Monday, June 3, 2013

Chase (Resisting Love) Review




Moving in with a guy you only met once? Stupid.
But for student Layla Crawford, this was reality.
Chase Jackson is a renowned playboy and self professed commitment phobe, that is until he meets Layla.
Blinded by his intensity to have her, Chase will stop at nothing to make her his.
With a jealous ex and old conquests repeatedly making appearances, Chase' s skeletons come out of the closet one by one, each one pushing Layla further and further away.
Layla is determined to keep her distance. Chase now has to convince the only woman he has ever wanted that he is worth the gamble.


I had the opportunity to read the arc for this book in return for an honest review.


Layla Crawford is a great character.  She feels real and honest, like she would be a normal girl we would all hang out with.  There isn't anything too pretentious or irritating about her.  She is by no means perfect, which makes her instantly likable   Layla is a great name too....I have no idea why that is such a thing for me, but it is.  Layla is looking for a place to stay while she goes to school and, like so many of us during our college years, ends up looking at places with creepy men or that are run down.  Gosh how I miss being young and poor...

She ends up finding a room to rent with incredibly hot brothers who live in a beautiful house.  Gotta be honest, not one of my experiences in college =).  And, like any sane woman would, she jumps at it!  Which leads us to her living with gorgeous men and leading a life of walking that fine line of "do I go for one of them or not".  Layla being a smart girl, refrains from making a move on them, and instantly becomes one of their favorite people.

Ah...the brothers.  There are three of them actually.  There is Kade, James, and of course Chase.  Layla become close to Kade and James right away.  They have spend the most time with her when she moves in and they treat her like a little sister a lot of the time.  But I did have to say, they seem a little too possessive at times with her.  The third brother, Chase, is someone who is rarely around.  When he is it seems he is there for a night to sleep with someone and then he is off again.

All three brothers are known for being manwhores.  I am talking true manwhores.  They share women, rarely see the same girl twice, and when they are done with you, well, they are done with you.  But for some reason they all try to shelter Layla from this.  Almost like they feel the need to protect her.  Keep her away from all the bad influences and such.

When Chase meets her by chance at a club things get hot.  So hot in fact that she ends up in bed with him, not realizing he is the mysterious third brother she has yet to meet.  And that is a fun trip in and of itself.  I actually laughed pretty hard when I realized she had just been nailed by the third brother and he basically took her home unbeknownst to either of them.

Chase does a 180 in personality.  Suddenly he is faithful, caring and devoted to only Layla.  Which if I am honest, kind of threw me a bit.  It seemed like an abrupt change in personality.  But after you realize he is the guy in the beginning of the book who saw Layla years earlier and wanted her then, it makes sense.  But like Kade and James, Chase is so possessive at times he borderlines scary.

Their relationship is anything but conventional and it moves at the speed of light.  They hit quite a few speed bumps but they always find their way back to each other.  I do have to say the scene where Layla gets on stage had me in stitches.  I LOVED her spirit!  She was a never back down kind of girl, and I can appreciate that.

They have a lot going on at the end of the book, and I am not going to give anymore secrets away.  But I will say this, I loved the ending.  A lot.

This is a debut novel for Chantal Fernando and Dawn Martens, and ladies, please allow me to say congratulations and bravo on a book well done!

I give this 4 lipsticks!  I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370262077&sr=1-1&keywords=chase+chantal+fernando


~B~


Chase by Dawn Martens and Chantal Fernando
Expected Release Date: June 1

Synopsis: Moving in with a guy you only met once? Stupid.
But for student Layla Crawford, this was reality.
Chase Jackson is a renowned playboy and self professed commitment phobe, that is until he meets Layla.
Blinded by his intensity to have her, Chase will stop at nothing to make her his.
With a jealous ex and old conquests repeatedly making appearances, Chase' s skeletons come out of the closet one by one, each one pushing Layla further and further away.
Layla is determined to keep her distance. Chase now has to convince the only woman he has ever wanted that he is worth the gamble.


About the Authors:



Dawn :
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I live in Alberta Canada.
I have an amazing pain in the ass husband, and two little girls.
I have a huge love of reading. I've been a beta reader, and helped a few authors edit. On top of those things, because I don't plan to give them up, I figured it was time to take the leap and write a book.
It wouldn't be possible without my girl Chantal!!!




Chantal: I'm 26 and a mother of three beautiful little boys.
I've been happily married since I was 18 and live in Western Australia.
I love to read and write; I'm a dreamer.
Chase is my debut novel, written with my friend Dawn.



Where to buy:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368815114&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368803259&sr=8-3&keywords=chantal+fernando

http://www.amazon.ca/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368802073&sr=8-3&keywords=chantal+fernando




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