College/New Adult romance may very well be my favorite genre. That being said, I like to think I know a good NA author when I read one. Elle Kennedy is in my eyes one of the best out there. I feel like I say this a lot when I post but she is definitely one of my favorite authors. There's enough love to go around! Her Off-Campus series is one of my go-to rereads. She has a knack for making you feel. Love, laughter, light, happiness, and humor are all woven into her writing. She manages to do all that and put a serious undertone in all her books. She even addresses serious issues that need more spotlight. Any writer that does that will always have a spot on my bookshelves. I love that so much.
The Chase had me from hello. The blurb pulled me in and held my mind captive. I read it and thought to myself "I have to have it!". At first I fought to look for something else. I need to find more authors to read and branch out a little. So I spent 30 minutes reading though blurb after blurb trying to find something, ANYTHING that sounded as good. My mind was stuck though. I had already decided what I wanted. After a hefty sigh of defeat I went back and bought The Chase. Let me tell you, I tore into this title with such vigor that had it been a paper copy I would have seriously risked damaging the pages in my excitement. I felt like a kid in a candy store. The blurb promised everything I love in a good book. And I'll tell you right now, IT DELIVERED.
It had a tattoo covered dreamy hunk of man meat.
It had the "opposites attract" thing going for it that I love.
It had a good love triangle moment.
It was so hot the pages sizzled.
PLUS I'm adding bonus points for the brothers friend angle.
It. Had. EVERYTHING.
The Chase was everything!
She even took it deep in some places addressing sexual assault in universities, stereotyping, and learning disabilities through her characters. She showcased that not all football players are dumb jocks and not all pretty girls are self centered "fluff". Things everybody should already know but the world can always use a reminder of. "You are not stupid you just learn differently" hit me right in the feels. SO many people need to understand that learning disabilities do not make a person stupid. Don't get me wrong the book was funny and lighthearted but she still managed to get her more serious points across.
The actual story itself was great. The characters were people you would want as friends. The love story was something you'd want for yourself. Summer and Fitz had chemistry that jumped off of the pages. I fell in love with them as they fell in love with each other. I would 110% recommend this book to any one of my friends. It earned its 4.5/5 out of 5 Stars. I would have given it a 5/5 but it just wasn't one of those book I couldn't put down. It was good. It was great! But when it came down to it, I could put it down. That's the only reason it didn't get 5 Stars.
Happy Reading! The link to buy The Chase is posted below.