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Love the Series, but This Book Missed the Mark for Me
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2020
Road Tripping is a fun new series based on the premise of two people who may not be compatible being stuck in the car together. With witty banter, sparks flying, and enticing chemistry, it’s the setup for a terrific romcom.
Chelsea and Drew have friends in common, but make no mistake. Chelsea and Drew are not friends. They don’t like each other. Hate may not be a strong enough term for the way they feel about each other, and now they’re stuck together driving from New Jersey to South Carolina. Chelsea intends to stop her BFF’s elopement with Drew's best friend, a guy Chelsea feels is not the right guy for her long-time friend. And Drew is along for the ride to try and stop Chelsea from ruining the wedding.
While I’m a huge fan of this author, this book is not my favorite. The characters came off as hot-headed, superficial and selfish. They communicate mostly through affronts, indignation and exclamations, which kept me from connecting with them or liking them very much. And by the end of the story, there was very little to redeem their personalities and convince me that any growth had occurred.
Chase is one of my favorite authors. I love the book worlds she creates, and her characters capture my heart and stay with me long after their story has ended. Reading her books is an all-consuming experience, with my heart and funny bone both getting a workout. Although this particular book wasn’t for me, I’m eagerly anticipating the next book in this series. And if you’re a fan of reality TV type characters, you'll certainly enjoy Chelsea and Drew's story.