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Catching Carly

(Barley Cross #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  2,634 ratings  ·  263 reviews
Life Goal #1: Forget about my best friend's brother. (Because Zeke Elliott is a colossal cockwomble.)

From New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes another hilariously wild romantic comedy about being the third wheel in your friendship and, um, accidentally having sex with your best friend's brother...
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published March 7th 2017
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romcoms

➦If you're a fan of romantic comedies with a bit of over the top humor then you will probably enjoy this quick fun and sexy read!

➦Carly's got most of her life figured out. Except, maybe her job... or love life. She works at the bank at a teller and it was supposed to be one of those temporary jobs... but somehow became a permanent one. But bills, and all that jazz...

➦And as far as her love life goes, Carly consistently tries online dating and keeps consistently failing at that too. But ya know,
I just luv Carly.

I was dying for this book after reading Being Brooke. Carly's character is just brilliant she had me laughing so much through that book and this. I was looking forward to finding out more about the fiery relationship she as with Zeke. Its a great love and hate relationship they both have and there is more hate at times. They are at each other al the time they never stop but this tension is pure sexual it's smoking hot. Even from the last book I 2as dying for them to get tog
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Eeep!!! Emma Hart has done it again. She never really disappoints. When you need a book that will elevate your mood, grab Emma Hart's works and sure enough you're in for a great treat. Your mood might not just be one elevated, because frankly? Your panties might be at stake. And oh please prepare your heart because Emma will leave you with so much of a good feels. Yes, Catching Carly is that and more!

Ahhhh!!! When I read the Prologue, I can never let myself stop reading the book. God! Please, Ze
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
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Catching Carly is super cute, sexy, entertaining, and laugh out loud funny! It combines two of my favorite tropes - Frienemies to lovers and best friend's brother (with a twist) secret romance.
Comedy takes lead in this fun little novel. While I enjoyed the humor immensely, some of it was a bit OTT for me. However, there were several priceless one-liners.

"Seriously. A studio full of porn stars couldn't suck this hard. They'd look like amateur cocksuckers in comparison to this day." That
1-Click Addict Support Group
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Catching Carly was a great addition to this romantic comedy series by Emma Hart. Carly is back with her own book and it delivers a lot of laughs.

Carly and Zeke have had a love-hate relationship for a long time. This story is filled with humor, heat, and love. Carly and Zeke are great together when they aren’t pushing each other away. I enjoyed seeing these two become more and learn to love each other.

Emma Hart knows how to write a good book and Catching Carly is no exception. I enjoyed reading
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Zeke and Carly’s story is a romantic playful comedy. Carly is Brooke’s and Cains friend. Zeke is Cain's brother. The couple has always had a pretend hate relationship. Zeke likes to get under Carly’s skin. In a moment of weakness, the pair finds themselves in bed together. Now Carly sees Zeke differently but they still have the playful relationship.

I liked this story but at times it was a little too much. Their personalities are full and playful. This is a com
I've been wanting to read Carly's story since reading the first book on the series, Being Brooke , but I have to admit I didn't quite enjoy it the same way I did Brooke's book.
Sure, Carly is amazing, super funny and a great friend but it's just missing something... I think I have a problem reading books in a series because I always love the first books but don't like the rest of them. I loved the first book and my fav scenes in this book were the ones where Brooke and Cain were on, so... that
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, arc, lol-hilarious
4.5 'Sugartits' stars!

Life Goal #1: Forget about my best friend’s brother. Because Zeke Elliott is a colossal cockwomble.

OMG HA! Emma Hart is one of my go-to authors when I need a good romantic comedy book. This was exactly what I needed because this was absolutely hilarious. Zeke and Carly have 'hated' each other for as long as they can remember. Until they don't.

Their relationship was one to watch. It's something that everyone wants because they're so open to each other. They're friends
Another romantic comedy MASTERPIECE from the hilarious and witty Emma Hart! So sexy! So fun! And BURSTING with all the FEELS! Hart's RomComs have become like a drug to me. I'm completely and utterly ADDICTED!

