Book Review: Chasing Beverly

Chasing Beverly
Ashlynn Cubbison
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: September 29th 2019
Genres: Romance, Sports, Young Adult

Two people. One chance to let it all go.

Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last three years building an empire that was someone else’s dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able to lock away her heart and convince herself it’s dead. After an unthinkable tragedy, Beverly should know by now that a single day can change everything.

She can’t run from love forever.

Gavin has it all, a thriving business, phenomenal family, supportive friends, but an hour with Beverly Morgan makes him question his entire life and his own happiness.

She could be exactly what he needs, if she’s brave enough to open up again.

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My Review

This is one of those books difficult to judge. On one hand, I devoured the story. It was intense, with characters that had lots of chemistry. But on the other, something was a bit off. I wanted more from the writing and more from the story in general.

We have a woman with a tragic past, trying to forget the bad events that determined her to change her career. Beverly has put her entire focus into her business, making it successful and becoming herself stronger and more focused on anything but her heart. Still, when this precise business brings her Gavin, things begin to change. He is also having enough baggage, but at least he is willing to try.

So we have a story about starting over, learning to trust, learning to love again. I liked how Beverly loosens up slowly towards Gavin and I liked how the attraction between them was portrayed in the book. They are both career driven and somehow find a common ground. There are many issues here, a lot of details that will keep you reading and reading! I quickly became addicted!

Still, as I was mentioning in the beginning, I felt that there were some issues that did not complete the perfect picture I would have wanted. I cannot say these small things made me dislike the book completely, but they did determine me to reduce a bit my rating. Some of the lines felt mechanic, I did not feel the emotions in lines or scenes that should have been fully charged, but to me they felt like forced.

 All in all, “Chasing Beverly” was a good book, a quick read with interesting characters. If you are not big on cliffhangers, this may not be the book for you, but it has a lot of promise for book 2. So yeah, a good start – 3.5 stars for now.

 

Author Bio:

Ashlynn Cubbison is a goal-oriented, driven woman, who owns and operates four companies with her husband. They have two beautiful sons together, and although her life is chaotic, fun, full of love and never the same each day, somehow she finds room for writing as well.

Growing up Ashlynn struggled with reading. Then, in her sophomore year of high school, a small seed was planted. After acing a literary test, her teacher looked her square in the eye and said “you’ve been selling yourself short all year. I wonder what you could achieve with some effort.” After delving deeper into books, she discovered Pride and Prejudice, and has been an obsessive reader ever since.

Eventually her love of books translated into writing. She hopes to inspire others, especially children, to find their passion as she did.

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