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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
Chasing Eva is the first book of the In Light of Shadows series by Camellia Hart. After ogling over Clive Stanton’s picture on the cover of that morning’s tabloid magazine, Eva, Izzie and Ali make their way to the office. When the elevator doors open, Clive Stanton is inside and glances at each of them until his gaze lights on Eva. He remembers her face from long ago, before she disappeared from his life. It was with Eva that he shared his very first kiss. Eva Avery is now all grown up and in charge of her deceased father’s successful company, S.F. Designs, of which Stanton Industries is their biggest client. However, many clients worry that new leadership after Eva’s father’s death is possibly the beginning of the end, and when she receives a letter advising that Stanton Industries wishes to cease all dealings with S.F. Designs immediately, Eva knows that her company will not survive the blow. Clive gives Eva more time to allow S.F. Designs to flourish once more, while wooing her and trying to rekindle the past. But all Eva knows of Clive is what the tabloids have printed about him, not realizing that tabloids will make up their own stories if they cannot get a scoop. With both Clive and Eva having had so much bad luck in dating, they now have to decide whether a romantic relationship with each other would flourish or be a disaster.
Not since Ednah Walters’ Runes series have I found myself so engrossed in any book. Camellia Hart strays from the normal chase in romance and presents an incredible chemistry that is unsurpassed. Two people who have had so much pain in their lives, after being torn apart as children before finding each other again many years later as adversaries in business, is a delicious mix which is absolutely intoxicating from start to finish. Should this book ever be published in print, I will most definitely be adding it to my home library. Chasing Eva has the perfect balance of love, loss, triumph and defeat, leading to the most feel-good adventure in any romance. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy the thrill of a well-written novel which completely transports them into the world of two people who will do whatever it takes to get their happy ending.