The Men of Holmby Hills: Chase (The Holmby Hills Series Book 1) by Allyson Simonian is a contemporary romance story with very short chapters making it a quick read. But I suspect because of this we were not given enough time to find the history behind these characters and their world. Whilst I liked the story, it did not grab me, and I felt the characters were not fully realised. It was hard to relate to and invest myself in the characters. The story frustrated me because the lead male was a self-absorbed womanising ahole. I believe the story would be great if it were longer in its telling and more details were given making the characters and their world more relatable.
Chase is an actor; whose childish and wanton ways threaten his job and off puts the people around him. When a new girl turns up, he finds he can’t stop thinking about her. Things move fast, he marries her but his ahole ways and lies and secrets threaten their very foundation. I really, really wanted to smack some sense into him.
Carrie is a very sweet woman who can’t believe this sexy man has any interest in her, one she has had a crush on since her teenage years. One minute she has run away from one relationship only to jump in to another one. Unfortunately, her new life is nothing like she envisioned, and all hell breaks loose.
It will be interesting to what happens in future books.
Reviewed by @jennadb