The Chase by Elle Kennedy

The Chase

by Elle Kennedy


Book 1 in the Briar U Series

Everyone says opposites attract.

And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so 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. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

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?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. 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 sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.



Steamy New Adult Sweet & HOT

The Chase is the first book in Elle Kennedy's Briar U series, which is a spin off of her Off-Campus series. This first book centers around the introverted hockey player/game designer Fitz, who has taken one of the free spots in the Off-Campus house, and Summer Di Laurentus, Dean's (The Score) little sister, and new Briar University student. It's not a secret that Summer has a thing for Fitz, the strong, quiet player on the Briar U hockey team. But when Summer overhears Fitz saying some unkind things about her, she tries to push her feelings for him to the side. But when Summer needs a place to live, and there is a vacant room at the Off-Campus house, suddenly she is roommates with Fitz. She refuses to chase him, and it isn't in him to open himself up to someone ... so how do these two complete opposites end up together?

So truthfully, I liked The Chase, but I didn't love it. I thought I was getting into a brother's best friend trope, but in reality, this is a very small obstacle that leads to a funny, and embarrassing moment. The real obstacle is really themselves. Colin's (Fitz) issues with opening up, and Summer's insecurities stemming from her learning disability. But it all felt a little ... boring. The chemistry is there, don't get me wrong. And I was able to relate to the story a bit, as Summer and Fitz are very much like myself and my husband when we first met. But it all just fell flat. Even the sex wasn't as hot as previous books.

The Chase might have been lackluster, but I still recommend if you liked the Off-Campus series, and want to continue with the Briar U series. It sets up new, fun characters, and we get small updates from the old gang! And it's not that this book is bad. It's not. It's just not as good as the others.