Buy the Book •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? Immerse yourself in this fun and irresistibly naughty game of cat and mouse.
In an alternate universe where all book characters are real, and unicorns exist; you’d see me spinning around in circles deliriously happy because I would be best friends with Paisley. Yes that’s right readers, I am girl crushing on Paisley Bronson. We’d be the best of friends. We’d braid each other’s hair, eat endless amounts cookies we baked, namaste with the best of them, and scream “shawshank redemption” quotes at each other.
I adored every aspect of this book from the characters (obviously!) to the pacing. I went into reading this seeing the time frame of a year hinted throughout the book, and I was afraid I’d miss valuable parts of the story due to pacing issues. That never happened. You don’t lose one second of this book to pacing complications. You get every heart- stopping, dimple filled moment of Corbin Ray.
I rooted for their love story from “a strong set of arms ripped me from the creeper,” to the epilogue. My heart sang a melody in complete unison with each crush of the lips, and sexy smirk. God I loved this book.
Paisley is what you could call a “tag chaser.” She dates military guys exclusively, and not because their uniform is totally hot. The fleeting relationships are easy. They are uncomplicated, short, and so quick to walk away from. She gets what she wants, and the guys aren’t exactly complaining. In a perfect world, Paisley would fall in Love, and live happily ever after. This isn’t a perfect world, and her Father’s betrayal has left an impression on her that keeps her from trusting men,relationships, and the like.
Thank God for Corbin Ray, and his icy blue eyes. His entrance into this story was like heaven dipping down into the world, and gracing us with a Archangel. Corbin is smoking! He meets every criteria Paisley should stay away from, and she tries. God she tries, but he keeps popping himself into her world in the most unsuspecting ways. Like being assigned as her newest client. She runs away from him twice, only to give up on her bet with her BFF. She begins to unravel herself from her fears, and finds out that there’s more to Love than heartache.
This story goes beyond falling for another person. It’s about trust, and forgiveness. You watch the characters internally battle their hardships, and it hurts. My heart was wretched beyond repair…for about a chapter. I fought my brain multiple times while reading this. I kept thinking “Hear him out Paisley…hear her out Corbin…shit everyone just let the other person EXPLAIN!”
There’s always more to every story than whats laid out in front of you, and I sought out those underlying messages. I rolled around in those messages. I found solace in every meaning.
For a first novel, Kandi Steiner knocked me off my feet. I loved her writing, and found my book soul sister in Paisley. This was a total WIN in my book. I can’t wait to see what comes from this author, and I will be the first in line to purchase. You should do the same.
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Q & A with Kandi
Who inspired you to start writing?
My mom, definitely. She’s actually very into reading like I am and is a great writer herself. I hope to one day convince her to write a novel, too. She inspired me when I was very young and encouraged me to pursue my love of writing, no matter what. Everything I’ve written from awful love poems in high school (yuck!) to decent pieces in college, she has always been there for me.
Great question! I have no idea. I always pictured myself writing non-fiction or nothing at all, but one of my final capstone courses in college was an advanced fiction course that really turned me on to the possibilities of creating a story. Why romance specifically? Well, we could blame it on my husband for showing me love so early in life, but it’s probably more Disney’s fault than anyone else’s. I’m a girl, I love to love, what could be better than romance writing?
How do you write your novels?
Sporadically and without any structure at all. Sometimes I’ll be driving and I’ll whip out my phone and record something to write down later. Sometimes I’ll write a scene and sometimes I’ll just write about my character to get to know them better. Eventually, I sit down and map everything out so that I don’t forget anything (blonde moments are a habit for me) and then I slowly start piecing it all together. It makes sense to me, but if I told any of my professors this they might kill me lol.
When did you know you wanted to write a novel?
Honestly, it hit me out of the blue. I got the idea for Tag Chaser when I was in the shower and I just couldn’t shake it. I was dreaming about the characters, writing random scenes in my head, and just thinking about them constantly. I decided it was a sign to stop being so scared of failure and just write it. The way I see it, the worst thing that could happen is no one likes it – and in that case it will still be loved by me and that’s what matters.
Why should readers pick up Tag Chaser?
Tag Chaser is a unique story that I think hasn’t been told yet. Often times we fall in love with characters who are so perfect, either individually or for each other. Tag Chaser is about exploring our imperfections and learning not to fight that chemistry that sometimes we just feel, whether it’s easy or not. I think anyone who reads Tag Chaser will laugh and love, and those are both two very beautiful things.
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.
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