Title: Chasing Jenna
Author: Micki Fredricks
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 27, 2014
Twenty year old Jenna Clausen has one chance to change her life… and she's going to take it.Leaving the darkness of her life two hundred miles behind her, Jenna arrives at the one place that could save her…college. Pushing her fears aside while gathering all of her courage, she steps out into her new life, and right into the sights of Cale Davis. Cale is part of the most elite house on campus simply called, The Brotherhood. It’s an exclusive house with one rule for membership, either you are born into The Brotherhood or you’re not. Cale makes it a priority to get what he wants…and he wants Jenna. He sets a plan into motion to make Jenna his. There is however, one flaw to Cale’s plan, Ryan Kitson. Also a fellow Brother in the House, he is a Cale-approved study partner for Jenna. But when her feelings for Ryan start to grow, Jenna has another decision to make….one she couldn't possibly have understood the dangers of. She suddenly finds herself engulfed by a lifestyle so dark and twisted she can’t find a way out. On the run and unsure who to trust, she spirals deeper and deeper into her nightmare. Jenna struggles to put all the pieces together until it finally becomes clear… The decision she made to save her life, might actually be the one that ends it. **This book is a Romantic Suspense for mature audiences, 18+ due to dark topics with references to both sexual and violent situations.*
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Jenna is at college after a life of struggling financially and living through abuse at the hands of her mother's boyfriends. She has worked her whole life and gone through two years of community college and is now finally living the real college life. On her first day she meets Cale Davis who is a wealthy boy and a member of an elite organization called The Brotherhood. Jenna is very attracted to Cale, and he seems to be effected by her as well. Cale ends up making Jenna an offer that could change her life, and while she is concerned that it is too good to be true, she can't pass it up. Things start to get complicated, especially when she starts developing feelings for her friend Ryan, another member of The Brotherhood who has been her friend and study partner. Soon everything becomes confusing, including who Jenna can trust.
This story engaged me pretty quickly, and held my interest throughout. I definitely knew that something was going to happen, but I didn't know what. I don't want to talk mud about the story line, because I think going in blind is best with this book. Jenna was a character that was easy to like and connect to. After learning about her life before she college, I was really hoping that she would be able to find some freedom and happiness. My main disappointment with the book is that I would have liked a little more of everything. More character development, and definitely more story. I think there were so many interesting components to this story and I would love to know more about all of it. Things definitely took a dark turn, and I was kept guessing about who could be trusted and who couldn't. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would read more by this author in the future.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
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