Monday, July 8, 2024

The Love Chase by Emily L. Schneider: Book Review

 **ARC received for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

The Book

Marrying my best friend for money without revealing my hidden feelings for him…How hard could it be?
Everything was going great until my life fell apart. One minute, I had a great internship, I was accomplishing my dream of becoming a storm chaser, and I was happy.
But in one single day, I became jobless, homeless, and deeply in debt, my life stuttering to a crashing halt.
Forced to head home to Meridel, proverbial tail tucked between my legs, things only got worse when I ran into my best friend, Liam—err, ex-best friend.
We’d been friends since we were kids, up until he moved away two years ago to chase his own dream of being a famous country music singer, effectively cutting me out of his life for good.
But now he’s back, and to top it off, his manager has created a harebrained scheme to improve his new bad boy image—marrying me.
If it weren’t for the money promised to me in exchange, I never would have agreed, especially when I’d been hiding the fact that I'd been in love with Liam for years.
But now, I have to marry my best friend, live in close quarters with him, and help him fix his reputation, all while keeping my feelings hidden?
Should be a piece of cake. Right?

The Author

2021 Best Indie Book Award® Fantasy Winner, 2022 Minnesota Author Project YA Fiction Winner, and 2022 Best Indie Book Award® Dragon Fantasy Winner!

Emily Schneider grew up in Minnesota where she spent most of her life studying music and singing, which ironically has nothing to do with writing fantasy or romantic comedy novels. While music had always been a passion, Emily could never get away from her love of reading and writing books full of dragons, Fae, monsters, magic, and romance. When she isn't writing, you can find Emily chasing around her two dogs, Pixel and Frodo, playing Mario Kart with her husband, or watching The Lord of the Rings for the one-hundred-and-eleventh time.

Book Review

The Love Chase is the third book in the Sweet Meridel Romance series. While you'll see some familiar characters make appearances, this could definitely be enjoyed as a standalone as well. 

Liam and Emma absolutely won my heart! This was such a sweet friends-to-lovers story that I found myself drawn into right away. One of the things that I really love about this trope is that there is such a great foundation and history there to build upon and that's definitely the case with these two. I just adored them together. The chemistry was absolutely fantastic! Marriage of convenience also happens to be a favorite of mine, so of course, that made it all that much better... I loved all those 'my wife' moments and when he takes care of and defends her? Oh my goodness! I couldn't get enough. I was admittedly a little apprehensive on how I would handle the storm aspect of the story (the FMC is a storm chaser) as I actually have a pretty intense phobia of storms (and particularly tornadoes), but while there are several weather references throughout, there is only one actual storm chasing scene and it wasn't intense at all. I actually surprisingly really enjoyed it and Liam's reactions. I truly loved every minute of this sweet romance! 

The Love Chase is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 

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