Review: In Pursuit of You
IN PURSUIT OF YOU - Stephanie Nicole Norris
Amazon Digital Services

December 2019
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Talented author, Stephanie Nicole Norris, welcomes us back to Chicago, Illinois with another engaging story involving a Valentine brother. Aerospace Engineer DeAndre Valentine, the H.I.C. (Hero-in-Charge) is in pursuit of Avery Michele, the owner of WTZB, a local Chicago television station. If you are familiar with the Valentine brothers of Chicago, then you know that they are like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…they always get their (in this case) woman.

When the story opens, Avery is trying to convince herself and anybody who will listen that she and the accomplished DeAndre Valentine are “just friends”. However, dear readers, friends don’t exude the intense chemistry that exists whenever Avery and DeAndre are in each other’s presence. By the time you get to the end of Chapter One, you know that there is so much more to their relationship than “just friends”. I enjoyed DeAndre and Avery’s story because of the element of mystery that surrounded their affair. Author Stephanie Nicole Norris does an excellent job incorporating a serious subject matter in the storyline that not only poses a personal threat to Avery, but a threat to the budding romance between her and DeAndre. At times, Avery would go AWOL leaving DeAndre to inquire of her whereabouts with mutual friends. No spoilers here; you will have to read the story for yourself to discover what is going on with our heroine.

The “Spotlight Scene Award” goes to DeAndre, Avery, and their St. Lucia trip. Ms. Norris’ captivating description of this island paradise almost pales in comparison to the detailed and enthralling account of the couple’s evening that includes a chocolate-enthused cocktail party, a room decked out in red, sexy background music, a serious levitating plank, topped off with a blindfold and safe word. Oh my! Hold on to your E Readers because you’re in for an ultra “pleasurable experience” created by the pen of an adept author who has undoubtedly done her homework!

I loved catching up with the Valentine family who serve as worthy side characters helping to move the storyline along. We also get a glimpse of the last Valentine sibling, Kyle, and I look forward to reading his story. The HEA is wonderful!

N PURSUIT OF YOU is a great read, and I recommend it. I also recommend the other Valentine brothers’ (Hunter, Xavier, Lance, and Raphael) stories. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. You can thank me later.

1st January 2019 |