#BookReview – The Chase (The ICON Trilogy #1) By Vanessa Fewings


Don’t miss The Chase, the first in a sizzling new romantic trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Vanessa Fewings and HQN Books.

Will she risk it all for a priceless desire?

A rising star in one of London’s top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton’s talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She’s chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.

She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn’t ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…

The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara’s tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?

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I won this book from Vanessa Fewings Facebook page a few months back and am happy to be able to review it for you today. I always give an honest opinion using my own words.

Please note that this series is for mature audiences, with mature content.

This is the 4th book I’ve read from Vanessa Fewings and once again she delivers! The Chase is non-stop from start to finish.

One of the things I most enjoy when I read Vanessa Fewings is how strong and confident she makes each character. Every person is complex, just like in real life. Her writing style can make you forget you’re reading a book. Even when the character thinks less of themselves, you can see the potential they possess.

I wanted to be friends with Zara immediately, she’s smart, funny, and full of life. She doesn’t realize any of that about herself but those around her do, it’s no wonder Tobias is drawn to her from the first meeting.

Zara is fresh from college and itching to start her new career in a field that calls on her passions. Art is her true love, it’s the one major constant in her life. She’s working for a prestigious firm helping to try and catch the infamous ICON. She’s infatuated by this thief, she doesn’t know who he is but she’s eager to learn why he steals. What’s in it for him?

The thrill and suspense really drew me in with this book. You’re on edge and cautious of Tobias from the start but also intrigued. Is this rich, charismatic man really the mysterious ICON that is stealing priceless painting from unsuspecting, upper class families? Is he using Zara?

Zara’s past and present is shrouded in uncertainty once a painting thought lost in a fire resurfaces. How is it that this painting still exist? Did her father lie to her? Was her he not the person she believed him to be? Will it be authenticated and destroy her career and her reputation before she even has a chance to create one?

Why does Tobias want to help her? Why does she want to let him? Is he too good to be true?

My heart was pounding from chapter to chapter. Vanessa gives nothing away except what Zara is thinking and let me tell you, Zara has great intuition!

Tobias is definitely an Alpha male but also very aware of his more sensitive nature, he’s this giant presence to Zara but I could also see how much time he spends in his head. His masculinity is stronger because of it. Does that make sense?

The chemistry between Zara and Tobias is electric. You can feel the sizzle coming off the pages. The emotion is palatable and infectious.

There are definitely some hot and heavy sex scenes so make sure the kiddos aren’t close by to catch any naughty words!

Buy the first book now! The Chase Pre-Order the second and third book due out this fall! The Game & The Prize

 

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