Audiobook Review: The Chase (Briar U, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Chase by Elle Kennedy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everyone 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.

the Chase

Beauty and the geeky jock!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narrator: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: 😎☺️🙃😚😍

The heroine: Summer Hayward-DeLaurentis – Summer is from a wealthy New York family. After she burns down her sorority house and gets kicked out of college, she moves from New York to Briar University only finding out when she gets there that she can’t move into the sorority house on campus. She is forced to move into with her brothers hockey friends.

The Hero: Colin Fitzgerald (a.k.a. Fitz) – Tall, sexy, hockey playing unicorn of a man. Though hockey players are treated like Gods at Briar U, he feels he is just a nerd. “A nerd Masquerading as a God”. He designs and reviews video games.

The Story: Summer met Fitz before at a few parties, but has never paid her any attention. Little does she know that he has always been attracted to her but he always runs the other way. He knows she is the type that thrives on drama and he hates drama. He also stays away from her because he is friends with her brother, even though her brother graduated and moved to New York.

The book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. The narration was done by Jacob Morgan and C.J. Bloom. I love Jacob Morgan, he is a great narrator, he has a deep and gravelly voice and is a terrific voice actor, showing emotion through his voice very well. I wasn’t as fond of C.J. Bloom, but her voice did match Summer. I wasn’t too fond of her as a character at first either.

The world building was great. There were a lot of details about the process of creating a new video game, beta testing and so on. I also liked the fact that Summer has a learning disability. It definitely helps to give insight into why she is the way she is and a bit into why Fitz has a problem with wanting to date her.

The chemistry was explosive, and the main characters were terrific and the supporting characters were great as well. This was pretty much your standard new adult sports romance, though I really liked that Fitz was about more than just sports. He was more into his game development and art than hockey, it was just like he happened to play hockey as well as all the other things he had going on. I also like that he is more of a geek than a jock.


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