Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review: In Pursuit by Olivia Luck

Title: In Pursuit
Author: Olivia Luck
Source: Author Request
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.

Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.

Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.

Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.

Author note: In Pursuit is the first book in a two book series. Intended for 18+ readers.

In Pursuit is a very dramatic new adult novel.  Eddie has decided to move to Chicago to pursue her interior design business and blog.  She is set up with Claire as a roommate by a mutual friend.  Now I think Claire should have her own book - she is quite a piece of work.  While she initially brings Eddie into her inner circle it quickly becomes apparent that something isn't quite right with the girl.  Then we have Claire's brother, Harris.  He seems to be a bit off as well, but not quite so much in the wrong direction as Claire is.

I haven't mentioned our star character much yet.  Eddie is a fun and energetic girl that seems to make friends and business relationships everywhere she goes.  She seems a bit too perfect and I was waiting to find her flaw for a very long time.  Her relationship with Harris is a very unusual one - he seems willing to anything for Claire but that seems to interfere with him living his own life - and having Eddie in his.

There are a million ups and downs in this book and the story is very fast paced.  I enjoyed watching Eddie come into her own and living a life she chooses, but Claire, Harris, and crew seemed a little over the top for my taste at times.  I am interested to see what Eddie is going to do after the cliffhanger of an ending though.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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