"Utter rockstar perfection. I dare you to stop reading until the end."—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author RACHEL VAN DYKEN
Julian Grayson is taking a break
…from his cheating fiancée
…from his band
…from his life in the spotlight
Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
…to save the world
…to help the homeless
…to get a broken man back on his feet
When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson's coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can't resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He'll have to tell her...eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there's something about her that gives him what he hasn't felt in years: hope.
What People Are Saying about Samantha Chase:
"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after."—CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times bestselling author for I'll Be There
"A sweet romance: classic, thoughtful, and as lyrical as the stars."—Kirkus Reviews for A Sky Full of Stars
"A delight for readers...a classic love story"—RT Book Reviews for This is Our Song
"So much more than just a romance."—Night Owl Reviews for Always My Girl
Readers will be greatly concerned for the safety of the heroine of this discomfiting contemporary. Self-centered, cynical, reluctantly famous musician Julian Grayson jilts his fianc e at the altar by playing a sex tape to their assembled family and friends to prove she's cheating. After he runs away from his life for a while, a stranger named Charlotte Clark is randomly gentle and kind toward Julian. His reaction is to immediately be suspicious of her motives and angrily follow her. He accepts her invitation to a job training program she runs and allows her to think he's broke and possibly homeless, even as they begin dating. After his deception is revealed, Charlotte maintains a rosy view of him despite his increasingly alarming behavior. She forgives him repeatedly after he stalks her, berates her for being kind, and chases off other men just for talking to her. Charlotte doesn't grow or change, coming across more as a prize for Julian to win than as a person with needs of her own. This disturbing story is barely worthy of being labeled romance.
Love when you didn’t expect it
A sweet, charming romance between two very unlikely people. Who knew buying a cup of coffee for someone could literally change your life?!
Another great book in the series
I love how Julian and Charlotte met. I thought that it was pretty funny that she didn’t know who he was and actually thought he was down on his luck or possibly homeless. She fell in love with him for what he was not who he was!
I was surprised that Dena showed back up in the story but it gave Julian the best possible closure that he needed. She definitely deserved everything she got on her wedding day - she was no one without him!
I enjoy reading a lot of Samantha Chase’s books because she likes to at least mention little old NC - and that’s where I live!
I love it when an author love shocks me to the core. The opening of this book did just that. Julian has had a rough time with his fiancee, Dena. He has put in the effort to save and rejuvenate their relationship over and over. This time he can't turn a blind eye. And he opens everyone's eyes as well. My jaw had to be removed from the floor so I could read on.
Charlotte is a breath of fresh air. She is a social worker who helps people find work and in turn families to find a new normal. When she spots a down and out man at the coffee shop, she doesnt hesitate to help. She offers him work since he looks scruffy and angry, two signs of someone not dealing well. At least in Charlotte's line of work. When he sits down next to her demanding what she wants from him, she is the one to become defensive. Julian has lost all trust in everyone. What his ex has done to him is so much more than he'll ever admit. But he's intrigued by Charlotte and when she offers for him to help out at the shelter, he's curious. No one is more shocked that he shows to help than Charlotte. Thus begins their story.
Julian is angry at the world and I can understand that. Charlotte is the ying to his yang. They fit perfectly as long as she doesn't pry. I love how they know so little about each other but still fall so hard, so fast. When he does open up to her it's in small doses. She is beyond curious until he tells her who he really is. I adore her reaction! And it's not what you think.
I think there are a lot of ah ha moments in this book for me. Letting go of the past, helping isn't necessarily monetary, paying it forward, and the little things matter. This was a perfect ending to the series.
Having read all of the Band on the Run books, it's difficult to say which is my favorite. Each band member is unique and has a special place in my heart. Julian is the angry one. Dylan is the party animal. Matt is full of himself. And Riley is the go getter and leader. By the end of this series they have all changed. The women who love them have a bit to do with that but so does trying and failing.