Pants on Fire is written by J.A. Coffey and is book 2 in the Southern Seductions series. This novel features the main characters of Chase and Suze. Suze is the best friend of the character Jessica from Liar, Liar (The first novel in the series).
Chase is the “golden boy,” an All-American football hero until an injury puts him off the team for good. Now he has returned to his hometown of Atlanta, and hopes to cross paths with the one girl that he walked away from: Suzanne Collier.
Suze is a rising debutante in the charity arena. Coming from money, her goal is to make a dent in the charity business as an event coordinator and secure her future as such. At one such event she finds herself face to face with the one man that caused her to harden her heart against all other: Chase Weston.
Chase’s true drive is to help children in athletic programs and to do that he needs help from Suze to get him in the right direction for council approval, but his ulterior motives and feelings from his past may get in his way. Suze wants to go for the revenge sex to get Chase out of her system for good, but finds that working together on a professional level isn’t nearly as bad as she anticipated.
As far as the writing is concerned, I felt that I could relate a lot more to Jessica from book 1 as opposed to Suze. Suze and Chase both seem to want for nothing in the realm of money and both are avid game players in love.
Coffey has written realistic characters and their tension is palpable through the pages. I still felt that there was more heat and passion between Jessica and Mateo in book one, and this book didn’t quite match the action. Overall, it was still an enjoyable pleasure read and I highly recommend it.
5/5 stars. A great pleasure novel for a light read, with a big of life distress. I am definitely interested in checking out the third installment of the series “Hell on Heels” which was released this year. If you enjoy reading fiction, romance, chick-lit, contemporary, erotica, etc., then you should definitely check out Pants on Fire!
*I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Here is my review of the first book Liar, Liar