Chasing Romance by Liwen Ho – Review

Posted November 11, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Chasing Romance
by Liwen Y. Ho


Series: Fall Into Romance #9
Published by 2 Square 2 Be Hip
Publication Date November 1st 2017
Chasing Romance by Liwen Ho – Review Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Oregon Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
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Synopsis:

Izzy Sutton shelved away her own needs when her ex-boyfriend left town eighteen years ago, leaving her to raise their daughter alone. With Gracie away at college, she now has time to invest in her Bed and Breakfast, as well as her secret songwriting job. Trouble starts though when a handsome singer comes looking for a room, forcing Izzy to decide if it’s worth opening up her heart again, especially to a much younger man.

Pop sensation Chase Lockhart owes his overnight fame to one song penned by an anonymous writer. Desperate for more chart-toppers, he travels to Oregon to collect the other songs she owes him. Finding her is the least of his troubles; getting past her defenses, including her dog who hates him, proves to be the real challenge.

Can a shared love of music lead a pop star and a single mom to fall in love? Anything’s possible in the small town of Romance.

A small-town romance novella from the beloved Fall Into Romance collection, now with a never-before-published exclusive interview with Chase Lockhart!

I would like to thank Liwen Ho for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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I have to confess, the first time I read Chasing Romance as part of the Fall into Romance collection, I didn’t like it as much as this second time around.  I think it is most likely because of the fact that Chase is 11 years younger than Izzy.  I guess I’m just old-fashioned like that.  Mind you, if the difference was the other way around, it wouldn’t bother me at all – my husband is 11 1/2 years older than I am, and that works just fine.  🙂

The story is well written, and it is sweet.  We don’t get much of Izzy’s backstory, just the mere skeleton of why she has a trust issue when it comes to men.  It is enough, however, to make her skepticism about Chase make perfect sense.

Chase is another great hero.  There is a bonus feature to this stand-alone book, an interview with Chase done by the local radio station.  Though I enjoyed the story, I think the interview was my favorite part of the book!

About Liwen Y. Ho

Liwen Ho

Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and a writer by night. She penned her first children’s picture book, “A Rainbow of Nine Colors” in high school (now available at Meegenius.com) and has been writing for grown-ups since 2014.

She writes sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). As a former therapist, Liwen enjoys creating realistic characters who find hope and healing through relationships. She lives with her hubby and their two munchkins in California and loves all things pink, family beach trips, and white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream.

She also enjoys writing about real-life matters, such as marriage, parenting and faith because truth can be as strange and entertaining as fiction. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including LiteraryMama.com and MomLifeToday.com, and she is a contributor at StartMarriageRight.com.

In her pre-author life, she received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at www.2square2behip.com.

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