on April 17, 2018
Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she's pregnant.
Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she'd had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it's Eric who comes to the rescue.
There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?
If there was ever a writer that I wanted to write my inner monologue it would definitely be Kylie Scott. She has this unique way of writing her characters and their inner monologues that just fits my personality. Her writing style is wickedly funny and just plain down-to-earth; you can’t help but fall in love with every character and story she writes.
“I always say: life is like taking off a girl’s bra. You never know exactly what you’re gonna get, but however it turns out, it’s basically awesome.”
Chaser is Eric’s story. I wasn’t sure if Kylie could make me love the womanizing man whore, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I truly enjoyed Eric in all his glory. In previous stories in this series we see just how self-absorbed and egotistical Eric is, but Chaser goes there and beyond. We see Eric grow and develop into someone who wants more than one night, and believe me when I say it’s amazing to witness.
Don’t get me wrong, when Eric decides to change his scandalous ways things don’t go the way he planned. We see the bumps in the road, but eventually he figures it out.
“Fake it ’til you make it and all that. One thing was for certain, this personal growth thing hurt.”
When Jean enters the picture Eric slathers the “every woman wants me” attitude on thick, but in the end he was left embarrassed and Jean was left pretty entertained. When Eric finally notices that Jean’s pregnant he vows to stir clear of the pregnant hottie, even though she’s everything he could possibly want in a woman, minus the pregnancy of course.
In the end and possibly due to the fact Eric quickly became her birthing partner when she went into labor early, they become friends. Watching Eric, not only with Jean, but with her child was funny in a heartwarming kind of way. He’s clueless, but learns as he goes and it kinda just works for him. I think I fell in love with Eric hard when he sings her to sleep using his own tunes instead of the “normal” baby songs, haha.
Throughout this whole story I fell deeper and deeper in love with Eric and Jean as a couple. The kind of fell into each other and the way it happened was so addicting to read about. Everything Eric goes through is believable; I understood his whole “make it up as you go” mentality when it came to his relationship with Jean and her daughter, Ada. We get to see his mess-ups and him navigating his way through falling in love with a single mom. It was endearing and I loved every single minute of his story.
Overall, Kylie captured my heart yet again. She doesn’t just give you a genuine love story, but she gives us glimpses into the lives of some very dear characters, if you’ve read her other series). I loved everything about it.