Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chasing Desire (Chasing Love #3) by Joya Ryan: ARC Review


It's her best friend's wedding, and Autumn Lane is trussed up in a pink bridesmaid dress with a big “everything is great” smile plastered across her face. She's not going think about her life imploding, or spending the next two weeks housesitting in the ridiculously small town of Diamond. No, she'd rather think about the tattooed hottie in the wedding party...and how to turn the wicked way he’s looking at her into a night of intense pleasure.

Huck Galvin is fiercely attracted to his mystery woman's no-BS attitude, but their one-night-no-strings plan backfires when Huck discovers that Autumn is the out-of-towner he's “chaperoning” for the next two weeks. Outside the bedroom, the two can’t stand each other, yet Huck can’t deny how much he wants one more night with her. But Autumn isn't going to make it easy for Huck. Not by a long shot...

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I am a mother and a wife. I love to read, write, bake, cook, barbecue, baste, flambe'...basically anything regarding food you can assume my involvement. I also have terrible dance moves and unleash them upon the general public often.

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Review by Yvette:

Every month, I make it a point to read every new release from Entangled Brazen because there's always a steamy romance, a guaranteed Happily Ever After, and characters that ignite a flame in each other, perfectly and thoroughly complementing each other in such a way that leaves no doubt the two are meant to be together. Joya Ryan’s Chasing Desire is an excellent example of what makes Brazen books so addictive, bringing two characters together on an emotionally intense and unbelievably sensual journey. From their first erotic encounter, the chemistry between protagonists, Autumn Lane and Huck Galvin, only continues to increase in intensity, elevating each interaction between them to a new level of intimacy as each of them blossoms under the careful attentions of the other.

The plot to Chasing Desire is fairly straightforward: two attractive individuals have a one-night stand then a stroke of fate finds them back in each other’s lives. While the setup may seem familiar (especially if you’re a Brazen fan), Chasing Desire distinguishes itself through engaging writing and detailed character development. Autumn is a down-on-her-luck mechanic in desperate need of a fresh start while Huck exemplifies the term emotionally closed-off with his insistence on keeping his interactions with women to strictly sexual on a one-time basis. Their flirtation was fueled by physical attraction and a healthy dose of repugnance that could turn a friendly conversation into a heated debate in the blink of an eye. While they seemed to lack the ability to be cordial in public, they had absolutely no issue creating a spark in the bedroom because: hate sex.

What I found most captivating about Huck and Autumn’s relationship was that these were two clearly independent people, both gun-shy with less-than-positive views of the opposite sex, yet when they came together it was nothing short of spectacular. With each other, they are able to bare their true selves, flaws and all, which I appreciated as a reader because it established a deeper connection between them. Chasing Desire was everything I look for in a Brazen book – entertaining and sexy with characters befitting of the Brazen title. It’s the perfect solution if you're craving a quick, relatively lighthearted read, delivering a more-than-satisfactory romance between characters you come to know and love over the course of the narrative.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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