Monday, January 23, 2017

Review Tour: Chase The Ace by Clare London ~ (Giveaway)

Review Tour: Chase The Ace (London Lads #1) by Clare London ~ (Giveaway)
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner

Length: 27,000 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


Newly single in his late twenties, and bored with his life in a London insurance company, Daniel Cross soon discovers the lure of social media. Excited at the chance of tracking down his old mates from a schooldays sports club, he launches a personal quest to find out what kind of man each boy has become. 

Dan’s first mistake is chatting online to the wrong man—Nick Carson isn’t one of the boys, but his brother. Nick isn’t offended and offers to accompany Dan on the trip to find the others. It’s the first step to friendship and something more for both of them. 

For Dan, the reunions with the “Gang of Four” range from startling and heartening to disturbing. Nick’s company is a constant support, though neither of them are prepared for the exposure of personal secrets they’d thought long hidden. Dan begins to suspect he’s really looking for a direction in his own life—and the excitement and purpose he craves may be closer to home than a quest with its roots in a boyhood dream.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Clare London's Chase the Ace is the first novella in the London Lads series. Daniel recently discovered social media and decided to track down a group of friends from his teenage years. In his quest to find the three men, he became social media friends with another man who was not a part of their "Gang of Four", but was at the sports club at the same time. Only when meeting up with the old acquaintance does Daniel find out that he friended the acquaintance's brother. He's surprised, but Nick is insistent that he still wants to help Daniel find his old friends. They find the three old friends and Daniel is surprised by the lives they lead, and finds out that none of them hold the secret he's looking for. But Daniel may be surprised to find out that Nick can help provide him information about that day he's seeking answers for.

This story is told from Daniel's POV. Daniel is approaching 30 and is taking stock of his life. He's out of a long-term relationship that he found boring and has decided he's going to focus on other aspects of his life and has no interest in settling down. When he was in his teens his parents were killed in an accident, so it's just him and his sister who is very, very involved and overprotective of his life and his new found interest in social media. Though I usually enjoy interactions with family, Daniel's sister was annoying and treated him like he was a two-year-old. Nick seemed like a nice guy, but because this book doesn't include his POV, I don't really feel like I know him. But, maybe that's ok because this is Daniel's journey. This was less a road trip and more a trip down memory lane with some self-discovery and romance involved.

This was a quick read of self-discovery and finding old friends and making new ones.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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Author Bio

Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters. 

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home. 

All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello! 

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