Chaser: A Dive Bar Novel

Chaser: A Dive Bar Novel

by Kylie Scott

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ISBN-13: 9781250083296
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: Dive Bar , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 11,893
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stage Dive series KYLIE SCOTT is a long time fan of erotic love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia she reads, writes and never wastes time on the internet.
USA Today bestselling author of the Stage Dive series KYLIE SCOTT is a long time fan of erotic love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia she reads, writes and never wastes time on the internet.

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Chaser: A Dive Bar Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great from beginning to end. I was sad when I hit the last page. Only Kylie could make Eric loveable.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Just began reading. Love this author's books, but the cover is all wrong. Eric is supposed to be clean cut n dressing like gq or a step below, this guy on the cover belongs in the rocker series. Bad call.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Chaser by Kylie Scott is the third book in her Dive Bar series. A wonderfully awkward story of the man-whore and the pregnant neighbor. Eric is part owner of the bar and a notorious man-whore. He is a great guy but he has never committed and none of his friends ever expect him to. When Jean moves into town and into the apartment upstairs as his new neighbor all bets are off. He tries to stay away for her sake, for the sake of everyone calling him out, but his emotions towards her are unique. He is ready to be there for Jean in ways he has never even considered being for any other woman in his life. The awkward circumstances lead to them becoming fast friends and building a bond that may not have grown otherwise. Powerful, emotional and angsty - I LOVED THIS! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this series and this one was soooo very good. Perfect character pairing, lots of laugh out loud moments and hot, hot, HOT. Perfect. If this is a new author for you start with book one....you will not be dissapointed. Me? I'm waiting on the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s been awhile since I read this series. I was glad to see another book written. Eric and Jean bonded over Ada while Eric was trying to figure out how to be a better man. Eric finally decides after Jean tells him what she wants. That all his dreaming about her is to come true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great installment to the Dive Bar Series. I so loved reading about Eric and Jean and the development of their relationship. Little Ada played a very important role in Eric's maturity in the book. I love how the members of Stage Dive also made a brief appearance. I would love to read more of all of these characters!
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
The Chaser becomes the Closer in this one, my fellow romance book loving friends. After becoming sick and tired of never ending negative comments from his own inner circle of friends about his love’ em and leave ‘em womanizing ways, Eric, the hero, decides enough is enough. He’ll show ‘em he can commit and have a real relationship. Yeah, it’s time he takes a walk on the real wild side of life and actually date, get to know a girl, and maybe even put a ring on her finger. He’s got this. How hard can it be, right? Well, who would have guessed a gorgeous babe supporting a baby bump would be “The One” for him. Resistance seems to be futile, as Eric can’t seem to get his eyes and mind off Jean, the heroine, every time their paths cross. At first, avoidance seems to work as Eric tries to scope out other options. Then a self imposed celibacy pact enters the mix. After a life changing bonding moment, Eric gives in and starts spending all his free helping Jean with her new baby...and the rest is history you’ll need to read for yourself to find out how that all plays out. There is some conflict from a common friend of both the main couple very vocal about her disapproval of even the idea of these two becoming a couple. But even she finally relents when she sees Eric seems to have changed for the better. If you are a fan of The Stage Dive series, you’ll be gifted with a brief cameo reunion of that rock and roll romance cast of main characters. As usual, Mal is up to his normal unfiltered, can’t seem to stop himself from causing chaos and good natured mayhem wherever he goes. It is always a welcome blast from the past to see this group intermingled and intermixed with other series by this author. Title: Chaser, Series: Dive Bar (Book 3), Author: Kylie Scott, Pages: 288, stand-alone but part of a connected series, former manho hero who decides to change, pregnant with OM baby before meeting, very steamy scenes, very likable heroine, no baby daddy drama, may not be romance safe for some. Book 1 - Dirty (Lydia & Vaughan), 4/19/16, Pages: 288 Book 2 - Twist (Alexandra & Joe), 4/11/17, Pages: 288 Book 3 - Chaser (Eric & Jean), 4/17/18, Pages: 288 (These comments are based on a library version. This is not an ARC review.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of laugh out loud fun! Characters are hilarious especially Mal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love,love,love this series. Eric has come so far and is great with jean and ada. Hope there will be more
