Thursday, December 31, 2015

Book Review: Chasing Chris Campbell

By Sara Steven

Violet is living a pleasant, simple life with her boyfriend, Michael. She’s used to his penny pinching ways, his penchant for all things cheap. They’ve made a decision to save as much money as they can for their future, only, when Violet discovers he's squandered away a large portion of what they’ve worked so hard to set aside, she sees through her pleasant life. There are serious cracks in the foundation.

Chris is the complete opposite of Michael. He’s spontaneous, adventurous. He’s the one who got away, Violet's first real love. In fact, she met Michael while she was this close to sealing the deal with Chris, and in so many ways she feels she’s settled for second best. When fate steps in and puts Chris in Violet’s path once again, years later, she’s compelled to go on the journey of a lifetime!

Who would have ever thought that Violet could travel the world, in search of love? Hong Kong, Vietnam. India. Through every new experience, she’s brought closer and closer to Chris, always a step behind, right on his heels. Along the way she encounters new friends and life-long connections with people she’d never thought she would form such strong bonds with! In the end, she has to decide if true love is reality, or if she’s been living a fantasy world and should go back to the life she was used to living.

I thought Chasing Chris Campbell was a sweet read, full of adventures and misadventures. Genevieve Gannon did a wonderful job at creating believable characters. While I can’t fathom ever having the opportunity to travel the world like Violet did, considering my own life experiences wouldn’t really allow for such a luxury, it’s nice to live vicariously through someone who can. And who knows? Maybe someday, my husband and I can travel the world, chasing one another in the process!

Thanks to Genevieve Gannon for the book in exchange for an honest review. Chasing Chris Campbell and her debut novel, Husband Hunters, are both $1.99 for Kindle.


Janine said...

Great review. This will be another book added to my must read list.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review Sara! I can't imagine any travel happening any time soon in my life either, so it was fun to remember my student backpacking days when writing the book. (I promise I want chasing a boy at the time! )