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REVIEW: “Being Chase” by JJ Scotts


Wouldn’t it be nice to be a celebrity?

Liam Collins is desperate for a job. Forced to jump to the big city, he can’t believe his luck when he suddenly gets an offer from a prestigious publishing company. Absolutely ecstatic, Liam doesn’t even bother reading the details. But on his first day of work, he isn’t ushered to a quaint cubicle. Instead, he’s brought to a classy high-rise and told that he’s been hired to be the face of the best-selling author, Chase Preston.

When Liam first meets Chase, he’s so captivated by the mysterious man’s imposing figure and deep-set eyes. Maybe Liam really did get lucky.

All Liam has to do is go to fan meetings and award events as a stand-in for Chase. It actually doesn’t sound bad, but Liam soon realizes that being with Chase is harder than it appears. Despite the challenges of Chase’s arrogant attitude, Liam puts up with it. What he finds difficult to put up with is Chase’s sexy body and brilliant blue eyes.

Even worse, the feeling may be mutual


Let’s call Being Chase the appetiser before the main course in the Chase series.  It’s like a bite size introduction that stimulates your appetite before the main meal.  It’s fun, engaging and entertaining, and right from the get go there’s a comedic display of awkward social interactions.  Written in first person POV, it’s easy to see Liam’s (MC) insecurities and concerns… He becomes employed due to the least complimentary reasoning imaginable, which only makes the reader love him more…  And then Chase (MC) enters the picture.  Chase is a hard, sarcastic, mysterious, bastard-of-an-author who seems to need Liam in more ways than one… so let the crazy times begin.

It’s a fun story about adorable Liam and the crazy mess he gets himself into and it’s pretty easy to like this story.

There’s three side characters that instantly add more flavour to the story.  There’s a “good cop/bad cop” duo who are hilarious.  There’s also Liam’s younger brother who presents as fresh and intriguing.  Put these characters together with endearing Liam and grouchy Chase, well it’s bound to be fun.

I guess Being Chase has all the ingredients for a recipe for success.  Now, when’s book two coming out?



20782784Title: Being Chase (Chase #1)
Author:  J.J. Scotts
Publisher:  Elle Publishing
Words: 22,800
Release Date:  February 24th, 2014
Purchase Links: Amazon

3 comments on “REVIEW: “Being Chase” by JJ Scotts

  1. katinka
    February 25, 2014

    You’re reading books based on the nekkid, tanned and waxed cover models, aren’t you? *glares at Paper Planes, Strawberries for Dessert then this one* You’re so, so busted, Sue!


    • jenhuff03
      February 25, 2014

      She’s clearly not stoopid, eh Kat? ;-)


    • Sue
      March 1, 2014

      Truth? I don’t really notice any covers unless they’re exceptional (á la An Immovable Solitude). Although, if we’re going to admit to liking torso’d covers… Double Blind by Kindle Alexander has my vote. I’ll take one of those in every colour. ;) Om nom nom. :P


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