Monday, July 6, 2020

Review: Chasing Charlie by Raven McAllan

Chasing Charlie
Author: Raven McAllan
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: June 16, 2020
Source: ARC for review

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He’s never had to chase a female before. Jake discovers it’s make a move or miss out. Chasing Charlie isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Jake Bannerman, aka Jake the Rake, isn’t used to doing the running, it’s usually the other way around. He hasn’t been given that sobriquet for nothing.

Charlotte—Charlie—Allsop, newly arrived in Scotland, is in for a culture shock. She has no time for his attitude and no intention of making his life easy. If he wants her, it’s up to him to make the first move.

Which he does—just not in the way anyone expects. He teases, she retaliates, and when he discovers her middle name, she enlists his sister’s help.

As they continue the most unconventional courtship, where neither will give way, sparks fly. It’s amusing to watch, not so much to be part of it.

Until the cookery contest.

When they both enter, the competition takes second place to their one-upmanship. Or does it? Will Jake be Jake the no longer rake? Will he have no need to be chasing Charlie? Only time will tell.

Jumping into the final title from the College Bully Romance trio, we've got Chasing Charlie by Raven McAllan. I'm sad to say that this one was my least favorite from the trio of novellas. I'm not quite sure why, but I just felt a disconnect with the story. Unlike the first novella, there really wasn't a bully element in Chasing Charlie. It felt more like a mutual misunderstanding, which was fine. It just wasn't what I thought it was going to be. The characters were fun. I enjoyed their chemistry and the author's voice. I just didn't click with the novella.

An Amazon-bestselling, multi-published author of erotic romance, Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.

She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge. As once she is writing she is oblivious to everything else, her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.

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