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Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3)

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It’s his last trip home, one way or another.

When investigative journalist Jace Colton discovered the truth behind a dark net crime organization, those close to him paid the ultimate price. Further threats forced him to disappear. Five years later, he returns to Angel Beach, Oregon, his hometown, to salvage the life his pursuers destroyed.

But he may not have returned alon
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published November 7th 2018 by Out West Press
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Angela
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

“This wasn’t some make-believe game…. These people played for keeps.”

Caught in Make-Believe is the third book in The Caught Series by Sharleen Scott. This is my first read from Ms. Scott, and even though this book could be read as a standalone, there were characters and references to past events, that I felt I should have known about. It didn’t detract from this story, but it did pique my curiosity to read the other books and find out what happens in them, too. This is a romantic suspense
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Tracy Wilkin
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe is book three in the Caught series by Sharleen Scott. This series is crazy addictive and just gets better and more memorable.


Jace is an investigative journalist that is caught in a dangerous maze that could cost him his life. He knows things dangerous people will do anything to keep hidden, which forces him to flee for his safety. He meets Samantha and the  first meeting did not go so well. She is a sassy bakery manager who is over men who sprout empty promises and colourf
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Laura Furuta
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3)
By: Sharleen Scott
5 out of 5 stars

The story Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3) by Sharleen Scott is a romantic suspense book. It is a story that hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. It is a book with enough mystery and suspense that I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I loved reading about the characters of Jace Colton and Samantha Dy
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E.A.
Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3) by Sharleen Scott was a fast moving, suspense, romance that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author and this series, I was pulled in right away by the, in your face opening, that not only set the stage it showed us were this story was going to go. I love those cold opens, sometimes being tossed into a story in progress is the best way to get submerged, if done right, and Sharleen Scott more than did it right.

As this bein
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Anna Hirsch
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott
4 Stars

This is book three in the Caught Series. As far as I’m concerned, it’s another winner. Each book can be read as a stand-alone seeing as they focus on a different couple in each one. I highly suggest that you read the whole series because it is really good. This story focuses on Samantha Dylan, manager of Harlie’s bakery. She finds out things about her fiancé and breaks off the engagement. She’s fed up and actually considering leaving Angel Beach bu
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Moriah Venable
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make-Believe is the third novel in the Caught series by Sharleen Scott. This is my third novel by this author.

Jace Colton is an investigative journalist who five years earlier was on the brink of solving a big case, but the costs ending with a big tragedy that caused him to disappear. Now he returns to Oregon.

Samantha Dylan is the manager of a bakery in town and has no interest in relationships after her last one failed. She feels her biological clock is ticking but has learned her les
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Karyn Taylor
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught In Make Believe is the 3rd book in the Caught Series by Sharleen Scott. Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone. As characters from the previous books appear in subsequent books, and the fact that this series is fantastic, I would recommend that you read the whole series from the beginning and read them in order to get maximum enjoyment.
Sharleen Scott writes amazing gripping romantic thrillers. Having loved the first 2 books in this series I couldn’t wait to read this one an
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Kerry Baker
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott is the third book in her The Caught series. This book can be read as a standalone although I feel as a reader you would benefit from starting at the beginning of the series to get the full background and character build up. However it is not necessary and does not take away from the story.
This was a new author for me and I loved how intrigued she kept me throughout the story. I couldn’t wait to find out who was behind the threat to Jace and Samantha. I co
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Jana
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make-Believe is the next mind blowing instalment in Sharleen Scott’s The Caught Series! I hope it is not going to be the last one as there are quite a few other characters there that I am sure I am not the only one who would like to get their own story! You could read this story as a standalone though you would get so much more out of it having read the first two stories in the series as you will understand the dynamics better.
Sharleen has given us a mix of romance, suspense, mystery,
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Birna Björnsdóttir
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott (book 3 in the Caught series).

Samantha Dylan and Jace Colton have so much chemistry together, right from the start!
It almost leaps out from the pages!

