Chasing Kade (Thrill of the Chase, #1) by Anna Paige
August 24, 2017
Thrill of the Chase
There’s no such thing as too much fun…Wrong. Incredibly, immeasurably, categorically false.Try: It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in the tabloids. Again. 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?
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.