Taking Chase (Chase Brothers #2)
A battle begins between Shane, who knows what he wants and Cassie, who tries to keep a distance between herself and the very handsome sheriff.
But Cassie’s ex is back and he wants her dead.
Book Two of the Chase Brothers
Cassie Gambol is on the run. In what seems like another lifetime, her ex-husband nearly ended her life and effectively ended her successful career as a va...more
Shane was introduced in Giving Chase, where he pretty much acted like a jerk and failed to endear himself to me, but I knew he would have to change in this book if Ms. Dane had any intention of making him a likable hero. What I didn't expect to see was how abrupt his change was, so it was hard to believe it at first. Right from the start of this book, previously callous and relationship-sh ...more
Cassie rolls into town on the run from ...more
Cassie Gambol is on the run from her ex-husband. He is so obsessed with controlling her he set out to kill her. When he was ...more
Taking Chase is the second book in a feel good, love conquers all contemporary romance series about the four hunky Chase Brothers (Kyle, Shane, Marc, and Matt) of small town Petal, Georgia and their loving, doting, spitfire mother Polly and tenderhearted, wise, lawyer father Edward.
Hard, gruff, town sheriff and oldest brother Shane Chase has been guarding his broken heart by casually dating vapid, shallow women ever since catching his fiancée cheat ...more
Cassie Gambol, a beautiful doctor and a victim of domestic abuse, just wants to disappear from her old life and the terrible memories of her ex-husband and start new somewhere. On the run from her ex, she flees L.A. and ends up in the small town of Petal, Georgia, and soon meets up with the colorful Chase family.
Shane Chase is the town sheriff, and just about the sexiest man Cassie has e ...more
It was nice reading about all the Chase family members, the eccentric Polly Chase (mom), brothers and a few new characters pop into this one. Taking Chase was a romantic suspense, with a police officer theme and passed through two Christmas time periods to boot!
3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance
Series: Book #2 In the Chase Brothers series
I find myself very much enjoying this series with the Chase brothers!
Cassie Gambol is running from something and she is most definitely hiding something. Sheriff Shane Chase is no fool he plans to figure out exactly what it is. What he does not expect is to become totally smitten with her and fall in love.
Cassie barely escaped with her life after her ex-husband beat her within an in ...more
The storyline of Cassie moving on and growing stronger after her ex-husband near ...more
Shane knows Cassie is hiding something and like any good cop he plans to fall out what. Of course he also has planned to woo her until he wins her over at the same time. Shane never planned to l ...more
Now Cassie. I liked her. I loved her. She was strong and above all else a survivor. Her personality changed from timid, abused woman to strong warrior princess like a flip of a coin though.
I felt like the final confrontation (view spoiler)[ With her abusive ex ...more
And can I just say how happy I am that Shane's not a jerk anymore?! I was really hating on him for a while there! But he definitely cleaned up his act pretty fast... and he was so SWEET with Cassie! I fell in love with their story... I will be reading this one over again that's for sure.
In Giving Chase, he was the commitment-phobe who treated Maggie horribly. His excuse? A bad experience with a cheating ex. What I don't understand was that this phobia simply evaporated with Cassie. ...more
However, my only complaint was with Shane. I never thought I would complain about this, but at times Shane wa ...more
I enjoyed this book and feel the writing is better than the first. It was definitely more serious. I liked Shane's and Cassie's characters. They had good chemistry throughout the book, but I wasn't as engaged in their love story as I'd hoped. I felt I was told what their thoughts and feelings were instead of being allowed to experience them. Consequently, I never felt a strong emotional connection to them while reading this ...more
Taking Chase is the second book in the Chase Brothers series by author Lauren Dane.
This one is about the eldest Chase, Shane and new-in-town Cassie.
Even if the story line is different, I have to say that the problems I had with the book are quite similar to the ones I had with Giving Chase and my conclusion is pretty much the same as well:)
The book was a nice light read. Very easy to follow, as we already know all the main protagonists.It was romant ...more
Cassie and Shane jump off the pages and it is a pleasure to read their love story.
Cassie Gambol is on the run. In what seems like another lifetime, her ex-husband nearly ended her life and effectively ended her successful career as a vascular surgeon. ...more
We met Shane in the first book when he shortly dated his now sister in law. Although I wasn’t a bit fan of that intermingling of siblings and picking up your brothers’ exes, well, Kyle was the better choice in that case. But Shane always seemed like the dark, sexy and brooding type. Typical cop behavior.
Of course I had to love that he got a heroine that has gone through a lot and who is actually on the run from her ex husband who went completely nuts and tried to kill her. She comes to Petal, G ...more
It's funny that I like this one the best as out of all the Chase boys, I liked Shane the least. In the first book, he was a total ahole and I certainly didn't like him after what he did t ...more
There were times that I wanted to reach through the pages and slap Shane, especially after he knew Cassie's story, but then there were times when he was sweet and would do things to help her.
I found myself admiring Cassie, I don't know that I would/could live through what she did. I thought she did great coming to Petal to start over again. And in true Petal fashion Cassie was welcomed to tow ...more
On the other hand, Carly/Cassie was a very good character: her traum ...more
I have to say that I was not a huge Lauren Dane fan, but my friends that was until I read this series. Lauren Dane you ROCK!!!!
I love Shane and Cassie, and how there relationship grew despite the horrible tragedies that Cassie was forced to endure at the hand of an abusive ex. I really liked the way Shane was so good with Cassie and understood what she needed to feel safe. Although he was not my favorite brother, I really did like him and their love story.
Second read 10/2011
I don't remember being as frustrated with a book character as I was with cassie when displayed absolute zero empathy when Shane when her with her brother. She fully expected him to deal with all her baggage and hot spots but his being cheated on by a fiance and best friend wasn't enough to let forgive him in less than a week. She was so self righteous and didn't pause even a moment to consider his pain. We are supposed to believe she loves him.....we are suppose ...more
This is Shane and Cassie's story. Cassie is scarred from her ...more
The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, ...more