Title ~ Being Chase (Chase #1)
Author ~ J.J. Scotts
Genre ~ M/M Romance
Expected Release Date ~ 24th February 2014
Rating ~ 4 Stars
The Chase Series (Book One)
Wouldn’t it be nice to be a celebrity?
Liam Collins is desperate for a job. Forced to jump to the big city, he can’t believe his luck when he suddenly gets an offer from a prestigious publishing company. Absolutely ecstatic, Liam doesn’t even bother reading the details. But on his first day of work, he isn’t ushered to a quaint cubicle. Instead, he’s brought to a classy high-rise and told that he’s been hired to be the face of the best-selling author, Chase Preston.
When Liam first meets Chase, he’s so captivated by the mysterious man’s imposing figure and deep-set eyes. Maybe Liam really did get lucky.
All Liam has to do is go to fan meetings and award events as a stand-in for Chase. It actually doesn’t sound bad, but Liam soon realizes that being with Chase is harder than it appears. Despite the challenges of Chase’s arrogant attitude, Liam puts up with it. What he finds difficult to put up with is Chase’s sexy body and brilliant blue eyes.
Even worse, the feeling may be mutual.
"WE NEED YOU TO BE THE PUBLIC FACE OF OUR CLIENT"
I read JJ's novella Captain a couple of weeks ago and found myself really enjoying her style of writing so it was a no brainer decision to want to read and review this new short story. Book one of The Chase Series. The blurb sounded really interesting and the teaser I read had my mouth watering straight away because it was oozing with my favourite thing ever in a m/m romance... SEXUAL TENSION! That was it, I wanted to get my hands on this ASAP, and when I did I wasn't disappointed.
The title says it all. Liam Collins is out of work and getting pretty desperate so he's over the moon when he thinks he's got a job with a top publishing company. The only thing is he's no idea what he's going to be doing there, in his mind he's so desperate he'd be happy cleaning the loos if it got him at least a foot in the door!
The two guys who interview him are not that forthcoming either, in fact one of them, Landon, is downright supercilious and snobby, but beggars can't be choosers. The other guy Eli, is nicer, more accommodating so Liam takes their good cop, bad cop routine and goes with the flow. Imagine his surprise the day after, when he arrives at a large über modern apartment building, that's obviously a place of residence and not the set of offices he expected, to be told exactly what his job is going to be...he's somewhat gobsmacked! They want him to become the public face of Chase Preston, best selling author. This means doing every single public appearance for the guy, including book signings, fan meetings and awards ceremonies. To add even more of a shock to his system they inform him he'll have to live with Chase in his home, learning everything about him and the books he writes, which are flavour of the month. After working through some initial doubts, Liam decides he can do this, it won't be easy but he can make it work. I mean he needs this job. Right?
Enter Chase Preston and suddenly this isn't such a good idea, but he's committed himself to the job and can't afford to step away. Not only is the guy a walking wet dream with his model looks and his intense scorching blue eyes but he's an arrogant, dismissive, condescending, smug prick! How the hell is he going to live closely with this total Dick, who has him totally turned on one minute but biting his tongue with irritation the next! And of course this is where the hot, sexy fun begins!
I love this sort of love/hate relationship, its nothing new in romance but It offers the perfect canvas for oodles of sizzling sexual tension and JJ gives it to us in bucket loads. Talk about the low belly tingles! When poor Liam (who you can't help loving) is constantly thrown into the path of this infuriatingly sexy SOB, the sparks fly and you can feel the heat level rising by the minute. Chase is a proper pain in the arse at the moment but he sure is hot stuff and there's obviously reasons why he is like he is, the cocky front is definitely masking some deeper issues which I'm sure like Liam, we'll discover as the series progresses. Secretly I'm just as smitten with the man as Liam is, even though if it was me I'd probably have been tempted to put laxatives in his coffee! *grins*
What is it about bad boys!?! *sigh*
Then goddammit, Ms Scotts pulls a bit of a cliffy at the end of this, just at a hot slightly sweat inducing point, where she has you hooked enough to not want to put it down...sneaky but clever!!! Luckily there's not long to wait until Liam and Chase resume their enemies to lovers story. Personally I can't wait. Yum! This is fun, engaging, delish and extremely moreish! That's two really enjoyable easy reads from this new writer so for me JJ is going to be an author to watch. Mmm, I likee a lot.
The 'Chase' is on.....
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