Title: Chasing Happy
Series: Texas Desires #1
Author: Rylie Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reed Prescott’s life is complicated enough before a silly little girl in outrageous high heels bites it in front of his moving vehicle. With no other choice, he forces her out of the pouring rain and inside his car. His concern isn’t necessarily with her safety, but to ward off any potential lawsuit.
Lara Hunter’s life is headed in the right direction. With a good education, a great new job, and her dear best friend, Kade, by her side, nothing can get in her way until a freak rain storm leaves her sprawled across the road in the middle of a busy intersection during rush hour traffic. When the gorgeous man in the business suit and too expensive car takes her back to his office, she’s not entirely sure she appreciates his high-handed helpfulness.
When Reed's assistant finishes with Lara, he finds his entire world rocked by the captivating beauty underneath that soggy exterior. From day one, Reed's success in business has always been fueled by a deep, unbreakable hate for his grandfather. So when the potential for love stands in front of him, can this hardened man find a way to chase his own happiness?
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“Rylie Roberts's storytelling voice is great to read. I was given this book. I very much enjoy this story. I look forward to more stories from Rylie Roberts. I am so glad I got to read this book, I think you will be too. Give a new author a try; it will be well worth your time.” ~ Goodread Reviewer
“This was a solid start from a debut writer. It touched on some deeper, darker topics than I expected, and it captivated me enough that I am looking forward to more in this series.” ~ BJs Book Blog
“Captivating...Addicting...Masterful debut novel by Rylie Roberts. Rylie brings her characters to life and made me fall in love with Reed and Lara on every page. Sexy...Lustful....Passionate between the steamy scenes and meaningful topics Chasing Happy makes for an all around amazing read.” ~ Swoon Worthy Books
T Birds 5 Bare Naked Stars ***** Review
If you are looking for a couple that is the total package then look no farther than Lara and Reed. These two people will give you intelligent conversations, banter that will have you laughing out loud, constant angst that only a couple who have hardly anything in common can bring and they will bring you love, with some hot passionate scenes. With this you also get a huge dose of two people finding a compromise in trust, personality, kindness and values and so much more.
Lara is a very kind hearted woman who just wants to start her new job, live in peace with her best friend and just find happiness. She watches what she spends and tries to make what she has last and work for every aspect of her life. It would figure that on her first day of work at the new job, she would dress in her lucky shoes, business suit and fancy coat but nothing was going to stop her from going to work, except maybe falling in the middle of the street and almost being run over by Reed.
Reed Prescott is a man who is guarded and jaded. He has made his mark in the business world and expects everyone can be bought. When he saw Lara laying on the sidewalk his first thoughts weren’t of her injuries, finding a way to convince her not file a lawsuit. It wasn’t until Reed spent some time with Lara to pacify her that he realizes there is more to this woman than he assumed, she has a heart, a compassion towards others and life and most of all she doesn’t blame him for the accident.
Now that you can see the differences in these two characters you can only imagine what bumps in the road they are going to experience if they find their happy ever after. I really enjoyed the majority of the book. I will admit there were times Lara was just too sappy sweet for me and Reed was quickly becoming the nonredeemable butthole, how those two would ever make it was beyond me and I wasn’t even sure at times if I wanted them to be together. Yet just when I thought that, the author did a brilliant job at having Lara show me why Reed was worth the work and allowed Reed to show me that he was willing to change for Lara. The blending of the two happens before your eyes and you don’t even know it till it has already happened because this author knows how to engage your emotions into the story.
This was a well written book, kept me entertained and engaged from page one till the end.
Rylie Roberts is an award winning author and native Texan who loves to write and read romance. Look for her debut novel, Chasing Happy, releasing Tuesday, September 15, 2015, with more Texas Desires Novels coming soon.
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