The Chase (Briar U, #1)

Write on: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 by  in Kat's Reviews Read 3797

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Narrator: On August 5, 2018, Katerina peacefully finished The Chase. She went to the beach, she was sunburned and ended up looking like a roasted Thanksgiving turkey, she ate seafood with the light summer breeze rustling her hair, and life was simply perfect. Until she got a summons to the Prosecutor's office. 

 *light knock on the door*

Prosecutor: *without lifting his head* Come in, Miss Katerina.

Me: How did you know it was me?

Prosecutor: It was the smell that gave you away.

Me: Smell?

Prosecutor: The smell of books, fluffy dreams and chocolate flavoured hopes for happily ever afters. 

Me: Thanks, I guess?

Prosecutor: Please, sit down. Do you know why I brought you here?

Me: *shifts in her chair* I have my suspicions.

Prosecutor: So you know I'm legally bound to press charges for -

Me: It's no big deal, OK? I didn't mean for my sister to get hurt, she got over it, at least I think she did, she won't talk to me but -

Prosecutor: What are you talking about?

Me: Um, the Incident. Me forcing my sister to hold a book pile some people would call huge in order to take a photo for my Instagram account and said pile collapsing on her head?

Prosecutor: -

Me: Oh, you didn't know that.

Prosecutor: No, but remind me to come back to this later. The reason I invited you here is to try and help you make amends for a felony you committed. * dramatic pause* YOU GAVE The Chase THREE STARS!!

Me: Well, I also gave The Goal 3 stars, but you didn't mind back then! Wait, you know about it, right? In any case, I plead the Fifth!

Prosecutor: As far as I know your problem with The Goal was Sabrina, what's your excuse this time?

Me: It's a long story, really. I dived into The Chase all too eager and enthusiastic, I started it as soon as the ARC hit my Kindle and the whole experience reduced me into a puddle of hormones, and I think I drooled a little or, you know, a lot. The thing is, there was more angst than I expected, and both Fitzy and Summer irritated me sometimes. *pause* It wasn't a long story after all.

Prosecutor: One would say that Elle Kennedy tackled some serious issues, like learning disabilities, spiteful parents, broken families and unreasonable girl-on-girl hatred to name a few, and handled them with respect, she showcased their impact in a realistic way and gave you food for thought.

Me: That's true, I didn't-

Prosecutor: One would also say that since you're in the mood for NA romance you got your fill of steam, more sexual frustration than your ovaries could take, well-written moments of levity and snarky banters, and my records show that you swooned a couple of times.

Me: Three times I think -

Prosecutor: One would finally say that you should be happy and thankful you got back to Briar University and the hockey team that would render you a puck bunny if given a chance. Do you deny all those things?

Me: No, I-


Me: Jeez, what got your panties in a twist? And what's with all the spit, do I need an umbrella whenever I talk to you?

Prosecutor: Apologies for my outburst, ma'am, I simply don't understand this.

Me: To be honest, me neither. I enjoyed The Chase, hell, I devoured it, but I was left a bit unsatisfied. It was Hunter's involvement, and the fact that Summer did seem like an airhead most of the times -

Prosecutor: *death glare*

Me: Hey I'm not judging her, I'm talking about first impressions. She was the queen of llama-drama and a brat, and even though I eventually found depth in her, and realized she was a wonderful human being after all, I couldn't shake those impressions. And Fitz, his reactions were so...immature, at times. His reservations were founded, I give him that, but his head was stuck in his buttocks for a long time.

But they were great buttocks.

I also loved his tattoos. His muscles. His geekiness. His p -

Prosecutor: *coughs*

Me: - and his scenes with Summer were SMOKING HOT, babe, talk about off-the-charts chemistry.

Prosecutor: Ma'am, let's focus, alright?

Me: What? Oh right.



Prosecutor: Anything else?

Me: Yeah, every hockey hottie from the previous books appeared, except from my favorite. WHERE THE FRACK WAS JOHN LOGAN???

Prosecutor: That's a legit point. Is it enough, though, to justify the three stars?

Me: What will you do if I insist on this rating?

Prosecutor: Will imprisonment deter you?

Me: I'm afraid not, sir, I shall stay true to my humble opinion.

Prosecutor: Fine, you may go.

Me: Wait, that's it?

Prosecutor: Three star ratings are not a crime, ma'am. Gosh, how do you call yourself a lawyer? I just wanted to change your mind.

Me: *nervous laughter* I knew that.

 Narrator: Reader, she didn't know that.

 *ARC generously provided by Nina Bocci in exchange for an honest review*

Last modified on Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:45

There are two things Katerina can't live without; books and chocolate. And since she needs money to acquire them, she decided to become a lawyer (and she still wonders whether this was a good idea). When she's not reading, she keeps wishing she was reading, about wars, wizards, dark princes and great romances. Her favorite genres are Fantasy (both YA and Adult) and Contemporary Romance.