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Caught in the Chase

(Caught #3)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  189 ratings  ·  82 reviews
This summer I'm leaving my hometown for a fresh start. It's a necessary choice in my pursuit of a full and sober life. Besides, escaping to the Outer Banks isn't a hardship. This seaside town holds everything I need and more.

That is, until I run into Chase Matthews.

He's an arrogant, cocky, self-absorbed jerk who has already come between me and my best friend once. The sm
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 18th 2020 by Kacey Shea Books LLC
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Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Caught in the Chase by Kacey Shea was an inspiring, heart wrecking and gut wrenching ride. The author took me on an emotional journey with some complex characters and their complicated feels. This is the kind of angsty romance that breaks my heart but also fill my heart with all consuming emotions.

Chase and Alicia has a more than complex history. One that is ridden with guilt, shame and reckless decisions. They have a common enemy. Addiction. Now Alicia is volunteering at a community centre for
Jenifer Briggs
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I must be going crazy, because I swear I wrote my review for this book when this released last year.. but alas, I can't find it. But I am here to tell you all that this book is AMAZING and deserves waaaaay more attention than it's getting. Seriously, Kacey packed ALL the feels in the first part of this duet, and I cannot wait to get my hands on book two!

I'll be the first to admit that I am a huge sucker for bad boys. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. There self destructive ways is like catnip to me (in roma
Marley Valentine
"Because it's the truth! It happened! You don't get to rewrite history. You don't get to erase me."

Chase Matthews is the bad boy that every body loves to hate and Kacey Shea's story writing skills eloquently rise up to the challenge, paving out an addictive, complex and flawed journey to redemption.

Caught in the Chase is so much more than I could've hoped for. Unsure of what to expect I was completely blown away by the depth of Alicia and Chase's story. Layered with pain, anger and regret, both
Jessica Alcazar
First things first … *sigh* you gotta start at the beginning with this series. The books are interconnected. Also, this particular book ends in a pause to the journey and it’s necessary. This story is emotionally driven and fueled by a lot of heart wrenching conflict within our leads. They have a history. They have a past. They have struggles. Their life is dramatic and full of conflict. This is one of those stories where you dread turning the page at the same time as you can’t wait for the next ...more
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you have read the other books in this series you'll be familiar with Chase and Alicia. All these books are well worth reading and I recommend them all. That being said, I think if you wanted to jump in here, with this book, you could fairly easily. Are there characters that reappear and previous events referenced? Yes, they do and yes, there are, but I felt that everything was very well laid out and explained in such a way that you could dive in and you'd be just fine.

Now, lets get into the
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Caught in the Chase is a story that will grip hard and will hold your heart within the words of the pages. It is heartbreaking and emotional and one that will have you on the edge of your seat. Two characters that are broken, complicated and flawed are undeniably drawn to each other. Their story is not an easy one and at times will leave you feeling raw and angsty. Chase and Alicia are characters with similarities that are evident, however complications and hurdles seem to stand in their way at ...more
Kari Hansen
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A dependency on alcohol led to some behavior that not only hurt her but those she was closest to. Alicia has worked hard to overcome her past so when her life collides with Chase’s once again she knows it is in her best interest to stay away but that is easier said than done.

Chase’s life has been a series of bad choices and self-destructive behavior. His past with Alicia is filled with pain and guilt so spending the summer with her could either be his redemption or his downfall.

If you have read
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
Wow. What can I say, I certainly wasn’t expecting a book that gives a lesson in humility, acceptance, addiction, forgiveness and understanding. This book blew me away, Kacey certainly didn’t shy away from writing about some pretty serious issues that people face.
Casey and Alicia are two broken characters, who also happen to hate each other. The story of how they come together was so good, the history they share and the problems they
Kacey Shea
Dec 17, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
“So, you still want to be here all summer?” she says, stopping at the receptionist desk to grab something from behind the counter. Does she really think I’d so easily quit? That I’m scared of a little hard work?
“Tell me what to do.” 
“You’re up for anything?” She shoves a shirt and badge at my chest.
Anything. “Hell, yeah.” I don’t think her idea is the same as mine. Disappointing. I pull the center’s volunteer shirt on over my plain white tee and meet her gaze. “Hit me with your best.” I tip my c
Kacey Shea
Dec 17, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Chase and Alicia's book is LIVE and available to read with KU! I hope you enjoy this book. This couple has totally consumed me as a writer and I poured everything into this one. Flawed, complex characters and heavy subject matter make this book a page turner you won't want to put down! ...more
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Caught in the Chase is book 3 in the Caught series and this time it's Alicia and Chase's turn in the spotlight!
While the author did an exceptional job telling the story of these two characters, keep in mind that the journey doesn't end here. Book 3 is the first in a duet setting the stage and the tone for a very gut wrenching, heartwarming, emotional roller coaster that you're sure to love! This book is HEAVY on the FEELS!

