Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Chase & The Risk - 2 Book Reviews

Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

 Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing? He knows where to find me.

Book Breakdown

I was kind of in a book slump till this book. I was so stressed, anxious, and couldn't sleep well. I was so obsessed over COVID-19 that my life had come to a halt. I was living in such fear my chest started to hurt. One night I was flipping through my kindle while listening to the news and came across this book. Like many books before it, I opened it to give it a try and instead of putting it down, I kept going and before I knew it, I had no idea what the news was saying. The book hooked me. 

This follows Summer, a sweet soul that is far too trusting of people. For a rich girl, she's not stuck up and yes, while she has a love of high fashion, she's also smart and loyal. She has a learning disorder and struggles with the belief that she's stupid because of it. It was nice to watch her grow in terms of her learning disorder and see how much she tried to put into her school work, even when it was tough.

Now onto Colin... I get that he's an introvert, my own partner is one himself, but he pulled a lot of moves that just made me want to smack him! No spoilers but something very intimate happened between them and he just ran away. He left her without a word and wouldn't talk to her for days. Ugh! Wise up man! You don't deserve her!  

Thankfully it all worked out in the end, which I needed. I need all the happy endings right now. So, not a perfect book but I really loved it! 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me. I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend. For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

Book Breakdown 

Okay, this series is a spin-off of the Off-Campus series. I've only read three of the four because while The Deal is one of my favorite books of all time, I didn't really like the second one and the third had way too many drugs and honestly... I kind of hated it. I've been leery to read the last one even though I bought it on sale a long time ago. 

So why did I tell you all that? Let me emphasize how much I LOVE The Deal. It really is one of my favorite books of all time. Nothing will change that but this one... this is now trying to give it a run for its money! The Risk is amazing! 

Jake and Breanna were so much fun to follow. I could feel for Bre and her past. All the stuff she went through but she's grown into a wonderful strong lady. I couldn't help but cheer for her to get the guy. 

That leads us to Jake. Okay, he's pretty perfect. He's cocky, sure, but he's sweet and caring. He drives her to pick up her ex when he's in trouble for crying out loud. He works hard to be the best he and it shows. 

Together I love them both to pieces. I just wish we'd gotten to see the dinner the couple had with her father! That would've been the cherry on top of this wonderful book! 

Now, I've got to read The Play. I don't think it will top this one but hopefully, it can be as good as The Chase.