Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.
Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.
Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.
Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.
Author note: In Pursuit is the first book in a two book series. Intended for 18+ readers.
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This was my first Olivia Luck read and I am thrilled to be a part of her tour. This wasn't a terribly long read and I finished it in 1 sitting and in about 3 1/2 hours. The writing was good and the flow of the story was smooth. This is book 1 and is NOT a standalone. The ending will definitely leave you with questions.
Eddie is leaving her home to start her life over in Chicago, close to where her best friend Sarah grew up. Sarah has a high school friend that is looking for a roommate and it works out perfect for Eddie. After meeting Claire, her new roommate, Eddie is so excited to start her new life. She runs a blog and is an interior designer. Claire is a bit of a partier, which isn't really Eddie's thing but she tries to fit in.
Claire also has the hottest brother EVER named Harris! Eddie isn't sure what to think of him or how to feel. She feels a crazy connection but isn't sure how to read him. She grew up with a single dad who wasn't really around and recently got out of a bad relationship and just wants to begin again.
Claire seems like a fairy godmother, but things aren't really how they seem. Eddie starts noticing little things here and there but isn't sure how to feel or what to think. Claire starts showing a crazy side little by little and Eddie wants to run the other way! Just when things are looking up, something HORRIBLE happens!! Eddie starts to see true colors and isn't liking what she sees. Her and Harris have been back and forth but she really thought they finally worked it all out, until he makes the wrong choice AGAIN!!! I don't want to ruin the story, but it was good read. Its a finding yourself steamy romance with a dash of crazy mixed in, and we all love a little crazy; well as long as we are reading it, not living it!
The book doesn't really have a cliffhanger, but definitely leaves you wondering where it is going to go and how certain situations will play out. I will be waiting for book 2 and can not wait to 1-click! I am trying to think of what made me not give a 5, but I am not too sure. I really enjoyed the story and definitely recommend it, but I didn't feel that emotional pull to connect me with the characters. That is a bit of preference too though I think. I love the feeling of a book that rips your heart out and leaves you gasping. I am sure there are many of you who will think this read is flawless, and in some aspects it is, I just didn't get the breath holding feeling that I love so much.
Rating: 4 stars
In Pursuit Excerpt:
That evening, I’m back in the apartment, running late. I’m rifling through my messy tote bag in the middle of the foyer, searching for my keys, when the door is yanked open and two tall, toned blonds in professional attire stand on the other side. Claire’s legs are shoulder width apart, like she is ready to strut down a runway. Her silky blue blouse is tucked into a slim black pencil skirt. At the bottom, her feet are hidden by designer shoes that probably cost as much as I pay in rent. He wears a tailored navy suit and a crisp white shirt. A gray tie is knotted carefully at his neck. In a word? Sex. Flutters of awareness ignite licks of desire down to my toes.
“Oh!” I gasp, dropping my bag on my foot in surprise, causing some of its contents to fling across the ground. “Ouch!”
“Is my little mouse clumsy?” Claire asks with a laugh.
The more I hear that nickname, the less I enjoy it.
“Quite,” I confirm. I drop down to my knees to pick up my things. Then I spot it, next to a pair of shiny mahogany loafers. A tampon rolled right out of my bag and landed conveniently next to Harris’ foot. I don’t think it’s possible for this moment to get more embarrassing, until he crouches down to retrieve my lost item. An elegant hand extends to pick it up, and he waves the offending sanitary device in front of me.
“This belong to you?” His voice is gruff, not an ounce of warmth in it.
“Yes, thank you,” I mutter. I swipe it from his grasp, and scramble around the wood floor to collect the rest of my belongings. Claire just barely muffles her laughter, but I can hear her short giggles, probably at my expense.
I right myself and smooth my shorts around my legs, knowing full and well that my cheeks are bright red. “Let me try this again. Hi, guys.”
“Eddie, I’m Harris. I didn’t formally introduce myself when I saw you yesterday.”
I look up and up and up from where my eyes are trained at the floor and catch his gaze. His steel gray eyes meet mine and hold firmly. I want to turn away, but I’m trapped. He’s locked me in place with his sharp attention.
About The Author
Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.
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