Review: Song Chaser by Kandi Steiner
For more than a year, Tanner West has tried to shake his feelings for his long time best friend, Paisley Bronson. She was the perfect girl to fit the lyrics in all his favorite songs – the girl he had always wanted. When she fell in love with another man before Tanner had the chance to tell her how he felt, he was left with no resolve to find love again. Burying himself in school and easy girls has become his new lifestyle, but when Kellee Brooks shows up at his favorite bar, he begins to think there may be another verse to his song, after all.
Kellee Brooks moved to New York City for one thing: escape. Growing up in a small town where her entire life was planned out for her, she’s desperate to break free and find herself without following the same path as her mom. Kellee thought working at the local dive bar would mean more money for school, but when she meets the smoldering, scarred honey eyes of Tanner West, she finds there’s much more hiding in the smoky building than just a few tips.
With Paisley still haunting Tanner and Kellee vowing to save anyone the trouble of loving her, will the pain and fear keep them apart – or will they find a way to rewrite their song together?
Break free with this heartbreaking story of letting go and letting love in.
From almost the very beginning, I was pulled into the tangled mess of Tanner’s mind and heartbreak. He is such a HOT mess. Tanner has always loved Paisley, pairing her with every song he’s ever heard. Unfortunately for Tanner, he almost ruined their friendship by pouring his heart out to her, trying to “steal” her from the relationship Paisley is in. Kellee is struggling, working in Sal’s bar and restaurant to put herself through college. Kellee has her own dysfunctional family situation she that is breaking her heart and slowly killing her spirit. When a second chance encounter brings Tanner and Kellee together, sparks fly and hearts get broken all over again.
I really loved Kellee! She was open and spunky, but still managed to be tender. Tanner had his moments where I wanted to smack him & hug him. When they are together, sparks fly and clothes catch fire. Unfortunately, tears flow and hearts are also shattered.
I will definitely be looking for other books by Kandi Steiner! There weren’t any noticeable errors, the book flowed and you really feel as if you are sitting around with all the characters. The ending leaves you wanting more while still giving you closure and a promise that the best is yet to come, for everyone.
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.