Liv Davis had just about given up on her happily ever after. Burned by love more than once, she’s beginning to think Mr. Right wasn’t in the cards for her.
Marc Chase is a confirmed bachelor and lover of women—lots of them. He’s determined not to fall head over heels the way his brothers have. Until he kisses Olivia Davis and realizes head over heels may not be such a bad thing after all!
Can Liv open her scarred heart for this younger ladies man? She loves Marc more than she can begin to admit but she’s terrified of being rejected again. Marc faces a challenge greater than he’s ever faced before. Making a woman believe he’s more than just a great bedmate—making her believe he’s in it for good.
In the end it will all come down to two days in a hotel and a bet. Can they both win?
You know that moment when you are enjoying a great story... It is steamy, actually sizzling hot and you are afraid it will actually melt your kindle. It is entertaining, you like the characters, it is sweet, adorable, and even cute at times, and you're just enjoying the ride. And suddenly the speed bump comes and the emotions hit the high road, and instead of smiling and chuckling away you are weeping, and you feel the pain, you feel the confusion, the outrage, the fear, the utter panic, the need to stay the same and while wanting things to chance... Man, color me impressed, because I was not prepared for the emotional onslaught I got towards the second part of the tale when things get real, get genuinely emotional, and there is no escaping or ignoring the work ahead for Marc and Liv and their relationship.
The stories of the Chase Brothers is a rerelease but new to me. I missed the first one, but the two I have read so far has been the perfect mix of meddling family, friends for life, small town living, romances that sweep you off your feet, and the deep emotions that make you remember the stories long afterward. I have been swooning on every second page because when the Chase brothers fall, they fall hard, they fall completely, they are 'besotted', and they go after what they want with the determination rarely seen, but none with the perseverance like Marc Chase when he figures out the one for him is Liv Davis.
The relationship developing between Marc and Liv is not easy and the story captures about a year of their lives as they work on their issues while falling hard and deep for each other.
I loved the honesty between all the characters, there were moments that were even a bit awkward because of the brutal honesty every single main character of the story had while fighting for their happiness and trying to clear path for it. The fact that Matt had dated Liv in the past had me a bit nervous at the beginning, as well as the dating Liv did after her and Marc's attraction flamed. But both of these matters were an intricate part of the character development that needed to happen for Matt, Marc, and Liv, for the tale of the brothers continues.
Despite all the differences Liv tried to see in her and Marc, they are so amazingly perfect together, physically and sexually, umm... YES! But also as friends, partners, companions, and mates.
The last part of the story flooded me with emotions, took me for a ride that I will not forget. Liv and Marc have to go through the ringer to be able to figure out their relationship because even the issues they are fighting against are not what they thought they were.
Blissfully entertaining, sweetly ardent, and emotionally wrecking tale that left me with a teary smile and satisfied sigh of a great love story
~ Five Spoons