I previously read the first 2 books in this series and I loved both of them.

Here is something that I wrote in my review of the second book :
“Although I was fully smitten and infatuated with Clay and Harlie - I got to say that Tallie and Tom are now my new favorite couple (at least un
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Katie
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Caught in Make - Believe (The Caught Series Book 3)
By Sharleen Scott
5 stars

This is the third book in The Caught Series and another that I have thoroughly enjoyed! It was as I expected, excellently written and full of action, suspense, drama and some romance!! It could easily be read as a standalone but I would definitely recommend the other books first as there are a few characters mentioned. Again I really enjoyed how the author was able to conceal things that were going to happen which meant I
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Michelle Austin
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make-Believe was a great 5 star read and book three in the Caught Series.
I have been reading this series from the start and I was really excited to read this next book in the series.

We meet Samantha first, she runs her own bakery and was recently engaged and then her fiance decided to disappear for a week. When he show’s back up with another woman she sends him on his way, needless to say she is very unlucky in relationships and has no desire to start another one.

In the four years sh
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Kaitlynn Taylor
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series book 3) by Sharleen Scott

5-stars

Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott is another 5-star read in her Caught series! This is the third book in the series and having read all three I can say that they could be read as standalones, however, I loved the first two books so much so I would recommend reading this series in order. Caught in Make-Believe is a suspenseful romance read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to get answers to all my qu
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Sarah
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about the past.Jace Colton returns to Angel Beach after five years to try and rebuild .the life he lost. While there's he meets the bubbly Samantha and is attached to her even though he won't be staying for long. He falls for her but his past rears its ugly head. Can he put the past behind him for a new future?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Jace cold and harsh but kind underneath or Samantha trying to keep positive despite being unlucky in love.
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Maura
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
CAUGHT IN MAKE BELIEVE is the 3rd story in "The Caught Series" and I think it would be best to read the stories in order. The author is a very detailed writer and there are characters who cross over each story and common threads that connect the whole series together.

Like with the other stories in the series, it's a character rich telling of a tale. A suspense with romance and new beginnings - very detailed and layered as the story moves along at a decent pace. There are times when I felt discon
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Caralee
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught In Make Believe (The Caught Series Book 3) by Sharleen Scott
4 Stars!!!!


This is the third book in the series and I wasn't disappointed. I found this author to have such a refreshing writing style. I was drawn in and hooked from page one. I just couldn't put this book down.

The way that Jace's past seems to always be there adds to the appeal and draw of this book. I found myself really routing for Jace and Samantha. I found that the author was able to add just enough drama and action to keep
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Angelina Frazzini
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make Believe by Sharleen Scott is book three of The Caught Series. This book is a romantic suspense. There is just enough mystery and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat to find out how the story will play out until the end of the book. I suggest reading books one and two as there are some previous characters mentioned.

Samantha has been unlucky in love. She’s just about decided to give up on relationships all together. Jace’s job as an investigative journalist hasn’t been ea
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Bobbi Wagner
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a romance-mystery-suspense book that I enjoyed from the beginning, along with the twists and turns. Jace is an investigative writer that has come home after five years. Samantha has decided no more project men for her but then she meets Jace. What will happen when Jace’s past catches up to him? Will it put them both in danger? I enjoyed both of these characters and their chemistry. I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens to them.
Valkyrie Oracle
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make Believe is the third book in the Caught series. It can be read as a standalone. If you want to get more background info on some of the characters mention to bring things together for you a bit more, I recommend reading the first two books.