If you've read the previous books, then you know of Alicia and Chase. How
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Caught In The Chase is the third book in the Caught series and is the first part of Alicia and Chase's story. and its a heart wrenching tale of love, loss and dealing with addiction whilst finding something unexpected.
We've seen glimpses of Alicia and Chase in previous books in the series and now we have their story and what a story it is!
After a devastating accident, Chase is banished to Kittyhawk and has to volunteer at a community centre for the next three months.
Alicia has found a great job
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

So to even understand half of what's going on, I do suggest you read the previous stories. Chase and Alicia were a big part of Callie's story. Since I did read the previous stories, this story was a bit rough for me; I have realized I am not a forgive and forget type of person, more like a die in hell type. There is so much I want to say about this story, but I also don't want to spoil things. So, I'll just stick with the basics. Alicia and Chase were both part of wha
Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
Chase is a mess! A huge mistake leaves him with regret and community service hours to fulfill. He gets sent to his uncles, out of town to work those hours.

Alicia takes an internship for the summer out of town. Her parents don’t like it, and her trust is on hold because she chose to go, but she needs to do this for herself.

What are the odds they’d end up in the same place? Yep, you guessed it! What happens when they spend the summer together? Lots of things that you want to read about! This book
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Shame weighs heavy in every fiber of my being. For all that I’ve done and everything I’ve never said.”

This book is really eye opening seeing an addiction and struggle from a different perspective. It’s so easy to think you would handle the situation different. That you could just switch your habits on a dime. It’s heartbreaking to see the guilt, shame, regret, disappointment, daily struggle...hourly struggle...minute struggle of each and every day.

“I feel as though I’m on the edge of something
Hopelessly Addicted To Books
I haven't read the other books in this series but was able to follow the storyline. This is book one of this couples journey so get ready for that ending ( unlike me ).

Chase and Alicia have a very complicated history that was revealed slowly and I liked that I got to know them without prior opinions. This story deals with addiction and at times it is a heavy hard read. Like me you may find yourself not liking either main characters but stick with it because it is worth it. These two are flawed
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another gripping story by Kacey Shea.
Emotional,passionate and compelling Alicia and Chase's road to Romance is not all plain sailing and sometimes it was hard to read.They are both troubled and imperfect,but they are drawn to eachother and even though Alicia has her own sobriety to think of she feels strongly that she wants to help Chase.
Their chemistry is magnetic,steamy and something they can't deny,with the subject of addiction what was meant to be a summer fling develops into something more
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Caught in the Chase is an extremely gut-wrenching emotional journey where we meet Chase and Alicia. Both of these characters have been through a lot and it has impacted them both in ways they are both still dealing with. Alicia and Chase end up in the same place for the summer, one wants to avoid the other and the other wants to be try to get along. Alicia and Chase will smash your heart and slowly build it back together, however, fair warning, we have to wait for the next book to continue ...more
May 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Alicia and Chase have a history and a shared disease - alcoholism. Alicia knows what it is like to hit rock bottom; Chase has just reached that point himself. After driving drunk, he gets in a crash that paralyzes his friend and fellow firefighter. As part of his sentence, he moves to the Outer Banks for the summer to do community service while living in his uncle’s beach house. Alicia is already there, working at the same community center while waiting to hear if she got into grad school. They ...more
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ugh Ms. Kacey sure knows how to make me go into the ugly cry! In a good way of course.

