Series: Broke and Beautiful,
Also in this series: Make Me
Published by Avon on 17 March 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, New Adult
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Also by this author: Make Me
Place(s) Travled To: New York, New York
First Line(s): Today’s weather forecast: imminent shitstorms across the tri-state area.
CHASE ME by Tessa Bailey is the first book in her new adult trilogy about three 20-somethings who share an apartment in New York City. This first book is told from the POV of Roxy and Louis who meet when Roxy is sent to his apartment as a singing telegram from one of his one night stands. Roxy is a struggling actress filled with sass and spunk and her witty banter intrigues the jaded Louis who becomes determined to find her again. There were things I liked about CHASE ME, I liked the chemistry between Roxy and Louis and I liked how this was a quick read. I enjoyed the budding friendship between Roxy and her roommates. But I disliked all the cliches that filled this book. CHASE ME is so very formulaic and while I do expect a romance to follow a certain formula I like when things aren’t so angsty and predictable.
I did like how Roxy would often call her own self out for acting crazy and irrational but even as she came to these conclusions she would’t stop her actions. And then there were some crazy random escalations that almost gave me whiplash. The pointless breakup so was pointless and then the ending was super rushed and felt incomplete. While this was a fast, brain candy read it wasn’t without flaws and a few eye rolls as I worked my way through the book. Some things just seemed forced and unrealistic even as I was hoping for these two characters to work through their issues and find their HEA.
The side characters were ok but from early on in CHASE ME you can predict just how their stories will play out. There isn’t very much that is fresh or new within CHASE ME and I’m not entirely sure that this is a book that I’ll actively recommend to others. Its not a bad book but there really isn’t anything special about it either. The banter between the characters is fun and I enjoyed meeting Roxy’s roommates but if I didn’t read this book in a single sitting I’m not 100% certain that I would have picked it back up again. As I mentioned there are a lot of cliches in CHASE ME and there were times when it repeated itself. But all the flaws aside there is always a time and a place for a brain candy read. Sometimes you just need that predictable fun story to lose yourself in for a few hours. While I didn’t love CHASE ME I didn’t hate it either nor do I regret the time I spent reading it.