Review: The Chase by Elle Kennedy


Release Date: 6th August 2018

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Sports & College

Read: August 2018

Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Page – LINK

Brief description:
Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.

I feel like it was fate for me to pick up the Off-Campus series at the beginning of this year as my wait for the spin-off series was way smaller than for people who picked the series up around the release date, I believe it was a three-year wait.
The Chase is the first book in the Briar U series that follows the second generation of hockey players, in this one we get to follow the carefree Summer DeLaurentis as she transfers to Briar University and moves in with three hockey players, one being the famous and adorable Colin Fitzgerald. I was so excited to see that a guy who was introverted, a gamer and reader to be the love interest in a story. He wasn’t cocky or outgoing at all so it was very surprising both him and Summer, who is completely the opposite of Fitzy, but it made sense as opposite do sometimes attract and help the other come out of their shell.

Let me start off by saying how much this book made me laugh out loud, both Summer and Fitzy are funny characters and I adored following their story. I loved how they became friends at first and kept fighting their attraction but you know in the end gave in! There was no girl shaming on the main characters part and she was actually pro-girl power and talked about it and that’s one of the reasons I love Summer. We got to meet her briefly in the Off-Campus series as she is Deans sister but I feel like we really got to see a different side of her personality when we got to follow her. She is just someone that hides what a sweetheart she really is, I would love to have a best friend like her as she gently helps you get out of your comfort zone and is super supportive. Plus the best friend she makes during her time at Briar, Brenna, is quite something and I cannot wait to follow her story in The Risk!

Overall, this had a great plot, storyline and characters and was an amazing setup to a new series I know is going to become a favourite of mine. I have already preordered the next book and 2019 could not come quicker, I need the next book now!

Hope you enjoyed my book review!

See you in my next post 🙂


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