I loved this second installment in Staci Hart’s Bad Habits series! If you are in the mood for some swooning romance featuring a sexy as hell reformed player, a sassy heroine and endearing secondary characters, give “Chaser” a chance!
Everyone knows you should never say never.
Cooper Moore never saw Maggie Williams coming. She was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. And he never thought about her any other way — not until he saw her that night, broken and brave. From that moment on, he knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her, even if it meant he had to stay away.
Maggie never expected to find her fiancé banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.
The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he’ll be impossible to resist. Luckily, commitment is the last thing on her mind, and Cooper is the perfect escape. As long as she can keep her heart in check, everything will be just fine. Because she can never have feelings for him. Or at least that’s what she’ll keep telling herself.
Chaser is a standalone romantic comedy and book 2 of the Bad Habits series.
Author : Staci Hart
Title : Chaser
Series : Bad Habit #2
Publisher : –
Pages : –
Release date : October 15, 2015
Genre : Contemporary.
Tour : Hype PR
Staci Hart is a genius! You’d think after reading so many friends to lovers stories I would know the gist and welcome all new stories nonchalantly…
Ahah, not at all! She managed to hook me from page one, getting my somehow hard-to-crack little heart (some like to say I’m cold hearted even.) a thrill!
I loved Maggie and Cooper’ story! Finely crafted and intricately mixed friends to lovers story in a forbidden romance trope. It was also the great downfall of a hardcore player and I loved witnessing a big bad wolf falling for a good girl.
It wasn’t hard to fall in love with their story, all the parameters are cleverly set for you to cheer for Maggie and Cooper team!
I’ve read the first book in this Bad Habits series, “ With a Twist ” a few weeks ago and surprisingly found myself not really enjoying it. Probably my mood back then refraining me from appreciate it because it had all the ingredients I usually seek in a romance book.
I was a little wary of “Chaser”, but having met Cooper in the first book, the billionaire alpha dawg, and Maggie, freshly arrived from Jackson to New York after her wedding disaster, I knew I wanted to read their story!
I’m so glad I did! I loved every minute of “Chaser”. The secrets meetings, the escalation of lust and sexual tension, making both characters act recklessly, the evolution of their arrangement into something more… It was just SO good!
Maggie is West’s little sister and came to New York after her wedding debacle, being cheated on by her high-school sweetheart the night of her wedding. She wants a clean start and swore off relationships. Not men. She finds herself entangled with Cooper Moore, her older brother’s best friend, billionaire and master player.
Cooper is West—from book 1— best friend. He’s one of the most eligible bachelors of the country, filthy rich and too sexy for its own good. He’s a got a real player reputation with the ladies, but how delighted was I to discover him a true nerd at heart. Sigh. At one point I wasn’t sure I was attracted to him because of his gorgeousness or the fact that he had a room reserved for books, comics and superhero paraphernalia.
Other than his preference for DC over Marvel, he was pretty much perfect! (I’m a Marvel girl.)
To guard her heart and thinking it will save her from falling for Cooper, Maggie came up with specific rules.
No commitment, no expectations, no dates, not gifts. Four weeks.
The chemistry between those 2 is firing up and they soon find themselves entangled in a set of rules none of them is able to follow anymore.
To hell with the rules.
Cooper to my surprise was the one caving the first, first as a revolt, he’s not the type to follow the rules anyway. But little by little I was delighted to see him falling for Maggie. Using subterfuges to make her bend her precious rules, to spend more time with her…
Maggie is still in a fragile space, and she has to deal with her douchebag ex, who keeps showing his ugly rear at the worst times!
Of course both our characters are heading toward their HEA, things get a little rowdy when Maggie’s brother discovers his best friend is sleeping with his little sister… Understandable and quickly dismissed, I’ve found “Chaser” to be pretty much drama free. A welcomed angst with the ex and Maggie’s indecisions and fears, that’s all.
I’ve been around the world, and I thought I’d seen everything it had to offer until that night, until I saw you. In all my life, I’d never seen anything so beautiful, not standing in the Blue Mosque or the Taj Mahal,. Not in the streets of Rome or canals of Venice. Making you smile gives me life. Making you laugh gives me hope. Making you happy is all I want, other than to keep you.
“Chaser” was a truly satisfying read, swooning romance with steamy sex scenes and just the right amount of angst. I loved it and can’t wait for Rose and Patrick to finally get their HEA!
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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife; even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.