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Chasin' Eight

Chasin' Eight

Written by Lorelei James

Narrated by Vanessa Caine


Chasin' Eight

Written by Lorelei James

Narrated by Vanessa Caine

ratings:
4.5/5 (31 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
Oct 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781624610011
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Suspended until he gets his act together, bull rider Chase McKay has sworn off women. Forever. Or at least a month. Whichever comes first. Actress Ava Cooper became a tabloid target when her boyfriend was outed as gay. When she goes into hiding in an abandoned trailer, though, she finds it occupied by the kind of red-blooded cowboy she needs to prove she's got the goods between the sheets. The two headstrong stars quickly end up riding a hot and heady rodeo circuit all their own—until the press gets wind. Is it the real deal…or just another publicity stunt?
Released:
Oct 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781624610011
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary erotic romances, including the Blacktop Cowboy novels: Turn and Burn, One Night Rodeo, Wrangled and Tangled, Saddled and Spurred, and Coralled. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family.


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  • (2/5)
    This was a good book spoiled by bad editing. The romance, when we got to it under the info dumps and grandstanding, was wonderful, but there was so much writing fat and reader management going on that I just never got to immerse myself in the story.

    Actually, fuck it. Pretty much everyone else who's made it this far is willing to overlook Lorelei James' formulaic writing. Reviewing this won't impact anyone's buying decisions. Either she's your crack, or you stopped reading 8 books ago. If I write a real review and cross-post it on Amazon, it'll just get me set on fire by fangirls.

    So I'll just do a rant for Goodreads, then.

    Basically, it's every other book in this series. He's a man-ho, she's a sexually insecure woman needing to make a change in her life. They spend a few months living in close quarters. He declares that he calls the shots in the bedroom when the platonic relationship inevitably turns smexy. Lots of condoms get used. The heroine realizes her city life isn't "the real her" and tosses it away after two months of nookie to be with the hero. Do a find and replace on the rest of the books and put Chase and Ava in as the hero and heroine.

    All this one missed was the omnipresent kid(s).

    So, if you're on board with LJ's formula, you'll love this one as much as you did the others. I, however, couldn't seem to get past it this time. As much as I liked Ava and Chase, and I thought LJ did a great job with their friendship and romance, the whole story just sank under the weight of the writing. It was like watching a movie and seeing the safety strings during the stunts. Everything seemed like so much management.

    For example, Ava's phone conversation with Ginger was less about two friends chatting than James taking an opportunity to let us know how many kids she and Kane have had since their book. Her chats with Gemma were to vomit Ava's backstory and to dump James' bull riding knowledge into our laps. Chase's diatribe on TV after his ride just felt like author grandstanding about helmets in bull riding. Pretty much everything anyone did felt like a transparent plot device. There was no magic in the book for me. I saw all the gears at work.

    Maybe I'm worn out on the author. Who can say? Alls I know is that I couldn't immerse myself in the story. I was occasionally amused, but more often bored, annoyed and just plain disappointed at the wasted potential.
  • (5/5)
    If I could give MORE than FIVE stars I would!!! Move over Cord, you have to share your spot in my heart/fantasies with Chase =) I was soo into the story and chemistry between Chase and Ava I could not put it down, I finished around 3:30 AM...Cowgirl Up And Ride has always be my favorite, but Chasin' Eight just shot right there next to it, maybe even a little ahead of it. One of the things I LOVE most about Chase is he has all the sexy McKay swagger, but there's something different about him, there are many depths to this Bad Boy McKay. I LOVED seeing how the relationship between Chase and Ava grew. There are a bunch of great tidbits about the other McKay's we love, just enough to satisfy my McKay addiction but not to detract from Ava and Chase's story. There's even a totally unexpected surprise in this book and NOPE....I'm not telling....IMO Chasin' Eight could be a stand alone, even with the McKay tidbits in it. You could pick it up read it, get addicted and then start from the beginning, but of course I STRONGLY suggest to start at the beginning and get as addicted to the mouthwatering McKay's as I am. If you don't start at the beginning, then once you finish CE go back and start, you will be ready for a re-read of CE when you finish the first 10 books.... I don't want to take away from any of the other RR books because they are all fantastic, but Chasin Eight, is one of the most complete romance novels I have read, and I mean out of regular romance or erotic. CE has everything it takes to be on that NYT best seller list and I really, really hope it gets there!!! I REALLY hope people who don't normally read erotic, buy CE, because I think they will fall in love with Chase and Ava. 6/28 - I read an ARC in early June and wrote this review, I just finished re-reading CE and it is even better the 2nd time around =)
  • (5/5)
    This books was a little different from the rest of the series. This story is more about two people that have let fame go to their heads. It takes proverbial slap up side the head to get them to see what they have become and how it is affecting the relationships they have with their families and friends. Ms. James has put quite a bit of heart and soul searching and tragedy in this story. There is also a surprise that I don't think anyone will see coming. While I have really enjoyed all the other books in this series I think this one is my favorite.
  • (5/5)
    Damn close to 5 stars...this is my favorite of the series!
  • (2/5)
    So boring I gave up on it. I only read a few chapters but I wasn't feeling any of the characters, and I wasn't digging the plot!
  • (5/5)
    So this book doesn't have your typical hunky guy~ he's described hot as hell yes But he's short like 5'7" short & his love interest well she is taller than that! Movie Star meets Bull Rider lots in common & worlds apart so it's their journey on weather the common out weights the worlds. No sex scenes until mid book~ there is one thing at the beginning however. The book was coming to a fast end with chapters that were not about Ava & Chase so I was wondering if for once there wasn't going to be closure to this love story. Great Story Excellent series!.....read more on my blog iloveladyporn.com