Title: Chase the Sun (Free Fall #2)
Author: Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 9th 2016
Genre(s): New Adult/Contemporary
Page Count: 3204 kindle locations
Reviewed by: Lili
Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother’s illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA.
Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he’s always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long. When he inherits his late uncle’s classic Chevelle, he’s more than happy to let his childhood friend Jamie help.
Jamie and Conner are as different as night and day. Even after years of living apart, they still have a blast together—but now it’s mixed with an undeniable spark of attraction. Before they know it, they can’t keep their hands off each other. For Conner it’s all new and exciting, but Jamie isn’t the type of guy who takes this sort of intimacy lightly.
Conner soon realizes that Jamie quenches something deep inside of him that no one has before, but he doesn’t know how to handle a real relationship. As Jamie’s time in LA comes to an end, and the more they struggle to get on the same page about their feelings, the more Jamie realizes that trying to tie Conner down is as futile as capturing the sun.
Ladies, ladies, ladies: you have hit a home run with Chase the Sun! We have the best of both worlds here: friends to lovers AND opposites attract! Y’all must’ve had me in mind when you wrote this cause you know I love these type of stories. Lol 😉 They did such a great job bringing together two different personalities. They were each other’s missing piece.
-Opposites attract. As I mentioned above, they did an excellent job fitting together Conner who is outgoing and Jamie who is almost introverted. They also came from different backgrounds that taught to look the world differently.
-The characters. Both the protagonists and the supporting characters. I love series where each book is a different couple. It’s always fun to catch up with old characters and see they’re happy.
-Narration. It’s told from an alternating, dual POV.
-Angst. There’s angst, but there’s also this also an underlining feel good, sweet vibe to the story.
-The slow burn. It was delicious, and once they got together, it was swoon-worthy.
-The end. It was everything I hoped for and more. Plus, I’m even more eager now for Ezra’s book. I. NEED. IT.
What else can I say other than I loved this emotional story about these two complex characters? It’s a touching story of love, family, loyalty, and believing in one’s self. I loved the first one, but I loved this one even more. 5 Stars!
Free Fall Series
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nyrae Dawn can almost always be found with a book in her hand or an open document on her laptop. She couldn’t live without books—reading or writing them. Oh, and chocolate. She’s slightly addicted.
She gravitates toward character-driven stories. Whether reading or writing, she loves emotional journeys. It’s icing on the cake when she really feels something, but is able to laugh too. She’s a proud romantic, who has a soft spot for flawed characters, who make mistakes, but also have big hearts.
Whether she’s writing young adult, new adult, or adult you can always count on a healthy dose of romance from her books. She likes to tackle tough subjects, and believes everyone needs to see themselves in the stories they read.
Nyrae is living her very own happily ever after in California with her gorgeous husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two incredibly awesome kids.
Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.
Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.
I write Adult, New Adult, and M/M Contemporary Romance. I’m addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.