Title: Chase the Ace (2nd Edition)
Series: London Lads #1 (Perchance to Dream 01)
Author: Clare London
Length: Novella (87 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 4, 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: I haven’t really had a chance to read many stories by this author however it was an interesting story. Although I did have some issues with it, such as how does one to get the man’s age and not have used any social media just seems wrong. I don’t see how it could be possible at this time. I also felt that the blurb told the story itself.
Daniel has decided to take a road trip and look up his old friends. Too bad he contacted the wrong guy but ends up being the right man for him. It’s one of those stories to see where old friends are now days. However I just didn’t see the connection to the past at all. Now Nick is actually an older brother to one of the guys and decides he wants to go along with Daniel on this trip. It might turn interesting, but if you want to know read the book.
Now as I said there were a few issues I had with the story but I won’t go into it because each person has an opinion that might not be so bad for another. It is a cute little story with just a hint of kink to it. I liked how the guys seemed to grow together if that is the right word. There are some funny scenes which made it rock for me.
However the story itself felt a bit off, the story is set in England and for an American it comes off a bit strange but perfect for the story. It is very defined and fully developed for such a short story. The characters were so real like that it seemed like a person would know them on sight. It is an entertaining story and also a nice read. I could have used a bit more heat but it was pretty good either way. Now the story itself was very good but I find that it wasn’t for me. It was a little too sweet, if you know what I mean.