I really fell in love with this book. I think it actually might be my favorite out of the three that I’ve read. I loved the complexity of the Jace character and the resilience of Sam’s character. The overall story line was well done. A little rom
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Sunday
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott
Four Stars

Caught in Make-Believe is the third book in the Caught series by Sharleen Scott. This book can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend that you read this series. In order. There are some recurring characters from the first two books and all of the books are great reads. I do think that this story is my new favorite by Ms. Scott. This book is full of action, suspense, mystery and romance. It grabbed my attention on the very first page and I
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Katie Kearney
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3) By Sharleen Scott. Another fantastic example of a romantic suspense story that had me hooked from beginning to end. While you can definitely read these out of order without confusion I recommend reading them all because they are all great. This one might have just gained the title of my favorite in this series but like I said each one is amazing. The author knows how to capture readers and keep them guessing. I was on the edge of my seat more tha ...more
Robin Rankin
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott is the third book in the Caught series and I hope not the last. There are questions i have that I want answered about a few people and I think Jax would make an amazing story. I would also love to see the grown up versions of the next generation.

I fell in love with Samantha in the first book as Harlie's best friend and fell in deeper love with her in this book. She's a friend, daughter, sister and a warrior who just wants to find her happily ever after.
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Heather
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe, by Sharleen Scott, is the third book of the Caught series. This romantic suspense was a well written novel featuring Jace Colton and Samantha Dylan. Two unlikely characters tossed together that work well with amazing chemistry. Each book within this series was better than its predecessor and Caught in Make-Believe is no different - best of the series! Sharleen Scott's writing technique continues to improve along with that the amazing characters, sequences and stories! Thi ...more
Krystal Gregory
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe: The Caught Series, Book 3 by Sharleen Scott
4 out of 5 stars

This 3rd installment in the Caught series is a fantastic book. It can be read as a standalone, however, you would gain a lot of insight and background knowledge from past characters, and relationships if you read the previous 2 books. While it does not take away from Caught in Make-Believe, I am a firm believer, as a reader, that you should read a series from Book 1. Samantha and Jace are our two main characters.
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Melissa Agena
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! Caught in Make-Believe is the third book in the Caught Series that is written by Sharleen Scott. I haven’t read any of the others at all but I didn’t have to. This can be read as a standalone. However, I always recommend reading books 1 and 2 first just to have some sort of background. This book follows Samantha and Jace. Samantha just coming out of a relationship where her now ex-fiancé cheated on her within days of asking her to marry him. Samantha also runs the local bakery ...more
Chantelle Smith
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe is Book 3 in the Caught Series from author Sharleen Scott. This author has given me a brilliant introduction into her writing style and characters she creates, and I will definitely be looking out for more of her reads.

This is my first read from this author, which also makes this my first read in this series, I recommend that books 1 & 2 should be read before this one, just so that you avoid the confusion that got when I first started reading this book. After a while I
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Angela Shirley
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott is the third book in the Caught Series and follows the story of Jace and Samantha.

The story is following Jace who is an investigated Journalist but something happens while he is researching for a story that lands him in trouble. As he is in hiding he stumbles upon a town where he encounters a woman who he wants to get to know more, but with his past will he be able to pursue happiness without getting her involved in his history.

Samantha owns a bakery and
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Gail Guerrero
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caught in make-believe Book three in the CAUGHT series by Sharleen Scott

Four Stars

This story gives you the feeling that it’s just another HEA. But you would be wrong to think that. Jace is more than just a writer and his choices has put a lot of people in danger. He experienced a lot of lose and pain. I didn’t like him at first but he grew on me as the story went on. Sam is a great character and I felt a great match for Jace. She was funny and down to earth. She didn’t tae herself too serious an
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Erica Fish
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe is the third book in the Caught Series by Sharleen Scott. Even though this is the third book you can read it as a stand-alone. There will be character references that you may want to go and read the other two books, having said that it should not distract from the story. This story is a romance mystery, thriller, about having a second chance, and a new meaning to the same story. I found myself reading quickly through one part to get to the next scene, only to find out to g ...more
Jenni Bishop
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3) by Sharleen Scott is a suspense romance and the first book I have read by this author. The references to things in the past and characters lead me to believe that the books in this series should be read in order and I will be going back to read them. Having said that I really enjoyed and was fully engrossed in this mysterious and and suspense of the story of Sam and Jace. There is action and drama that will have you intrigued and hanging on every ...more
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