Chaser by Staci Hart | Review

February 25, 2016 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 3 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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by Staci Hart
Series: Bad Habits #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: October 15, 2015 by Promise Socks Publishing
Format: eBook
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4 Stars
Source: Purchased

Everyone knows you should never say never.

Cooper Moore never saw Maggie Williams coming. She was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. And he never thought about her any other way — not until he saw her that night, broken and brave. From that moment on, he knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her, even if it meant he had to stay away.

Maggie never expected to find her fiancé banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.

The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he’ll be impossible to resist. Luckily, commitment is the last thing on her mind, and Cooper is the perfect escape. As long as she can keep her heart in check, everything will be just fine. Because she can never have feelings for him. Or at least that’s what she’ll keep telling herself.

 

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Even though I didn’t enjoy With a Twist as much as I had hoped, I still gave the rest of the books in this series a chance and YES YES YES! Can you tell I’m happy I gave this a chance? If not, maybe you should read those three big yeses 😉 When I read With a Twist, I knew I needed Cooper’s story (Chaser) and Patrick’s story (Last Call) so that’s my reason for not giving up.

Cooper is the player of the trio and the one I really wanted to read about. I needed to know how this player would fall for his best friend’s sister Maggie. They made a deal: a relationship that would be strictly physical, no feelings involved and it would only last for a few weeks. After those weeks ended, they would go their separate ways.

He was like a snake charmer—when he looked at me like that, like he could see me, I swear I’d do whatever he asked.

Six months ago, on the day of her wedding, Maggie found her fiance cheating on her. Now, all she wants is to focus on herself while having on the side. Maggie was a very fun character! Despite her insecurities on what to do with her life now that she had moved to New York, she was a strong character from the beginning. She was always smiling, ready to be there for anyone who needed it. She was so loyal to her friends. Cooper is a notorious player who’s kind of rich and very famous. His life is always on the tabloids so getting to keep this “relationship” with Maggie a secret, felt really good for him. He slowly started to notice that his life was a huge void and he thought it was about time he got serious over something—or rather, someone.

I wanted to show her everything, give her everything. I wanted to prove to her that what I said was true. I wanted her to believe me, believe in me.

Along the way, Maggie proved she needed to find herself for real and close a chapter in her life she didn’t even know she had to. She was mature and off she went to figure out what she really wanted. What I liked about this was that she didn’t exactly change. She was still fun Maggie, but this time she was happier than ever.

In all my life, I’d never seen anything so beautiful, not standing in the Blue Mosque or the Taj Mahal. Not in the streets of Rome or canals of Venice. Making you smile gives me life. Making you laugh gives me hope. Making you happy is all I want, other than to keep you.

Overall, this was a New Adult that I really liked. I didn’t like a few things, like some decisions that were made, but my reading experience was really good and the author’s writing improved a lot from the previous book, which made it easy for me to enjoy this story even more.

About Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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