I was cheeky and when I realized the 2nd installment in the Free Fall collaboration between Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn is days from becoming available, I asked Christina about advanced copies.
I love Christina’s stories and all that I’ve read of Nyrae’s work, so, you know – no brainer.
Thanks, ladies, for the advance copy. It was so freakin’ good.
The first book in the series was about Lucas and Gabriel. If you remember Lucas suffers from bipolar disorder and his greatest wish is to fly.
Chase the Sun is Jamie and Conner’s story. Conner is Lucas’s friend who’s basically drew him out and set him up with the set design job. Conner is now Ezra’s roommate and is as outgoing and fun as he always was. He’s contacted by Jamie, an old friend from back home, small town in Oregon. He’s always been straight but will define himself as “sexually fluid”. Love it.
Jamie is a shy, hard working and very gay. Being openly gay in a small town isn’t easy but Jamie deals with it just fine. He’s also a little bored with life, the way I see it. Except of course, of working on Conner’s car that he’s inherited from his beloved uncle.
When Jamie offers to drive the car to LA for Conner, he’s ending up staying for a few weeks.
Conner’s easygoing persona and Jamie’s quiet and overwhelmed experience of the big city are a fabulous example of opposites attract.
What I loved about this story, except for the great writing, compelling characters and sweetest premise, is the emotional evolvement of both Conner and Jamie. They each, very quietly and almost undetected to them, grow so much during their time together, and also their time apart.
Jamie’s emotions basically jump off the page and Conner’s constant realizations about himself are spot on and borderline adorable. I’m leaning towards stating they work together better even than Lucas and Gabe. Don’t hold me to that, though.
Rarely do collaborations between authors on these kinds of projects work so well, but in this case? Wonderful.
Beautifully balanced, carefully plotted and sexy to the nth degree, this series is highly recommended.
Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother’s illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA.
Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he’s always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long. When he inherits his late uncle’s classic Chevelle, he’s more than happy to let his childhood friend Jamie help.
Jamie and Conner are as different as night and day. Even after years of living apart, they still have a blast together—but now it’s mixed with an undeniable spark of attraction. Before they know it, they can’t keep their hands off each other. For Conner it’s all new and exciting, but Jamie isn’t the type of guy who takes this sort of intimacy lightly.
Conner soon realizes that Jamie quenches something deep inside of him that no one has before, but he doesn’t know how to handle a real relationship. As Jamie’s time in LA comes to an end, and the more they struggle to get on the same page about their feelings, the more Jamie realizes that trying to tie Conner down is as futile as capturing the sun.
I am a compulsive reader and writer who loves YA fiction.
I love nothing more than writing about young adults. There is something so fresh and fun about it. You can pretty much always find me with a book in my hand or open document in front of me.
I live in Southern California with my husband and two children.
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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys.
She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
She writes Adult, New Adult, and LGBTQ romance. More coming soon!
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