Audiobook Review: Chasing Rhodes (Rock Falls, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chasing Rhodes by Anne Jolin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn’t looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she’s in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble.

💣

Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had.

🚞

Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah. 

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Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight. 

🌒

Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?

💔

Chasing Rhodes

Jealous possessive men!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓

The heroine: Hannah Rhodes – just out of a relationship with a manic depressive man who went from the extremes of being sweet and generous to becoming angry and violent when he was manic. Hannah isn’t looking to get into anything serious after that.

The Hero: Greyson Holt – tall, tattooed and looks like Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy (according to Hannah). He works as a EMT. His father left when he was a child and he swore he would never be the same as his father.

The Story: Hannah meets Greyson in her boyfriends apartment while a party is going on, the next time she sees him is six months later, not long after breaking up with the same boyfriend when she wakes up in his house after a night of drinking.

This book was an odd one. Hannah was your quintessential twenty-something who hangs out with her friends a lot, and often goes out to bars to dance and party. She talks about how her town is small and everyone in it love big trucks. Though she didn’t want to get into another serious relationship, she ends up getting into one with Greyson pretty fast without knowing him very well.

The book is very steamy and the writing is a bit immature, you can tell it was an early book for this author. The story moves very fast, and so does the relationship. You don’t really get a feel of what the Hero is like aside from sexy and dominant until halfway through the book.

The narration was OK, but not spectacular, most was done by Lucy Rivers. I was glad that it was dual POV, but wished there were more chapters from Greyson’s point of view. Aiden Snow did a fine job and I like him, I just wish he had more chapters. Greyson’s reasoning for not wanting to turn out like his father, seems very weak. He never explains why his father left or why he is afraid he might be the same.

Many romance novels have the jealous possessive anti-Hero, but Greyson was over the top and into the category of possessive that is more like abuse than sexy possessiveness. I had an ex like that and this gave me flashbacks. So I immediately got turned off by him completely. Though I did like how Hannah stood up to him and told him in no uncertain terms how it was going to be going forward.

“Loving Greyson might be like walking into a burning building. But that burning building is my home.”

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