*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
“I had recently been selected as one of San Francisco’s “30 Most Eligible Bachelors Under 30” by Forbes Magazine. So naturally, I got a lot of ass. And I welcomed it with open arms and a rock-hard dick.”
So you know how the story goes by now, Dean Chase is a player and he’s proud of it. He does one-night stands, no repeats, never getting married etc. You know the usual. Until that one girl changes everything for Dean.
Dean was quite proud of the 735 notches on his belt, he made a show to his friends that he loved his life, so I did find his change of heart a little too unbelievable. From the moment he met Blair to actually having her, there wasn’t a lot of time in between, so other than the physical, I didn’t understand why Dean could change so dramatically and start thinking he wanted more with Blair.
I liked the way in which Blair was introduced, you can guess the connection before it is revealed and I actually found it funnier reading the story knowing how it was all going to come out. There were points when I did question the reality of some situations, for Dean being a successful lawyer ‘professional’ didn’t seem to be in his repertoire and he seemed to like crowded places with not a care in the world about who could see him.
Blair was feisty and of course, she spurned Dean’s advances, she wanted to keep things strictly professional but Dean wasn’t having any of that. My favourite scenes were the ones when Blair would put Dean in his place.
“That’s a very tempting offer, and I’ve considered it”-her seductive demeanour turned cold like a flip of a switch-“and my answer is probably between ‘In your fucking dreams’ and Go fuck yourself.’”
Blair put up a good fight and there were times I wondered how she really felt about Dean and if she did genuinely like him. For someone being so determined I did feel she gave in too easily and for a book called The Chase, there wasn’t much of one. I also found for Dean being such a dirty talker, the sex scenes didn’t leave a memorable mark. Dean was in no way shy but when the time came with Blair, I was really surprised the scene was over in a flash (poor Dean) and the rest of their night was skimmed over. Following the hype of the chase to get Blair, I was expecting more.
This was my first book by Jessica Wood and I can see potential here. The story ended with a cliffhanger and anything can happen in part two. I’m hoping with some character development and a more detailed storyline Dean Chase will win me over.
Jessica Wood writes contemporary romance novels.
While she has lived in countless cities throughout the U.S., her heart belongs to San Francisco. To her, there’s something seductively romantic about the Golden Gate Bridge, the steep rolling hills of the city streets, the cable cars, and the Victorian-style architecture.
She loves a strong, masculine man with a witty personality. While she is headstrong and extremely independent, she can’t resist a man who takes control of the relationship, both outside and inside of the bedroom.
She loves to travel internationally, and tries to plan a yearly trip abroad. She also loves to cook and bake, and—to the benefit of her friends—she loves to share. She also enjoys ceramics and being creative with her hands. She has a weakness for good (maybe bad) TV shows; she’s up-to-date on over 25 current shows, and no, that wasn’t a joke.
And it goes without saying, she loves books—they’re like old and dear friends who have always been there to make her laugh and make her cry.
The one thing she wishes she had more of, is time.
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