by Elle Kennedy
Description: Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.
And that his best friend has a crush on me.
And that I just moved in with them.
Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?
I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?
He knows where to find me.
Honestly, I’m not sure if I signed up for a review of The Chase or what. I actually bought the e-book and like 20 minutes later, noticed an ARC showed up on my Kindle. Since I couldn’t find anything in my email about it, I figured I’d just review the book and go from there.
The Chase follows Summer Di Laurentis who is the sister of the hero from The Score. The Chase is a spin-off of the Off-Campus series. Both main characters, Summer and Fitzy, were introduced in the earlier books. Readers knew from the start that Summer liked Fitzy and also knew that Fitzy wasn’t going to go anywhere near Dean’s younger sister. However, at the start of The Chase, they reunite and circumstances quickly force them together once Summer starts Briar University.
Honestly, I thought both the plot and the main characters in this book where well-developed. Summer and Fitzy played a game of cat and mouse once they were forced into close proximity. The attraction between them was off the charts but Fitzy in particular, had reasons to be wary about a relationship between them. The trauma of Fitzy’s childhood left him hesitant to enter into a relationship with Summer. Summer, in contrast, doesn’t deserve the rejection from Fitzy and at times, it was heartbreaking to read. Summer’s outgoing personality hides real insecurities that Fitzy accidentally triggers. It takes a while for the couple to work out their issues and move beyond their pasts into a healthy relationship. However, once they reach that point, it is satisfying to see the support they have for one another. In addition to their relationship drama, there is also outside tension from Summer’s teacher and from a job opportunity for Fitzy. Overall, this was an excellent read. It ties into the Off-Campus series but also stands on its own as the start of a new series. It was great to reunite with old characters, which led to my reread of the Off-Campus series, and to set up future books with interesting new characters. Another outstanding read by Elle Kennedy!
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!