Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Chasing Tides by Sarah Darlington

25151052Rating:★★★★ stars
Date published: March 16th, 2015
Publisher:self published
Synopsis: "Nate West. Hollywood bad-boy. Television megastar. Womanizer. Basically everything I hate about the male species rolled into one handsome package. And yet…I want him." 

Ellie Turner is a lesbian. She has tattoos, short hair, and a ‘don’t-mess-with-me-attitude.’ She knows who she is, loves who she is, and couldn’t care less what the rest of the world thinks of her. And since she has the most kick-ass best friend on the planet, Noah Clark, even when family drama gets in the way, nothing can offset her happy-go-lucky demeanor. 

Until television star Nate West comes along. All thick muscle and alpha-male testosterone. When Ellie meets him on an airplane the only thing Nate West should be good for is a brand new profile picture on Facebook. Right? Wrong. Turns out he’s good for so much more. 

This man is going to flip everything Ellie thought she knew about herself upside down... 

Recommended for 18+. F/M scenes only. Changing Tides can be read as a standalone.

What I Thought:

Ellie wasn't the only one who ended up confused in this book by her sudden attraction to a man, especially when she's never been sexually attracted to one before. This confusion overshadowed everything else and I'm not really sure how to rate this book or what else to talk about. It left me with more questions than it answered.

Here goes. I loved Ellie in Kill Devil Hills. I loved her in this book too. She's dealing with a discovery that changed her family permanently and wasn't easy for them to recover from. That something that could be devastating again and she's trying to protect her family while trying to figure out why things happened the way they did. I liked Nate West too. He maybe a Hollywood superstar, but he's blunt, honest, and he wants Ellie. Of course since Ellie is a die-hard lesbian it makes things interesting.

I was intrigued when Ellie returned Nate's interest in her. I understand curiosity and even being attracted to someone when not expecting it. They were certainly attracted and intrigued by each other and they may or may not have acted on it. My confusion arose from the fact Ellie's sexuality seemed fluid. There was no real declaration or statement about whether her sexual orientation had changed or stayed the same.

Now this is a very tricky topic, especially since people's beliefs differ widely. This story, like the characters is also complex. It seems to me, regardless of how exciting and different this story is, definition is missing. I feel like there are too many loose ends, not just with Nate and Ellie, but what's going on at home with Georgina and Nate, and other members of their family. Sarah Darlington has raised some big questions with this book, but hasn't really answered them. I'm hoping the next book will do so.

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About the Author
Sarah DarlingtonSarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and son. She’s a former flight attendant, day-dreamer, traveler, wanderer, and wannabe photographer. She currently has two New Adult novels available, HE BELONGS WITH ME and KILL DEVIL HILLS. For info about new releases, subscribe to Sarah's Newsletterhere.

 *Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any manner.*


  1. I read this too, and I agree it was very confusing. It left me with some unanswered questions.

    1. I had a whole bunch of unanswered questions and I didn't like how that one aspect ended up overshadowing everything else. There was so much potential in this book!



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