Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Book Review: Chaser (Dive Bar #3)

I have to check but I think I only have one other book from this series and that is Twist, and I gave that one 4/5 stars. I got this one as a Christmas gift and I'm trying hard to work on my back list of books and let's just say it's kind of extensive but I'm making a real effort.

Chaser (Dive Bar #3) - Kylie Scott

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she's pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she'd had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it's Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs? 

Full disclosure, I feel like Brittainy C. Cherry has ruined me for all other others because her books are amazing and blow my mind, so I'm not sure anything is going to live up to her and so you need to know that going into my review.

In this book we are following Eric, basically the man whore of the group from the Dive Bar. He's made some not great decisions and part of those play out in book one (which I haven't read but having read book two and three now, I don't really need to read book one since I've gotten the run down). Part of those bad decisions is Nell, who used to be pregnant with his baby and miscarried, and they are still friends but it's a little rocky. In walks Jean, she's fresh from Florida looking to make a new start and of course Eric is instantly attracted and tries to hit on her but is instantly rebuffed once he learns that Jean is Nell's friend AND Jean is really very pregnant. Like seven months pregnant.

Despite that, he's pretty attracted to Jean and even though Nell has made it very clear he is to steer his penis away from Jean, Eric finds himself spending time with her. Through a series of events, Eric unexpectedly finds himself as Jean's birth partner and the sparks are flowing though both of them are adamant that they are only friends. Can they be friends with benefits? How can this play out long term now that Eric forms attachments he's not at all accustomed to?

Overall, I kind of really loved Eric. He admittedly has no idea what he's doing and he is genuinely trying to do the right thing with Jean. What drove me nuts through the entire book is how terribly people treated Eric. He was probably a little immature but they act as if he's wholly incapable of being a good guy. Nell is the absolute worst but they all really shoot him down every time he tries to step up and I felt really bad for him and I got to thinking, if everyone put you down with every attempt, what would be the motivation to get better? So that was irritating for me throughout.

I would have to give this one a 3 1/2 star but I'll round it up to 4 for Goodreads. It was good, I'm not going to tell you to drop everything and buy this, but if you're looking for a solid romance with some steamy scenes and a good story line, this is a good option. It was also a really quick read and sometimes that's just what we need.

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1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Glad this was an overall good read. I really need to read more of my own "backlist" books.