|Can you see this cover? 🙂 With a cover that H-O-T, I thought it needed to be extra large!
The first thing I have to say is J.J. Scotts is a bit devious. Book 1, Being Chase, and Book 2, Following Chase, both ended with my face in horror and something along the lines of “NO!!!! You can’t end a book like that!!!!” running through my head, followed by perhaps one or two words that my father would be proud to hear my say, and my mother, not so much. Thank goodness Ms. Scotts has not left us waiting interminably for Book 3.
That being said, I have loved this series from the very beginning. Chase is a rather intriguing character. You really have a hard time liking him initially, but as you get to know him a little, and the people he has around him, you start to, if not understand him, at least see that he is really a good guy at heart. And Liam, well, he is an entirely different character. You love him from the start, and feel bad for his circumstances, and the fact that he is in an uncomfortable situation.
Now, I will not give spoilers, however if you haven’t read books 1 and 2, you may want to skip ahead just a bit. It would be hard to do this review without giving away something from the first two books. So, I will assume you have read them and move from there. At the end of book 2, Liam finds himself in a rather precarious position. That is where book 3 picks up. Liam awakening to find his (**spoiler right here if you haven’t finished book 2!!!!) kidnapper standing there with quite an agenda. I will not give anything else away, but let’s just say A) the kidnapper is bat shit crazy and B) we meet another of Chase’s relatives, this one not quite as likeable as Nicole and Josh.
Side note: I saw this book, in my mind, a bit like a two act play. The “situation” and the “follow up event”.
As the situation continues to unfold, Liam becomes a pawn in another’s game merely for Being Chase. The end of the situation comes following some rather unpleasant times and Liam ends up injured. He is then transported to a private hospital room for his care.
The follow up event is where it gets pretty damn HAWT. 🙂 Chase shows up at the hospital and all hell breaks loose. Well, let’s just say Liam may have broken through Chase’s walls.
Chase flicked off the light and I jolted slightly in surprise when I felt him slide into the bed behind me with a sigh.
Nothing I like better than a long, drawn out bedroom scene and Ms. Scotts provides one in spades. I realized when I was nearly done with the book that I was reading merely for enjoyment, based on the fact that I didn’t highlight any quotes until I was nearly finished. Not because there weren’t any but because I was just reading to enjoy the read.
The way he’d touched me, not gently, exactly but…almost tenderly. Fierce, but tender. Like I-me, Liam Collins-meant something to him. The way he kept asking me to let him, let him touch me, take care of me. He’d seemed to really crave that.
I’d always believed actions spoke louder than words, and Chase didn’t act like I was just a plaything, a ‘pet.’
Of course, we are left with a cliffhanger, although not quite to the extent of the last two books, as I believe Ms. Scotts is planning about six books total in the series.
My final determination, if you like some HAWT M/M scenes grab this book when it releases on Monday 4/28.
With Chase receives 4.5 pieces of eye candy.