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Making Chase (Chase Brothers #4)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  7,096 Ratings  ·  305 Reviews
Matt is an expert and the Chase is on. Tate doesn't stand a chance.

"Book Four In the Chase Brothers Series."

Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She's spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn't looked back. Matt C
ebook, Nook, 284 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published June 6th 2007)
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Miss Kim
Jan 05, 2009 Miss Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance fans
Recommended to Miss Kim by: continuation of an excellent series
Ok. This one made me cry. That doesn't happen often, and I will remember it.

Matt is the last Chase brother to find love. Like his brothers before him, he has no trouble finding dates. He did have a serious relation ship a few years back with Liv, who is now married to his brother, Marc. He never loved her, and at time he never understood why.

Tate Murphy had a very rough childhood. Being the oldest of eight children of abusive alcoholic parents, she was forced to take care of her younger sibling
5 stars – Contemporary Romance

Although I’m depressed there are no more Chase brothers to dream about and drool over, this was a very satisfying conclusion to the wonderful, feel-good Chase Brothers series. I love all four brothers and would take any of them in a heartbeat, but I think Shane and Matt are my favorites. Making Chase is my second favorite book in the series, close behind Taking Chase.

Firefighter Matt is the handsomest Chase brother, and after watching his three brothers find happine
Apr 13, 2008 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; fans of erotic romance
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Finally finally finally, the last Chase brother is snatched up in Making Chase.

"Matthew Chase! You can't love me! I'm a fat little nobody from the wrong side of the road..."

Tate Murphy is the second eldest of eight. She is a small business owner and has been more of a mother to her brothers and sisters than the woman who bored them in to this world. Her father is a drunk asshole and should only be referred to as such. Never in
Jun 19, 2008 Daisiemae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All of my friends here on goodreads. Lauren Dane Fans
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Auntee
I am having trouble deciding which Chase Brother I want for myself. Although I love them all, I have to say that Matt is my favorite. I love all of the books, but I think that Making Chase was my favorite one in the series.
Tate Murphy has had to work hard all of her life. She has a disfunctional family to say the least, and her siblings depend on her for just about everything. She had to grow up fast because of her horrible parents (I HATED THEM) and because she has grown up on the wrong side of
First Read 12/2009

If I could give this book, heck this whole series 10 stars I would. I loved everything about every one of the books in the Chase Bros series. I am sad, I am done reading and there are no more Chase boys to read about!

Matt is my favorite of the Chase boys because he could see what was on the inside of Tate. I love how he found her to be so sexy, and how he told her all the time. Despite what the people of Petal thought, she was beautiful and special to him and he never let her
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
I reallllllly liked this book.
The whole Murphy family was so unique and nice and I love how they fought to protect each other!
Even the Chase family, I loved the togetherness the brothers shared, Even their parents were so nice and loving and supportive!
I liked how he loved her for everything she was and didn't let her past get in the way
the story was amazing! I am going to re-read this book for sure!

Aug 1st, 2012
This was a good conclusion to the Chase brothers series (I'm kind of hoping that she has some about the Murphy siblings, but I haven't looked yet).

Matt Chase is the most handsome of the Chase brothers - and the last one single. He's used to being underestimated because of his looks, and he despairs of ever finding true love like his brothers did. Tate Murphy is from the other side of the tracks, and between that and her figure - she's plus-sized - she doesn't think she has a chance in hell with
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.25-4.5 Stars

“Um, I smell something burning already. Your panties perhaps?”

So I was in the mood for something light, something easy. I’ve been reading a lot of intense books of late and I just needed a break. I’m pretty sure this is my third or fourth Lauren Dane novel, and she never disappoints me. Yes, this is part of a series, but I didn’t care. It looked too good to pass up. I mean just looking at the cover would make me want to pick it up. This book was exactly what I was looking for.

Feb 15, 2011 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
While I'm not a fan of Lauren Dane as a rule, I have to admit this is a great read, and it made me cry, probably because a few of the issues hit too close to home.

Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, growing up in a seedy trailer park, mentally emotionally and physically abused by her father and emotionally abused by a mother who turned the other way while it went on because she was doped up herself. Tate had it rough growing up, essentially raising her younger siblings with
Taryn at My Secret Romance
Love, so much love to go around! Holy cow! I have never seen anything like it.

What to know what this book is about? Love. How much everyone loves each other-even though they are all married. Yes, you love your parents, sisters or brothers in law, but these people take it to a whole new level. If they're not saying I love you, they're saying how beautiful and gorgeous and pretty they all are. Ugh. GAG ME! I mean, how many times can one person say I love you? Its like in every other paragraph. I a
I can't believe this series is over! I have loved every second and all four books are re-read definites for me.

What a wonderful end to the series.

Prettiest Chase brother Matt has had an easy life so far with everything he ever needed handed to him on a plate. He has never had to work hard for anything, not that he is lazy or complacent, but he is just one of those fortunate people who has been blessed in life.

Tate has struggled and worked hard for everything she has. She has been handed a bum de
Matt Chase is used to having an easy life, with his good looks and career as a firefighter the women flock to him like bees to honey, but lately he feels an emptiness he can't explain. With the other three Chase brothers married and having children, Matt is realizing it is becoming more glaring that the women he has been dating are hollow an do not see past his name and his looks. When he meets Tate Murphy after she has been hit by a car, he is stunned when she sends him cookies to thank him, he ...more
This was not the worst book I've ever read and I would recommend it as it stars a BBW - BUT that is the only thing that I really liked about the book.