You guys, I could quote the hell out of this book for sure, but I don't want to spoil any gems for you. It's ALL AMAZING, ALL THE TIME! Carly and Zeke won me over instantly, with their flirtatious and colorful banter and their INSANE sexual chemistry. I couldn't have asked for a better matc
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Catching Carly was an utterly addictive smart romantic comedy that was brimming with lots of humor, sass, banter, sexual tension, entertainment and passion!!!! Emma Hart has found her niche in romantic comedy as she continues to bring forth stories that are a riot of entertainment but a whole heaping and sprinkling of heart.


With her colorful language and writing, Emma Hart brings Carly to life. Readers like myself can’t help but to
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2017
Here's the thing..

I LOVE Romantic comedies.

I LOVE friends to lovers.

I LOOOOOOVE enemies to lovers even more.

I LOVE angsty hate, filled with humour and lust.


And when I find a book that has all of the above and then even more too, I really LOVE it as well.

So, it's safe to say that I freaking LOVE Catching Carly by Emma Hart.

Catching Carly is so much fun. It's romantic comedy at it's finest. I don't think I've laughed so hard while reading a book in ag
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4 Hilarious CROWNS

Catching Carly is another hilarious stand-alone addition to Being Brooke. It has everything I love about a romantic comedies: swoon worthy heroes, hilarious non-filtered heroines, and a dash of steam.

Carly really makes the hilarity in this book. Her inner dialogue, her random comments, and her basic lack of caring what others think all lead to so many laugh out loud moments, and readers will fall in love with her charm. My favorite moment with
Lexi Cubbins
If you're looking for a book to brighten your mood, look no further!
Catching Carly is another rom-com masterpiece by Emma Hart, that's equal part hilarious and sexy. Just be aware, it might get you addicted to her writing, but I guess that's okay since she delivers every single time.

So sexy, witty and so much fun!

I really liked Being Brooke, but since love-hate relationships are more my thing than friends to lovers stories, this was right up my alley. Carly and Zeke will win you over with their
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Slick's review:

Emma Hart’s Catching Carly was a gem to read; it was funny, sappy, crass (in a good way), and sexy as sin. I enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one had a bit of extra sparkle to it. Enemies to lovers stories are always fun, but this couple’s animosity towards one another proved there is a fine line between love and hate.

A whole lot of alcohol, a bit of a dry spell, and some intense attraction has Carly falling into bed with the brother of one of her best friends, the
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 "tit-sugaring" Stars

Can you love and hate someone at the exact same time? Yes? No? Well, Looks like Carly has proved a very difficult query and the answer is definitively, YES.

In her middle twenties, Carly is a full time, "thought this was a part time gig" bank teller at her local branch and she is anything but easy going. She has a fowl mouth, a hilarious sense of humour and one serious case of "I'm going to get the last word", syndrome. Between her, and her best friend Brooke, I couldn't
Tel ❤️
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 – Turquoise Killer Heels – Stars


I have to tell you; I am a sucker for a good cover. Catching Carly’s cover is aesthetically pleasing. The theme was the same as the previous & the pop of colour had me 1-clicking so fast, that & the fact that I was obsessed with the first story.

Carly & Zeke were totally swoon worthy. And the steam was turned all the way up compared to Brooke & Cain, I was really into it – phew. Even my brow was slick with sweat when it got hot in there for a while.


This woman
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

Catching Carly (Barley Cross Book 2) by Emma Hart
Romantic Comedy. Can Easily Stand Alone.
Being Brooke was one of my favorite books of 2016, so I couldn’t wait for Catching Carly by Emma Hart . Brooke was so over the top, that Carly seemed like the sane one in the friendship, so I expected more of a serious book with Catching Carly. I was wrong. Carly is as snarky and quirky as her best friend.
Life Goal #1: Forget about my best friend’s brother. Because Zeke Elliott is a colossal co
Nicole P
Took me awhile to remember the characters in this series but once I did the excessive drama was already in full force. Carly Porter was mean...actually, she was a bitch. I'm all for the enemies-to-lovers trope, but without Zeke's POV, I was reliant on Carly's and she came across as being a terrible SOB. She sleeps with her brother's best friend one night but then doesn't want to hear a word of it again. Zeke on the other hand just loves to rile her up. Lots of back and forth between these two, w ...more
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I think that is me done with Emma Hart books! Way too cheesy/cringe for me!
Happily Mary After
I was snorting with laughter while reading Emma Hart’s Catching Carly, and I think you will too. It’s a fun and flirty frenemies-to-lovers romance that is sure to amuse and entertain you from beginning to end. Catching Carly is the second book in the Barley Cross series, but all the books are stand-alones and do not need to be read in order.

