Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Release Day Review ~ Chase This Light by Francis Gideon

Release Day Review ~ Chase This Light by Francis Gideon

Title: Chase This Light
Author: Francis Gideon
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Category: Contemporary, World of Love
Pages: 117

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When Jason Flores moves to the Yukon for a new job, he’s not sure what to expect. His son Micah seems enchanted by the wildlife, but his recent fear of the dark means that the eighteen-hour nights in the winter will be a difficult adjustment. When Jason takes Micah to the local museum’s interactive lecture series on the gold rush, it turns out to be one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Pete Odjick, a tattooed First Nations and Inuit man, dresses up for the weekly lectures as Skookum Jim, one of the first prospectors to find gold. He takes an immediate interest in Micah and an even bigger interest in Jason.

As their flirtation grows into something more serious, Jason’s job at a big name oil company and Pete’s volunteer work with an environmental group become a point of contention. Can they come to an understanding and give Micah a family again? Or will the drastic differences between them tear them apart? As the winter nights grow longer, Pete and Jason worry their love won’t be enough to chase the darkness away.

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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Jason got a promotion at the oil company he works for and moved to the Yukon with his son Micah, after both Micah's mom and his grandmother died. However, dealing with his son and his fear of the dark by himself might prove very difficult, especially since there will be eighteen-hour nights during the winter. Meeting Pete, an Innuit man, an ecological activist who works at the local museum, seems providential since Micah takes a shine to him instantly and Jason is very attracted to him, too. But their respective points of view regarding Jason's employer might prove to be too much for their budding relationship. 

While I loved the premise of this book, it sort of fell short for me. Yes, it's really well-written, I adored the research on the Innuit culture and the Gold Fever and I adored Micah, he was a lovely almost 4-year-old, but I felt after all the build-up with The Environmental Crew and the company where Jason works at, the conflict was resolved a little too quickly and conveniently for my taste (and yes, I'm an angst-whore and like things to be less... hmm, accommodating, maybe?). Still, it was a nice read, a bit predictable, but still sweet, with likable characters that I could root for. Recommendable!

Rating: 3.5 Stars!!!

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