Title: The Chase
Author: Elle Kennedy
Lately, I’ve been reading many NA sportsromance. I’d been missing the atmosphere of college campuses, the angst of this type of romance, a bit coming of age, a bit confused, a bit messed up the way this age range often is.
This book fit perfectly in the genre and was a joy to read, like all of Kennedy’s books. It had some funny moments, relatable characters, sexyness and lots of sass. Even though I couldn’t exactly relate to Summer, I liked her bubbly personality and her difficulties, which made her a more rounded character than just the sassy rich girl she at first presents herself as.
Then there’s Fitz!!!!! Now, you know what I love even more than a smart jock? A smart jock who can draw like nobody’s business and has an artsy vibe. Fitx is different than any other athlete in the group. He’s a loner, introverted mostly, self-assured but not in an arrogant way. He’s the strong silent type and the total opposit of Summer. I think that, it itself, was why they worked so well as a couple. Because they had such an hard time understanding each other, and yet the chemistry was still there. Their story is the case of “it shouldn’t have gone that way, and yet… together they work.”
I don’t want to spoil and twists and turns, but I will say that the “sleazy professor” as described by the blurb, so no spoiler here, was something I appreciated as an add on to the narration. So many times women in this time and day, as in the past, are confronted with the ambiguity of behaviors that are hard to interpret, and the disparity of authority and power often makes for a dangerous mix.
Lastly, I want to mention the side characters, always on point, funny, well-rounded and palatable. I loved Hunter and Hollis’ antics, as well as Brenna, who I truuuuly hope is going to get the next book, as well as a certain Harvard guy…
Overall, a solid 5 stars for the constant enjoyment, fast pace, great characters and setting, and general plot that did not disappoint in its romanticity and sexyness.
Now I’m going to sit here and patiently wait for The Risk to come out.