Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chasing Air by DeLaine Roberts ~ review

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492994901
  • ISBN-13: 978-149299490

This book is also available as an e-book.

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!

My take on this book:
Dr. Makenzie Holder has been working in the ER Trauma Unit for the last six months, trying to keep a low profile she opted to work the night shift. Her life consists of work, and trying to stay safe, because of someone from her past that she is running from. Someone so dangerous that she found herself placed in the FBI Witness protection plan, forced to give up her true identity along with her family to stay safe,with all this turmoil in her life that last thing she wants or needs is a romantic relationship. When she finds herself butting heads Detective Ryler Buchanan,over one of her patients sparks fly, and Ryler is instantly attracted to Mak, she knows though that there is no way she could ever become involved with a detective, but that doesn't stop Ryler. When Mak meets Jonathan Bain, she decides to take him up on his offer of a date. Will Mak finally be able to set aside her past and find happiness with Jonathan or will she realize that Ryler is the one for her?

"Chasing Air" really has it all, there is suspense, mystery, drama, along with a heart melting romance that knocked my socks off!  I found myself totally drawn in with the story of Makenzie especially as the author peels away the layers of her past. Haunted by her past is really an understatement, there was truly a fear of her past, not only for her, but for the family she left behind as well. Ms. Roberts certainly captures the essence of Mak, allowing the reader to feel her compassion for people, especially those who dealt with domestic violence, not only because she had been in their shoes but because she was a kind compassionate person. Ms. Roberts handled the issue of domestic violence with care and compassion, but also portrays the victims as strong and provides the message that it is never the victims fault, truly a fantastic message that women need to hear! The male leads were total opposites and the author kept me wondering for a while just who Mak might wind up with. There were several heart pounding suspense filled moments, but also some heart melting, toe curling romantic moments as well. Daisy was such a cute character and had me laughing out loud more than a few times. Overall, a fast paced, page turning read where the author doesn't wind up the story when the bad guy is taken care of, instead just like in real life she allows for life to go on, and takes the reader on that journey as well. "Chasing Air" is a must read for anyone who enjoys a multi-layered story that is filled with strong characters, a unique storyline and a fantabulous romance that just might have the reader believing in second chances! 

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1 comment:

  1. Brenda,
    Thank you so very much for reading Chasing Air. I loved your review, not because you left 5 AMAZING Stars, but because you got the essence of the characters! When my writing brings about emotions in the reader, I've accomplished my goal!
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope that the upcoming year brings many beautiful breaths to you!



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