Saturday, June 06, 2020

Review: Thrill of the Chase by Layla Nash

Book Description

Up-and-coming chef Natalia Spencer has enough on her plate dealing with a struggling restaurant and a corrupt manager selling her out of pantry and kitchen. She doesn't have time for arrogant customers, even a gorgeous corporate raider in a bespoke suit with muscles that just don't stop. Until, of course, he buys her restaurant and saves her life.

Logan Chase, alpha of his lion shifter pride, is intrigued when the feisty chef kicks him out of her restaurant. He's enraged when someone attacks her. And he's intoxicated when he finally gets close enough to kiss her. But when he shifts in front of her and his lion comes out to play, he risks losing Natalia forever.

Natalia just wants to cook and snuggle with a nice guy. Shacking up with a man who's also a lion means inviting a new level of crazy into her life, along with his unruly brothers, and even her werewolf best friends warn her away. Can she and Logan create a steamy relationship from scratch, or are they a recipe for disaster?

My Review

Natalia and Logan's first meeting didn't go very well when he sent back his steak at her restaurant twice and she told him to leave. She knew how to cook a steak, it's not her fault that he couldn't figure out that it was perfect. She actually yelled at him which made the guys he was with smile and laugh. 

Logan is a lion shifter and the leader of his pride. He and his brothers don't have mates because there aren't a lot of female lionesses around anymore. The lion shifters could soon been in a dangerous predicament if they didn't take mates and start producing cubs. 

Natalia was having her own problems in her restaurant with her manager constantly selling or giving away the food so there wasn't enough to make in the restaurant. They weren't making enough money to pay the bills most months so she was really in a bad way and ready to quit and move on if things didn't get better. 

Later Logan buys the restaurant from the owners and hires her to make dinner for him and his brothers at his house. The sparks flew between them when she spots him and finds out that he's her new boss. She wanted to throttle him but instead makes the dinner she was hired to make and they talk about the restaurant. 

There's some really shifty things going on at the restaurant with her manager and the venders but things really heat up at one point and Natalia is attacked. Logan as well as his brothers come to her aid and Logan is great with her after what she's just been through. They really get close at this time and start making plans to be together, even move in together. Then she accidentally finds out what he is and it scares her so much so that she needs time apart from him which slices him up inside since he knows she's his mate and he feels like she rejected him. 

Even though there's a bit of a hiccup in their relationship for a bit, they never stopped caring for each other which helps bring them back together. His brothers are great and I really loved how caring they are. I'm looking forward to reading them get their own stories now. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.