Release Date: August 13, 2014
Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn't looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she's in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble. Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had. Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah. Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight. Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?
Cover Designer: Melissa Gill
Cover Model: Cro Allen
The book’s prologue is a must to read so you can understand why she(Hannah) is reluctant of dating. So when she starts a night of drinking, you can understand why. Now waking up how she did was exceptional. I can’t harp on a woman that has a man with Charlie Hunnam looks.
My only problem is if I was her friend, I would seriously consider taking her to AA meetings. After waking up in a strange man’s(Greyson) house early in the week, and then going partying hard later in the week. She really needs to slow it down. Although that does make the plot more interesting. They party A LOT in the book.
I liked Greyson. However as a couple, they become a bit cliché. He has had past issues that affects the new relationship and she is distraught when he pulls away. I had no problem reading the book. But a tad predictable.
I think that some of the sex conversations were not necessary. I read books that have adult situations(sex). However this is one step away from vulgar. You can talk dirty, but there is a fine line between the two. The book may need to tone that down a bit. Not always needed in each time get intimate.
I did like both main characters. The storyline needs to be more unique. I want something that will blow my mind. I may be considered picky. However this is the time in the book world that needs different. To stand apart from all the books I read before.
Chasing Rhodes was a good start to Anne’s writing career. I need more of something unique. I believe she can do that.
I rate the book a 3.6.
About the Author:
I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns with my daddy and driving my ’99 red chevy truck, Clifford. I’ve been together with my handsome redneck, Jacob, for five years and this August we will be celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music. I love to snowboard, go on walks with Bear (Not a real bear silly! Our chocolate lab) and I love to plan events; I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me!
We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). My love of reading quickly turned into a passion for writing. I loved to write short stories and although I majored in Business Management, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on in college.
I’m a reader, turned blogger, turned author. I started a blog this June ’14 because I love to talk about the amazing books I’ve read, and after a few suggestions that I try writing a book, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story that I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write – What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell, what would be the fun in that?
I am beyond excited to be embarking on this new journey as an author and I hope y’all can join me on the ride!
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