Use to love to read until audible... now love to listen
I asked for the Rough Riders series last year...Chase is one bad boy that I would love to break, but Ava does a good job. This is one great series that leaves you wanting more. Although this is book 11 I'm happy to have it.
A bad boy being tamed.
she goes with the flow and makes you want more
I want a bad cowboy
Please, Please, Please get the other 12 books on audio
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Some of the books in the Rough Riders series have been a lot more sexually graphic than this book. Chasin' Eight focused more on the story and the characters (although they definitely had some really hot sex going on, too). So for this reason, I would say that Chasin' Eight was a bit more balanced than some of the other books in this series. I didn't feel like I was being constantly bombarded with one sex scene after another.
I liked how Chase and Ava grew as people throughout their relationship. Their internal conflicts didn't feel manipulative or overly angst-ridden. I wouldn't go so far as to say that it was a "believable" romance, but it definitely was not a Cinderella story like so many contemporary romances are. They were both at a crisis point in their respective lives, and their relationship was basically the catalyst that got them both to move on to better things.
I also liked the introduction of an unexpected relative in Chase's life towards the of the story. It felt very real to me, and I hope to find out what happens with that relationship if Audible ever gets the rest of the series on board.
So all in all, I liked the story. It wasn't as over the top as some of the other ones were; wasn't so all about sex; actually felt like real people dealing with real issues.
As for Vanessa Caine's narration, the first hour or two was very, very bad. Somewhere along the way, though, her voice mellowed out, and she did a much better job. Sometimes I don't know if it's the recording/engineering/sound people who screw up the audio, or if the narrator is really just that bad, but Vanessa Caine started out bad and ended up halfway decent.
Prior narrator, Rebecca Estrella, is just too flat and boring. Plus she mispronounces words all the time, which drives me crazy. For example, she pronounces "pinged" (think "ping pong") as "pinjed" (think "hinged"). I had to stop and rewind the first time she said that, trying to figure out what the heck that was all about. Thereafter, I understood what she meant when she said "pinjed".
Of course, the best narrator for Lorelei James's books is Scarlett Chase, but she seems to be only on the Blacktop Cowboys series so far. Wish she could have narrated this series as well.
Anyway, I liked Chase and Ava's story. The price of it was just about even with the cost of a credit, so I just put it on my credit card rather than use a credit. However, if you're not in a big hurry to go from Book 7 to Book 11 (since #8 through #10 are not available at this time), then wait for a sale or drop some big hints to friends and family that you'd like Chasin' Eight as a gift! :)
Yes but Lorelei James needs to keep using Rebecca Estrella to narrate this series. It would keep you interested
Chase. He learned that going back to basic is always the best way to learn your mistakes
She just didn't keep my interest. the narrator that did the other books in the series Rebecca Estrella did a great job.
I cried when the guy died. He was so young
I hope the rest of the books in the Rough Rider series come to audible soon.. I went on amazon and downloaded the books so I can see what happens to the the McKay boys, I love the books so far. I enjoy them on audible because I listen to them while I work and it makes the day go by faster.
Yes, the narrator was so awful that it totally ruined this book. I have no idea if it was a good story by Lorelei James because I could not make it past the first chapter. If you can stand an irritating, gravel, fake southern TWANG accent, then go for it. I couldn't take it. Sorry Lorelei James. I love your books, but this one is ruined for me.
The story was hot and steamy, but it did touch on some very important subject matter. I appreciate learning a few new facts within my fiction.
It fits into the series, but I don't really don't compare it to any other book. I just like learning more about the characters.
This was my first, and she did pretty good.
Yes, but life does not permit such enjoyment sometimes,
I had read most of the books in the series, but I had never gotten to this one, so it was a treat. I hope Audible will release all the books in the series. I'd like to hear them all.
Great story and the narrator was fabulous
The moment Chase and Ava first meet.
Vanessa Caine really brought the characters to life. Her interpretation was wonderful.
Yes I laughed and cried/
Love the Rough Rider series, however where are the first 10 books?!! Wyoming cowboys, the McKays and Wests, all have special stories to tell and are must reads. A better narrator would be nice, but I'll buy and listen to the series no matter who narrates. I check Lorelie every day hoping for more Rough Rider books.......
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
It was a nice love story
None that I've read thus far
She did a good job giving each character their own voice
Danger is the biggest part of the thrill for the rider and the spectators.
It annoyed me when the 'preaching' about safety in bull riding started; the pressure to wear vests and helmets...why don't we just bubble wrap the bull riders so there is no chance anyone gets hurt.
Great book-would love to listen to the rest of the series Audible!
Warning: Some sex & strong language
Its one of my favorite stories as its well written
Chase was great with a sense of humor and hard hitting emotions
Well narrated put in the passion this story needed to be told properly
Cowboy meets Hollywood Star with Attitude
I listen to audio because I don't have the time to read with my schedule.
This is my first introduction to Larelei James, because of my limited time to read. I love the mixture of erotica and the in deepness of emotion instilled into the plot. It just completely worked for me. I can't wait to hear more from the series. Whatever needs to be done to persuade the publishers to do more... just let me know.
Her emphasis on the characters was amazing to me. Her raspy voice just pulled me in. I couldn't put the audio down. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have listened to it for a 2nd time.