If you love well-developed characters and a well-written romance novel, you will fully enjoy “Chaysing Dreams” by Jalpa Williby.
When I saw this book, the title instantly caught my attention. It’s a very interesting title and the spelling of “chaysing” captured my curiosity. I just knew there was more of that to come and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ll have to be just a bit vague here so as not to give away any spoilers. The story itself is fantastic and the characters are great as well. Tess’s character is very well developed, and so are the other secondary characters. There is a lot to Tess, and watching her character grow kept me very interested. And I have to say, I absolutely loved Jack and wish we had seen more of him in the book.
The writing itself is outstanding, and that alone kept me turning the page. I have to say, though, I expected a little more suspense. At times it felt more like a straight romance novel. There were hints that something big would happen, but it took a long time to get there, and after half a book of these small hints, the suspense effect wore off to the point that I no longer expected something to happen. I hate even saying that because the book is wonderfully written with amazing characters and I literally couldn’t stop turning the page once I started reading. I just wish there had been a bit more suspense throughout or that the action had started a bit sooner, since it is a romantic suspense novel and there were foreshadows of something big happening. BUT… This doesn’t take away from the amazing quality of this book. Ms. Williby is a fantastic writer who deserves a lot of attention.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels. The suspense does happen, but as long as you don’t go into it expecting a big bang until the end and you’ll be fine. The hook at the end did leave me wanting to read the next novel.