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Posted February 5, 2012
First of all, let me say something about the cover of the book. Finally! A man with hair on his chest! Almost every male cover model has a clean, smooth chest yet the story describes the hero with chest hair. I’ve been waiting for this cover model for a very long time. *sigh*
Unfortunately, the story did not quite live up to the cover. While the sex was hot (spanking with a cutting board?), the story just didn’t flow. There was no build-up to the initial sex: Diego berates himself for lying to Jordyn every time he’s told her that he loves her like a sister, and then he’s kissing her. There is no segue to get them from Point A to Point B. There is also mention of Jordyn’s father and how his death has affected her, yet there are no details of exactly how he died to explain her fears and hesitation over Diego’s love of the waves.
I believe if the story had been a full-length version rather than a Quickie, there would have time to evolve both the characters and the story-line. If all you’re looking for are some titillating sex scenes, this is a great short read; but if you want plot and story-line, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed.
Posted August 30, 2011
Summer would not be complete without daydreaming about hot surfers on the beach, however "Sand, Sun and Fun" can sometimes bring about a tragedy when life throws us a curve-ball. Amber Skyze's short story, Chasing Forever shows us a picture of such a tragedy revealing a revelation that life is short and love is what truly matters in life.
Some like it "HOT" and it definitely gets even hotter in this sizzling sexy story about young love between best friends who discover that they need each other to make their life complete.
Jordyn has secretly wished that her friendship with Diego would go from platonic to passionate. She has been in love with Diego forever but feels he only sees her as the sister he never had. Both Jordyn and Diego love the ocean but Diego has a reckless streak. He is a thrill seeker and has no problem risking his life for the ultimate thrill while surfing. Since Jordyn has lost her dad to a surfing accident, she worries about Diego's love of catching the ultimate wave.
Diego feels he is one with the sea! He cannot find any thrill in life as good as riding the waves. He has secretly been in love with his best-friend Jordyn for a long time now but has been scared to see if the feeling is mutual, after-all what can a hot and beautiful woman like Jordyn see in a beach-bum like him?
One day while surfing the pre-tide waves of an approaching hurricane, Diego has an accident that ultimately ends in a terrible tragedy. This opens his eyes to the fact life is too short and from there he approaches Jordyn with the proposition of seeing how far they can take their relationship. The affair sizzles more then the sweltering beach temps in the middle of summer but can this relationship find forever before Diego finds that chasing yet another thrill could be his last and final thrill?
Amber Skyze did a remarkable job of combining a hot and sizzling love affair with a dose of life's little lessons. This smooth flowing story sizzled like the summer sun yet left the reader with the feeling that love is worth any risk in life. Though the story was brief, it covered an abundance of emotion in its short four chapters. I felt that some of the background story was a bit rushed making it difficult to absorb the desired effect. This tends to happen in short stories sometimes, but over-all this story did hit its ultimate aim square-on. The sexy love scenes caused this reader to have to turn up the air conditioner a few degrees to keep from overheating.
Need a brief escape from your hectic life? Then head for the ocean! This book will definitely be one of my "take along to the beach" books. After-all if I can't have my very own hot surfer-guy, why not fantasize about one. Chasing Forever definitely fills my fantasies with sizzling mind-graphic material. Is it too Hot in here or what?
Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews