Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Chased by Love by Melissa Foster
Series: The Ryders (#3) (Love in Bloom)
Author: Melissa Foster
Release Date: 17th August 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don’t. When she’s awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America’s hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she’s beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft—but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he’s just another rocker with a great PR team. Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker’s private world. He’s coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he’s not likely to change—until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more. Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet—Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they’re trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?
Chased by Love can be read as a standalone books though some events of previous books in The Ryders subseries and other Love in Bloom books. There may be minor spoilers for other Love in Bloom books but as each is a standalone they should definitely be minor!
Chased by Love had a different feel from the other Love in Bloom books I've read simply because both the main characters were famous (whereas in the books I've read only one of the couple has) and Boone and Trish had such polar PR representations that it added another level to their relationship.
Neither of the main characters had direct problems, and it was more about them opening up to each other, particularly relating to Boone's past. Though Boone himself was actually pretty clean cut in himself, but he was incrediably protective of his family, friends and where he came from. This also translated into his relationship with Trish too.
Trish and Boone had plenty of chemistry and I loved that it was all wrapped up in their film as well as in real life. The movie set and real events linked together well and the film's plot worked well as a way to help the two of them move their relationship forward.
Family was an important theme in Chased by Love, not just in the support Trish and Boone gave towards their families, but also the support their family gave to them. It felt natural to have the families act like that.
Once again a great read from Foster and I look forward to reading more from this fantastic author!