RELEASE DAY REVIEW: “CHASING SHADOWS” by Annabelle Jacobs

 

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TITLE: Chasing Shadows
AUTHOR: Annabelle Jacobs
PUBLISHER: Self Publisher
GENRE:Contemporary Mystery
COVER ARTIST: Garrett Leigh
E-BOOK:
PRICE: € 4,03 on Amazon
PAGES: 162
RELEASE DATE:  March 24, 2016

 

BLURB: Jamie Matthews goes to Cornwall to find his missing brother. The police are convinced Michael drowned, but Jamie knows better. No way would Michael swim to his death, especially on a beach with a wicked rip tide. Finding a stranger in his brother’s cottage only deepens his misgivings.
Felix Bergstrom is recently discharged from the British Army. Unable to put the past behind him, he takes an unhealthy interest in old acquaintance and millionaire businessman Karl Weston, hoping to catch him up to no good. Michael’s disappearance adds fuel to Felix’s suspicions. Weston’s clifftop home overlooks the beach where Michael supposedly walked into the sea, but Weston has an alibi for that day.
When Jamie and Felix meet, the physical attraction is instant. Mistrust keeps them from acting on it until finally all their secrets are laid bare. But time isn’t on their side. Before they’re able to work out whether they have a future, danger catches up with them and threatens to put an end to everything.

12833361_10205887579250242_1339245014_nThis is a sweet love story woven together with some suspense, so if you enjoy likeable characters, a good mystery set in the wonderful area of Cornwall, this is a great, entertaining book for you.

The story starts out pretty well. It’s gripping and intriguing from the first page. We get to meet Jamie who is travelling to a seaside cottage his brother had rented. Jamie’s brother, Michael, had disappeared a couple of days earlier, and is believed to be dead. Jamie is heartbroken and cannot believe his brother passed away.  His chance meeting with Felix, an Army veteran, leads to an exciting adventure both in and out of the bedroom. These two guys try to figure out what had happened and they also find solace in each other’s company. Sometimes a bit of understanding and compassion is all you need to take your mind off of your current troubles.

Felix and Jamie work perfectly together. They have a good chemistry, some hot scenes together and all their emotions are real and believable. However, the story just slowed down for me a bit too much after a while. I would have liked a bit more going on. I really enjoyed meeting Felix’ Army buddies. They gave an extra, fun layer to the plot.

Overall it is an entertaining read providing a bit of excitement and lots of heartwarming moments. Enjoy!

 

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