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Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Review Chaysing Dreams & Chaysing Memories

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by Ginger Gelsheimer

Chaysing Dreams & Chaysing Memories
by Jalpa Williby

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5 Stars!

Their lives are as perfect as the Cleavers until...

Brief Synopsis: Tess is living a fairy tale life, perfect in every way. She's beautiful, plays varsity basketball, has the perfect parents and family life, never gets into trouble, is her school valedictorian and has gorgeous guys fighting for her attention... just about the time I was thinking things are just too perfect...BAM. It was like a roller coaster ride when you are going up that first steep hill and you can see for miles everywhere, the entire city is beautiful, the trees, the sky, yet with every click, the anticipation builds because you know something big is coming. 

In Chaysing Dreams, we follow Tess through a "coming of age" tale from the time she is 15 until after she graduates from college. We feel her joy from her early successes and her tremendous pain through the tragedies to come. There's something different about her, but even she doesn't know what it is. Tess has recurring nightmares and can feel something coming, and the dark cloud she begins to see lets her know for certain. Then, on her 16th birthday, she meets a "special" friend who is always there for her even when she doesn't know it. She learns that she loves him over the years, but the mystery that draws her to him will never let them be together for long. There will be only one way to save her...and Tess isn't going to like it.

In Chaysing Memories, Tess and Chayse are back. Tess can't remember the most important sting of her life, and Chayse is so weak and beaten down, he can't speak and hardly knows what is happening around him. It's Tess's turn to become the hero, but in order to help, she must fill in some of her own missing pieces.

Originality: I thought Ms. Williby did a wonderful job bringing creativity and originality to romance. Chaysing Dreams and Chaysing Memories are far more than a Saturday at the beach romance series. It's the kind of story that will make you walk into a glass door because you won't look up from the page long enough. She has sprinkled the romance with intense suspense, action, emotional battles of what's right and wrong and even has a small dash of something science fiction.

Characters: I thought the characters were well developed and I enjoyed watching Tess turn from the naive teenager that only knew silver linings to the confident fighter that would do anything to save the man she loves... and then in the sequel, to be willing to die and become a major part of an effort to save him. Once again, Ms. Williby does a great job with her secondary characters in Chaysing Memories with Miles and Tanya. I totally didn't see that coming - shhhh, no spoilers!

Recommendation: Break out a good Cab-Silver Oak is my favorite-for this one. Plenty of steam to go along with the rest of the thrill ride. I highly recommend Chaysing Dreams and Chaysing Memories to anyone who loves a great romance adventure.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you! This is great. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. :)