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Publisher's Summary

Cassie Gambol is on the run. In what seems like another lifetime, her ex-husband nearly ended her life and effectively ended her successful career as a vascular surgeon. But even though the justice system found him guilty of attempted murder, he fled while awaiting sentencing and Carly Sunderland became Cassie Gambol.

Fleeing Los Angeles, Cassie heads to small and off-the-map Petal, Georgia, to start her life again. Shane Chase, a man who's held himself away from commitment since his fiancée dumped him several years before, knows the beautiful newcomer is hiding something. He's wildly attracted to her strength and her underlying vulnerability as well. But the last thing Cassie wants is another big, overwhelming man who wants to control her life.

A battle begins between Shane, who knows what he wants and Cassie, who tries to keep a distance between herself and the very handsome sheriff. But Cassie's ex is back and he wants her dead.

©2007 Lauren Dane (P)2013 Tantor

What listeners say about Taking Chase

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Love story, very little action, moderate story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wouldn't recommend it but I would not dis-way listening to it. It is a damsel in distress with a hero.

Would you recommend Taking Chase to your friends? Why or why not?

I think there are other books that are better. This is just a love story. I prefer action, banter and story to go with the love story. Jeanine Frost's Night huntress series is excellent! Diane Duvall is also a great listen. These authors have more complex plot and characters.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Aletha George?

I would not seek her out. She wasn't bad.

Could you see Taking Chase being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Lifetime movie. People that like light plots and characters would watch it. I like more in depth characters, a bigger cast, and more complex plot.

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Not as good as "Giving Chase"

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was such an average plot that I do believe was a waste of time; but it did have a few interesting parts. I enjoyed her previous book so much and maybe I expected the same thing with this book.

Did Taking Chase inspire you to do anything?

It was too boring and dragged out so long that no, the only thing it inspired me do do was turn it off.

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THERE'S 2 BRO'S LEFT SO I'M OFF TO PETAL GEORGIA

Shane's story - he's the tough dislikable Sheriff and oldest Chase brother who we met in book 1 and because of a cheating girlfriend he's a 'use them then lose them' type - until he meets Cassie who thankfully brings out the best in him but she's even more physically and emotionally scarred than him.

This is a feel good contemporary love story about obsession, trust, forgiveness and love in a small town in America where we meet some great characters including the handsome Chase bothers and their family, a damaged and violated woman on the run, a brutal ex, some jealous wanna be's and a Sheriff who has to fight for the woman he loves. It has a good plot which contains drama, tension, heartache, sex, romance, lust and love.

Could be a stand alone listen but you may miss some of the background.

Worth a credit? Yes and eagerly looking forward to the others.

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Least fav of the series

Taking Chase is the second book in the Chase Brothers series by Lauren Dane. While it might stand on its own – they’re better read in order as events happen in the previous book that impact this one. Starting with Giving Chase.

While they all have some issues, this is probably my least favorite book of the series. Shane is a completely different character than he was in the first book. I expected a redemption/healing/transformation arc of some kind. Nope, he’s just magically fine/healed/over his ex.

While at first I had great sympathy for Cassie as a victim of domestic violence, it grew tiring fast. Anytime she didn’t like something Shane did she would complain about being “managed”. Everything was Shane’s fault. But if it were anyone else doing the same things it was called cajoling or some other friendly term.

Other than saying Shane & Cassie found the other attractive, these two had no chemistry. It was argue, fight, Cassie storms off until Shane apologizes. On repeat with some sex scenes thrown in. This takes place over 18 months and little is done to show the reader these two have worked through any of this in a healthy manner.

While there’s not as much of the catty interactions from the first book, this writing still feels very rudimentary.

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I continue to enjoy Aletha George’s performance.

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ohhhhh boy

sooo good .it is just that God of a story .keep u going yep read

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Emotional

I will have to say the author really knows how to write characters that have suffered through traumatic events. I really enjoyed listening to this book and seeing how Cassie came into her new life and learning how to move forward in her life. You'll definitely fall in love with this small town and the characters that love there. The narrative is excellent!

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2nd in the series

And second best too. These are easy tales with no real surprises but pleasant to experience with such phenomenal narration. This story was a tad grittier, if I can use that term for a fluffy romance... but it didn’t pull me along as well as the first.

There is heat, very frank sexual scenes and language.

Creditworthy? Well, after the first one I may not have actually used a credit for another, it was obvious it would be predictable, but I was thoroughly pleased that I got it in my romance package, thank you Audible!

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Good story, horrible narrator

Read the book. This narrator ruined the audible version. Her male voices were horrible and there wasn’t much distinction between the females. I read another book in this series and was so excited to read another in the Chase brother series, especially about Shane. I prefer listening to reading due to eyesight issues. This one I will have to suffer through my poor eyesight reading. Story: good. Narration: bad. I will make note of this narrator and not listen to her again !

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Oh Those Chase Brothers! Can I have one?

If you could sum up Taking Chase in three words, what would they be?

Just love Chase!

What did you like best about this story?

I love a great ending and this one had it.

Which character – as performed by Aletha George – was your favorite?

Chase, of course!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I started and stopped it. But it was good. Sometimes I like to listen to a good flowing book.

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Love and Family

What did you love best about Taking Chase?

Love how close Shane was to his family.

Which character – as performed by Aletha George – was your favorite?

Cassie was spot on, but I must say I couldn't stand the little wimpy voice Ms. George gave to Shane!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love and Family

Any additional comments?

I agree with the other listeners, I can't wait to read what the other brothers bring to the table.