- Release Date
- June 2018
- Book 3 of Bishop Brothers
Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Western Romance, Young Adult 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.
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 19, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
50 people found the following review helpful
3 hot dad stars for CHASING HIM.
John Bishop may not get as many women as his slutty playboy twin, but he's not doing too bad. But when a past lover dies and he's handed the infant he knew nothin' about, shit's about to get real…literally! John knows zero about babies, and he's desperate for help. Enter Mila Carmichael. Mila's visiting from Georgia for the summer and is great with kids. She's more than happy to help John with little Maize, and secretly happy she gets to interact daily with the hottest man she's ever seen. They both try to keep their hands off each other, but the temptation is just too strong. The duo doesn't stand a chance at making it, after all, Mila's got to head back to Georgia to begin her teaching life. FaceTime'ing a man and his baby isn't going to cut it, either, the two have some tough decisions to make.
I totally adore Ms. Fox, and her Bishop Brothers series as a whole, but I just couldn't get into CHASING HIM. I'm not a huge fan of YA/NA or older man/younger woman reads, even though in this case Mila's young age was somewhat tempered by John's maturity and by the fact that she helped raise her ginormous family. Likewise, although John was majorly grumpy during most of the book, his baby and Mila (and Jackson) balanced an attitude that could've otherwise have been off-putting. It took sooo long for John to admit his feelings for Mila to himself, almost too long until he actually made a move. When they finally acted on their mutual attraction, it just felt forced and a bit too insta-love for me. Their chemistry just wasn't there, which set the tone for the lack of spark for the rest of the book. The conflict between the couple wasn't much of one, it was superficial and over with the snap of the fingers and all wrapped up with a nice neat bow. CHASING HIM was an OK read, it wasn't terrible, but it just wasn't the fabulousness I'm used to from Ms. Fox.
Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; no condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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