The Chase

The Chase

by Adrienne Giordano


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Hard-driving attorney Jo Pomeroy is as determined as she is sexy-in other words, a major pain in NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend's butt. Working together on a high-profile task force charged with busting sales of counterfeit goods has been rocky from the start. And Jo's penchant for trouble is as difficult to ignore as her spectacular legs.
The world of knock-offs isn't as frivolous as it appears. The purses are fake, but the danger is all too real-and Jo seems hell-bent on putting herself in the middle of it. Her investigations have uncovered valuable leads for Gabe's team, but they've also drawn the wrong kind of attention.
Now, she's on the radar of a mysterious smuggler not afraid to use violence to evade the law. At the risk of their lives-and their hearts-Gabe and Jo must find him before he finds them.

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ISBN-13: 9780988893917
Publisher: Adrienne Giordano
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

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The Chase 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Gabe and Joanna are on a task force to track down counterfeit merchandise for one of Jo's clients. They are both determined, driven, and want things to run their way. Problem is, neither of them will back down. The story idea was interesting because it isn't a common plot that I have run across, so I was engrossed in the story from the beginning. Throw in two strong personalities, a few bad guys and a lot of witty banter, and you have an entertaining story that is hard to put down. Gabe is referred to by Jo as "Mr. August" - the hottest month on the calendar. She and him have such intense chemistry that neither wants to act on because it could put an end to their spot on the task force. They try to ignore it but eventually give in. After they realize how good they can be together they try to maintain business as usual when they are on the job. Easier said than done. When Gabe has to save Jo's life he goes all ballistic and lets his emotions get the best of him by going after one of the people he felt was responsible.  Adrienne does a good job of setting up this series. I look forward to reading more about Gave and Jo and watching them navigate this relationship of theirs while they try to bring down the one of the biggest smuggling operations of counterfeit merchandise in New York. I highly recommend The Chase to anyone looking for a fun, witty, romantic suspense read!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I HATE Cliffhangers, this is not a great book any way, but with the using of God's name in vane, I won't read anymore by this person. Would give minus stars if possible. GJRA
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is book one of a three part series that is full of action, a few chills and some downright horrors. Here we meet attorney Joanna and Sergeant Townsend who keep us entertained throughout as they team together on the mayor's special task force to stop illegal counterfeit fashion that is taking over the city. What do you get when you have two strong willed people that are attracted to each other but seem only to be able to irritate the other as they buttheads? You get one highly entertaining read that keeps the reads smiling and at times laughing as they go head to head to chase down counterfeiters only to be found on the receiving end of danger. Jo demands to be on all the busts, the hunt and the catcher only to find the counterfeits have her in their sites leaving Gabe pulling his hair out and talking to his self. Gabe has never met a woman more frustrating or more sexy that is slowing driving him to drink. As the author spends us through the twists and turns, the hunt is on bring more danger than Joanna ever expected. With Gabe hot on her tail trying his best to keep his eyes off her sexy backside and out of danger. This is one strong, sassy, sexy bullheaded woman who will not listen to reason. Joanna doesn’t understand why one sexy bullheaded sergeant won’t listen to reason and is always trying to keep her away from the thrilling excitement that comes with each bust. That is until the day she gets in over her head and leaves her at deaths door. This is a very exciting read that hooks you from start to finish leaving you breathless as you go through the paces of each new exciting, thrilling road block that is put before them. The Chase is a very well written story leaving the read on the edge as they dance around each other bulling, yelling, cursing, and demanding what they expect from the other. The author knows how to spin her words to keep you hooked and entertained why she keeps you smiling, laughing and gasping at the new twist she spins. You have to smile as these two try their best to keep their hands among other things off each other. Trying to keep their thoughts and minds on the case and off the thought of what they liked to do to the other. You do not want to miss this start of a new exciting thrilling suspense read. You might want to pick up the box-set since this is just the start and does leave you guessing as to what is yet to come. It is well worth the read. I can’t wait to start on the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Chase was an entertaining read at just the right pace. Jo is the hot shot attorney that always seems to find a way to irritate Gabe. Gabe is sexy strong police sergeant working on the same task force with her. Together they are hot on the chase of bootleg goods. Jo has the funds and knows what’s fake while Gabe knows the streets and the dangers. What they don’t know is who they are after and how dangerous their own attraction is. This was a great start to the series, building up the characters and setting the danger and adventure, but only giving a peek into the man they were chasing.