Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Chase the Sun
SERIES: Free Fall #2
AUTHOR: Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 222 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 7th, 2016
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.
This book was “slow-burn” at its finest. I really didn’t even feel a romantic attraction between these two characters until a good 40% into the book. But what I did feel was there solid friendship which was very apparent early on in this story. Even though these two had lost contact over the years when they reconnected it was like no time had passes. I loved the solid foundation and connection that these two shared and built over the course of Jamie’s stay with Connor.
A quick summary, Jamie and Connor were childhood friends from a small town. Unlike Jamie, Connor always knew he wanted to leave there small town for something bigger and brighter. Having left Jamie in their small town after graduation Connor is living his “new” life to the fullest. But he’s never forgotten his roots.
Jamie doesn’t think there’s anything beyond fixing cars at his dads shop in small town Oregon until an interesting opportunity falls into his lap.
Jamie and Connor reunite after Jamie drives miles to deliver Connor is late Uncle’s old sports car. Learning that he needs to spread his wings Jamie decides to stay with Connor for a few weeks to feel out LA and see what life outside a small town is all about.
Like I mentioned these two learn each other slowly. There attraction gains strength about halfway through the book but it’s almost like the moment it ignites it truly takes off.
I loved Connor so much in this story. He’s incredibly sweet and open plus his connection to Jamie and really to people in general was so heartfelt.
Another great story by 2 fantastic authors, this series is really something else. I’m thoroughly enjoying the writing and all the bright, colorful characters. Can’t wait for book 3!!