Series Info: Pursuit #1
Author: Olivia Luck
Release Date: February 10, 2014
Rating: 4 lucky stars
Recommended for: those who enjoy reading about the lifestyles of the rich and the famous and people starting over.
About In Pursuit:
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.
I think that this was a book with a great story that was brought down by the characters. Harris was the only one I liked.
Edith’s past was definitely something worth trying to escape. She was lucky enough to have a job she could do from anywhere. She immediately meets someone she’s interested in, but loyalty to his family becomes an obstacle, in addition to her dealing with her past.
That’s a good story right?
Unfortunately, Edith was kind of immature and definitely a pushover. She can kind of be talked into anything and doesn’t speak up for herself when she’s being walked all over by her roommate, Claire, and her friends.
So, Claire. Ew. OMG. Ew. You get a bad vibe from her right from the start – spoiled, fake, super-duper high-maintenance. But she’s really nice to Edith most of the time, so I think we’re supposed to like her. But she hears just what she wants to hear in conversations, orders Edith around, is rude to other people, and is constantly talking behind people’s backs.
Claire’s friends are just as bad. They’re awful, awful people.
Basically, everyone but Edith and Harris were really, really sketchy.
But Harris wasn’t without his faults. He lets Claire manipulate him because of the family’s history. He was also kind of moody – I didn’t understand how Edith could be attracted to him only going by their first interaction.
I do want to read the next book, though. Assuming there’s a happy ending, I’d really love to see how Edith overcomes her path and Harris deals with his family.
*An ARC was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
About Olivia Luck
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.