Book Review – Chaysing Dreams by Jalpa Williby

2 Sep

Chaysing Dreams by Jalpa Williby

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Book Description

Publication Date: August 14, 2013
by Outskirts Press
Cover Photo by Peter Pawinski

Recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

Life…secrecy, deceit, danger…No, no! Run, escape!

“Run!” Her inner voice is shouting. She has to run faster! She’s about to get caught! No, no! She has to get away. Please, she must escape! “Run faster!”

As long as Tess Sanoby can remember, she has always had the same nightmares, where the girl in her dreams is running for her life with an unknown force chasing her. Each time, right before the girl is caught, Tess awakens, shaken with fear and confusion. Who is the girl? What do these dreams mean?

Getting through the growing pains of high school with her best friends Jack and Kylie, and then being accepted into her dream college, Tess is excited to start her life of independence. There, she meets the mysterious trainer and mentor, Chris, and she instantly feels a strong connection with him. Unfortunately, Chris wants nothing to do with her. Although Chris continues to give her the cold shoulder, his overprotectiveness and the occasional slips of sensitivity confuse Tess. Not understanding Chris or their relationship, she is on a constant emotional roller coaster with him. Could her best friends be the stable force that she desperately needs?

Unfortunately for Tess, the more she tries to connect the missing pieces of her life, the more obscure her past and future appear to her. To make matters worse, she realizes she has fallen hard for a man who may be her worst enemy. As passion ignites between the two, she can’t help but surrender her heart and soul to him.

Tess is unexpectedly exposed to a world of secrecy, deceit, and danger, causing her to be running for her life, chased by the unknown. Can Tess escape and save not only herself, but also her loved ones? Or, will she be caught, leaving her no choice but to face her worst nightmare?

Chaysing Dreams is the ultimate love story, full of suspense, friendship, betrayal, tragedy, and sacrifice. In this epic tale, you will laugh and cry with Tess–a story full of twists and turns, keeping you guessing until the end.

My Review

StarStarStarStarStar

dreams 2Once again I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest spoiler free opinion. I hope I do it justice.

I loved reading this book; there was not a moment that I wasn’t intrigued. Right from the start Williby sparks your interest with a “dream.” And not just any dream the same dream young Tess has had since she can remember…

This story is about the life of a 15 year old high-school student named Tessnia. She is a very bright young lady and very athletic. Her innocence screams off the pages. She has a goal for her life and everything is going according to plan. Tess has suffered from nightmares since she was a child. These dreams obviously hold some sort of meaning but they are brushed off because she doesn’t understand it. She continues on with her life and it seems that everything is plain ole ordinary. She has two amazing supportive parents and two amazing best-friends Jack and Kylie. She gets to go to her top pick college and is happy to start a new chapter in her life. You can’t help but envy her life, it appears that perfect.

Ahhh but “nothing is as it seems” because Tessnia is anything but ordinary and her life is about to change drastically. It is apparent that there are things going on with Tess that even she is unaware of.  And it all starts with a man named Chris. Chasying Dreams was yet another emotional roller-coaster filled with suspense, grief and love and anticipation.

Tess meets Chris and there is an instant connection between them. This has only ever happened one time before and Tess finds herself captivated by him. I imagine Chris to look something like Chris Evans! Total hotness! 😉 He is mysterious, stand offish and extremely overprotected. He’s the type of guy you should run away from but feel the need to indulge yourself with! Chris gave me the feeling that of a tortured soul. He doesn’t think he deserves what he wants most in life. Oh and I can’t forget Gem what a precious dog! Such an awesome supporting character! 🙂 I fell in love with the three of them.

Tess finds herself deep into a world that will only lead to dread and as I turned each page I got the feeling I was missing something. We are given enough information to warrant only more questions, never any complete answers and I think Williby wrote it well.

As a reader I felt all of Tessnia’s emotions happiness, regret, betrayal, grief, lack of understanding and most of all love.

Overall I loved it and I can’t wait to read book 2 because as I mentioned above I was left with so many unanswered questions, can you say cliffhanger!

I highly recommend this book to all you romance lovers out there. 

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About the Author

via Amazon

WillibyJalpa Williby was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the tender age of eight. A voracious reader, Williby’s adolescence was marked by a promising academic career. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois, Williby went on to earn Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Her passion for helping her patients led her to a specialty in neuroscience, focusing on children and adults with neurological impairments. Juggling her time as a wife, a mother, and working full-time, her love for books never subsided. Williby introduces her debut novel, Chaysing Dreams, as she writes with her heart and soul, her passion flowing through every page.

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    […] via Amazon Jalpa Williby was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the tender age of eight. A voracious reader, Williby’s adolescence was marked by a promising academic career. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois, Williby went on to earn Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Her passion for helping her patients led her to a specialty in neuroscience, focusing on children and adults with neurological impairments. Juggling her time as a wife, a mother, and working full-time, her love for books never subsided. Williby introduces her debut novel, Chaysing Dreams, as she writes with her heart and soul, her passion flowing through every page.  If you haven’t already seen it check out my review of Chaysing Dreams HERE! […]

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