The Chase by Danica Flynn

POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 6%
Tropes: One Night Stand; Shy Heroine; Reformed Playboy; Hockey Romance; Instant Attraction
Series: Philadelphia Bulldogs Book 4
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate:  5/5 Stars
Release Date: September 1, 2022

TJ is one of those heroes that you can’t help but root for.  He is coming to a crossroads in his life.  He realizes that the way in which he has been living his life isn’t truly what he wants, but the first opportunity he really gets to move forward and chance he gets scared and messes up.  But what we see in this book is TJ working through his issues and understand why he hid this part of himself from others, and he moves forward with Max.

Maxine is a woman who has fears and hang-ups.  She has trauma in her past that she hasn’t truly dealt with, and it has kept her from moving forward.  She had a connection with TJ the first time they met, but when he didn’t take the next step, she was okay with this.  This book is really about healing and moving forward.  Not forgetting who you are or where you come from, but how the events in your past create your future based on how you deal with them.

I really love these two together, while they fight it, they support each other in ways that neither expected.  There is so much growth with these characters both together and separately.  We check in with the rest of the Bulldogs as well which is always a treat.