ebook & audiobook
Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She’s spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn’t looked back. Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she’s certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen! Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he’s ready for that too.
It’s all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He’s certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop one day. But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she’s got some big self-esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks.
Point of view:
3rd. Alternating perspectives.
Taking Chase is the fourth and final 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 liked Matt & Tate as a couple. My biggest complaint was that I wanted more of them. Time with them as a couple was very limited and a lot of it was Tate talking Matt down after weird petty actions by town folk. There was a lot of his family, her family, and too many squabbles between the MCs. There’s sex, but I wanted more romance.
The stories are fairly simple and easy to listen to and binge. While I didn’t like that the epilogue skimped on Matt & Tate – Edward’s speech and some final announcements were a great way to end the series.
There’s also a spin-off series “Petal, Georgia” featuring some of Tate’s siblings that I might check out.
Note about the cover: I know this is an older book & authors don’t always have any control… but sheesh, could they have picked a thinner woman to be on the cover of a book with a fat MC? 🙄
Aletha George does a great job again. She’s given all the characters unique voices & personalities that stay consistent through the series. This one has some pretty emotional parts too that are very well done.
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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