Title: The Chase

Author: Erin McCarthy

Series: Fast Track Book 4

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Berkley

Main Characters: Kendall Holbrook, Evan Monroe

 

Personal Rating: 

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Genre:

Contemporary RomanceErotic Romance

 

Sex Scenes:

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Kendall Holbrook is determined to make it to the top, even with the challenge of being a woman on the male-dominated racing circuit. She doesn’t have time for romance-especially not with racing rival Evan Monroe, the man who nearly crushed her dream years ago. Tricked into meeting him, Kendall is experiencing all those old feelings again-and she can’t deny that they still have enough chemistry to set fire to the track.

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This book started out great. I always like romances where the hero and the heroine knew each other and used to be together before a huge falling out took place. That’s how this book started. Kendall and Evan clearly had unresolved issues. Thanks to Tuesday, they finally talk face to face. It turns out, their whole breakup from ten years before was all just a complete misunderstanding, mostly from Kendall’s part.

I liked Evan. For a guy who was portrayed in the previous books as a bit of a player, he was actually sweet and invested in his relationship with Kendall. I liked Kendall too because even if their previous breakup was mostly her fault, she has shown maturity and growth. She also stood by her relationship with Evan.

What I did not like about the book was the pregnancy issue. Men who have sex without any protection are, in my eyes, irresponsible jerks. No matter that Evan was only a mere man who had a moment of weakness, I found it hard to redeem himself, in my opinion. It just showed how sex was treated casually. On top of that, what happens to the child when he grows up? The child would be a product of a complicated family. While this is common in society these days, it does not mean that people should just accept that as a norm.

I am going to give this book three red hearts because the conflict came out of nowhere. I feel like the particular bump was disconnected from the whole story. I liked how it was resolved, but I feel like there could have been many other conflicts that could have heightened their love story. Anyway, I’m still a big fan of the series, and two mediocre books won’t stop me from recommending these books to anybody who likes the particular genre.

 

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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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