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Worth the Chase

(Worth It #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  373 ratings  ·  95 reviews
The Best Selling Author who brought you The Kingpin Series, and The Bittersweet Series brings you a crossover College Romance series, riddled with angst, and sex so hot it may cause your Kindle to combust.

Warning: This series contains graphic sex, swearing, angst that may make you want to whip your Kindle against the wall, and violence. It's a standalone novel with a HEA
Kindle Edition, 11 pages
Published October 11th 2015 by J.L. Beck
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3.5 Cocktails

Another KU find. This was a quick read. The characters, Chase and Gia, act like they hate each other for the majority of the story, but we discover that thin line between love and hate. They both shed their fears of not being good enough just in time to realize what they want and not letting life pass them by.
Amanda Kalpas book blog
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

Worth the Chase, was amazing, its a spin off of sorts from two of J.L. Beck's series . This is the story of Alzerro and Bree's daughter (Kingpin series) and Mimi and Corey's son (Bittersweet Series). From the very start of this book I was hooked and couldn't put it down.
The main female character Gia is a firecracker, she's sweet and innocent but has a spark to her and isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks.
Chase Winchester, is everything you want in a book boyfriend, he's the sexy
Đurđica Sarjanović
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Worth the read :) The story is pretty good, and nice to read. Both characters have their own frame, and there's no need for them to go any way out. Gia King and Chase Winchester are typical college lovers, but J.L. Beck gave them the unique angle. Check it out, it's really good
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ccbh-reviewed
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Worth the Chase is full of giddy moments that are sure to jump start your heart, while spinning you head first into a bittersweet world where the lines of hate and love are blurred.

Chase Winchester is pretentious. A self-assured, arrogant, party throwing a-hole. Or so we thought. Underneath his cockiness is someone with a heart. A heart guarded by self-doubt and a need to truly be wanted.

Gianna King is stubborn. A focused, headstrong, tenacious smart mouth. Or at least that is how she comes of
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC in exchange for a honest review.
5* read.
I was completely gripped from the first chapter and I didn't want it to end, once id started it was completely entrapped till the very last page. There's nothing more I love then a love/hate relationship so this was perfect for me. I fell in love with and connected with the characters straight away and I loved the storyline and writing style from this author. Such a clever way to bring too series together and connect the characters. The on
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-arc-done
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This was a fast, sweet read. I really enjoyed it. It had me laughing so hard at times. This did play out as I expected but still a good read.
My only issue/ concern/ whatever, is the dad. He was funny, over protective, loving, a FBI agent, but wait.... he used to be a mafia kingpin??? What?!?!?
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That was truly weird. Really, I thought it was an ARC mistake, that hadn't been caught yet, but references came up several times, so I'm guessing it's meant to stay. I don't get it, but whatever.
I am
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
******received for a honest review******
This was a spin-off of two series, which you don't need to read to read this one. It would help you understand Zerro a bit more if you did.

Chase and Gia, what a love hate relationship. I loved how Gia was no holds barred with Chase. Yes, they were both afraid of tier feelings for each other. They loved to push each other's buttons. Chase was a grade A prick at times, he felt used at one point. Yes, he was a manwhore, finally getting bit by the love bug. It
Amanda S.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
****A copy of Worth The Chase by J.L. Beck was generously provided to me via the author in exchange of honest review.

Wow, it's been a while since the last time I read Bree and Zerro's story. And now I get to read their daughter's love life? Time sure flies real fast. :)

Gia needs to be herself. And that's the reason why she chose to live together with her friend, Taylor, so she can be away from her way-too-overprotective dad. That's when she meet Chase. Sparks are flying, they both hate each ot
Andrea ♡
2 stars

This book had potential. I always loved love-hate relationships, when couples fight like cats and dogs. It's just classic. It's a great foreplay. It builds up my interest and attention until the main event or something. So even if sometimes the banter and bicker get annoying, I still stick and wait to find out what's gonna happen between the two. And that is exactly what happened to me when reading this book. I kept waiting for the "main event" but I just got bored to the point that I tho
Clayr Catherall
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gia King has grown up and gone to Uni in Auburn. To get the qualifications needed, for her dream job. Branching out on her own, to spend some time away from her protective father.
She just wants to let her hair down and have some fun...

