest book. It is a great feeling being able to write an article saying over and over again how much you enjoy their books. I am happy 🙂 If you have not yet read a book by Kaitlyn Davis aka Kay Marie, you don’t know what you’re missing!

P.S.: Are you telling me that Thad and Addison meet? Oh my God, what a sequel!


About the Authorkaitlyn davis


Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

To learn more about her young adult novels, visit her Goodreads author page for Kaitlyn Davis here:

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at:

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