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Hot Pursuit

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Worth a read a nice book . Would buy for a friend or family member  . Would recommend this book to all.
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A missing rockstar, a suspected murderer on the run, and a chase through some of the world’s most romantic destinations

Sarah Burrowes is left with a shattered heart and a huge mortgage after the love of her life abruptly runs out on her.
A great romantic mystery, easy to read and enjoyable
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Sarah Burrows is working for a gossip magazine, a far cry from her dream job but when her partner leaves her with no explanation leaving her with a crippling mortgage, a girls night leads to a chance meeting with a handsome Scotsman.

When Sarah realises that the Scotsman is "missing" rockstar Chris Ford, she bags her boss to let her indulge in investigative journalism that leads to following that same rockstar around Europe.

The love story is interesting without overpowering the rest of the story, and you get to enjoy exploring Europe from the comfort of your sofa.
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I was unable to download and read this before it was archived, so I am unable to provide a review for the book.
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This was a book full of humour and adventure - a great break from psychological thrillers! This book was refreshing in tone and style - brilliant.
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I actually started reading this a few months ago, and then stopped around chapter 6 as life got busier. I think it's a good marker for a book that I was able to pick up where I left off and still felt like I knew what the characters would be like. Of course, Sarah is somewhat unpredictable in her perhaps naivety, so I really didn't expect the twist at the end.

Personally, I love a good flashback and think some could have been added in to show more of James or Nick's previous behaviour but the story certainly wasn't lacking without them.

A fun read, I enjoyed it!
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Hot Pursuit was a little bit of a hot mess. It felt like it couldn't decide what it wants to be - a romance? a thriller? - and the result ended up being a bit disheveled but fortunately, still quite enjoyable. Sarah has recently gone through a break-up and her unsatisfying job in a gossip magazine is not lifting her spirits either. So she tricks her boss into landing an assignment in Europe, following a musician who seems to be involved in some shady business.

Here come the two main sources of the comedy aspect of this book - she is appallingly unqualified for the job (this was mostly more cringy than funny, though) and there is a hate-to-love romance with the photographer named Nick who accompanies her. Nick seems to be a huge douchebag who was very indiscreet around the office about having slept with Sarah that one time and he also happens to be the best friend of her ex.

Although Sarah's European adventures, during which she travels from one big city to another in pursuit of the mysterious musician, were partly entertaining, I was often frustrated with her. I don't know the extent to which the journalism practices described were realistic but I was inwardly squirming while reading about them. The same goes for the long-distance communication that was happening between Sarah and her ex. When Sarah was not harassing people to help her or thinking about getting back together with her ex, she repeatedly and unnecessarily put herself in dangerous situations like a true Gryffindor, although it was more like just pure dumb than heroic.

My main problem was with the plot, though. Too many plot points or twists felt highly unrealistic and I just couldn't suspend my disbelief that a) everything would work out this perfectly and b) all the characters would be this oblivious about what was happening.

Despite these imperfections, this book was still fun to read, I enjoyed the banter between Sarah and Nick and their hate-to-love romance, and the setting worked in favor of my enjoyment as well. I guess I could have enjoyed it even more, though, if it focused more on the romance and the European-travel aspect than on the far-fetched mystery.
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The description mentions how the novel can inspire women to reach for their full potential. Sarah is doing just that when she takes off on an around the globe chase of a rockstar suspected of murder. What she finds out about him, herself and others in her life shifts the way she perceives the world.
 chases down a story.  Definitely a nice way to spend a winter night or two.
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This was a light an easy read following Sarah as she struggles with being left by her boyfriend James and is struggling with the aftermath. For an added bonus it's a romance with a mystery involved which helped keep me interested throughout the story. Unfortunately for me the book just didn't quite hit the mark. It was enjoyable but I had a really hard time connecting with Sarah and at times just found myself frustrated with her. While it is also quite a humorous novel I think it could have done with being a bit more serious at times. Overall a good escapist read but probably not one I would pick up again.
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Thanks to NetGalley and to Pantera Press for an advance copy of Hot Pursuit.