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Jo Pomeroy is determined to get her clients justice, by making sure every knock-off item is off the streets, even if that means dealing with NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend. Jo and Gabe have become unlikely partners, in the murderous crime world of counterfeit fashion. Will Gabe be able to keep them safe and put the bad guys behind bars or will Jo get caught in the crossfire? The Chase is the first part of the Justifiable Cause series. There is some saucy talk, but no spicy scenes. The narration is a bit wordy and there are a few typos. However, the suspense is intense! This is a great set-up to a promising series. There are excellent action scenes and readers will be excited to keep turning the page, to see what would happen next. The cliffhanger ending will have readers gasping for air as they reach for the next book. Notes: I received a copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It was part of a book set and I had no expectations for the individual books. I loved the characters and the plot. I think it was a novella because it was too short and I wanted it to go in much longer. Ms. Giordano is going on my list of preferred authors!
MaryL2 More than 1 year ago
The Chase Adrienne Giordano Jo Pomeroy is an attorney with a client who is tired of the knockoff making them loose money. She gets the NY mayor to create a task force to battle the knockoffs. NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend thinks she is a big pain who takes risks which could get her injured or killed. Sparks keep flying between them until things reach a boiling point in all manners. Adrienne introduces two strong minded characters who keep the story moving along at a fast pace. Will be reading the rest of the series to see how Gabe and Jo handle their sparks as they work hard to crack the counterfeit items ring.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
The Chase is the first book in Adrienne Giordano’s series Justifiable Cause. Joanna Pomeroy is an attorney seeking justice for the fashion industry while Gabe Townsend is a member of a special task force for the NYPD. Joanne is working to rid New York City of illegal counterfeit fashion. She’ll stop at nothing to remove the merchandise from the city. Not even an injury or near death experience will stop her. Not only is Gabe there to bring these criminals to justice, he also has Joanne’s back trying to protect her. I loved the start to this series. Ms. Giordano’s written two powerful characters and I can’t wait to see what trouble they get into as the series progresses. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy of The Chase in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
4.5 Gabe & Joanna are working to track down counterfeiters . Needless to say they butt heads but well trying to resist each other , he is after all the Hottest Mo on the calendar . They try to hide how they feel about each other as to stay on the team . I love this new series and can not wait to see it all come together
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
The Chase by Adrienne Giordano (Justifiable Cause Book 1) Part 1 of 3. A romantic suspense novella. A dangerous attraction between a cop and lawyer that work together. If they try for a relationship, it could impact their careers. She's a bit abrupt and hard headed. He's a bit crass. I'm a little mixed on this one. It's a fast moving adventure novella and I enjoyed the beginning of a sparing relationship between the hero and heroine. It could conceivably be consider a relationship beginning. And it's not really a cliff hanger, but the story and events did not wrap up. I like a book to be contained and complete on its own. So while I did enjoy the story, know that it's not really complete by itself. I have all three parts to read which I confess, makes this more a chapter for me and not the full story. Excerpt: “From the second he’d met her, she had, in equal parts, infuriated and enthralled him. That first day, he’d nearly pissed himself. She’d marched into the mayor’s office wearing her fancy spiked heels and a suit just tight enough to let a man’s imagination run more than a little wild, and immediately Gabe started conjuring sexual positions he’d like to test with her. Then she’d opened her mouth. And hadn’t shut up since. He’d say this for Jo Pomeroy: the woman knew how to get s*** done. Her long legs, nice rack and shoulder-length blond hair were a bonus.” Excerpt From: Giordano, Adrienne. “The Chase.” Adrienne Giordano, 2013-01-16.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jo Pomeroy is an attorney who is working with a task force to stop knock-offs. These counterfeit goods are hurting reputable companies. Gabe Townsend is an NYPD Sergeant who is carrying out the raids. These two may be on the same side but the butt heads regularly. Both are stubborn and determined. Will they ever play nice? Jo is such a feisty woman. I admired her. She finds Gabe sexy and trusts him, but she won't let him push her around. Gabe is attracted to Jo. He wants to keep her safe. How can he get her to realize that she's putting herself in danger? It was enjoyable to watch these two bicker and it was even more fun to see them become lovers. I liked these two. These characters are interesting and they won't back down. New York City with its high energy is the perfect setting for this suspenseful novel. The action is non-stop and the unexpected twists add to the highly intriguing story. I was hooked, but be aware that this is part one of a series. The ending leaves the reader with unanswered questions. I'm looking forward to the next book. I want to see how Jo and Gabe deal with their relationship and the kingpin behind the knock-offs.
