Adventure, Drama

Chasing Manhattan by John Gray

I do not know how I missed two things about this book that was fully on display when I checked recently. First, it is the second in a series, usually not a good place to start, and secondly, it is a very religious-themed book. It felt more overt and in full force at the beginning, and these are usually not the kind of books I read, and I almost gave up on it. I am glad I gave it a shot finally because the theme blends into the narrative quite well the further we go in, and it was a cute and pleasant story. The latter is not something I come across quite often, making it an interesting experience.
Our leading lady is somewhat of a celebrity. She found certain directions, which helped a lot of people, and became a book. She has run to NYC and is living there almost incognito. Her boyfriend does a lot of up-down travelling in order to see her. She thinks all of this is behind her when she ends up finding a whole new set of events to handle. I liked Chase for the most part, but despite being well-meaning, she actually does not ‘listen’ to things when people tell her about boundaries. This would probably blow up in real life! I do not want to go into details because everything happens slowly but reading it did not feel like a chore. The farther I got into it, the more involved I was in the content.
Even with the few behavioural quibbles (including the fact that her boyfriend travelled to his friend’s house every day, so much gas usage! When her house had multiple wings that he could have used. This seemed like taking propriety a little too far in this time and age – but that’s probably just me) I liked this different story. This would work extremely well for people looking for clean romance/adventure with faith interwoven in it. It can even be a series to follow.
I received an ARC thanks to Netgalley, and the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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