Series: Book 1 of the Therian Agents series
Genre: Romance, Shifter Romance
Rating: 3/5 stars
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Chase Payne, doesn’t have time for distractions – especially the kind that involve his best friend’s younger sister. He has a job to do: leading his team of Therian agents to fight against those who would expose their kind to the world.
Lora Oliver wants to be an agent, but shocking secrets from her past have damaged the bond between her human and animal natures, and threaten to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for, along with the people she loves.
Assigned to Chase’s team, Lora struggles to retain control and keep her secrets buried, while Chase denies what he feels for Lora.
And then, one kiss changes everything.
Before I even get into talking about Chasing Payne, I want to just say something real quick. Romance book covers freak me out. HOW DO THEY MAKE THE DUDE’S CHEST SO SHINY/VEINY?? Ahem, now that that is out of the way, onward to the review!
Chasing Payne was good in a lot of ways. I liked the plot (yes there actually was quite a bit of plot!) and the pacing was very well done, but there was one major thing that convinced me to rate it the way I did. The characters were kind of flat.
When I mean flat, I mean…like…really stereotypical. Chase was the typical alpha male who has never heard of emotions and couldn’t communicate if he was standing on the Tower of Babel with a megaphone. Lora, on the other hand, was written to be way too emotional and kind of whiny? I honestly had to skip through the pages that were Lora heavy. Too much whine for me.
However, like I said, the plot is pretty interesting…so I would still recommend this book, especially to people who like overly macho men and weak willed women. (Everyone has a type, I’m not gonna judge!)
Who was the first strong fictional female character you were introduced to?