body—one that fits Caden’s shallow friend Bobby’s ideal, but not Caden’s. Caden doesn’t know what to do, and his hesitation is just the opportunity Bobby was looking for.
I knew going into Rick Reed's Chaser that I tend not to love books that focus on body type. That said, most books actually tend to do that. Afterall, many of us are only attracted to certain body types.
I like Caden and am okay with him liking chubby men. Meeting Kevin definitely seems like a great thing. But his confusion over not feeling the attraction when Kevin loses weight is so damn sad. It is a tough read for me, emotionally painful and draining.
But in the end, this is a touching story. It will make you happy, sad, and angry. Bobby is one vile man for sure, adding a whole lot of emotion to the story.
The writing is fabulous, the characters well rounded, and the storyline interesting. I enjoy the character growth in Caden, as he figures out what he really wants.
Overall, Chaser is a good book. The storyline is riveting, but I am rating a 4 since it just isn't my favorite theme.
even an ounce of fat rested. In the dictionary, if one looked up the word “lean,” there was Caden’s picture, the perfect illustration. He rubbed his hands over his black buzz cut and then brought one hand down to the stubble of his just-coming-in beard. Not only was he very fit, he was a very handsome thirty-year-old man.
Weekend. Anyway, this session was supposed to be about Caden, not Bobby. “And he always gives me a hard time about wanting to meet, as I said, heavier men.”
over last week? And what business was it of Bobby’s if he liked to peruse the profiles at footballplayerbuild.com?
with that. He was handsome, having inherited his mother’s Sicilian olive complexion, black hair, and eyes that ranged from amber to green. His nose was strong, patrician, some might say (his mom again, anyway). He wasn’t a bodybuilder, but years of running four to six miles four to six days a week, along with summertime lakefront bike rides, had given him a good, solid build.
his charm and charisma, the devil-may-care attitude, rubbed off on Caden.
you there’s no judgment here?”
attracted to other people for all sorts of reasons, and there’s no right or wrong way to be attracted. Take my mother—please!” Camille laughed. “Ever sincemy father passed away a few years ago, she’s been all about younger men. And I am not talking forties and fifties here. I’m talking about much younger, your age, Caden, and even in their twenties. Mom’s sixty, but she’s a knockout.”
guys who were younger than I was, it wasn’t my call to make. Attraction is subjective—totally.”
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Meet the Author
Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA, with his beloved husband, Bruce, and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix, Kodi.