Review: The Sweetest Chase by Sharla Lovelace

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Synopsis:

Photographer Quinn Parker is getting married in a month, and she’s almost happy about it. Even though her mother is planning the whole wedding. Even though she’s secretly had the hots for Simon Chase forever. But he’s her best friend’s brother and her coworker . . . off-limits even if she were single. So she’s marrying the man who should be her perfect match—and that’s that.

 

Simon Chase’s life revolves around his family’s storm-chasing business. The meteorologist of the bunch, he’d rather be out in the weather than reporting it—especially if Quinn Parker is along to photograph the run. He’s been hiding his crush on her for a long time, and it’s only intensified. But she’s marrying someone else—and that’s that.

 

Or is it?  When a Chase family wedding sets the stage for body temperatures to rise and the pressure of Quinn’s impending wedding to build, a new reality breaks.  Quinn and Simon discover their unrequited affections have been mutual all along. When the gathering storm of their attraction finally reaches its peak, will it leave their lives in shambles? Or will they find shelter in each other?

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About the Author:5020278

Sharla Lovelace is a bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. A proud Texas girl through and through, she lives in southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-
out golf cart, and two rambunctious dogs. Author of five stand-alone novels and the Heart of the Storm series, she loves connecting with readers; find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, or subscribe to her newsletter at http://www.sharlalovelace.com to keep up with new releases.

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My Review

I was really excited to see that the new book in Sharla’s Heart of the Storm series was coming out. I absolutely loved the first novel, Loving the Chase, and you can see my review of that here.

Sharla’s world is so new to me, and I think that’s one of the things that makes it so exciting. The world of storm chasing is not a world that we constantly read about in romance novels. There’s paranormal romance with it’s shifters and vampires, the wealthy CEO and Cinderella story, the fighter, the athlete, etc. but not many with this specific career choice. It leads to such exciting adventures and really puts me in that ‘reader zone’.

This novel focused on Simon and Quinn, who you find out about in the first novel. It was nice to see Simon have his own novel in order to really give him the depth he needed. He’s what I call the nice brother. He’s chivalrous, loving, and really is kind of the glue for the Chase family. He’s been hopelessly in love with Quinn for years, but it’s a problem…because she’s getting married.

Sharla doesn’t disappointed with end-of-your-seat action and adventure, and a love-story that really pulls at the heartstrings. I loved this new book!

I really only had minor complaints. There wasn’t enough sexual tension for my liking. It could be personal preference, but I really felt Zach and Maddi’s tension in the first book. With Quinn and Simon it felt like it needed a little kick in the rear to get it going, which sometimes made the story drag in certain places. Quinn’s indecisiveness really grated on my nerves…but I think that it was essential to the story-line so I’ll give it that.

While Loving the Chase still remains number one to me for this series, I’m still really looking forward to the rest of it. The Chase family is intriguing and promises many more adventures and love stories that I’m sure will keep me entertained for hours.

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The air suddenly got thicker, if that was possible. Quinn felt every one of her nerve endings zinging as if a mother ship were calling to her from somewhere. And those magnets—damn it, those magnets were tugging at her. His eyes—

“Simon,” she breathed, the word having no sound, and barely enunciation.

“I went to your place,” Simon said, just as low. His eyes were crazy dark.

She licked her lips and watched those eyes drop to catch it, sending every ounce of feeling to one central place. She could hear her breathing in her ears, and it sounded like she’d just run around the building. Through sand.

Wait—he came looking for her?

“Why?”

The tiniest movement of his head signified a shake, but his eyes burned into hers.

“I don’t know.”

She did. It was the same reason she needed to walk away that very second.

Walk away.

“I guess I’ll go, then,” Quinn said, not moving.

Simon’s jaw twitched madly.

“Please don’t,” he said finally. So softly she almost didn’t hear it.

Except she did.

Her feet moved on their own, crossing the space between them, pulling his head down at the same time he reached for her. Her mouth met his the moment her feet left the ground.

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