Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports Romance

Review: The Chase | Briar U Series by Elle Kennedy

the chaseEveryone 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.

5 stars

Romance | New Adult | Contemporary | Sport & Academic Romance

Can I tell you how much Elle Kennedy is my superhero when it comes to college sport romances? I mean it. I love her writing style, and I especially love her tropes in these worlds. I mean, after the Off Campus series, my absolute obsession would carry on to any other series this woman creates and I am super excited with what is to come with this new Briar U Series. 

I have one slight confession too before I continue… I am not going to lie but after I finished The Goal, I have been DYING to get my hands on Fitzy and do you know that for whatever reason starting The Chase I had no clue it was my Fitzy? Talk about no substance right? On top of this, I didn’t realize that Summer was Dean’s sister, as in The Score Dean. Ugh. I know. So much shame. It honestly didn’t click until maybe ten percent, maybe it was the New Years Party and all the gang was there, Garrett, Tucker, all of them and the moment I went like “Oh….” it was almost comical. 

So speaking of Fitzy and Summer, oh my lanta I cannot gush enough about these characters. Summer was definitely a character I loved right off the bat, even in her what appears to be over the top, barbie personality, she is just someone I personally really relate to under that surface. I love that Kennedy made a character like Summer. She is so insecure yet projects such a positive and almost overly confident bitch attitude, it was enduring. Relating towards her was so easy, the fact that she had such a learning disability which really affected her inward opinions on herself really weighed heavily on my heart for her, I just wanted to wrap my arms around her.

And as for my delicious Fitzy, yes please and more thank you! He was slightly silently yet broody, I don’t know how else to describe it without giving spoilage as to why he keeps Summer at a arms length distance. It is positively heart wrenching.  Putting that what appears to be jerk attitude aside, he really is a caring individual, someone who has a hard time describing them with words. It is sweet and cute! 

I think this is why Summer and Fitzy have such a phenomenal romance. Where Summer is out in the crowd personality, yet very insecure you have Fitzy who is more in the back silent type and also very insecure. It is interesting as to how different yet how similar they are. For a while I too started to doubt the attractions, Fitzy literally pushes Summer away at every advance, it was definitely a mind game, not that he entirely means to do this. But once Summer starts getting the attention of their roommate, Hunter, Fitzy’s jealousy starts rearing its ugly head. They honestly were perfect for one another. Honestly I think their similarities really worked well for their sexual tension chemistry, they jsut mixed well and they really embraced the other, helping them both see each others potential. And oh my stars that sexual tension, it was dripping off the walls of that house! I loved every juicy moment they shared.

Something else I really enjoyed about The Chase was the drama factor. It wasn’t the usual banter of what most college sports romances do, but it was more realistic. Both with Fitzy and his challenge with the potential interview, that dude was a dick! Very closed minded. Then on the other avenue it shined light on Summer who was battling prejudice from not only other peers but administration and professors, it was down right heart wrenching. 

Overall, downright dreamy. It was my favorite character (finally…. yummy Fitzy) mixed in with my absolute favorite trope, ‘Crushing on Best Friends Sibling’ I was hooked, especially considering the sibling being Summer, her spunk sent me in a tizzy. I cannot say it enough how much I enjoyed the romance between Fitzy and Summer, this was a perfect start to what seems to be an amazing series. Elle Kennedy does it again and honestly I have come to expect nothing less than phenomenal writing from her! 

And guess what is next? The Risk and I have a feeling it is my Jake and Brenna in my other favorite trope, ‘Enemies to Lovers’ and I am flipping ready for this broody, spunky mix! See you there.

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