Chase’s debut reads exactly like a romantic comedy script and is told from the POV of a womanizing man-child who readers will begrudgingly fall for — much like heroine Kate. Watching Drew fight for Kate, fail and struggle to win her back is highly entertaining. Although readers may roll their eyes at Drew’s matter-of-fact explanation of the male psyche, you’ll find it hard not to laugh as the confused, kindhearted hero figures out how to get the girl.
Investment banker Drew Evans is used to having everything handed to him on a silver platter — including women. When Kate Brooks joins his firm, he’s more than willing to add another notch to his bedpost. But first, he must find a way to get rid of Kate’s freeloading rock-star fiancé — and even then Drew learns that a woman like Kate might be beyond his bachelor’s life of easy one-night stands. In order to convince her he’s worth the risk, Drew must first learn to be the man Kate deserves. (GALLERY, Jan., 256 pp., $15.00)