When she meets Chase Winchester, it's instant attraction. He's sexy, arrogant and every girls dream. Everything she could ever want and knows she can't have...

Will Gia give in to her feelings for Chase?

Can he change his playboy ways?

Wow!! This book was amazing J.L.
Aubrie Brown
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Worth The Chase. This book definitely lived up to its title. I absolutely loved this book. It's based on the stubborn and proud couple, Chase and Gia. These two were the epitome of people fighting their attraction based on fear. Here you have Chase who knows he's gorgeous and has a line of women ready to have him in their bed. But what I found interesting was that he felt used and has no idea what his future held for him. Until Gia. Gia is the beautiful, fiery temptation who has Chase wrapped ar ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
4 Stars:
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, lo
Dani Hodge
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it

Chase & Gia's story is a sweet, sexy, fun read. The chemistry flies between these two and you can feel it while reading this book. I would totally recommend this one, am glad I read it and can't wait for Chance and Taylor's book to come out next. I really want to learn more about them after getting a glimpse of them in this book. Wrapping things up this was a great, short read, and looking forward for more!
Christy McCurry
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, standalone
Worth the Chase is a smooth flowing, sexy and quick read. I really enjoyed Chase and Gia's story. This story made me realize how much I absolutely enjoyed reading Indebted (A Kingpin Love Affair) and that I need to finish the series like now.

Arc kindly provided in exchange for my honest review

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Caryl Casanova
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Intense. Raw. Gritty.
If you're looking for a great HEA, mark your calendars for the release of this breathtaking book!

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Intense. Raw. Gritty.
If you're looking for a great HEA, mark your calendars for the release of this breathtaking book!
Barbara Beauchamp

This book was about 2 people who was attracted to each other sexually but ran away from each other before they could got close. I love this book there love for each other won over their subborness. Love story with tasteful sexual contact
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I was growing up I was the bratty kid that got upset when my brother and sister could go to the store and buy stickers with their names on it. My name wasn't mainstream so they didn't sell stickers with my name on it. As an adult I am still little jealous of other people's names so whenever I find a book with the name Gia in it I have to buy it. Sometimes I don't even read the book, I just have to own it. Having read all of J.L Beck's other books, I know I had to read this one. I absolutely ...more
Sofia Almiroudis
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a big fan of J.L. Beck, especially the Kingpin series. So when I heard that there was going to be a story written about Alzerro and Bree King's daughter Gia, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Gia is sexy, witty and smart. Working hard to graduate at the top of her class, she has no time for a social life or allow her attraction for cocky, man whore Chase Winchester to distract her. Well, easier said than done since she can't get away from Chase. Not only is her tutor Chance Chase's twin b ...more
Kim Howlett
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was very unique and cleverly wrote. You could tell the author had really planned this story out very well as it could if be one complicated reading it. However the author has once again showed everyone how talented she is and how every book that you read of hers is brilliant and a original story every time.
This book was sort of a spin off as it was based around the kids of the of Bree and Alzerro!s daughter Gia from Kingpin Series and Mimi and Corey's son Chase from Bittersweet series
Corey Clancy
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Romance

J.L. Beck has written a great romance. This is the first time I have read one of her books so I did not know anything of the series it spins off from. However, not knowing the other series did not take away anything from this book. I am giving this book a 3.9 due to some editing that has me in a tizzy (those of you that have read my reviews know I can be a b**** about this). I am also taking a bit away for reasons you will read below. Don't get me wrong, this is a book worth reading
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
This was a perfect Sunday read !! Just enough to keep me hooked yet light hearted enough to not add to the stress of the weekend ending !! I have enjoyed this author's work spanning over a couple different genres and this story combined two families from two different series and I very much enjoyed seeing how their families grew.

