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Chaser (Bad Habits #2) by Staci Hart REVIEW

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Chaser (Bad Habits #2) by Staci Hart REVIEW

Everyone knows you should never say never.

Cooper Moore never saw Maggie Williams coming. She was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. And he never thought about her any other way — not until he saw her that night, broken and brave. From that moment on, he knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her, even if it meant he had to stay away.

Maggie never expected to find her fiancé banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.

The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he’ll be impossible to resist. Luckily, commitment is the last thing on her mind, and Cooper is the perfect escape. As long as she can keep her heart in check, everything will be just fine. Because she can never have feelings for him. Or at least that’s what she’ll keep telling herself.

Chaser is a standalone romantic comedy and book 2 of the Bad Habits series.

Review

★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★


Chaser is a forbidden, brother’s best friend book, but it was slightly different from others I have read recently, in the fact that the hero knew pretty much from the get go that the heroine was his forever girl, and it was her that needed the convincing.

Cooper Moore is a rich Manhattan playboy, he’s not particularly arrogant but he knows he’s pretty sought after by the ladies, and the fact that he has just hit a New York magazine’s most eligible bachelor list says it all. When his best friend, West’s sister gets cheated on, on her wedding day of all days, Cooper is the one who gives her what she needs at just the right time.

Maggie Williams is a normal every day gal from Mississippi, and after her awful humiliation she decides to flee to NYC to be closer to her brother and start afresh. After her delicious night with Cooper, she’s not averse to hooking up with him on a strictly friends with benefits level, but the rules are that they only do this for a month, otherwise she can’t trust that she might not fall for him.

No Commitment, no expectations. No dates or gifts.
Four weeks, and we’d go our separate ways.

On top of this risky plan, they are hiding things from her brother, and their friends, because Cooper has already been warned away from her in a big way.

Although Maggie is using Cooper as a distraction from her troubles, she soon realises that even though she is falling fast, she can’t move on from her ex fiancé so easily and she is torn between following the rules and following her heart.

I loved both characters, Maggie was refreshing, she had a good head on her shoulders and even though she had been betrayed by her high school sweetheart, it didn’t turn her into a bitter or a annoying person. Her flirty banter with Cooper was sweet and funny, and their whole friends with benefits relationship was so well written, with scorching chemistry and fun times.

Watching Cooper fall deeper for her, but giving her the space to deal with her feelings gave me all the feels, and hit all right places. He was a sweetheart, and super sexy to boot. If you have read book 1 in this series With a Twist, you will know that the supporting cast are also a great addition and I am already looking forward to the next in line. Here’s hoping it’s Rose and Patrick.

Chaser can be read as a standalone, but definitely worth reading as part of the overall series.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts.

he’s been a wife; even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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More in this Series

With a Twist (Bad Habits #1) Chaser (Bad Habits #2) Last Call (Bad Habits #3)

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