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
As almost always happens with any book I ready by Kylie Scott, I loved it. We of course met Eric in the first two books, Dirty and Twist. And it was hard to like him really, at least with the way he was basically a manwhore from the way we got to know him, and what had happened between him and Nell. But this book is told all from his point of view, and that is kind of fun. You see, Eric is just not the sharpest crayon in the box. He's one of those sweet but kinda dumb guys. He had me laughing so much throughout the book. And what I knew about him from the first two didn't matter, because being inside his head really made him grow on me. While there were definitely some things that could cause drama, a pregnant female love interest, Eric's issues with Nell, possibly selling the bar and having to find a new job, this honestly was a pretty light, sweet story. And sometimes it is nice to end a series this way. It was cute the way it all worked out. Eric's abstaining from sex to prove that he could. The going through the bases, the way that Jean blurted out that she thought they should try being friends with benefits before they started that. All of those things had me smiling and loving this story. And as she so often does, my favorite book boyfriend of all time, from the Stage Dive series book Play, Mal Ericson, was in the story a few times. But it wasn't just Mal, all the Stage Dive band members were there, and it was so much fun catching up with all of them, but especially Mal. I loved this series. I don't exactly know what is next from Kylie Scott, but I can't wait to find out, and I can't wait to read it!
IsaLaCroqueusedeLivres More than 1 year ago
What can I say, I’m an unconditional fan of Kylie Scott and her series. If you loved Vaughan and Lydia, Joe and Alex, you’ll love Eric and Jean! Yes, manwhore, immature and self-centered Eric; you’re so going to fall for him too! Eric, the one who used to run from commitment, relationships, is about to get emotionally involved, and he will have to prove a lot of things, mainly to Jean, but also to his friends and family. Kylie Scott did a great work with those two characters, the challenges Jean had to face as a single mother, the consequence of Eric’s fame and his past behavior… Everything worked perfectly: the pace, the humor, moments with other couples and character in the series, it was refreshing, sexy, a little angsty… The perfect cocktail!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eric and Jean are perfect foe each other. Waiting eagerly for the next.
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Told in Eric’s voice it’s about his coming of age. Even though he’s like 27. The relationship between Eric and Jean is like boiling cold water. It takes a while to get going but once it does well boyo!   I haven’t read the rest of the series but I sure will now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love your character...and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so good I read it in one sitting. I could not put it down!
RelentlessEliza More than 1 year ago
★4.5 Stars★ It was always going to be uphill battle for Eric Collins to be taken seriously. He’s a manwhore extraordinaire, and the very idea of monogamy is one he himself would have laughed at not a few months ago. However, with everyone around him settling down he’s weighed up the benefits and feels he has what it takes to be a one woman man. As part owner of Dive Bar there’s no shortage of potential women to date, but longevity is the name of the game. He bides his time until his roving eye lands on newbie to the bar, Jean Antal. Eric is taken with Jean right away, and he’s not put off by the fact that the attraction seems to be one sided. He’s serious about finding a meaningful connection but the breaks are well and truly pumped once he discovers his new potential match is also a soon to be mother. Her time chatting with Eric was a momentary welcomed relief from the stressors in her life. Her family situation as well as impending single motherhood do not leave any time for frivolities. She knows she should avoid the playboy but he happens to there to lend a hand whenever she finds herself in need. As time goes by it becomes harder to co-sign the nature of their relationship as purely friendship. Eric evolves into a character that I would go to bat for without a doubt. He’s caring and dependable and he proves himself to be unadulterated boyfriend material. Owing to my love of Eric, my only gripe would be the lack of confidence his friends had in his transformation. Other than that, I adored every last drop of this story. It was emotional and sweet and far more intimate than expected.