The books stars a (slightly?) overweight woman of 31 and the hottest guy in town who falls for her. As she was (and still is) abused by her parents she has many issues and cannot believe he would really love her.

The storyline is one which I LOVE - but I still could not like the book.

I have never EVER heard men speak about their emotions, especially
Mar 08, 2013 Aimz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite of the series.

I love a man who isn't afraid of a few curves. Maybe my own insecurities come through often but I enjoy reading a book that isn't all about how skinny or well-defined the leading lady is. BIG GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO

I loved the whole Chase family and the Murphys were an absolute blast to get in to. Overall this series was cute and I enjoyed them.

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Yay for big girl love!
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
I Loved this Book!! Matt and Tate were freaking perfect for each other!!
I cant say enough about this series! i loved it so much that i could just start re reading it again and again!! I loved the way this one ended!
Best HEA, I am sad tho there is going to be no more tho!!
Too bad,But there are plenty of Tate's family who we could read about..LMAO
Lauren Dane is Fabulous for writing this awesome series!!
Juliana Philippa
Not at all what I expected; a delightful and sweet character/relationship-driven romance (4 stars)

This is my first book by Lauren Dane and it was not at all what I had expected. Since a lot of her books are categorized as erotica, I wasn't really sure how story-driven this would be, but to my great surprise it was almost all focused on the hero and heroine's character and relationship development and read like a regular contemporary romance. Tate was a wonderful heroine - strong yet vulnerable a
Jul 30, 2011 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, e-book, romance
With this last book I was surprised by it. I liked that Tate wasn't the "perfect" woman, that she was more normal, I did get tired of her self degradation. I know her family life was crap and she had issues, but it got old fast. I also thought that at the start Matt was a little patronizing. I found it interesting how many times he had to be told that people would be saying/thinking bad things about Tate due to her family. He just didn't get it, not even after experiencing it a couple of times.

Booklover, Indianapolis
(May) The final installment in the Chase Brothers series. I loved Tate most of the time - great heroine. I like how LD writes her books over a period of months or longer, so the love makes sense - it's not just meet/love/marriage in two weeks. That said, there seems to be a lot of telling instead of showing in her books - and her "villains" are really over the top - I mean, really - women in their 30's harrassing someone for being poor or fat - just didn't ring true (I thought for sure the mean- ...more
well poop... 90% and i just can't take the bashing against Matt anymore.
Only Matt makes mistakes while Tate is ALWAYS forgiven for being a dumbass cause she's the 'victim'. This story was so predictable for this author that i just can't take it anymore.
i hate it when authors have their characters sermonize in words that are obviously not their own. Like her own little choir.
I don't even know why Matt fell in love with Tate. It seemed that he was completely oblivious to her existence for over 30
Jan 02, 2013 Qhuinn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay where to begin, this book was an okay read for me I would say. When I first started it, it was cute and funny but after a while it got boring and repetitive. In my opinion it moved a little too fast with the falling in love and everything else, it just seemed like the author was trying to cram as much information as possible into every chapter. What really irked me the most were Tate's insecurities, I understood that she had a horrible childhood and it made her extremely wary but it just se ...more
This is a pretty simple read, probably best reserved for a day when you have nothing better to do. Some parts seemed just a bit unrealistic or contrived. I loved the story but the storytelling just seemed off. For example, since when is a firefighter considered too good for a beautician? I had a hard time getting past the fact that their worlds were considered to be so different. Even if she did come from a trailer and he came from the better part of the town, it's still a small town where every ...more
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
I just absolutely LOVED this installment! a GR friend rated it a 5 but said she could rate it a 6 and i agree!!

This book I honestly don't have the words to express how emotionally friken fantastic it was!!

Matt was by far the best of all 4 brothers! The way he treated Tate ***sigh***

My heart just broke to a million pieces for Tate and had me teary on a few occasions!

This series is a DEFINITE must read!!!
Apr 05, 2011 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buddy read with: Dorsey

Loved it!

Unfortunately it's the last book. I shall miss the Chase Brothers.
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
May 18, 2011 Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️ by: The BookChick
Shelves: pb-books_own-tbr
Buddy Read with: Wendy

Loved Matt's story, sorry to see the series end...wish there were a couple more of those Chase Brothers!!
Karen ~ Divhine
Nice conclusion to a good series. I wish there were more brothers as I will miss the Chase family, especially Polly.
Mar 15, 2009 Celeste rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By far, my favorite Chase Brother book of them all! Absolutely loved it!
Feb 22, 2013 Lyndi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroine-ruins-it, wtf
God dammit. God dammit.

I'm so... I'm pissed, but relieved, but annoyed and frustrated all at the same time. I'm so not happy right now, but there is still this sense of accomplishment that comes from finishing a series, you know? And that feels like success. But it's not. Not in this case.

I'll just go ahead and throw out the SPOILER WARNING, because I'm about to rant this shit up and blah blah blah, can't be held responsible, whatever.

So. Get this. Lauren Dane, who I totally forgot is the author
So...this is my first Lauren Dane book, "Making Chase". The premise of the book features Tate, a plus-sized heroine, the second oldest of eight children who had a rough, abusive life. She's the 'wrong-side-of-the-tracks' woman who has the town's 'pretty boy' who is the baby of one of the town's most prominent families falling for her. They are two thirty-something year old adults. Oh and in case you didn't know it's book #4 of the Chase series. Both the heroine and hero come from large, families ...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She's spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn't looked back.

Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she's certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she's ever seen! Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he's ready for that too. It's
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