#Review — Chasing Logan (Chasing) #1 by Tracy Lorraine — Available on Kindle Unlimited!
Title: Chasing Logan
Series: Chasing Series - Book One
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Release Date: May 05, 2017
Page count: 235
His voice is hypnotising,
His body mesmerising,
Shame about his attitude.
Cole thought going on tour with the UK’s most up and coming singer songwriter was going to be wild.
Little did he know that the gossip about Chase’s lifestyle of partying and girls was far from the truth.
He’s a moody musician with one hell of a sexy body but his personality and attitude leaves a lot to be desired.
Cole can’t understand why despite not really liking Chase he feels so drawn to him from the second their eyes connect.
Everyone thinks they know Chase, his face is plastered all over the internet and magazines but he’s hiding something, keeping secrets to protect himself as well as the ones he loves but by doing that he’s making himself miserable.
To the outside world it seems that Chase has everything he could ever dream of but what he really wants is right in front of him.
Will he be strong enough to allow himself to have it and let the world know who he really is?
meet the author
Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy has just turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.
Chasing Logan by Tracy Lorraine is my first time reading anything by this author and I was skeptical, at first—as I always am—starting anything by someone new, but by the end of the first chapter, I was completely engrossed in the story.
Cole and Bella, best friends and dancers, are picked to go with the rock star, Chase, on tour and it's supposed to be a trip they can share together, have fun and just enjoy. They stick pretty much to themselves as the other dancers are more superficial and the girls seem only interested in trying to score with the man himself, Chase.
Before they left, however, Cole did research on Chase to see who they would be working with so he knows some things about him and he starts to notice how he never smiles and he never seems to enjoy being around anyone. He watches him night after night as he rejects the ladies and he sees something that pulls on his heartstrings making him want to reach out to him.
He knocked on his door to offer friendship but it turned into something much more. They have an instant connection and Cole is the first person that is able to make Chase smile but more than the smile, he's also able to bring out the real person inside of Chase.
Chase has a lot of problems he keeps to himself and he has no one to talk to about them. He's suffering on the inside, guilt over his decisions are weighing him down, and he longs to have someone by his side but he knows that with his career he can never be his true self.
Throughout the tour, Chase and Cole have a lot of misunderstandings and miscommunication with Chase pulling a runner constantly leaving Cole to wonder where he is and if he's okay. Each time he does... Cole loses more of himself to Chase because he's torn by the broken man he sees.
Chasing Logan was an emotional journey of discovery... finding yourself and being true to yourself. It's also about best friends and being there for each other and having each other's back. In comfort or if you need a kick in the pants.
There are quite a few secondary characters that help to make this story, but the most enjoyable person was Mia, who at fourteen was wise beyond her years and a lot smarter than the adults, most of the time. There are a couple of supporting characters that I felt added conflict for the sake of—such as Drew and Aidan.
I wasn't convinced after the drama Aidan apparently caused that it would be over so casually. For Drew, however, if you read M/F it looks like he will be getting his story next, in book two.
I think this may be the author's first M/M novel but if she's writing more in this genre I would read more from her. The narrative was fast-paced and witty and the sexual encounters were very hot and steamy.
Overall, I enjoyed Chasing Logan, I loved the quick wit between Cole and Bella and their friendship of loyalty and past history, but I would have liked to have seen more relationship development between Cole and Chase and less conflict.
They spent so much time on tour and going from hotel to hotel, Cole usually left alone trying to figure out what was going on with Chase, than they did getting to know each other and then the story came together quickly at the end. Their sexual chemistry was apparent but I never felt they actually had more than lust between them because Chase never showed his true feelings till the end. I still enjoyed it, however, and would recommend it to other lovers of the genre.
3.5 - 4.0 Stars
* My thanks to LGBT Romance/instafreebie for my copy in exchange for an honest review *