REVIEW: Chasing Rhodes [Rock Falls #1]

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Chasing Rhodes by Anne Jolin

Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn’t looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she’s in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble.

Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had.

Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah.

Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight.

Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?

Published: October 2015

Series:  Rock Falls Book 1

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance/

Source: Goodreads


I started Chasing Rhodes January 10 and am only just now finishing it. If you guys have followed my WWW you know I’ve struggled with this book

There is so much wrong with this book. Hannah broke up with her boyfriend Jackson after a few years because his mental illness (bipolar disorder) was too much on their relationship, which is understandable since he wasn’t always taking his medication. Being on an emotional rollercoaster like that is taxing and she tried to make it work, and when she couldn’t do it anymore she broke up with him. Fine. Tell me, how is she working as a hostess and six months later its like that job has never existed and she’s been working as a massage therapist or physiotherapist for months…?

This isn’t all, there was unfounded jealousy on Grey’s part after being together for a few weeks he goes alpha male on her when she hugs Jackson and there is closure. Now, I get it, Jackson is her ex-boyfriend, they seem friendly, but you just had sex with her, she can still feel you and instead of waiting on an explanation, you pull him by his collar and punch his lights out. And when he did this, Hannah’s response was perfect,

“You need to get a grip, Greyson. I said I’d fight for you, but I sure as shit am not going to stand around and be a punching bag for you to work out your issues”

Hannah is a weird mix between strong and independent and whiny, annoying, doesn’t fully know her own mind at times, which as women we are entitled to, okay.

Greyson and Hannah had some issues, mainly Greyson, he felt like he was going to turn out like his dad and break her heart,s o he did things like disappear for days, or turn alpha on Hannah for no reason, or give her an orgasm on a fishing boat because she had a good time with her ex-boyfriend when they were together.

Or the writing style, please tell me if I’m being overly picky here but

“…the two bars and order drinks –a beer and a tequila shot for everyone. none of us are picky drinkers, so it makes it easy for us all to order for each other”

“We’ve been lying in the sun for a while now, and I am starting to get fidgety. I’m not one of those girls who can just lie in the sun and bake just for the sake of getting a tan . Don’t get me wrong.”

And it goes on, you get the point. The writing seems childish, overly descriptive and not in a good way. Imagine this throughout the entire book, with awkward scenes that are supposed to show character growth and move the story along. It wasn’t a great read.

Last Line: “But for me, when I look at him, it feels like coming home”


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