Tuesday, August 14, 2018
eARC Book review: Making Chase (Chase Brothers #4) by Lauren Dane
Reissue available Aug 28th 2018
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
Matt is an expert and the Chase is on. Tate doesn't stand a chance.
Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She's spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn't looked back.
Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she's certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she's ever seen! Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he's ready for that too. It's all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He's certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop to thank her for some cookies and a thank you note.
But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she's got some big self esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he's got to find a way past some big road blocks.
Going to start with a reminder that this is a previously released book that is being reissued with a bit of tweaking by the author. Matt is the last of Chase brothers without a wife. He's got a bit of a reputation as a player too. Tate Murphy has had a hard life. An abusive dad and a mom who didn't care and looked the other way. Tate was forced to be the parent to all her younger siblings as they grew up. The older they got the more of a unit the siblings became. Matt and Tate meet when she's knocked to the ground by a car and Matt helps her out in his firefighter capacity. I'm going to say i enjoyed parts of this story and parts had me scratching my head. I liked the two families but some of the story and actions by the characters was a bit over dramatic. Tate is supposed to be this smart woman and takes care of everything but still let her parents abuse her. She's supposed to be tough as they come and acts like it sometimes but then any little thing it seems she's shattered. While i get she was abused she's 31 years old and still let's it continue. Matt tries to help her and even when they decide they are in love she continues to hide it and he seems to always be the bad guy for wanting to help. I like how supportive both families were of each other and how the Chase family took in the Murphy's as their own. I don't know overall it was OK but something didn't exactly click. I got into it and was engrossed and then something would draw me out. A so so read. Not my favorite of the series.
Find out more about Lauren Dane and this series here www.laurendane.com