Monday, October 24, 2016

Chasing Eva by Camellia Hart Book Review


An addictive, suspenseful & sensual story about a man and a woman whose lives are about to get sizzling hot...
After living through her share of disloyal relationships, Evangeline Avery will be damned if she lets another man cheat her. A beautiful and confident woman, Eva is the owner of an interior design firm at the brink of collapse. She swears to bring her company back to its past glory, even if it involves sweet talking the one man who caused this turmoil in the first place - Clive Stanton.
Notorious playboy Clive Stanton is a powerful businessman and a formidable enemy of many. He doesn’t do love, or at least not until he meets her again, fifteen years after he saw her last. Eva, his crush from teenage years, the one that got away, is back in his world and he is determined to do anything to make her his.
Will passion and lust bring them together or conflict and the unforgettable scars from their pasts forever tear them apart?
Chasing Eva is a story of a young woman on the cusp of taking over her father's business--that after a series of mishaps is on the brink of failure. Eva, cant help but wonder why all of a sudden everything that could go wrong is.

What was most enjoyable about this book is Eva's confidence in her ability to turn things around no matter the odds. She could have easily folded, and gave up. But, she fought tooth and nail--and she never faltered in her position--even though everything around her told her to fall, to stumble to fail. I'm all for strong femmes, so I liked that about her character. New adult novels have the tendency to paint female characters as weak, and solely dependent on the males in their lives. So, this was a refreshing change. 

So, let's get down to the guy, Clive. Clive is this mysterious, ridiculously good-looking guy, with a tantalizing sense of power. What's likable about Clive, is exactly the same thing that was likable about Eva. They were outside of the NA norm. Sure, on the surface he seemed pretty predictable but he never had that jerk, I'm a man hear me roar kind of thing going on--which again was a breath of fresh air. 

By the end, I have to say this was an enjoyable read. The plot wasn't all that spectacular, but it read well and I enjoyed it. Definitely a better NA read. I think readers will be pleased with the book's ability to stay away from predictable characters. It doesn't read fast, but it has a languid ability to please for the short amount of time it takes to read it. A thumbs up.


14 comments:

  1. I like the sound of Eva as a character. Not a whiny girl who falls apart but a woman with confidence and who is willing to work for what she wants. Even without a super original plot, this sounds like a fun read.

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    1. I agree. It was a pretty enjoyable read, and not too serious!

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  2. Thank you for loving my debut novel :) Can't wait to release the next book in the series - Loving Eva. Hope you like it just as much as Chasing Eva, or maybe even more :)

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  3. I like the sound of Eva. That character is the kind I like to read about. Brilly review!

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  4. Great review! Glad this was enjoyable and agree that it is so hard to find good NA so glad this was better than most!

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  5. I'm reading something similar in it that the heroine is out to prove something by making a name for herself beyond the shadow of her family legacy. Unfortunately, and annoyingly, she kept being saved by the love interest. So freaking annoying. Hmmmppph.

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  6. I'm glad these these were such enjoyable characters for you, and that's what made this novel so good for you. I like the sound of them being outside of the norm for NA, because books like that are always the best. Having strong and determined characters who make the best of situations sound epic. I want to read this one now too!

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  7. It's been such a long time since I've read a NA book (besides ACOMAF) and sometimes I kind of miss it. It reads differently, but the reason that I've stayed away from them is that they are often so predictable and I feel that I'm reading the same story but with different characters. Happy to hear that this one at least goes outside the norm. :)

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    1. NA is hard to get through, so many as you said, predictable reads. You must read Undecided, if you haven't and Alice Clayton's books, they're always so fun!

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