Friday, May 20, 2016

~Blog Tour & Review ~ Chasing Eva by Camellia Hart

Book: Chasing Eva
Author: Camellia Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
An addictive, suspenseful, sensual story about a man and a woman whose lives are about to get sizzling hot…
After living through her share of disloyal relationships, Evangeline Avery will be damned if she lets another man cheat her. A beautiful and confident woman, Eva is the owner of an interior design firm at the brink of collapse. She swears to bring her company back to its past glory, even if it involves sweet talking the one man who caused this turmoil in the first place - Clive Stanton.
Notorious playboy Clive Stanton is a powerful businessman and a formidable enemy of many. He doesn’t do love, or at least not until he meets her again, fifteen years after he saw her last. Eva, his crush from teenage years, the one that got away, is back in his world and he is determined to do anything to make her his.
Will passion and lust bring them together or conflict and the unforgettable scars from their pasts forever tear them apart?

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I both liked and disliked this book or should I say the heroin. I love the premise of the story; young woman taking over her father’s company with no real experience. She has to deal with sabotage, death threats, and a rich and sexy alpha male. All things together should make for one hell of a book. However, Eva who by choice is a chef at heart doesn’t really show that side of herself. She mentions it a lot and cooks but you don’t feel her passion for it come across the pages. Clive, her love interest, passion for his chosen profession does come across the pages and you connect with him more. Eva came off as a little flaky to me when it comes to relationships. She says she will trust him and not what the media puts out but as soon as this happens she runs for the hills. Really…?  Say what mean and mean what you say. Put your big girl panties on and handle business. She made me eye roll more than once and yell REALLY?.  She is smart and strong but her trust issues and the way she handle certain situations takes away from the story.
Anyway, I did like the overall story. Clive makes this book worth reading. He is a strong and trusting man that shouldn’t have to deal with a woman with trust issues. However, not ever reader will feel this way and will connect with Eva, I’m sure. Camellia Hart does a great job of building and making the world come a live off the pages. I like her style of writing and I will be grabbing the next book in the series.
This is a 4 star read for me. 

Author Bio
Camellia Hart, a techie turned author of romance, lives in San Francisco with her husband, the love of her life. Other than writing her next romance novel, her hobbies include traveling, lazing on a beach with a good read, watching movies with happy endings while gorging on endless buckets of popcorn, red wine, and champagne truffles.
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