Review: Chasing Shadows by Catherine Bybee

Chasing Shadows follows a woman haunted by a violent attack and a man who just wants to be there for her. If you’re a follower of Bybee’s First Wives series, then you know that Avery, our heroine, was brutally beaten in the previous book. This novel takes place some time later after Avery is completely recovered physically, if not emotionally.

Where do I start with this book? Let’s start with what I loved. I loved the hero! Liam is a gosh darn dreamboat. He is completely supportive of Avery and loves everything about her. She puts him through a bit of a wringer and his steady, good-natured consistency is exactly what Avery needed in her life. I want more heroes like Liam!

This was very much Avery’s book. I love that Avery took control of her life after her attack. The Krav Maga classes and awareness of the need for safety were valid. The book took a bit of a left turn for me when this socialite millionaire from LA went all Rambo in New York City. For a few chapters I completely dumbfounded by Avery’s actions. I actually reread a few chapters to make sure I didn’t miss a complete personality transplant. To be clear, I didn’t dislike Avery. She is a fun character who owns her sexuality and craziness and I love that.

There were a few hanging plot lines and head scratch moments that kept this from being a super great book for me. There was also significantly less action than the previous books unless you count Avery picking fights at random bars, action.

Overall, if you’re a fan of this series, this will get you excited about the next book in the series. If you love a sweet and supportive hero, read this book just for Liam. Bybee always writes a nice story, this one just had a few weird spots.

**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**

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