Catch Me If You Can (Romano and Albright #1)
Lowly art gallery assistant Caesar Romano is freely out of the closet. Now he’d just like to get out of his Nana’s guest room. Everything—his reputation and his financial freedom—is riding on the success of tonight’s gallery opening. If only he could shake free of the past so easily.
A mysterious gatecrasher, Dan Green, looks like...more
Why I bought it:
I would tell you how I got this, but then I'd have to kill you. Instead, I shall just revel in the fact that I've read it before all of you. *neener, neene...more
...So...let me see if I got this straight. He's having the sexual experience of his lifetime.
...it was...like nothing I'd ever experienced. Airborne. Wild. Tearing,
gripping want ripped through me. I needed him to finish me right now. Right this fucking second. My toes curled. My hands dampened. My nuts shriveled like raisins.
O_o His nuts shrive...more
I couldn't get into this. It just dragged on page after page and I finally abandoned it. I'll wait for a review to see if it picks up the pace and if so, might return to it.
and Dan, he's sexy, charming, and adores Caesar so much! I bet this is the look he gives C to make him stutter:
I love to see their relationship grow, they're just perfect for each other!
Then there is the whole mystery plot, which I loved, the characters are all insane, in the most funny way possible, I really enjoyed the craziness that is Ce's friends, all i...more
I hadn't anticipated that I would like Caesar and Dan so much. Caesar cracked me up over and over with the calm way he reacted to all of the crazy people in his life. And then with the way he'd flip out over what seemed like a relatively small thing. And Dan was both the perfect foil and the perfect catalyst for Caesar's reactions. The two of them together just made me smile...more
I want to be friends with the whole Romano family, from pop Rocco, brother Paulie to Nana who Dan lives with....more
I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't get into it. The book took too long to set up the case - rather, the case was set up, but everything was stagnant until the halfway mark. And I can't believe I'm saying this, the sex was the most invigorating part of the book. In a story riddled with terrible cliched phrases and characters, the sex scenes pulled through. Phrases like 'succulent length' and something like 'tell me your secrets, only if you tell me yours' are phrases s...more
The dialogue was witty and fun. And I felt sorry for Caesar who seemed to have the weight of the world on his shoulders. I appreciated the way he never bitched and moaned about all these p...more
Fortunately, Caesar Romano is a very entertaining viewpoint character. In spite of his twitchy, feisty, som...more
You know when you are really excited to read a book and you have to go on a “time out” before you start it? That's the phase I was in while jumping up and down to read Catch Me If You Can. I’ve been an LB Gregg fan since I asked Smexybooks what does m/m stand...more
This book was smartly written but, unfortunately, it just wasn't for me. Maybe it was my mood; maybe my expectations were off; maybe my stars were misaligned. I dunno but for whatever reason, I didn't really connect with these characters. Caesar is sorta funny but he irked me. I liked his extended family but the mystery he was enveloped in didn't get my goat. I couldn't understand why he was so stressed to figure it all out. It wasn't his gallery, his art, or his money. So what's the be...more
His chin moved against my neck, and his arms slid around my waist, drawing me back. "I'd rather get a grip on you."'
- Storyline - 9/10
- Hero (Ce) - 6/10
- Hero (Dan) - 8/10
- Chemistry - 8/10
- Steaminess - 9/10
- Sweetness - 6/10
- Secondary Characters - 8/10
- Setting - 7/10
- Details/Quirks - 8/10
- Banter/Humor - 9/10
- Ending - 7/10
- Ridiculousness - 8/10
- Annoying the shit out of me factor - 0/10
- This book described in one word/phrase - Rea...more
Caesar Romano is an assistant in an art gallery. He is broke and lives with his nana – this causes him some shame but he comes from a very close knit Italian family. The book opens during a show for the artist, Jean Pappineau. He creates busts of famous people out of odds and ends. As the drinks start flowing, the crowd becomes drunker and more rowdy. Caesar hopes this means more sales, but it also means more work for him. To complicate matters, his ex-boyfriend, Shep McNamara shows up and since...more
I absolutely LOVE some M/M romance and after seeing so many great reviews of this series by L.B. Gregg, I had to give it a shot. I am so freaking glad I did!
Catch Me If You Can is an absolute comedy of errors with Romano at it’s center. Romano is in one word a mess! He is getting nothing out of his job and his love life is DOA. It all changes after the most recent showing at the gallery where he works. A...more
Ce's voice is humourous and witty, he drops fantastic one liners and keeps you laughing or at least grinning. The mistery was something, a bit loopy but intereting nonetheless. His friends are great and his family. Joey, Vito, Tino, Paulie, Rocc...more
I initially liked this book. I did. I liked it a lot; it's tremendously funny, and the characters are extremely well drawn. But it also gnawed at me, and I spent most of the book trying to justify what struck me as borderline transphobic content -- until I reached the climax of the mystery, and it went from borderline to blatantly transphobic.
I have no problem with portraying anyone, transgender (he...more
I found it difficult to get into the story which seemed to drag on a bit so gave up after a few chapters. However, a few days later decided to give it another try.
I struggled a bit with the writing style and the pacing of the story felt like I was watching the Wimbledon Final, with my eyes and head turning left/right/left/right. And on numerous times it seemed that I had lost the plot...more
I have two small complaints. 1. Too many characters! I had to b...more
The night goes downhill fast when Caesar's form...more
Who can ever resist a Samhain blurb - sex, lies, intrigue, clowns, kleptomania, anal sex, oral sex, mutual masturbation, bad driving, good cooking, and the missing head of a Justin Timberlake statue. Not for the sour of disposition.
I loved the slow build-up of the romance between the 2 main characters - makes it so much h...more
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