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Being Chased (CEP Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Harper Bentley
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Citadel Executive Protection (CEP): New York City’s top-rated security agency that hires and assigns only the best of the best for each case.

Book 1 in the CEP series.

When New York City’s elite are being terrorized, Julia Cooke’s father hires CEP bodyguard Chase Murphy to guard her. Chase takes all his assignments seriously and knows the danger of each situation. In addition, he needs this job to continue his education to achieve his ultimate goal of practicing law one day. How could he know the biggest danger this time would be guarding his heart?

Julia Cooke is a young professional who’s convinced that her multimillionaire father’s only concern in having her guarded is to protect his money. Julia is immediately attracted to Chase, but his strictly-business demeanor puts her off. Just how is she supposed to ignore the handsome man responsible for her well being?

When a beautiful woman and a hot bodyguard come together to battle bad guys, each other, and their own feelings, someone’s bound to let their guard down.

Editorial Reviews


"I'm sure all readers will be left wanting more of them and so it is good news this is only the first book in the series. Stand by and wait for the next." - FS Meurinne Book Enticer

Product Details

  • File Size: 3538 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Bentley (July 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DXQ08QO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An abundance of UST July 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Love the characters and the evolution of their story. Well paced and enough UST to melt your panties as you read. The sex scenes require a triple layer cotton warning (and for your safety do not read while on a leather sofa, you may slide right off!). Great way to spend an evening with the drink of your choice and these characters to entertain you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I rarely read a free book that could inspire me to write positive/glowing reviews. Most of the time, I chose to zip it since I got to read for free. Being Chased inspires me to write in hope other readers will take a chance to read a book from a debut author. This book has everything. Hot, steamy, witty banters, not wimpy heroine, and super hot Hero. And best of all, there is no cliffhanger. Some might say the ending is too perfect with a perfect nice little bow. I personally think it's great and that's the way it should be. Why wouldn't you want to have a great ending after what the Heroine had been through with her personal life? actually, they both deserve it. You wont disappoint!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read (4.5 Stars)! July 22, 2013
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Usually when I purchase free books I end up feeling short-changed, as if I've gotten my hopes up for a good read that turns out just so-so. But I got lucky with with this one! This is a really good book with few grammatical errors (apparently the author is an English teacher) and a good storyline. However, the best part of the book is the heroine's quirky sense of humor....I loved her and would totally be her friend if she were real! Chase was also swoon-worthy and there were some pretty hot scenes between them.

Definitely recommend...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! July 22, 2013
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All around great read. It was really easy to connect with the characters and get swept away in the story. It's sweet and funny, and at times a little frustrating, and I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish there were more August 26, 2013
By MaeCruz
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Don't be confused with my title. The story in itself was clearly written in complete details by the author. Good job to her. The title was just me wishing there is more to Julia and Chase's story. I simply cannot get enough of them.

Julia's character has been painted clearly by the author as someone who doesn't live on her dad's wealth but on the contrary is a very independent woman who likes earning her own worth. In fact, she despises it when her dad overreacts to keep her safe. However, this protection is the very thing that brought her in the hands of the man who will provide her not just the safety but the care and love she usually seeks from her dad. Don't get mislead that she is seeking for a father figure in Chase. For Chase is a thousand miles away from a father image. He is tough in the outside but sweet and soft in the inside, but only for Julia.

Their love story did not happen overnight. In fact it took them 2 years to succumb to their attraction towards each other. And when they did, it's like a roller coaster ride for the two of them. Julia sometimes acted immature but this appeared cute and added just the right amount of zest in the almost serene life of Chase. The witty banter of these two characters also added to the liveliness of this book. Add to that the realistic setting of the story and you have the perfect book.

I strongly recommend this book and I just hope there is more to tell of Chase and Julia's story but the author was able to seal the happy ending complete with a bow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Being Chased July 25, 2013
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I really enjoyed this one! I gave it 4 stars out of 5 because I thought that it was maybe just a little too long and a little too much drama, but over all well written. I loved the characters. I really felt the emotions, I found myself chuckling out loud to myself at times and near tears at other times. It was a fun, quick read and I would def recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really really liked this one July 23, 2013
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I usually only give reviews when I don't like a book (I know.... it's bad ;) This one had all the possibilities of being just another copy cutter romance... hot bodyguard, cute girl, bad guys... whitney houston anyone? But I really really loved this story, the dialogue, the love story... it kept me wrapped up in their story until the end. Definitely worth the money! OH and I didn't find hardly any grammar errors etc... maybe because the writer is a former English teacher :) Kudos!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read July 22, 2013
By Julie
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Omg!!! I can't wait for the next book. I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. I read this book in one day. Unbelievable!!!! When is the next book???
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult book to review
Part of me loved this book and for the most part I loved the characters main and supporting there's also plenty for subsequent books. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Deborah
2.0 out of 5 stars seriously????
I don't even know why I just gave this book 2stars! The dialogue as well as the internal dialogue was just AWFUL! Do Not Recommend!!!!
Published 3 months ago by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Chasing Stars
I found this book completely charming. It was a bit cheesy, but I loved it. I love that Julia did everything she could think to seduce Chase, but he never fell for it, even... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lauren
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall Rating: 3.75 stars- Worth a few minutes before bedtime.
I've tried to submit a FULL review 5 times (this makes 6) already and it keeps getting rejected. I guess it's too dirty. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Trish at BedroomBookworms
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Novel!
Julia Cooke is a hard worker. It doesn't matter that his father is rich and famous. When her life may be in danger her father hires CEP (Citadel Executive Protection) services. Read more
Published 4 months ago by MrsLeif
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, enjoyable read!
On recommendation from a friend, I took a punt and tried this book.
I loved it from start to finish; such an easy style of writing to read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Chasing
I got this book almost a year ago, and was finally able to read it. (trying to play catch up). Anyway the book was Okay, the story line was good, not grammatical errors, however... Read more
Published 6 months ago by readbychoice
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't typically reread books but....
Ive read this book about 10 times I LOVE IT! The characters are amazing and the sex is hot! The last few chapters are pretty intense.
Published 6 months ago by Kari Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and entertaining
Really funny book. Once I started reading couldn't put the book down. The interactions between the main characters was priceless and never boring.
Published 8 months ago by Melenie Fernandez
4.0 out of 5 stars Chase me!
I liked this book. Though I think there was too much back and forth between the two main characters. Read more
Published 10 months ago by K. N. Jones
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More About the Author

Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 22 years. Although she's managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.

You can contact her at, or, on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @HarperBentley

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