Title: Chasing the Idol
Author: Ivy Wild
Release Date: June 20, 2020
Length: 263 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Second chance at love story with a DOMINANT, ALPHA MALE!
Connor Driscoll and Sophie Strong have been best friends in college before Sophie disappears without a word to chase her singing career. Five years later after a big media scandal, she is back in D.C. to finish her degree and finds herself face to face with Connor. Sophie has to try and rebuild her life when her self confidence and trust is at an all time low and she just can’t seem to avoid Connor. At the same time, Connor thought he was over this woman, but he quickly learns he was so wrong.
Things get steamy in a Reputation Era Taylor Swift meets tamer Christian Gray sort of way as these two try and work out what this new opportunity means for them. Too bad all their progress is interrupted by a media blitz intent on ruining Sophie’s life.
Chasing the Idol is the first in the Infamous Trilogy. It is followed by Running from Fate and Beating the Odds.
This book does not have any common trigger subjects (no cheating, no violence, no death). It does contain mature content (sexually explicit scenes), 18+. It does end in a cliffhanger, but there is a HEA at the end of the series.
**** My Review ****
Well, this certainly looks like a really nice beginning to what seems to be a promising trilogy. This author is totally new, and I did some research to find out more. Imagine my surprise when I read that this is actually her first published work, and it definitely does not look as a debut to me.
This is the story of Connor and Sophie – two college friends, who ended their friendship five years ago, in pursuit of a better future. Five years later, they meet again, some things have changed, while others remain the same as the last time they saw each other five years ago…no time or distance could change those feelings that overwhelm them. Should they fight them or try to understand what that thing between them is?
Definitely a nice second chance romance with solid storyline, a bit clichéd at several moments, but engaging nonetheless. The characters are so well developed and relatable, as you read you manage to understand their reasons and their feelings. It contains enough drama, sweet and funny moments to keep readers interested from beginning to the very end. Their push and pull relationship will make you laugh, while their incredible passion with light touch of BDSM will most definitely make you blush. And the cliffhanger is simply unbearable.
If you are looking for an entertaining best friends to lovers’ romance, with a sexy alpha hero and adorable heroine, then be sure to read this one.
****About the Author****
Writer of all things untamed, romantic and free, Ivy Wild never planned on becoming a romance novelist. In fact, she hated romance as a kid and was quite proud of that fact. Basically, life is weird.
Married to her own alpha hero, she currently lives in various places of the world at various times thanks to his military career.
Her current side hustle is being a lawyer.