I've been a fan of Carey Heywood's writing since I discovered her books Him, Her (Kindle edition current free on Amazon!), and Them and the fabulous sequels (Sawyer Says and Being Neighborly). This summer I devoured (and loved) the first two books in her Carolina Days series (The Other Side of Someday and Yesterday's Half Truths). When I read that the third book in the series, Chasing Daylight, would be released this fall, I was so excited that I'd get to know Mitch, an injured vet introduced in Yesterday's Half Truths, better.
The thing I love most about Heywood's writing is her conversational tone- I really feel like a friend is telling me a story as I am reading. And although I have loved her prior work, I really feel like Chasing Daylight is, well, just MORE. In addition to the romance, which is definitely quite steamy, there's some action, suspense, hospital stays, and a charming dog named Zeus. He may be the one you list as your next Book Boyfriend, he's just that sweet. I don't want to spoil too much so I won't go too in depth in this review, but I think you'll love the story of Mitch and McKenzie's relationship. Both are dealing with traumatic pasts, although their issues are quite different.
If you haven't yet read the first two books in the series, not to worry, this can be read as a stand-alone, but if you have, you'll enjoy catching up with characters like Clay and Luke when Chasing Daylight releases on September 21. And if you haven't read them yet, you're in luck! Carey has provided me an Amazon ebook copy of each of the first two books in the series to give away!
The Other Side of Someday is Courtney and Clay's story, and Yesterday's Half Truths is about Lindsay and Luke. Courtney and Clay have somewhat of a more traditional romance, meeting each other after Lindsay has quite a disastrous morning that leaves her relationship, job, and car in shambles. Lindsay and Luke's relationship begins via the internet as Lindsay has a secret she's hesitant to reveal.
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Disclosure: I was provided with digital copies of all three books in the Carolina Days series for review purposes. Some links in this post are Amazon affiliate links.