Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Chasing Dragons
SERIES: Claire Lance #4
AUTHOR: Geonn Cannon
PUBLISHER: Supposed Crimes
LENGTH: 212 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 01, 2013
Claire Lance is finally ready to settle down. She’s fallen in love again against all odds, the FBI considers her case inactive, and she’s found a place where she thinks she can finally be safe. But Lance’s peace is short-lived as a group of hunters threaten someone close to her and she’s forced to take a stand or see a friend lose the woman she loves.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Lance, a cold-blooded killer is closing in on her. Savastian Kedrov is dedicated and brutal, and she isn’t above using force to get what she wants. She’s not with the FBI, and she’s not interested in placing Lance under arrest. With Lance in her sights and unable to cut and run, it’s only a matter of time before the gunfire starts.
Needless to say this is the fourth book I’ve read with Claire Lance as the leading lady. She is a delightful character, a tough cookie, and just as well, as trouble seems to find her. This line from the story sums it up nicely –
Sometimes fate shoots you with the fuck-up gun and things work out for the best when the dust settles.
As with all the books in this series, once again someone is hot on Claire’s trail wanting to bring her in for her so-called part in killing Elaine, her lover. In this instalment that person comes in the form of the psychotic Savastian Kedrov. And like every other book, all is not as it seems.
There’s actually a lot going on in this story – Claire’s attempt at a normal life in Alaska, getting to know the locals, and what a delightful bunch of people they were. Aitch stole my heart. Then there’s Claire’s new love interest Jodie who we met in book three, and the two of them trying to form a relationship. When a posse of men arrives in town, things really go belly up. An unsuspecting person is abducted, and thus sees Claire on the hunt to rescue her. At one point someone called her MacGyver, and the moniker couldn’t be more fitting.
Elaine’s ghost is ever present, as are the conversations between Claire and her deceased lover, although they are taking a turn, suggesting Claire might finally be able to let go and love again. Another line I highlighted –
When death comes for someone you truly love, it’s hard to believe that you’re supposed to move on. It feels like a betrayal. But that’s life. You take the scars and you keep going.
There are a couple of adult scenes in this book, one gave me my erotica fix, the other I really could’ve done without. I won’t get into the reasons why, as to do so would involve spoilers.
I’m looking forward to seeing where book 5 goes and hope Claire finally gets a break, the chance to settle down and find the love she deserves.