Gia and Chase want the same things yet neither wants to admit it. One night makes that more apparent than either would have thought. So now what do they do , continue t
Tru P
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved how J.L. Beck still carried on the passion in this book that her Kingpin series had. Worth the Chase was an amazing read. What I loved most about this book is how Gia and Chase have so much in common. They both have parents who are so in love and who have been through so much to find there happiness. I also loved how the writer kept in all our favorite characters from the Kingpin series. Of course Gia father being Alzerro King who used to be a kingpin now turned FBI agent is still the nu ...more
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Amazing Stars!

***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

Gia is concentrating on college so she can graduate with top honors. However she can’t keep her eyes or thoughts off of Chase. Chase wants a taste of Gia but knows he should stay away from her. They are constantly on each other’s nerves but the sexual tension between them is too much to handle.

The characters in this story were great. There was times that they had me laughing so hard. Even though they may not be right f
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another hit for J.L. Beck! Every book keeps getting better, if possible, and Worth the Chase is really showing great versatility with her writing.

Gia King is finally living out from under her fathers thumb. He's an ex mafia boss turned FBI Agent, that is a bit over protected. She's going to college at Auburn University, and feeling free. Chase Winchester is the God of campus. He is super hot, arrogant, and he totally knows it. Never does he get together with any of the women more than once, unt
Breanna Eichhorn
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gia is trying to study for her test in Advanced Biology class that is happening that first week, she is being tutored by Chance and she can't stop staring at Chase. Gia had to fight to get her chance to go to college. Gia has to start looking for a new apartment for her and her best friend Taylor. It's been three years since Gia has seen Taylor and it's really been hard since they grew up together. Taylor calls and says that she has found a place for them to rent and Gia is happy.
Gia is a Senio
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ah! Such a fantastic read, as I’ve come to expect from JL Beck! I’m a big fan of the kingpin series and an even bigger fan of the bittersweet series so my excitement level was near a 10 with the start of this book and JL Beck definitely does not disappoint. I laughed out loud from the very first page, I just love this authors writing, flow, and character development. This series is a crossover from the two original series centering around Alzerro’s daughter from the kingpin series and Corey’s so ...more
Kathleen Haran
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC recived for honest review


Another Awsome read From J L Beck ! I sooo was pulled into this book from the beginning and it was worth it lol. Chase is the player and likw all players he loves to get what he wants then pow hes done. But meeting Gia is a game changer and not just for him Gia too they have mega passion filled chemistry which sets the pages on fire! But not everything is easy and a love that is worth everything means fighting for what you want.

Thanks to J L Beck f
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a ARC of Worth the Chase by J.L. Beck for an honest review. I have read all of Josi's books and with each one, they get better and better. She can go from a high school romance to College to a dark romance and back to a college story and some how she manages to still write a fantastic books. In the end, it doesn't matter how old the characters are in her books, her books are just fantastic books. You don't need to read the Kingpin series to love this book, but I would highly recommen ...more
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

Gia King is so sick of been under her father's thumb she wants to branch out and become the young women she is meant to be she's hoping her dream of attending Auburn University will give her that chance.
Chase Winchester has a reputation with the ladies at Auburn he's sexy with attitude and he knows it.
Gia is attracted to Chase as soon as she lays eyes on him but they have a love/hate relationship s
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
After giving us back to back dark romance thrillers, JL returns back to where she started with some light hearted romance.

WTC is the first book in the Worth it series, and features the kids of both the Bittersweet and Kingpin Love Affair series'

The thing I really love about JL is that she writes fast, short stories that you enjoy reading so much, you end up wanting more, and it is the same with Worth The Chase.

Gia and Chase are an amazing couple, and very much enjoyed their story! It wa
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