This past week I received an email from one of my favorite romance authors as a part of her mailing list. It contained an offer to receive an Advanced Reader’s Copy of her upcoming series “Chasing Day” in exchange for an honest review. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to get my hands on the latest Twyla Turner creation! Being a self published author I know how important it is to have readers write reviews of your work and I was happy to be able to assist Twyla. Being able to read the series before the general public was the icing on the cake.
After I got over my excitement, I settled down in my favorite chair with my Kindle App and dug in. I read with vigor, curious to find out what was going to happen next with the main characters, Chase McCoy and Daylen Daniels. The story takes place over a 30 year period as the readers watch the best friends, who meet on the school bus when they are in the fifth and fourth grades respectively. That’s where Chase learns a valuable lesson that “external beauty didn’t always match what was on the inside.” The story is captivating as the two young people who are total opposites bond for a lifetime of love, heart aches, triumphs and downfalls, finally to find their happily ever afters.
Twyla has once again written characters that make the readers fall in love with them. I was taken in by the story and refused to relinquish it until I had milked every drop. I felt like I knew Chase and Day personally and wanted nothing more than to see them beat the odds. Who knew the story of a football jock and a band geek could garner such emotions? A myriad of emotions coursed through my veins as I read about these two wonderfully flawed people. I was angry at the mean girls, I laughed at the class clown, I cried during the heartbreaks and smiled wide during the triumphs. The story ended just as it should have, but not before taking my feelings on a roller coaster ride. Thank you Twyla for making my blood pressure go up! Lol
Now let’s get down to brass tax. This is an erotic romance series and there were several steamy scenes to warm your, well you know what it warms… The author shows us a caring and loving scene where Chase and Day lose their virginity to each other. It was done in a very tasteful manner and I was amazed at how attentive Chase was instinctively, especially for a teenage boy full of hormones. I must admit I was not enthused when the main characters were with other people. That had nothing to do with the writing; it was the romantic in me who was rooting for the BFFs to get back together. I loved how Day transpired from a shy, timid girl into a confident, sexual woman. I also like the fact that Chase did not enjoy sex with the so called “Pretty Girl” who was frigid and unresponsive, the total opposite of Day. I understand they had to experience someone other than each other to know what they lost, but I don’t have to like it.
If you are in the market for a great love story with life lessons and some hot sex mixed in, please do yourself a favor and pick up the “Chasing Day” Series by Twyla Turner set for release on November 20, 2015!(Pre-order Available Now) If you just can’t wait until then, feel free to read one of her other wonderful books that you can purchase on Amazon! Check out my interview with Twyla on her “Damaged Souls” Series Here.