green____ More than 1 year ago
Entertaining read... The Chase is the first novella of three that brings us Jo Pomeroy and Gabe Townsend. Both are focused on their jobs. One an attorney, the other a NYPD Sergeant. Together they work on a task force that finds those that are selling fake luxury items and getting them off the streets. During their time together, their attraction for each other grows, but Jo seems to be a magnet for trouble. In this tale, you get to enjoy some great verbal play between the characters! I loved the connection between the two! A romantic suspense story that I truly had a great time reading!
Evarista More than 1 year ago
The Chase by Adrienne Giordano is a sexy who done it very much in the style of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. A sexy lawyer/policeman team trying to stamp out fraudulent designer goods. Jo Pomeroy is a sexy/savvy bombshell lawyer and Gab Townsend is a hunky, tough New York police officer.
The witty banter and sexy chemistry of The Chase makes it a fast, fun read. The erotic chemistry between Jo and Gabe make it a great romantic read.
I highly recommend The Chase by Adrienne Giordano! You have to get the second installment The Evasion so you can see how the romance and mystery continues!
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
In The Chase by Adrienne Giordano, two strong characters and some great action kept me intrigued and turning the pages! Gabe is a police sergeant, Jo is a lawyer. Together they are working on a counterfeit task force that is starting to become very dangerous. As the heat between Jo and Gabe escalates, so does the danger. Gabe is determined to keep Jo safe, and Jo is just as determined to be very involved in the investigation. Will they get the job done safely? If they do, what can come of their feelings for each other, and the passion between them? I loved the passion between Jo and Gabe! There is not only great chemistry between them, there is tension and conflict and it all works well together. Jo and Gabe felt real, and their interactions were realistic to their circumstances. They are both strong, determined, and dedicated to their jobs. I couldn't wait to see if they'd be as dedicated to each other! The play between them was perfect for this plot! I enjoyed the suspenseful part of the plot. It is a unique story line, and the action and danger are woven well with a romance. I felt like it all blended together for a great read. I'd recommend this well paced book to any romantic suspense reader! I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, The Evasion.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
The Chase by Adrienne Giordano is the first book in her Justifiable Cause series and was a fascinating book for me to read. Both Jo Pomeroy and Sergeant Gabe Townsend are strong and complex characters. The plot of the book centers around a Clean Sweep campaign that Jo heads in New York City to stop copyright infringement for her highend clients. In other words, to stop counterfeit goods from being sold on the streets. I didn't know anything about this topic so I found it very interesting. There is action, danger, lots of banter and hot romance as Jo and Gabe finally give into their attraction. I loved the fact that Jo and Gabe had gotten to know each other during their work together and that they "tried" to think things through before they took the next step in their relationship. All in all a very enjoyable read and I am glad that I have the next two books in the series waiting for me.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much, it is full of suspense and romance. Jo and Gabe are dedicated to their jobs, determined to apprehend the crook, all while fighting intense sexual attraction. Can't wait to read more in this series. Gifted a copy for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this one! Adored the characters. The snarky banter between Jo and Gabe was hilarious and so perfectly what you would expect from these two career driven people at the top of their game. You could feel the sexual tension between them but working together on a task force keeps them from acting on the attraction....for a while. This had a great story with Jo and Gabe tracking illegal knockoffs and getting them off the streets as well as trying to find the supplier of the knockoffs. One warning though, this isn't the whole story. While it doesn't have any huge cliffhanger, the story is continued in the next book. I definitely recommend this one.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Jo is driven and so is Gabe. They have been working together for months and they have had such a stormy relationship. Now, however, everything has changed. Someone has targeted Jo, which isn't surprising since she charges in to every situation without thinking first. Gabe is trying to be protective, but Jo doesn't want anyone to protect her. Sparks fly constantly.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Fun romantic suspense that will keep you hooked.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Grabs you from page one and doesn't let go! If you love crime/suspense novels, you're going to love this book. It has incredible descriptions, great characters, and an enjoyable storyline. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this in the "Mirth, Murder & Mystery" set. I tried to read it, but I just couldn't get into it. I finally was nice to myself and skipped it. If you want to read it get the "Mirth, Murder & Mystery" set, if you don't like this one at least you have other books to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Despite the witty dialogue, the storyline was just lukewarm. Missing the suspense. Not really interested in next book. Bummer-- I really wanted to like it.