Release Blitz and Review: Chaser
Cooper Moore never saw Maggie Williams coming. She was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. And he never thought about her any other way — not until he saw her that night, broken and brave. From that moment on, he knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her, even if it meant he had to stay away.
Maggie never expected to find her fiancé banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.
The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he’ll be impossible to resist. Luckily, commitment is the last thing on her mind, and Cooper is the perfect escape. As long as she can keep her heart in check, everything will be just fine. Because she can never have feelings for him. Or at least that’s what she’ll keep telling herself.
Chaser is a standalone romantic comedy and book 2 of the Bad Habits series.
Cooper grabbed me by the hips and dragged me to the end of the bed where he knelt. I gasped —somehow, I was completely naked, but he was fully clothed, smiling up the line of my body, that crooked smile of his that made my insides turn into mush. My thighs rested against his shoulders, and his eyes were smoldering hot, locked onto mine as he closed his lips over me and sucked. Hard.
That’s what I tried to say, at least, but I think it sounded more like Humuguh. Not that Cooper needed clarification. His eyes closed, dark lashes against his cheeks, fingers digging into my hips as he licked and sucked, sending tremors up my thighs when he moaned softly against me. My eyes slammed shut, and my chin pointed at the ceiling as my fingers twisted in his dark hair. Within seconds, I was rocking against him with my heart doing its best to escape my ribs and the rest of my body begging him to keep going.
He broke away. I cracked my lids, which weighed about seven pounds each, and glanced down at him. His face was turned toward the closed bedroom door, with alarm written in every angle.
And then I heard the front door close.
Cooper looked back at me, blue eyes wide, and we stared at each other for one stunned second before bursting into action. I rolled out of bed with wobbly knees, and he stood, scanning the room for a place to hide.
Here’s the problem: No one knew Cooper and I were hooking up.
Here’s the bigger problem: My brother, West, might actually kill Cooper if he found out.
This is the second book in the Bad Habits series by Staci Hart. It can easily be read as a standalone. This is about a group of friends in New York and their local hang out, Habits Bar. You will see Lily and West from book 1 but will have no problem keeping up with the story.
This is the story of rich, playboy Cooper Moore. He s3x on a stick and so far away from relationship material, he can’t be considered anything more than a diversion. Yeah, that’s what Maggie keeps telling herself. Their s3xual attraction is evident. But, two weeks into to their no dating, no relationship, time limited arrangement, Maggie is pretty sure her heart is involved. Cooper is right there with her.
Neither lead has had a stellar past and love scares the crap out of them. Cooper turns into this romantic sweetheart once he realizes that Maggie needs to be his forever. He is swoon worthy! Their secret affair causes some humorous moments. As their friends slowing figure out what is going on, they try to be supportive and help the couple sort out their issues.
Cooper is older and behaves that way in the book. Maggie has some immature reactions that seem out of the ordinary for her age. She has been hurt by a guy recently. She seems self-assured in all other areas of her life, yet she bails when things get to serious with Cooper—no real explanation given.
Overall, an enjoyable read. The comradery between the group of friends carries both books in the series. Looking forward to Rose and Trick’s book and all their back story!
*ARC received for an honest review
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.