Monday, April 11, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - The Three-Week Arrangement (Chase Brothers #3) by Sarah Ballance

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by Sarah Ballance Chase Brothers, #3 
Publication Date: April 4, 2016 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Entangled Lovestruck
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Ethan Chase isn’t interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he’d much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he’ll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on.

Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan’s pretend girlfriend can’t hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there’s no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she’s falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals…and break her heart.

I really enjoyed this story, I haven't read the first two books in the series, but it wasn't overly difficult to get caught up on who the characters are.

I liked getting to know both Ethan and Rue, two polar opposites that somehow are the perfect balance for each other, despite the unusual circumstances surrounding their early "courtship". My heart went out to Ethan, and while I realize that his family only wanted him to find happiness, I thought it a bit selfish on their parts for the way they treated him. Not one of them had lost their respective significant other, so I felt they just should have respected his timeline for being ready to move on when he was ready to start dating again. I mean damn, he'd been with his wife since they were teenagers before she passed away.

I also liked that while it seemed like Rue might have brought chaos into his world, what she actually did was bring the color back into his life, but doing it in a way that showed him he didn't have to forget about his wife in order to start enjoying life again. Rue showed him that he was capable of being able to love in the present while still managing to remember the love he shared with his late wife. And remarkably, Rue was able to get him out of his comfort zone by pushing him to be a little bit more adventurous.

Of course there is the requisite break-up between Rue and Ethan, but it's not for the usual reasons that happen in stories, but what was most surprising was the identity of who managed to make Ethan see where he messed up. Thankfully Ethan got his head on straight and he and Rue managed to get their HEA.
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Five Things I Love About You Book #1
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California landscape artist Estelle Donovan hates big cities. Between the grime, the smell, all the drab concrete, and the suffocating summer heat, how can anyone breathe? Housesitting her brother's New York apartment, complete with broken elevator and smoking air conditioner, is her kind of hell. It's only for two weeks, though. What could possibly go wrong?

Dumping a jar of pickles on the hot girl at the grocery store wasn't Crosby Chase's finest hour, nor was getting bitten in the butt by the demonic cat on her fire escape. But he is going to change her mind about his beloved city, damn it. In fact, if they could just make it five minutes without falling into bed, he bets Estelle he can find five things she'll love about New York. Falling in love wasn't part of his plan. And with an entire country between them, Crosby realizes he doesn't need five reasons to make Estelle love New York. He needs one big reason to make her stay...

Each book in the Chase Brothers series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

For Seven Nights Only Book #2
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Kelsie Reed is over bad luck and bad men. Newly dumped, she’s now the pathetically single maid of honor in her sister's wedding—and her ex is the best man. Her bad luck continues when a plumbing meltdown in her apartment sends her sexy neighbor running to her rescue. He’s got "serial dater" written all over him, which is unfortunate because the man is hot.

Sawyer Chase loves women, but settling down? He’ll leave that to his brothers. But when Kelsie confesses she’s a dating disaster and is about to become the laughing stock of her family wedding, Sawyer takes control. He's got one week to teach her how to land the man of her dreams, and he’ll do it on her terms: no touching, no kissing, and definitely nothing more. But some rules need to be broken, especially when, for once, there’s something on the line worth fighting for…



Sarah Ballance
Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you’ll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit

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