- File Size: 2339 KB
- Print Length: 98 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (January 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1SKA33
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,511 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Chase the Ace (London Lads Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It's very easy to get to know 30 yo Daniel, who is your average guy, appearing to be nobody special. I felt this was a little too much for the main character. His interactions with his condescending sister makes it easy to dislike her.
I would like to have known Nick better, but he fell into the background for the most part since the story was told from Daniel's point of view. I would have liked to see some sections told from his point of view so we could get to know him better since he plays an important role in Daniel's life.
As an American, I found some of the British humor a little over my head, the rest I found quite amusing.
All-in-all, I enjoyed Chase the Ace and I hope to see more of Daniel, Nick and their friends.
I was provided with a free advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Seriously, Brits tend to wait to be invited to go and see someone, not turn up at their place of business or home after 12yrs of silence, but once I gt my head around that, I enjoyed the guys' trip along the south coast of England, the discoveries they made, that their relationship felt quite natural and that truths came out and they both put to rest something that had bugged them through the years.
There's quite a bit of British humour in this, that I enjoyed, but there was a little bit of homophobia that I was sad to see, though glad to say that I've never witnessed anything like that IRL Britain. I'd like to read more from this author, and can tell you that book 2 in this series, out on 15/02/17, is a classy act.
ARC courtesy of SignalBoostPR and Bayou Book Junkie, for my reading pleasure.
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
Daniel was a good character-an average guy with everyday problems just trying to find some direction in his life. I did find it a bit odd that at his age he wasn’t very familiar or adept with social media, but figured he was portrayed as an exception and not the rule. When he discovers Nick online, he doesn’t realize he has the wrong person-he’s found not his old friend but that friend’s brother instead. It all works out though, and they wind up taking this journey together. I was surprised at how quickly things got physical between them since up to that point there was not much mention of the attraction that was apparently brewing, but given the shorter length of this story I went with it.
This story shows us that things don’t always turn out like you expect, and that everyone needs to forge their own paths in life. Daniel sees this with how each of his old friends turned out. Gerry was my favorite (I think it would be hard not to like him), Mark’s situation kind of creeped me out a bit (though if that’s what worked for him, then hey-who am I to judge?), and Alex I wasn’t a fan of at all (but I did feel quite badly for him). As for Nick, he does play a role in all this that you won’t expect, though I did begin to have an inkling of what that was before Daniel realized what that role was.
Chase the Ace gets 4 stars from me, and I think it’s a good start to this new series. I’d recommend this to any M/M romance fan, and it’s meant for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.
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