Everyone knows you should never say never.
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.
OHMAGAAAAA I loved this book!!! Seriously I will be making it a goal to read every single one of Staci’s books by the end of the year. I have no idea why this is only the 2nd book of hers that I’ve read, but that is going to change ASAP.
OK back to Chaser. This story follows Maggie and Cooper, who we’ve previously met in book one of the series, With a Twist. Maggie is West’s sister who comes to live in New York after a heartbreaking break up. Cooper Moore (it just sounds better when you use his full name) is West’s best friend.
When Maggie and Cooper start hooking up, it was just supposed to be for fun. NO FEELINGS INVOLVED. There were rules. No dates. No sleepovers. No falling for each other. Maggie just wanted to forget about what happened to her, and who better to do it with than Mr. Manwhore himself. Neither of them knew things would become more than what it was. What happens when one of them want more, and the other is too scared of what could happen?
I’ll admit I was completely shocked to see Cooper the way he was. In With a Twist, knew him as the famous, pretty, model friend that has sex with everyone. I was shocked to see the REAL Cooper. He’s such a beautiful, amazing guy who did what anyone in his position with fame and looks would have done. But the second he found something to inspire him, make him want to do better, he went with it and didn’t stop until it was his.
Chaser was such a good story. I found myself laughing, tearing up, and at times anxious. I was rooting for Copper and Mags the whole time. I so badly wanted them to just fall in love and just love each other forever and ever. I felt the hurt that Maggie was going through, and goodness I felt so heartbroken for her.
Chaser is the story of letting go in multiple ways. Moving on; letting go of being scared, and instead welcoming new love. I seriously couldn’t love this book more, it was so amazing. A well-deserved 5 stars for Chaser!!
Do yourself a favor and pick up this amazing book!!
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.