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--CHASER is the third instalment in Kylie Scott’s contemporary, adult DIVE BAR romance series-a spin off from the author’s STAGE DIVE rock series. This is bar owner Eric Collins, and Jean Antal’s story line. CHASER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary but I recommend reading the series in order for cohesion and back-stories. Told from first person point of view (Eric Collins) CHASER follows the building relationship between thirty year old bar owner Eric Collins, and new comer Jean Antal-a twenty two year old, pregnant and single young woman who has moved from her home town in Jacksonville, Florida to start a new life in Coeur d’Alene, on the invitation of her friend Nell Hewson. Moving into the vacant apartment above the Dive Bar found our heroine face to face with one of the owners, Eric Collins, the man with whom Jean will fall in love. What ensues is the slow building relationship between Eric and Jean, and the potential fall-out as Jean considers moving back to Jacksonville Florida; and the ongoing turmoil between Eric and his business partner Nell Hewson, a woman whose tirades against our story line hero are nothing less than venomous and rude. Eric’s reputation as a manwh*re finds our hero the target of Nell Hewson’s countless verbal attacks; Nell’s constant berating and censure gets olds pretty fast for Eric as well as this reader but Eric and Nell’s history is rocky, at best. Eric is determined to clean up his act but the non-stop reminders of his previous reputation is disheartening as Eric struggles to move on from his past. Jean Antal just wants to start over in a new town, far away from her unsupportive parents. Befriending Eric Collins led to a familiar support system that allowed our heroine to survive the early days after her child’s birth. Falling in love was never on the agenda but the heart knows what it wants, against the advice of family and friends. With so many people warning Eric against hurting our story line heroine, it is a wonder he didn’t walk away, and start over himself. The relationship between Jean and Eric is one immediate attraction tempered by Nell Hewson’s belligerent and constant belittling of our story line hero. With the help of the Dive Bar owners and friends but especially her friendship with Eric Collins, Jean’s life begins to flourish. The slow building romance is palpable; the $ex scenes are limited but passionate and seductive. The world building continues to focus on the family and friends at the Dive Bar including the acrimonious relationship between Nell and Eric, a relationship damaged by grief and loss. Eric’s growth and his maturity level blossoms throughout the story, a growth noticed by everyone but Nell. The witty, back and forth banter between characters is absent, something that is definitely missing from the last few stories-I miss Mal and his unfiltered antics, playful attitude and sense of humor. CHASER is a story of friendship, love, family and heartbreak. The premise is intoxicating and inspiring; the characters are energetic and sassy; the romance is intimate and captivating. CHASER is an encouraging and uplifting story about two people finding love against the odds.
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
I ADORED this book and the characters! I loved the way Scott flawlessly blended the combination of a sweet and sexy romance. Chaser is Eric’s story in the Dive Bar Series, and boy does he have a story to tell us. He is the bartender and part owner of the bar. He also has a not so good track record with relationships. Since he is getting closer to thirty and his friends and family are settling down, he thinks it is time for him to consider it. He has it all mapped out about how to go about dating. That was hilarious. He has no idea how complicated relationships and dating can be. When he sees a beautiful woman he has never seen before in the bar, he really believes this is the woman is going to date. Life is about to show him exactly how complicated and messy relationships can be. Imagine his surprise when he discovers his love interest is his friend, Nell’s friend, and she is VERY PREGNANT! I knew I would love watching Eric fall in love, and I was right! Jean has come to town to start a new life for herself and her unborn baby. She doesn’t want any complications, so when Eric starts acting like a jerk, she is relieved. However, Eric is one of her neighbors, so she will have to see him. As time passes, the two develop a friendship, and the attraction between them becomes harder to ignore. Eric was already irresistible, but he becomes even more so when Jean and her baby wrap him around their little fingers. Oh, my heart just turned to mush. There isn’t anything more attractive than a man who loves a baby! The book is written entirely from Eric’s POV which I found refreshing. It gave me a deeper look into who Eric was as a person, and the man has a heart of gold. He was such a huge support system to Jean, and when he was there for Ada’s birth, he was a goner from that point on. That was very evident, and that was another reason I loved seeing his POV. It brought me to tears of joy. He, Jean, and Ada make the perfect little family. He loves his girls, and he will do everything in his power to protect them. Scott never rushed their relationship. Their friendship gradually developed over time, even when there was a powerful attraction just below the surface. That made the book even more realistic. As much as this was a love story between a couple, this was also a love story about friendship and family. I have always been a fan of The Dive Series, and this made me become an even bigger one. ***Read and Reviewed for Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews***
