Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Chase the Ace
SERIES: London Lads Book 1
AUTHOR: Clare London
NARRATOR: Seb Yarrick
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 2 hours, 55 minutes
RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2017
A London Lads Story
Newly single in his late twenties and bored with his quiet life in a London suburb, 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 a complete stranger—friending the wrong Carson brother on Facebook. But Nick Carson 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.
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2012.
I thought this was a delightful beginning to a new to me series. The setup of revisiting the past was a great idea and a great way to easily introduce some fun and widely different genre characters. It was also a really clever way to shine the light on some misconceptions and prejudices and to force some introspection on the two main characters.
This one was pretty short, but it gave me everything I needed to have a good time and to finish this story feeling happy inside. I quickly connected to both characters, was easily swept up in the mystery and the search for Daniel’s past kiss, and I was so happy when the ending turned out to be exactly what I thought it would be.
I am hooked and can’t wait for book two to be released in audio.
Seb Yarrick did a great job with this narration. The voices were pleasant and the emotions were well displayed. I hope he continues to narrate the rest of this series.