Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review: Chasin' Eight by Lorelei James

Chasin' Eight
Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders #11
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publish Date: June 28, 2011
Kindle {p.288}
Source: Kindle Loan
Genre: Erotica, Western
Characters: Ava Dumond, Chase McKay
Challenge: 100+
Buy the Book: Amazon

Bull rider Chase McKay has finally landed in a pile too big to charm his way out of. Caught with his pants down, he finds himself bucked right off the PBR tour until he can get his act together.

Hollywood actress Ava Dumond became the tabloids’ favorite target when her longtime boyfriend was outed as gay. Now she wants a place to lay low and a chance to prove to herself that she can satisfy a red-blooded man between the sheets. The sexy, rugged cowboy she finds holed up in her Wyoming hideaway seems like the answer to her every fantasy.

But Chase has sworn off women. Forever. Or at least a month. Whichever comes first.

When they take to the road to get Chase more hands-on bull riding experience, they have every intention of keeping their hands off each other. But the two headstrong stars quickly end up riding a hot and heady rodeo circuit all their own—until the press gets wind of their affair. When the dust clears and the lights of the paparazzi fade, are they ready to give up chasing the dream for a chance of finding forever?

It took me a while to warm up to this one. For me, it started off a bit slow and the characters, Ava and Chase, were just okay. I guess going in I was expecting a little more from Chase. It took me to about half-way through this one before I really started to connect with the characters and their story.

At first it seemed more like a behind the scenes look of the rodeo lifestyle than a budding romance between Chase and Ava. But when it got going, I was drawn in. The unexpected turn with Chase’s parents added a whole new interesting aspect to the overall story. Now that really piqued my interest. And the tragic that Chase and Eva witnessed was truly heart wrenching. I believe that was one of the major turning points in my connecting with the both Ava and Chase.
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