Series: Broke and Beautiful #1
Published by Avon Impulse on 03/17/2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Romance
College drop-out Roxy Cumberland moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant pink bunny costume…
After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally the Second isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigue him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.
Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC.
I was actually surprised with how much I really enjoyed Chase Me by Tessa Bailey. This is the first book in Bailey’s Broke and Beautiful series about three young woman who become roommates, and the three boys they end up falling for.
Chase Me is the set up to the series, and shows how Roxy, Honey and Abby become roommates in New York City. It’s a really interesting, although not really realistic (but seriously, I don’t even care about that) aspect to the story.
Roxy is one tough cookie, and I loved her immediately. She’s got snark and moxie, and she’s willing to forego a lot of things in pursuit of her dream of becoming an actress. Which leads to her job as a singing telegram, which leads to her meeting Louis. Their first meeting is hilarious. Roxy totally holds her own, despite the fact that she is wearing a giant bunny suit.
Louis is pretty awesome, too. He immediately gets hung up on Roxy, even when he doesn’t know her name. And he’s a really nice guy. Truly a very nice guy. And Louis’s relationship with his twin sisters is completely adorable. He just wants to help everyone out, if he can.
The romance is steamy, and the chemistry is there right from the start. It’s very, very steamy. I just wanted Roxy and Louis to be together FOREVER! Chase Me turned out to be my favorite of this series. If you like steamy, filled-with-banter- New Adult/Contemporary romances, Chase Me if for you.