Review: Chase the Ace (London Lads #1) by Clare London

Newly single in his late twenties, and bored with his quiet life in a London suburb, Daniel Cross soon discovers the lure of social media. Excited at the chance of tracking down his old mates from a schooldays sports club, he launches a personal quest to find out what kind of man each boy has become.

Dan’s first mistake is chatting online to a complete stranger—friending the wrong Carson brother on Facebook. But Nick Carson isn’t offended and offers to accompany Dan on the trip to find the others. It’s the first step to friendship and something more for both of them.

For Dan, the reunions with the “ Gang of Four” range from startling and heartening to disturbing. Nick’s company is a constant support, though neither of them are prepared for the exposure of personal secrets they’d thought long hidden. Dan begins to suspect he’s really looking for a direction in his own life—and the excitement and purpose he craves may be closer to home than a quest with its roots in a boyhood dream.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2012.

Well my social media savvy friends, this book is a good example of how not to Facebook! Dan is a bit naive in the ways of SM interaction (there's no "&" guys, I'm talking about social media here), or at least he gets chatting with someone on FB and thinks it is actually his brother to whom he is talking. It's okay though cos there are sparks and a journey, physical and metaphorical, ensues.

I was a bit mediocre about this story. I wanted to like it more than I did, which always makes me feel a bit guilty! I like this author's writing style but, though this story was certainly readable, it just didn't really work for me. It wasn't awful though. And aren't those the worst kinds of books to review? Mainly I think this is a case of it's not you it's me. There is nothing blaringly obvious that made me want to roll my eyes of throw down the book in a fit. By the same token, nothing grabbed me either. I didn't either warm to or overtly dislike Daniel or Nick. The story was readable but it wasn't a can't put down read for me. 

I have enjoyed this author before and I would recommend her to other readers, maybe read other reviews for this book and get a more rounded opinion on the story. Horses for courses and all that!! This obviously wasn't my course - but ti was no fault of the author. 
A copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review>
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