ebook & audiobook
Two days. One hotel room. Nothing but complete honesty between them.
Marc Chase is known in the small town of Petal, Georgia, for being the youngest—and some would say wildest—Chase brother. But when longtime family friend Liv Davis signs up for some personal training sessions, Marc realizes the only woman he wants has been right in front of him all along.
Mayor’s assistant Liv has been hurt too many times to let a Chase brother into her life—or into her bed. She’s ready for something more. Something she doesn’t think the six-years-younger Marc is ready to give. Until they share a wildly passionate kiss, that is. Then all bets are off.
Knowing he’ll need more than pretty words to break through Liv’s wall of heartbreak, Marc takes the gamble of his life to prove his love: two days away, full of hot sex and bared souls. But will this bet be enough to win her heart forever?
Point of view:
3rd. Alternating perspectives.
Chased is the third book in the Chase Brothers series by Lauren Dane. While it might stand on its own – they’re better read in order as events happen in the previous book that impact this one. Starting with Giving Chase.
I’ve liked Liv’s character since the first book. In addition to being a faithful friend and a bit cheeky, she’s also been unabashed in her love and enjoyment of sex. It was refreshing to have an author not slut shame…. Except Marc has the same history and everyone in the book kind of knocks him for it.
Liv’s last boyfriend cheated on her and she’s simultaneously wary of men and determined she’s ready to settle down and get married. Marc wants Liv and realizes that with her, he wants the same.
For the most part, I liked these two together. Liv continually making a big deal out of a six year age difference (35 & 29) was tedious. The “3rd act breakup” was overblown and drawn out. Yet, there’s just something about most of these books that makes listening to them so easy.
I enjoyed Aletha George’s narration again. She has done a good job of giving all the characters unique voices and keeping them consistent between the books. So it’s easy to binge these.
About the author:
The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.
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