Title – Tag Chaser
Author – Kandi Steiner
Series – Chasers #1
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.
Tag Chaser by Kandi Steiner is one of those books that has been sitting on my Kindle for a while, but then things kept popping up and I didn’t get to it. From the very first chapter, I started kicking myself that I didn’t just read this one sooner! It’s a cute, light-hearted story that still has a plot line with some drama but nothing overwhelming. I truly enjoyed this one, and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
“I think I’m more of a dark knight than a knight in shining armor.”
I will admit that I was a little worried with where the story would go, seeing as what the title could imply. However I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn’t constant hookups and baiting of men. I actually felt like there was substance and a lesson to be learned. Paisley is one of those characters that you develop an instant liking for. There was something about her that pulled me in, which helped me to relate to her but also understand her dynamic with the other characters. As a reader, I could understand the quick attraction that Corbin formed. She was strong and independent, but as the story continued on, she learned that needing someone else doesn’t always mean depending on them. I also greatly admired the way she was forced to face her own demons. That particular scene pulled at me from a very deep place due to my own personal circumstances.
“Sometimes you just have to walk out on a limb, knowing you could fall thirty feet to the hard ground, just to see if that apple on the edge is worth the risk like you think it is.”
I also loved the leading men of Tag Chaser! Corbin was instantly protective and mysterious, while still being forthright about his feelings. It was honestly a trifecta of perfection for me! As the book continued on, I love how dedicated he became to his attraction and how he felt toward Paisley. There was just something about him and I can’t pinpoint it. I think the thing that struck me the most was the way he allowed Jack to live on in a way. He made sure that his best friend had a legacy, and it’s one of those admirable characteristics that tells you he’s a good guy. I also absolutely adored Tanner! He was dependable and supportive, and one of those guys every girl should have in her life. Not to mention, I’m such a sucker for friendships between a guy and a girl, whether it turns romantic or not. Paisley and Tanner had all the right parts, but not the perfect timing. I think it’s a skill when an author can make you fall in love with two different characters for similar, yet completely different reasons. I definitely can’t wait to hear more about him!
“Sometimes the last thing you need is the only thing you want, Tanner. I can’t help what my heart feels.”
Tag Chaser is a great fun, quick read. It’s an insta-love type story, and even though I normally attempt to steer clear of those, I’m glad that I gave this one a chance. Somehow, I fell right along with both Paisley and Corbin which helped the author’s cause. There were a handful of grammatical errors, but other than that, it’s written superbly well. I felt myself being sucked into a world that I never wanted to leave. Luckily, I don’t have to just yet! 😉
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Don’t Miss the Rest of the Series:
Song Chaser (Chasers #2)
Straight, No Chaser (A Chaser Series Short Story)
Tag Catcher (A Chaser Series Short Story)
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.