Loving the Chase by Sharla Lovelace

Posted in Action/Adventure/ Advanced Reader Copy/ Contemporary Romance/ Netgalley/ Reviews 29th June 2015
Loving the Chase by Sharla LovelaceLoving the Chase by Sharla Lovelace
Series: Heart of the Storm, #1
Published by Montlake Romance on August 25th 2015
Pages: 352
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three-stars

Charming, adventurous Zach Chase has always craved the spotlight, and now he’s on the hunt for publicity for his family’s storm-chasing business. So when a reality TV network approaches him with the idea for a show profiling their work, he can’t resist. But the last person he expects to walk into the meeting is the former love of his life.
Production assistant Maddi Hayes was once engaged to Zach—until she was almost killed by a tornado he was out chasing. She walked away from her fiancé and their future together, convinced she’d always come second to his dangerous career.
Dreading the show and anxious over working so closely with Zach, Maddi also knows this project could mean big things for her career. If only Zach weren’t still so infuriating…and so infuriatingly sexy. Can they finally let go of their stormy past? Or will the passion still raging between them win in the end?

Loved the concept of the whole story and the added thrill of stormchasing definitely upped the excitement level that I had reading this. Coupled with a second-chance romance, I did think ‘Loving the Chase’ could have been a fantastic read. It’s well-written, with excellent pacing and pretty much a great adventure.

What I found a let down were the lead characters themselves, particularly Zach who seemed clueless, selfish and too indulgent to care enough about the woman he professed to love. He simply didn’t feel like a character with any staying power with women and somehow the return of Maddi changed all of it, the latter of whom I found myself sympathising with because of what she had to go through because of him. I hated that he could chase storms but didn’t chase after the love of his life after she ran off – then using the next seven years as an excuse not to get close to any one…then rinsed and repeated that same gesture again the second time around.

The dynamics of the Chase family however, are rather interesting and Lovelace has clearly put in place several hooks for the other members to have their own stories told, which I can safely say I’m looking forward to.

three-stars

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