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Review of Playing Chase (Against a Wall, #4) by Julie Prestsater – Giveaway

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An Against The Wall novella …

There are many words that have been used to describe Chase Marino: cheater, backstabber, dirt bag, heart breaker. He earned those titles cheating on his high school love Shelly and his co-worker Summer. He broke both their hearts and knows it’s his lot in life to make it up to them somehow. But while the ladies intend to make his life miserable, Chase is pretty good at doing it to himself. With his dad around treating him like a frat brother rather than a son, it’s easy for Chase to beat himself up over the shameful mistakes he made in the past.

That is until Tiffany Gutierrez, the new student teacher arrives. Feeling an immediate attraction to the young beauty Chase does everything in his power to fight it and do the right thing for once. But when Tiffany shows the attraction is mutual all bets are off. Chase soon realizes that while he’s teaching Tiffany how to be a good teacher, he’s learning a thing or two from her as well. Maybe it’s time to move on and let go of the past and realize that he may just deserve a real shot at love.


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I have to admit that I haven’t read the first three books in the series so for you, Julie, I’m a fresh set of eyes.  After talking to some friends that have read the others books, I did get a primer on Chase.  All around JERK!  Okay, I get that after what they told me but let me tell you, I didn’t get that impression at all when I started reading his story.

In fact, I felt sorry for him.  His jerkiness was a defense mechanism that helped him not let anyone get too close.  Having a manwhore of father didn’t help him with the ladies, either.  Gah, I wanted to slap his dad upside his head.  His a complete douche and unfortunately shaped poor Chase to b one, too.

Enter one feisty, will not take no for an answer, Tiffany.  I loved her from the start.  She read Chase like a book and put a mirror up to his face and told him so.  She made him feel, really feel for the first time when it came to a woman.  Women are to be cherished, loved.  Not thrown away like garbage.  I liked her line of “Let me tell you a story”, too.

I really did like this story.  It had depth, emotion and more importantly for me, the real reason why Chase was the way he is.  I understood him, loved him, sometimes wanted to bash his head but overall, I loved him.  He deserved to be loved and Tiffany was just the lady to do that.

I know that some people don’t like the book where the “jerk” tells his side of the story but I do.  It brings maturity and emotion to be able to do that and I praise Ms. Prestsater for telling it like it is with Chase.  Sometimes, the “jerk” does get the girl and when he does its like a brand new world for him.  Bravo!


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About Julie:Julie Prestsater
Julie is a high school teacher by day, and a writer by night. She writes both young adult and adult romances. When she’s not writing, she can be found out and about with her family, reading, and watching football. As a reading intervention teacher, she prides herself on matching her students with great books to encourage them to become life-long readers. Visit Julie at her website Follow Julie on Twitter @juliepbooks



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3 thoughts on “Review of Playing Chase (Against a Wall, #4) by Julie Prestsater – Giveaway

  1. What is it you love about reformed bad boys getting their HEA? It’s all about the challenge making them into the good person we see in them

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