Title: Chasing Kade
Series: Thrill of the Chase #1
Author: Anna Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2017
There’s no such thing as too much fun…
Incredibly, immeasurably, categorically false.
Try: It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in the tabloids.
Kade Edenfield was rock royalty. If every rock god in history gathered for dinner, his seat would be at the head of the table. He was that good. His band was elevated to a level few ever reached, and he was having the time of his life.
Until one misstep too many landed him on the front page of every gossip rag around the globe, and the band’s label decided to saddle them with a PR priss whose sole mission in life was to suck the fun right out of his.
He wanted her gone.
Until he realized he just plain wanted her.
Aubrey Taylor didn’t ask to be assigned to babysit a band full of troublemakers, but she wasn’t given a choice. Wanted or not, she intended to fix the mess they’d made. She’d do it quickly, efficiently, and then she’d get the hell out of there. Unfortunately, after meeting their openly hostile singer—the one with the notoriously menacing stare—it was clear she was in over her head. When Kade made a point to challenge her at every turn, unafraid of using intimidation to get her to back down, she found herself in even deeper trouble.
While she ‘officially’ resented and feared him, their power struggle secretly turned her on.
She desperately wanted to win their little standoff, but what was she supposed to do when she realized she wanted him even more?
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I turned back to the table, not wanting to look at Kade. “Are you aware of how many groups have formed strictly for the two of you?” I asked Kane, navigating away from the hoo-ha pic as quickly as possible and looking up the largest group I’d found. “This one is dedicated strictly to the pursuit of ‘doubling down’ with the Edenfield twins. It’s scary how many thousands—thousands—of members are in this group. All looking to hook up with the two of you. I only found it because the recent pics of Kade have been photoshopped so many times by this group. They’re using a mirror image of Kade, shifting it until it looks like both of you are there, then adding themselves to the pic so they appear to be sandwiched between the two of you. And some of them look startlingly real. That’s how I discovered the group to begin with, I was half-convinced the pics were genuine when I first saw them.”
My fingers flew over the keys, navigating the discussion boards. “They even have ‘elite’ and ‘platinum’ members who all swear they have hooked up with at least one of you—those are platinum—and sometimes both of you—that would be the highly-coveted elite status.” I rolled my eyes, scrolling the list. It was suspiciously long, which made it even less believable than it already was.
Kane leaned over, eyeing the list. “I’d like to think I’d remember all of those.”
“Yeah, but a few might be legit.” This from Kade.
Kane and I both spun to look at him.
“The fuck, dude?” Kane cut his eyes to me. “That’s on the ‘need to know’ list and she didn’t need to know.”
I sat there for a minute trying to school my expression so that they couldn’t see the shock on my face. My mind was trying to formulate a response but I couldn’t conjure a single appropriate reaction.
“Oh, I’m sure she already knows all of our dirty little secrets. How else can she be expected to fix us if she doesn’t know exactly how fucked up we really are?” He glared at me. “Bet that’s why she’s so afraid. She’s seen all the skeletons in the closet.”
“She didn’t know, dumbass. Look at her.” Kane sounded concerned enough that I was momentarily convinced he’d start snapping his fingers in my face to try and check my response. “She’s… I don’t know what to call it… stunned? Appalled?”
“Intrigued?” Kade hungrily dragged his gaze along my face and neck.
Anna Paige is the author of the Broken series; Broken Ground, Flawlessly Broken, and All the Broken Pieces, as well as the Thrill of the Chase series. The first TotC novel–Chasing Kade–is releasing in March.
She lives in a rural town in North Carolina where the only activity is the rhythmic color change of the solitary stoplight and a very real threat of being carried away by mosquitoes. The only alternative to terminal boredom is writing, making life interesting if only on the page.
Anna is happily married, with one amazing son and a pair of hilarious pets. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to make a dent in her TBR pile. Given that she’s constantly adding new titles to the list, the chances of her ever finishing are slim.
And she’s completely fine with that.
I just finished reading Chasing Kade by Anna Paige which is the first book in the “Thrill of the Chase” series and also my first book by this author.
It can be read as a standalone – but you will soon notice that there have to be other books by this author as there are characters crossing your path that you will want to know more about and those are from the “Broken” series. So in case you planned on reading that series you should do so before reading this book or it will spoiler you their ending – obviously.
Well where do I start with this book. Maybe with my thought that this could have been a 5 star read if the ending had not been the way it was. I will not go into detail but for all the build up in the book I expected an equal loud blow up in the end and I felt that this was not “loud” enough – If I may describe it in a non spoilering way.
I liked several things about this book but the problem is all of them would be to detailed to be mentioned without spoilers, but I will try.
So there is the reason why “the warden” #chuckling was brought in … I liked that the facts were quiet obvious for the reader from beginning on.
And then there was the kind of “banter” that went on between the leads … it is so different from what I was used to and it was well… HOT
Then there was this chapter where something that happened between Aubrey, Kade and “someone” and I never read anything like it so far. And if you had asked my yesterday I would have told you I have no interest in ever reading something like that but … here – in this story and with these persons it was special and reading it felt right …. I admit I liked it a lot.
So I learned that my answer to a situation like this from now on will not be NO WAY but simply “With the right person and in the right moment – anything is possible” #yeah I see a lot of people scratching their heads at my cryptic comments – sorry
The dynamics in the complete group of characters in this group felt real and believable. I liked the personalities that were given to the group and I am really looking forward to reading more about the other members as my interest was peaked many times by actions or comments.