So far I have enjoyed the Fast Track series by Erin McCarthy but after reading the online reviews for The Chase I was bracing myself to be let down and I indeed was.
The story centres around two characters that were in love while teenagers, but, due to a pathetic misunderstnading break up. The characters predictably get back together when they are forced to work together on the motor racing circiut and have to break down barriers that could stop them being together.
I found the story lacking for a few reasons. The characters seemed to be quite petulent as both teenagers and adults, the renewal of their relationship seemed to take no effort, it was mearly a means to place a series of trails in the characters way stopping them from achieving happiness, but mainly the twist in the tail, that has been given away in another review, left me feeling quite empty at the end of the story. While I felt, especially in the world of sport and celebrity, it was a plausable storyline, it is not a twist I expect in this genre of book played out in the way it was. I was left feeling the characters would not achieve their happy ever after 5, 10, 15 years down the line, I began to imagine a life where the heroine in particular was never going to be truly happy which is not the feeling I like have at the end of book. I like my romance books, whatever their nature to leave smiling and this one did not. Maybe it was just not a story ready to be told and the characters needed to grow up a bit more first.
On a more positive note I enjoyed visiting with characters from previous books, it can be great to catch up with the people you met over a series.
Not enjoying this book will not stop me continuing to read the series but I hope the next book fits in with the series better and leaves me glowing.