Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Review: Chasing Him - Kennedy Fox

Chasing Him

(Bishop Brothers #3)
by Kennedy Fox
Published: June 28, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad.
Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless.

Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all.

That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting — except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession.

Mila Carmichael has many talents — making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player.

Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation.

But that’s only the beginning.

While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans — one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.

Chasing Him is a full-length 110k+ words standalone novel that’s filled with angst, sexual tension, and plenty of forbidden temptation! Let Kennedy Fox take you to the South for a hot, captivating adventure that’ll surely leave your Kindles on fire!

4 Stars

John Bishop is handsome, gruff, and reserved. He isn't your typical single dad, having met his daughter when she was dropped off on his front porch in a basket. Even with the help of his brothers and parents he's wearing himself thin, so when his mama sets up Mila Carmichael to be his new nanny he can't say no, even if she tempts him in ways she shouldn't. While Mila's watching little Maize, Johns running the B&B, but in the evening all bets are off. He doesn't anticipate how much she'd teach him, how much he'd enjoy her company, and how fun it would be to tease her about her love of football. They fall into an easy routine, but neither can deny the attraction between them. But Mila is only there for the summer and when it's time to return to Georgia John has to decide if he tells her the truth about her feelings or if he lets her go.

I was really excited to read Chasing Him, John has been the brother I haven't gotten a feel for with the previous two novels in the series. He's fairly serious and reserved, even if he knows how to drink with the best of them. We've seen him work the B&B, we know he goes to all the same events as his brothers, and we know he had a girl around once, but we don't know much else. He was a pretty big mystery for me. Mila Carmichael, like in the previous series, is new to town, single, and not looking for a man to be in her life. She's a bit younger in age and life experience compared to the other characters, but it made for a new perspective on the brothers. She's also spunky, hilarious, and seems to have a heart of gold. Anyone, including all the characters in the books, can see these two are meant to be. Their romance, though, is definitely of the slow burn variety, taking both ages to recognize that there's something more than just lust brewing between them.

All the Bishop brothers are the same when it comes to their heart, STUBBORN. Chasing Him wouldn't nearly be as entertaining if it weren't for John constantly denying his feelings, falling for his brother's baits, and always focuses on everything else but the truth. I loved that we, once again, get so much time with the Bishop family and that this time there was a small, separate storyline about Maize, her mom, and her maternal grandparents. It did read a little slower than I expected and the end was a bit predictable, but I remained engaged from start to finish, loving how John and Mila did finally come together and how they learn the value of going after a dream and embracing the changes that life throws your way.

Chasing Him is book three in the Bishop Brothers series, while they technically could be read as a standalone I wouldn't recommend it. Each story follows a brother on their journey to love, even if they're not quite ready for it. The books also allow you to catch up with the brothers from the previous story, giving us a glimpse at the future each brother has found after finally meeting the one. I love these books, they're lengthy and the romance moves at just the right pace, but I'm certainly sad there's only one left.

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