Review ~~ Chasing Kane by Andrea Randall
A musician’s dream, and fiddler Regan Kane’s life.
When Grounded Sound Entertainment launches a six-month cross-country tour, label superstar Regan, and his drummer cousin CJ hit the road running.
Regan’s marriage to Georgia is on a continual upswing as the couple discusses adding a baby to their unconventional union. He knows this tour might be his last for a while, as he plans to trade late nights on stage for diaper duty.
As for CJ Kane? His preparations for the tour include breaking the heart of his patient girlfriend, Frankie—the girl everyone thought had finally grounded the notoriously salacious drummer.
Demons chase the Kane boys while they live a fast-paced life on the road. Expectations, heartache, and a marriage set to two different tempos follow the lifelong roadsters to each city. Regan and CJ are forced to examine their lives beyond the cheering fans and magazine covers to find out what it is they’re really running from.
A solid 3.5 stars… The second half is more like 4.5 stars
I’m late with this book. It obviously came out months ago, but I just finished it. I must say that I truly did not enjoy the first half of this book…and it hurt me that I didn’t because Andrea Randall is hands-down one of the best authors out there. Her work is severely underrated. The best part about her is the feels and how well one can connect with characters.
That was the problem with this book. I felt that Regan and Georgia did nothing but talk about why CJ and Frankie weren’t together and whose fault it was. It just seemed redundant and so petty. I think it was her way of building up the ending, but it just didn’t work for me. However, if one can keep reading, which is not hard to do with Randall, you will see what I’m fussing about.
I could be Georgia. My husband could be Regan. Your husband could be Regan. You could be Georgia. And we are not alone. The second half of this book is so good. It’s so real and relatable. It is this kind of writing which made me fall in love with Andrea Randall in the first place. Whether you decide to give this book a shot, or In the Stillness or even Jesus Freaks, it’s safe to say that the characters are relatable. That they are real and tangible. That they could be your family or friend. But in Chasing Kane, she took just a little too long to get me there. But have you seen the cover? Wow, it’s gorgeous. With that being said, I need CJ’s story. I haven’t read Sweet Forty-Two and I’m sure it starts there, but I need more. 😉