The Chase, an all-new sexy first story in the Icon Trilogy from Vanessa Fewings is available now!!!
The Chase by Vanessa Fewings
Release Date Reveal: Jun 6th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.
She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…
The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?
This book was different than I was expecting, but in a really great way. I think, at least for me, when you think of a book set in the art world, you expect them to be a little snooty and the characters were anything but...Tobias is really intense, in a way that keeps Zara, and everyone around him, on their toes. I loved it, I loved the twists and turns, and I loved the reveal, although I think there were enough clues that I wasn't surprised in the least. But, if you aren't paying attention, they are subtle, and you will miss them, if that makes any sense.
Zara and Tobias have a fantastic first meeting, and I loved this book from that point on. I loved that their first meeting wasn't perfect, it wasn't with unicorns and rainbows, but rather felt like a real life situation a number of us have been in....a slightly embarrassing moment that is then witnessed by someone else.
As this is the first book in a connected trilogy, there is a lot of time spent setting up the events, and the characters, so they are able to move through all of the books. But, it was balanced well with action, and scenes with Zara and Tobias that you felt like the story had momentum.
This is my first title by this author, who I initially heard of at a panel discussion and thought the books, and the idea behind them seemed interesting. I am definitely glad I requested this book and I am looking forward to the other 2 in the series.
I recommend this title.
The Chase (The ICON Trilogy #1) was my first book from Vanessa Fewings but it definitely won't be my last. This book wove together an interesting plot with a some twists and turns. I found myself at times looking up the artwork discussed in the book just so I could know what these characters were seeing-and I'll say I don't often research along with books while I'm reading so that was a fun little element.
Zara's profession is something I've never given much thought to before. I mean, I know positions like that have to exist in the real world but I was fascinated with it in this book. Zara is smart and witty and I really enjoyed her. I felt like I connected to her fairly well throughout the book. She's not perfect and I loved that. Tobias is sexy as all get out. Add some mystery to that sexiness and I was hooked. I wanted to know more about him and truly enjoyed every peek inside him. You can feel the electricity between these two which led to some great sexy scenes.
The writing in this book just flowed very well for me. I was engrossed in the story and loved all the twists and turns that the plot took. As I mentioned, I found myself researching as I read and that just added a whole other level of enjoyment to the book. It's a book rich in detail but not overwhelmingly so. The story was well crafted and I had moments where I gasped and moments where I sighed-which to me is a great balance.
The Chase is the first book in the Icon Trilogy and I'm very interested to see what this author has in store for the next two books. I look forward to more from Vanessa Fewings. I would recommend this book.
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