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The Chase by Vanessa Fewings
Series: Icon #1
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary
Will she risk it all for a priceless desire?
A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.
She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…
The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?
I love, love, love Vanessa Fewings first ICON novel, The Chase!!! I’m not sure when an ending has left me so desperate for the next book in a series. I’m about to die in anticipation of The Game!
The Chase is a mix of The Thomas Crown Affair and The Catch. It’s a high speed romantic adventure that shouldn’t be missed. Ms. Fewings fuels her characters with sexual chemistry, wits and tenacity. Zara and Tobias have that instant connection that all of us crave. Their passion for art is just as sexy as the passion they share in the bedroom! Tobias will absolutely get your motor running with his gorgeous body and scintillating mind but things quickly go into overdrive when he starts giving orders. Zara is a charming and brilliant character who tugs at your heartstrings. She is vulnerable without being helpless. As the story progresses Zara really finds herself in the deep end and it tests her in ways she never expected. Her journey is thrilling and highly entertaining. I love a story filled with intense emotion and The Chase has that in spades.
The Chase is a decadent treat that shouldn’t be missed. The intrigue and suspense is palpable as Tobias and Zara are drawn deeper into the dark side of the art world. The mystery surrounding Zara’s family paintings and the current art thefts give the reader a sense of urgency that only ramps up the sizzling romance between Tobias and Zara.
The ICON trilogy is about to go international in The Game and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.