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3.2/5 : All about the Chase (this is a pun. heh).
on September 7, 2014
Rating (/5): 3.2/5 :
Story thesis: Mild spoilers ahead: Chase’s lifelong best friend and current business partner (Avery) is killed in a car accident, shortly after Chase has lost her job and boyfriend. She takes up residence at the B&B of which she is now owner with her best friend’s, previously unknown to her female partner. Grieving and ‘not gay’ she promptly falls head over heels for the female attorney who is managing the execution of Avery’s will. However Chase is not a lesbian and the attorney (Jude) doesn’t do relationships.
Age of protagonists: Late 30’s/early 40’s
Romance Arc: Lots of filler..then we meet the object of Chase’s affection. Chase gets all hot and bothered..our attorney gets all hot and bothered. Outrageous flirting(!)..sex. drama…..
Lesbian status Not gay..then gay vs female womaniser.
Sex Scenes: Mmm,,really quite steamy
Happy Ending: Yes
Best Feature of story: There was a huge amount of sexual tension between Jude and Chase..it really just jumped off the page. I was dying for them to get their s**t together. I particularly enjoyed the character of Jude. She was the only real character with growth and consistency.
Worst Features of story So much wasted potential really…Chase just kind of accepted everything that happened..except for Jude. She accepts Avery’s death, is instantly best friends with Avery’s partner, accepts that Avery was kind of in love with her and then accepts she’s gay. Chase and Tess’s characters could’ve been better developed as could have Tess’ arc…particularly from a dramatic point of view in terms of her interactions with Chase.
Any supernatural elements: No.
Best suited for: Mills & Boon lesbian romance afficiandos. It’s kind of the swarthy lesbian vs demure but secretly sexy character…you know the ones!
Recommend to: When you’re feeling like you need some harlequin romance lesbian style.
Would read other books by author, based on this one: As an easy read, yes.