Friday, November 8, 2013

[Double Review]: "Chasing Air"

Today both Kame and Pat are reviewing CHASING AIR. I hope you enjoy their double review! :) 

Chasing Air by DeLaine Roberts
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 15, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Accidentally marrying into the mob, Dr. Judith Bellonte Donati staged her death with the help of the FBI before the hired hit-man could finish the job. 

With a new name as Dr. Makenzie Holder and a new life, she struggles daily with the loss of connection with her family and the constant lurking of old ghosts from her past.

Gorgeous millionaire developer, Jonathan Bain offers her everything she wants in the way family, but his demanding demeanor is a reminder of the life she left behind. 
Can Makenzie overlook her jaded past and give Jonathan a chance at redemption or will a chance encounter in the ER with Detective Ryler Buchanan bring about the love for a lifetime?

Chasing Air: A hot romance with a side of turbulence!

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Kame's Review:

Dr. Makenzie (Mak) Holder enjoys her job in emergency medicine and tries to do her best. As she is talking with the family of an accident victim she is interrupted by two Detectives asking some ill-timed questions. She quickly puts them in their place, and earns an apology from Detective Ryler Buchanan. When Ryler and Mak meet again the sparks seem to fly, but because of a secret that Mak must keep, she is nervous to start something romantic with Ry. Ry is a patient man when knows what he wants, he is also a detective so doing a little checking on why Mak is so vague about her past won’t do any harm, or will it?

I like strong female characters in books and Mak is one of them. The way she put Ry in his place that first time she met him was priceless. She has really taken charge of her safety and I felt her longing for parts of her old life.  Her sense of freedom is something she does not take for granted, and after this book I have a new appreciation for people in Mak’s situation. I did have to laugh at how her social life went from none to too much so quickly, but she handled it with class. Ryler, I just ached for him at times. He is almost the perfect hero for me, he has a great romantic side while quiet able to take care of his lady love.

Not only do we have a great hero and heroine but we have a great cast of supporting characters as well. I particularly love Rachel, Mak’s newest friend. And fans of DeLaine Roberts will recognize a character from the Running series. This book flowed so well that I was convinced it was the first in a series. Well thanks to lots of fan response I think it just might be.

     4 STARS!

Kame received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Pat's Review:

This novel tells the story of two talented and damaged people trying to move on with their lives.  Makenzie (Mak) Holder is a Emergency Medicine physician, due to be named chief.  She loves her job, despite the exhausting work of trying to save lives, which is often a heartbreak.  Senseless murders and accidents really tear at her soul.  She feels like she is "Chasing Air."

Mak moved to Texas 9 mos ago to escape her Mafia husband by staging her own death. She was helped by the U. S. Marshall Service, and is now in very deep cover under witness protection. She is not allowed contact with any family members, and they believe she a dead.

Detective Ryler Buchanan believes in his career and works very hard to catch the "bad guys." He meets Dr. Holder  after a senseless drive by shooting, that puts a young girl in her trauma room.  He intrudes on a conversation she is having with the parents, she is trying to be compassionate, he is trying to get information to start working the case.  Their first meeting is an angry one. Two passionate people working toward the same ending, but taking different routes. But, the attraction is there.  Neither have interest in a relationship. Ryler is divorced, and has lost his belief in love. Somehow, these two people manage a friendship.  Mak runs into a very tall, dark and gorgeous man called Jonathan Bain at her condo's pool.  He immediately makes his interest in Mak known. She is a bit dazzled with the wining  and dining, but something is disturbing about his behavior.

I fell in love with this novel when I saw the cover.  A side look at a very beautiful woman in an amazing copper color dress. She is gazing off into space with a look of hope in her eyes.  This novel does have hope, danger, violence and a beautiful love story. At times it seems this couple can never surrender there hearts. This is a romance, they find a way.

I have read Ms. Roberts other novels, and this one is also well worth a read.

      4 STARS!

Pat bought this book and chose to share her honest opinion.

Meet Pat:

Hi I'm Pat Fordyce. I am a retired pediatric nurse living in coastal North Carolina. Being retired I get to do one of my favorite things .....READ..... I love to read and talk about books, and my reviews are my voice. I also volunteer at our Public Library a few days a week. So glad to be joining The Book Queen's group of guest reviewers.

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Thanks for the reviews, Kame and Pat! :) I've not read this author before, but she's on my list now! 

Have you read DeLaine Roberts? Do you have a favorite? 


Until Next Time,


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DeLaine Roberts said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing Chasing Air. I love Mak, Jonathan and Ryler. Ryler is SWOON worthy!!! Due to many requests, I think we will see more of them in 2014.
Until then, I'm working on finishing up "My Confession" (Harrison's story) which is the 3rd and final installment in the Running Series.
Thank you both for the sweet reviews and to TBQ for featuring Chasing Air.
I'm back to the cave,

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Thanks DeLaine for stopping by!