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was brilliant! Kylie Scott rocks the male POV! I thought Eric had the best voice, I couldn’t get enough! Page after page I was smiling and feeling emotional all rolled into one. This was so sweet, funny, and charming. My absolute favorite in the series! I loved this slow burning romance between Eric and Jean. They had a wonderful building friendship and it just filled me up and made me happy. It was really entertaining seeing certain things through Eric’s eyes and the thought process he went through while he figures himself out. I thought Eric had the best internal dialogue ever! I’m totally in love with him and his life crisis. All of Eric’s epiphanies made my heart swell. I kept falling more in love with him as the story went on. This is all Eric's POV and very much his story but I loved the feelings I'd get from Jean, the looks and that contemplation I could feel from her. I really liked her a lot. I loved seeing all the characters from this series and enjoyed their interactions together, it made for some really funny moments! I also adored some crossover characters too, it made it that much more special. And the baby! Oh my. Eric with the baby pretty much made me melt, those scenes were so heartfelt and sweet, it was awesome. I loved Joe and Eric and their brotherly ways. All the different friendships and dynamics, even the rocky ones. There was a really tense side story happening that stressed me the heck out, I got it and understood, but man was it full of angst. I am super happy with how that all played in the end. I love a story that makes me feel, that makes me smile and laugh and cry. That fills me up and has me on the edge of my seat waiting for my HEA. This story absolutely did that! Chaser was an engaging, fun, and sweet with the best male POV. Seriously fantastic! I could not get enough of Eric. A must read for sure! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Arys More than 1 year ago
Chaser by Kylie Scott is Dive Bar series #3. Bartender/owner and skirt chaser Eric Collins is having a rough go of it. His friends are grilling him on his womanizing and less than serious business attitude and it appears that everyone, even his own family, agrees with them. Worse yet the hottie that just sat down at his bar is, A.) Friends with his business partner, and past mistake, Nell, so she knows all about him, and B.) very pregnant, and C.) not interested in him. So Eric decides to try to turn his life around, become a better person, and take a break from sex, though no one believes he will make it long. Jean Antal has left her Florida home to live in the small town her online friend Nell has told her about. Pregnant with a child she has been made to feel bad for keeping she needs to get away and make a new life. Eric is confusing to her at first, flirting, then put off by her pregnancy, besides she knows who and what he is, but she can't help but to slowly make friends with him. When fate conspires to make him the one to takes her to the hospital when her daughter is born their friendship grows deeper, though at times seems to be a dance of one step back before two steps forward. This book was definitely a relationship building one. Eric tries very hard to be a real friend and grow as a person, but his initial strong attraction to Jean never goes away and as the trust builds between them a real relationship grows. I liked how Ms. Scott built up the whole process, from becoming friends, to the details about babies, parenting and bonding with a child, the realities of intimacy with a young child only a second from waking up, and in the end something more special than either of these characters would have had if their had been a different journey to the finish line. Overall I very much recommend Chaser by Kylie Scott. I enjoyed the detailed characters and complexities as well as the underlying force pulling Eric and Jean together. Chaser was very well written, thorough and complete. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Penny42058 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I’ve read by Kylie Scott and I don’t feel like I was lost, since I didn’t read the previous books in the series. I will say I may have changed my opinion about Nell sooner, if I had read her story, but I’m good with my thoughts on her. Now, to Chaser. I really enjoyed this book. Yes, Eric is a manwhore, but that doesn’t mean he can’t change or turn into a decent person. Does he or does he continue his sleeping around, when he learns Jean is pregnant? No spoilers from me, but I think everyone deserves a second chance, so grab a copy of this fantastic book and see what happens. I want to thank #stmartinspress for my arc paperback of this book. My winning this book didn’t affect my review in any way! This is my voluntary and honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Chaser proves that fate has a sense of humor. Why does the right thing, happen at the wrong time? That's the irony we call life. Chaser though not always funny is good for a few laughs. Ms. Scott delivers wisdom with a wry sense of humor and a hearty dose of reality. She prides herself on not being too serious, but always being right on time.