Alicia and Chase are two souls who are on such destructive paths when we meet them. They both have a past with each other that they rather forget.
Alicia nearly lost everything she held dear but soon she was on track to finally make some head way.
She struggles with alcohol and has one night that makes her fall back into her demons.
Then there is Chase who is also on such a destructive path, he makes a horrible m
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story, I was a bit apprehensive about reading it, because I HATED CHASE! But I had faith the the AMAZING Kacey Shea could redeem his. AND . . . wow did she ever!

Chase was such a jerk, and after a terrible tragedy, it gets worse, but throughout the beginning of this book, he begins to change and turns into an amazing character who had me cheering him on.

Alicia was also a character that I was not a huge fan of, but getting to know her throughout this book made me love her as well.

May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book deals with Alcoholism, the ups and downs, the fight for sobriety.
Chase Matthews is a fire captain until going out one night with his best friend ended with a bad decision. Now he's not sure if he'll ever be a firefighter again. He is sent out of town to do his community service. staying at his Uncle's house.
Alicia has made so many bad decisions including hitting on her best friend's boyfriend at the time, Chase. She has tried getting sober and has done well until she finds out some inf
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While neither Chase nor Alicia has quite been my favorite in this series, I was really excited to see what Kacey Shea did with their story. And holy heck did it completely blow me away, as that Caught in the Chase was not what I expected for them! The angst, the emotion, the drama, the heartache......I felt like I was holding my breath a lot just waiting for them to figure out that there was something special between them. I know Alicia had reservations because of Chase's history with Callie, bu ...more
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you've been reading the "Caught" series, Chase and Alicia will not be strangers to you. They've played pivotal parts in books 1 & 2. But Caught in the Chase, we learn more about the real Chase and Alicia, what they think, what they've been through and why they act or react they way they have and do.
This book has so many emotions, and what I call "hidden agendas". There's so much love and support. But there's also the lack of too! This story has new people and a new setting and a bunch of new
Wendy Livingstone
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this awesome series and is Chase and Alicia’s story, and these two are complex and flawed characters who are drawn to each other. The chemistry between these two is undeniable, and they have many challenges to overcome for them to move forward together. This is a well written story which is raw, gritty, heartbreaking, tragic, emotionally charged, realistic, relatable, and with secrets, bad choices, which all leads to a steamy and powerful storyline. I look forward to read ...more
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my heart!
Chase and Alicia are not the simplest of couples, they are flawed and complicated but if anything that made me love them so much more. Their story is far from perfect but who's is right?!
It was raw and real and as quick as it broke my heart it was filled with hope that all would be ok.
I can't wait for their conclusion in Caught In Us.
I know the rest of their journey is going to be far from easy. It's going to be a gut filled, heart wrenching rollercoaster of a ride but I'm ready.
Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
Now, I went into this book totally blind, not realizing it was part of a series, but I will definitely be adding the other books to my (very long) TBR list pronto!

This did not deter me from reading this book, as I went in with no pre-existing knowledge of the characters.

Kacey did a great job with the characters of Chase and Alicia. They were well-developed, and I found myself rooting for them to get together.

This was definitely an emotional read for me, but it would be a book I would go back to
Laura R
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t even know where to start.
This book was heartbreaking and emotional. Chase and Alicia both have demons they’re fighting. They’ve both made mistakes and they’re trying hard to change.
But this story isn’t just about Chase and Alicia. It’s about so much more. The real life stuff no one likes talking about.
I couldn’t put it down. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen Kacey throws another curve and shocks you.
But she leaves it in a cliffhanger and now I don’t know what to do w
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

Wow, I just finished this one and I can't even think about picking up another book right now! This one hit all the marks...and left me hangin'.

I never thought Chase could redeem himself, but Kacey did a remarkable job of making him someone you want to believe in. I love the Chemistry between Chase and Alicia, they are two broken souls that just fit together. I need closure for these two, I need the HEA, I need therapy after this emotional ending....I need Caught in Us ❤
Megan Mary
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well it's official.. Kacey Shea is trying to kill me! My heart cannot handle endings like that... so many emotions, so much truth & now I will count the minutes until Caught In Us!

Seriously, Chase & Alicia's story was not for the faint of heart... full of such realness, honest emotions & some pretty tough subjects... these two definitely had/have the odds stacked against them. A summer fling that turns into so much more than either of them could've expected. Angst, Recovery & Off the Charts Chem
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