Tuesday, May 28

Review: Chase by Chantal Fernando and Dawn Martens

Title: Chase
By: Chantal Fernando and Dawn Martens
Series: Resisting Love #1
My Copy: Ebook by Author
Book Whisperer Rating: 3/5

Moving in with a guy you only met once? Stupid.
But for student Layla Crawford, this was reality.
Chase Jackson is a renowned playboy and self professed commitment phobe, that is until he meets Layla.
Blinded by his intensity to have her, Chase will stop at nothing to make her his.
With a jealous ex and old conquests repeatedly making appearances, Chase' s skeletons come out of the closet one by one, each one pushing Layla further and further away.
Layla is determined to keep her distance. Chase now has to convince the only woman he has ever wanted that he is worth the gamble.

This is Fernando and Martens’ first book and I think that they did a fine job (seeing as I could never write a book, I can just read them and fall in love with the characters.) 

I found myself hating Chase for a long time before I eventually decided that he was an all around good guy, however that was towards the end of the book.  Because I wanted to tell Chase off for most of the book, it was hard for me to get into the connection that Layla and Chase had right off the bat.  At first, it is just this intense connection with nothing happening to support it (although you find out later why Chase felt that connection towards Layla and it started to make more sense) but it had me stunned that this deep love bloomed out of nowhere (this also includes her connection with James and Kade.)  I will say that I am jealous of Layla for being able to walk into a house filled with three hot men and is able to win them over in a matter of minutes. J

Once I found my love for Chase, the book started to flow better and I found myself all right with the fast pace of the book after that.  I will say that I am intrigued by what the next book will bring with the background of Kade’s story and I am curious to know why James was so mysterious at times in the first book.

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