Chasin’ Eight by Lorelei James

Chasin' Eight (Rough Riders, #11)

Title:  Chasin’ Eight
Author: Lorelei James
Series: Rough Rider’s #11
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Source: Personal e-book purchase

Rating:  Wait until payday

Synopsis:

She wants it…he’s got it…and the chase is on…

Bull rider Chase McKay has finally landed in a pile too big to charm his way out of. Caught with his pants down, he finds himself bucked right off the PBR tour until he can get his act together.

Hollywood actress Ava Cooper became the tabloids’ favorite target when her longtime boyfriend was outed as gay. She needs a place to lay low and a chance to prove to herself that she can satisfy a red-blooded man between the sheets. The sexy, rugged cowboy she finds holed up in her Wyoming hideaway seems like the answer to her every fantasy.

But Chase has sworn off women. Forever. Or at least a month. Whichever comes first.

When they take to the road to get Chase more hands-on bull riding experience, they have every intention of keeping their hands off each other. But the two headstrong stars quickly end up riding a hot and heady rodeo circuit all their own—until the press gets wind of their affair. When the dust clears and the lights of the paparazzi fade, are they ready to give up chasing the dream for a chance of finding forever?

Warning: Strap in, another hot McKay is about to bust out of the gate and this bull rider knows a thing or two about riding hard…

Why I read this book: My mom introduced me to this series and I’ve really enjoyed it very much.  I can hardly wait until the next installment is released in May.  This is one series that’s VERY easy to keep going with.

What I Liked:  I really liked how this story was written from a more psyhcological side of the characters.  Chase and Ava each have their own set of demons to conqure and slowly but surely as the book progresses they do conqure those demons…Together.  Another thing that I really liked was that the main characters though madly attracted to one another started off as friends and the actual romance/relationship gradually built.  I also really liked how there wasn’t instant sexy times.  Your actually a good chunk of the way through the book before there is any of that at all.  I also really enjoyed the host of secondary characters and the inclusion of characters from previous stories.

What I didn’t care for: I was lukewarm on the way that Chase and Ava were written at times.  I get that they are supposed to come off as spoiled and bratty at times but there were a few moments when it was just a bit too much.  The scene in Wichita where a camera man tries to exploit an injured bull rider.  I also didn’t really care for the amount of lying that Chase did.

Overall Impression:  I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to just about anyone.  It had it’s flaws but it was still a really good read.  Though Chase and Ava aren’t my favorite couple in this series they are near the top of the list. 

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3 comments on “Chasin’ Eight by Lorelei James

  1. This author is great. Personally, my favorite story so far in the series is AJ and Cord's story. Jessi and Brandt are a VERY close second. They really don't need to be read consecutively but it doesn't hurt. I started with AJ and Cord and I just got done reading Chase and Ava's story. Thanks for dropping by!

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