Chaser (Dive Bar #3) by Kylie Scott
Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she's pregnant.
Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she'd had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it's Eric who comes to the rescue.
There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?
Loved Eric. He completely changed my opinion of him this time around. It was surprising because I didn’t really like him before this book.
This could have been really angsty, drama filled and superficial. Eric could be the poster boy for every one of those descriptions. His past actions do no inspire confidence. He’s kind of a fuck up. It would have been much easier for him to keep floating through life, hooking up with random women and putting in just enough effort at the bar to get by. He fought responsibility every step of the way, but when it really mattered, he grew up and put in the work. He surprised me in the very best way.
Jean, on the other hand, seemed like she had things together. Yes, she ran from her issues with her family in Florida, but she knew what she wanted and seemed mature and self confident enough to go after it. So, her waffling back and forth towards the end got kind of tedious. I wanted her to realize how hard Eric worked to make her life easier and give him the credit he deserved.
Nell ended up being the one person in this book I didn’t like. I know Eric was an ass to her, I know that he did not behave how he should have, when he needed to. But, Eric wasn’t solely responsible for Nell getting pregnant. And of the two, Nell was the one who was married. It kind of pissed me off that everyone treated their situation like it was all Eric’s fault.
No one expected Eric to ever be anything more than an irritant. It was kind of sweet that he proved them all wrong.