Saturday, February 22, 2014

Being Chase by J.J. Scott ~ Pre-Release Review & Giveaway

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Title ~ Being Chase (Chase #1)

Author ~ J.J. Scotts

Genre ~ M/M Romance

Expected Release Date ~ 24th February 2014

Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Being Chase

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.

 

Macky’s Review

 "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 ├╝ber 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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Giveaway

J.J. Scotts will be gifting one very lucky reader an eBook of Being Chase, all you need to do is leave a comment and enter the Rafflecopter below…

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43 comments:

  1. Interesting concept sounds intriguing

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  2. What a strange job and a great idea for a book. Please count me in for the Giveaway.........Thank you.

    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

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  3. Love this concept!! Can't wait to read it!!

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  4. Like the sound of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Sounds so good, can't wait to read it!

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  6. Gosh this looks great, and cant wait start these

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  7. This sound really good, although don't really need another series... or my pocket book doesn't :)

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  8. Sounds amazing and intriguing.
    marsh10@netzero.com

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  9. Love the idea,added to by TBR, thanks for the chance!

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  10. would love to read

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway. Sounds like a really great storyline.

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  12. I read Just Between Us yesterday and it was pretty good. It was a nice short read and pretty hot. This looks interesting and if it's anything like her first book was anything to go by I'm sure this will be a fun read too.

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  13. Sounds good, excited to read it!

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  14. The book sounds great..thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. This is a new-to-me author that has me intrigued. I love the sound of this as it's unique and I'm a big fan of series!

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  16. This sounds great...love/hate relationships are such fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Sound like a great read and by a new to me author.

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  18. This story sounds really great, very unique concept. I am really curious to see what happens, thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. OMG, *everything* about this book is hot! Adding to my TBR!

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  20. Looks like it's going to be a fantastic book.

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  21. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. This sound really good thanks for the giveaway

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  23. Not my usual genre, but this sounds really good

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  24. Ohh!! this sounds so good! Totally want!! lol...
    Please count me in~
    thank you! :D

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  25. This sounds great, and the cover is hot!! Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this one.
    lacombejc at suddenlink dot net

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  26. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. The concept of being the "face" of a writer is pretty awesome to me. It reminds me of that movie "Dave" where they hire the guy to play the President. I somehow doubt this is as funny as that movie though...I'm thinking it sounds like a more serious read. Thank you for the chance!

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  28. I love love/hate books where love ultimatetly wins out .

    Anne

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  29. The book sounds great and I can't wait to read!

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  30. Always great to hear about an author who is new to me. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  31. This sounds like a great story....love that Liam ends up having to live with Chase to get to know everything about him and his books, that would definitely throw me for a spin :-)

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