I wasn't sure whether this was going to be a chick lit or a modern adult romance, but I was delighted when it turned out to be a mystery with some romance thrown in for good measure.

I did feel that Sarah was a bit of a nymphomaniac on heat as she seemed to be attracted to almost every male character she came into contact with - apart from the really icky ones, of course. I also knew from the start who she really wanted to be with. But by the end, I decided that she didn't really want to be with anyone. She was far too fickle in her affections.

The story is a bit of a caper that leaves Australia at a rate of knots and travels very quickly across Europe. Sarah didn't learn from any of her mistakes, and I just felt that she was either very silly or very thick as she kept on walking into danger with her eyes shut. 

The mystery aspect really did appeal, though. But while I didn't guess who it was at all until the end, I'm not sure it actually worked for me. And towards the end, I also had to suspend disbelief for a short while. 

But it was a pacy, entertaining, interesting read and one that kept me turning the pages nonetheless.
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Hot pursuit was a light easy to read book.  It was an okay book and I managed to finish it but I don’t think the book will stay with me now I’ve finished it.
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Really enjoyed this one, it was a cute fast paced book but still perfect for a light Sunday reading.
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An enjoyable rom com / chick lit style tongue in cheek crime story - well worth a read. I enjoyed this immensely and will look forward to her next book.
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Hot Pursuit was so cute!
I fell in love with the cover but ended up falling even harder for the characters in the book.
I read it twice in a row!
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An ok read. Very simplistic and quite silly at times. However, for an easy read on the beach this will pass the time.
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Hot Pursuit is a crime drama about an Australian magazine writer who goes io Europe in pursuit of a rock musician but finds herself a story about the drugs trade.  Flimsy plot and writing it is however a good beach read.
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Thank you so much for this ARC.

Unfortunately, I was not able to read this book completely as it did not capture my interest.
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Sarah is a Beauty Therapist turned gossip magazine journalist in Australia. After her love life takes a dive, she takes stock of her life and where she has been headed and decides to take her career path in hand. She lands herself the assignment of her dreams in Europe but the catch is that that the magazine’s photographer she has to travel with just so happens to be her ex’s best mate.  

It’s been a while since I’ve read a novel that is a fresh and light take on the standard chick lit genre. I was expecting the standard rom-com but this is a complete surprise. It's got a good pace with no long-drawn out chapters or irrelevant plot-lines, and the book would be perfect for lazy, Summer days by the pool. It has humour, travel and adventure mixed with the standard romantic elements (plus the added celebrity and rock star idol to boot!). Unlike most novels in this category, this is not the sole focus of the story and is just one of a number of threads running through it. Both Sarah and Nick, were frustrating at times in the story but then grew to be very likeable characters and had a good chemistry right from the beginning - despite their fractious relationship!  
 
4/5 – Enjoyable, funny and refreshing take on the standard formula for romantic fiction. Am looking forward to checking out more from this author! 

Thank-you to NetGalley for providing me with an Advance Readers e-proof copy from publishers Pantera Press. All opinions are my own and are impartial and free from bias.
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I absolutely love it! The banters between Nick and Sarah is too funny. Nick is a jerk most of the time (always!) but I realize he's doing it to get Sarah's attention. He likes to tease and challenge her knowing she'll be easy to back down. Sarah, on the other hand, is broken - financially and emotionally. Her too dumb ex-boyfriend dumped her to "find his purpose" after losing his job. 

I could've loved Sarah's personality but it gets too annoying when she finds herself trying to explain everything to her ex-boyfriend who in the first place doesn't really deserve any explanation from her at all. 

Enter Chris Ford, a rockstar who has been accused of murder. The journey of Sarah finding the truth will change her forever.
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This book was cute and funny romantic caper. I thought this book was full of adventure and I loved the tour through parts of Europe. 

I thought Sarah and Nick were both likable characters. 

I thought this book was a fast quick read. It was a slump buster for me.
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