Carly is a hilarious, self-depreciating twenty-five-year-old with a dry wit and sarcastic view on life, and she’s especially cynical about dating and relati
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5, Hilarious and Swoon-Worthy Stars!!

“I’m never wrong. I’m a woman. It’s a universally accepted truth that, as a woman, when I’m right, I’m right, and when I’m wrong, I’m right then, too.”

“Zeke kisses me so hard it’s almost bruising. His grip is so tight there’ll be finger marks when he lets me go, but I don’t want him to let me go. Because this kiss isn’t a game. It’s raw and angry. Impulsive. Dangerous. Scary. Its the realist touch we’ve ever shared. It feels like it means something. Like it a
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anyone who calls herself the best friend of Brooke Barker is bound to be just as quirky and opinionated and have a brain-to-mouth filter that frequently malfunctions, and as endearing and hilarious as Carly’s verbal diarrhea may be, it also gets her into quite a bit of trouble of the frisky and mistake variety, especially when it comes to her best friend’s brother, Zeke Elliott.

For the past 11 years, Carly and Zeke have tolerated each other’s existence; because they’re polar opposites and don’t
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where to begin where to begin....

I've taken my sweet ass time trying to find the words to express how much I really enjoyed catching Carly.
If your in the mood for something to make you laugh then this book is definitely it.

If you thought Carly was hilarious is Brooke's book then your in for a ride of laughter in her story with Zeke . Carly and Zeke together are hilarious, they made me laugh at times when it wasn't really appropriate to. For instance I'll be on the train to work and all of a su
andrea have sassy books to read
i was expecting more
so yeah
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
Arc kindly provided for an honest review*

"If this kiss is a battle and tongue is his weapon, then his passion is his army.”

Catching Carly is one of the most entertaining enemies to lovers story I have ever read.
It is a standalone romantic comedy that will have you laughing out loud at an uncontrollable rate- I was on the verge of peeing my pants on so many occasions, essentially when the grand-parents made an appearance in the story.

Carly’s online dating experiences provided the readers wit
Sheila'S Book Corner
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diane, 4-5-stars, romcom
Catching Carly is book 2 in the Barley Cross series. It can be read as a standalone and is actually the very first book that I've read by this author. I absolutely adored the wit and sassy snark of this heroine.

"Life Goal #2: Online date without unsolicited dick pics. Much like a new year’s resolution, this probably won’t last the week."

Carly has no filter and she often just blurts out what she is thinking! Zeke is the brother of her best friend, Brooke and very much a player. The banter is of
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Whenever I start an Emma Hart novel I know that I am in store for a lot of laughs and swoon. Her novels always have a sassy heroine and a hero that will just rock our socks off. Boy did she deliver with Catching Carly. I loved Zeke and Carly together. Their chemistry and banter was so fantastic and I just wanted more!

While this is the second book in the Barley Cross series, this novel completely stands alone from the first novel. We meet Carly in the first novel and already wanted to know her st
Monica Graves
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, read-in-2017
Ever since the first book, Being Brooke, I was excited to read this story just to see how the characters played out their situation. And I wasn't disappointed! I love the sassiness, quirkiness and overall attitude of ALL of Emma's characters. Carly and Zeke were no exception. This book was awesome and if you're looking for a fun one then pick up any of Emma's books :)
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017-fav-reads
Loved this romantic comedy. Full review to come shortly.
Sara Ann
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Good plot, but all of Hart's female characters are starting to sound the same to me. I love a spunky, take-no-shit female lead, but not every girl in the world is like that. Most of Hart's characters are though, and Sometimes it's a little too much.
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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She first put fingers to keys at the age of eighteen after her husband told her she read too much and should write her own.
Four years later, she's still figuring out what he meant when he said she 'read too much.'

She prides herself on writing smart smut

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