Genres: New Adult, Romance
Title: Song Chaser (Chasers #2)
Author: Kandi Steiner Release Date: July 1, 2014 Find on Goodreads
For more than a year, Tanner West has tried to shake his feelings for his long time best friend, Paisley Bronson. She was the perfect girl to fit the lyrics in all his favorite songs – the girl he had always wanted. When she fell in love with another man before Tanner had the chance to tell her how he felt, he was left with no resolve to find love again. Burying himself in school and easy girls has become his new lifestyle, but when Kellee Brooks shows up at his favorite bar, he begins to think there may be another verse to his song, after all. Kellee Brooks moved to New York City for one thing: escape. Growing up in a small town where her entire life was planned out for her, she’s desperate to break free and find herself without following the same path as her mom. Kellee thought working at the local dive bar would mean more money for school, but when she meets the smoldering, scarred honey eyes of Tanner West, she finds there’s much more hiding in the smoky building than just a few tips. With Paisley still haunting Tanner and Kellee vowing to save anyone the trouble of loving her, will the pain and fear keep them apart – or will they find a way to rewrite their song together? Break free with this heartbreaking story of letting go and letting love in.
If my review for Tag Chaser is any indication of how much I adore our girl Paisley then I can not begin to touch how much I am in LOVE with Tanner West. This series can be read as standalones, but I don't suggest it. I adored poor Tanner in Tag Chaser. While I was bonding,and braiding hair with Paisley my heart was breaking for Tanner. I prayed really hard for Tanner to have his own HEA. Obviously Jesus loves me, because Kandi answered my selfish prayers. She did not disappoint in Song Chaser. We meet Tanner attempting to mend his broken heart, when he meets Kellee. She may not be the girl in all his favorite songs, but this one knows how to sing to her own tune. Their meeting is full of sass, and steam. I enjoyed their back and forth with one another. It was genuine. I never felt like their feelings were forced. I could feel the struggle for Tanner in his journey to overcoming his emotions for Paisley, and boy was it a bumpy ride. I also loved that Kellee never settled. She fought for herself, and how she should be treated. She was a strong female character, that I feel anyone can admire. Please take a chance on this series, and fall in love with these characters like I did.
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My heart feels like it’s about to beat right out of my chest. Tanner is looking at me like he’s not good enough to touch me and like he can’t keep his fucking hands off me all at the same time. I inhale deep, my breath shaky as I try to find the words to say. I want to talk about it more – about what she is to him, about when she’s coming and what I’m going to have to deal with – but right now all I can think about is how his hands feel on my waist, and how I wish he would touch every inch of my body with those hands. “Kiss me,” I breathe. Tanner doesn’t waste another second. His lips find mine, soft and gentle at first, but then a fire consumes us both and I’m biting his neck as he lifts me from my chair. He kisses down my collarbone and then back up to my ear, sending chills cascading down my arms and legs. I moan softly, running my fingers through his hair and tugging a little as I pull his lips back to mine. He slides his tongue between my lips and takes my mouth, deepening the kiss as his hands explore my body. “How long until dinner?” he pants between kisses. “Maybe twenty minutes.” “That’ll do,” he replies, carrying me to the couch. Tanner’s hands are hungry as he positions himself on top of me, pulling the straps of my tank top down to kiss my shoulders. He nips and sucks softly, trailing a line from my shoulders, to my neck, across my collar bone, and back again. Slowly, he kisses a little lower, sucking at the swell just above the hem of my top. I inhale sharply, my fingers gripping his hair. “You taste so sweet,” he mumbles against my skin, lighting it on fire. He lifts my shirt and slowly kisses down my stomach, stopping just above the hem of my shorts. He blazes a trail of fire with his tongue from one hip to the other, working the buttons and zipper until he has my shorts loose enough to pull down my shaking legs and throw across the room. He smiles up at me, his sexy half grin silently killing me, and then he completely takes my breath away – because he pulls my panties off with his teeth. With. His. Teeth. Suddenly, my heart is beating in my throat. I’m not a virgin, but I’m definitely no where near as experienced as Tanner, no matter how cocky my façade may be. My legs are shaking uncontrollably and I feel it start to move up to my hands. Tanner stops kissing my thighs and looks up at me, concern laden on his face. “Are you okay?” he asks, moving to position himself on top of me again. He brushes the hair from my face and pulls my shaking hand to his lips, kissing my fingers softly as he waits for me to reply. I nod, though not confidently. “I hate admitting this to you, but I’m not that experienced.” He smiles devilishly, his eyes lighting the fire in my stomach again. “You think I don’t know that? Why do you think I’m going so slow?” I let out of a puff of air, “This is slow?” His grin grows wider, “Trust me – if I had it my way, your ankles would have been on my shoulders the first night I saw you.”
“Tanner–oh, God, just saying his name makes me all kinds of swoony. He wedged his way into my heart, and I don’t ever want him to go.” – Cassie Graham, author of Unable to Resist
“Every twist and turn is an amazing roller coaster ride.” – Ashlei Davison, The Book Hoarders
“ Song Chaser is a butterfly-inducing and achingly beautiful story of figuring out what is right for you and fighting to make it yours.” – Kellee Fabre, Beta Reader
“FUN, SEXY, and oh so YUMMY!” – Sara Butler, Beta Reader
“It was beautiful. I hate to admit it (don’t kill me Corbin!! I LOVE YOU BOO!) but I seriously loved Song Chaser more than Tag Chaser.” – Sam Stettner, Sammie’s Book Club
“…a definite must read and a page turner!” – Kristen Novo, Beta Reader
“…you may want to turn the air down because this book definitely turns up the heat!” – Monique Boone, Beta Reader
“5 stars!” – Charmaine Butler, Mummy’s Naughty Corner
Title: Tag Chaser (Chasers #1)
Author: Kandi Steiner Release Date: Oct 13, 2013 Find on Goodreads Paisley Bronson is a 27 year old successful advertising professional, but the most exciting part of her life happens outside of work. Claiming the life of a Tag Chaser toward the end of her college career has taught her one thing: Never get too close. She has enjoyed her dating lifestyle, but when her best friend makes a bet that she won’t ever be able to date a normal guy, her competitive nature takes control and she vows to change the game. When Paisley meets the incredibly handsome and practically perfect Corbin Ray, she begins to think keeping her word might be easier than she thought. But when an accidental discovery reveals that Corbin is in the Army, she knows she must run the other way and never look back. Although it kills her, she aims to move on and look for a new prospect. There’s just one small problem. Paisley’s been assigned a new client at work, and his name is Corbin Ray. Will Paisley and Corbin give in to the chemistry between them, or will their past and present complications keep them apart? Fall in love with this fun and irresistibly naughty game of cat and mouse.
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer. Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies). When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.