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“The Chase” by Lisa Harris”~ Book Review

The Chase (US Marshals, #2)

“The Chase” by Lisa Harris

Book Two in The U.S. Marshalls series

Review copy through the publishers

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

About the Book:

US Marshal Madison James may not be sure who shot her three months ago, but she does know one thing–it’s time to get back out into the field. When her partner, Jonas Quinn, receives a message that a federal warrant just came in on a man connected to a string of bank robberies, Madison jumps at the chance to get back to work. What she and Jonas find is a bank robbery in progress that’s gone wrong–and things are about to get worse.

For these bank robbers, it’s never been just about the money. It’s about taking risks and adrenaline rushes, and getting caught is not part of the game. When the suspects escape, Madison and Jonas must hunt them down and bring them to justice before someone else–someone close to them–gets hurt . . . or worse.

From Seattle to the San Juan Islands, bestselling author Lisa Harris takes you on a nonstop chase where feelings are complicated and failure isn’t an option. 

My Thoughts:

It was great continuing this series with book two at last! The Chase is fast paced, full of action, and definitely captivates the mind. I enjoyed spending more time with the main characters, Madison James and Jonas Quinn, and following along their dangerous adventures. I also was pleased to see how the relationship between the two continued to grow in a slow and realistic way. It never felt too mushy or hard to believe – their friendship is solid throughout the entire book, and I really appreciated how that aspect left off with the end. And once again, we’re left with an ending that can only entice us for the next book. Lisa Harris is definitely one of my most favorite suspense authors – she doesn’t disappoint. Excellently written, with a thread of faith, and great characters, I definitely recommend!

I received a copy of the book from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.

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“An Unexpected Love Story” by Ellie Hall ~Just Read Tours Book Review

An Unexpected Love Story by Ellie Hall

“An Unexpected Love Story” by Ellie Hall

Book One in the Falling Into Love Series

Review copy from the author as apart of Just Read Tours Program

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

About the Book:

Catherine played it safe with book boyfriends—until Kellan, her nemesis, writes himself into her story.

Let’s not talk about how I was let go from my job and had to take a position as coffee-girl at a publicity firm. We definitely won’t discuss their newest client and how he was the former love of my life. However, it’s fair to mention that Kellan Connelly is now my fiercest adversary.

I’ve spent the last decade playing it safe with book boyfriends—avoiding frustratingly attractive and three-dimensional guys like him.

When my roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from my teens, it prompts a dare; go on five dates and pick one to be my Valentine. I can’t say no, especially if it means proving to myself and Kellan that I’ve moved on.

Despite braving the dating jungle, none of the guys comes close to being my one true love. Except Kellan. He’s infuriating, confusing, catnip…and it turns out he has a secret.

With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, can I leave my baggage behind and decide between love, hate, and the lies I told to protect my fragile heart?

My Thoughts:

The cover is truly adorable. I would definitely reach for it without even reading the back blurb, because it just looks fun.
Of course, I did read the back blurb because that was actually what was presented to me first, and it sounded equally as cute as the cover. ;)
“Catherine played it safe with book boyfriends – until Kellan, her nemesis, writes himself into her story.” Who doesn’t have one or two book crushes?
I enjoyed getting into the story, and wanted to fully relate to Catherine, especially with her being a book lover like myself, but as the story continued, I didn’t exactly ‘click’ with her, unfortunately.
The story had a cute premise, but parts of it felt rushed, and Kellan turned out to be not quite the nemesis as I thought he would be – which wasn’t bad, he was a great character, and I think definitely the one that stood out the most in the story. But from all the build-up, I guess I expected them not to get along for a long time. Catherine battled her fears about him a lot, which felt a bit like yo-yo-ing, but I can still understand that.
I just felt like it was lacking a bit of climax or much depth. But I realize that my mood while I was reading could’ve been a contributing factor, and I’m sure this could be someone else’s favorite book.
It’s light-hearted, and clean, good for when you might need a fluffy romance to brighten your day. :)
I’m glad I got the chance to read it, and it still ranks up there as a favorite cover.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.