Friday, July 17

Review: Chase Me by Tessa Bailey

Title: Chase Me
By: Tessa Bailey
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The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume...

After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.

Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC.

This girl loves her some Tessa Bailey but unfortunately Chase Me was not a Tessa Bailey book that I absolutely adored.  Louis didn’t seem like the kind of alpha male that I am used to Tessa writing about and Roxy, well, she just kinda got on my nerves. 

I loved how they met – you can’t go wrong meeting the potential one while you are dressed up as a bunny and performing singing telegrams – it’s just funny.  And their first interaction set the book up for a really good start.  However, Roxy kind of ruined the rest for me.  She wanted to be independent and on her own, to forge her own future and fate and she never gave in on anything.  Roxy wouldn’t accept handout, help, or even a friendly hand.  But there was moment when all of this went crashing down.  After Louis and Roxy get into a fight and Roxy goes to rehearsal, there is a scene where she debates giving in and throwing all of her hard work away.  It just didn’t seem right that she couldn’t accept any help, from cool roommates to her hot boyfriend, but she would debate on if she was going to sleep with the director/screen writer. 

I did like her secondary character that she introduced: Roxy’s roommates and Louis’s friends.  I look forward to reading their story.

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