Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Chase the Ace” as Want to Read:
Chase the Ace
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Chase the Ace

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Newly single in his late twenties, and looking for more fun than he gets from his boring job, Daniel Cross soon discovers the lure of social media. After a few hiccups, he's excited at the chance of tracking down his old mates from the Scorching Summer Sports Club of 1990. He lost touch with his "Gang of Four" after that summer, but now he launches a personal quest to find ...more
ebook, 90 pages
Published December 16th 2012 by Amber Allure
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Chase the Ace, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Chase the Ace

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 114)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Val Kovalin
Chase the Ace centers on first-person narrator Daniel, a British man compelled to re-evaluate his life as he uneasily approaches his thirtieth birthday. Daniel is an appealing hero -- attractive, nice, kind, and smart. But he’s not too perfect. Social networking sites such as Twitter and its terminology bewilder him, and he’s not sure if he’s supposed to “Twat” back his responses. (I’ll admit that made me laugh.)

He comes across as especially relatable because he has been unlucky in love, poor de

Road trip. Daniel is on a quest to find some friends of his youth. He contacts someone he thinks he knew from that time but who turns out to be their older brother, Nick, who decides on a whim to join in the quest.

It was a nice story as we meet the men and see the lives their living now but I didn't really have any real connection to who they were as young boys to really care who they turned out to be, tbh.

There were a few things I had some issues with (view spoiler)
Jan 04, 2013 Tam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
4.5 Stars

This cute short with a touch of underlying pathos really struck a chord for me. Dan is recently single again and kind of reassessing his life. He’s found Facebook, and seriously, we’ve all done it, creeped on people we went to high school with or grew up with, and has found a kid he went to a summer day camp with one year. Dan was part of a group of four who kind of bonded because they were all gay and he’s finally got the address of one of the old gang and the other kid has agreed to d
Originally posted at Rarely Dusty Books

Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Contemporary, Road Trip, Self-Discovery, Drag Queen, Gay Bashing, Denial, Reunions, Old School Friends, Quest, Secrets, Sexual Dominance, England

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 2.5 out of 3 flames

This is an engaging novella about a quest, a journey of self-discovery, that had me intrigued from the first to the last page. Main characters are Dan and Nick, who didn't know each other but hooked up by mistake
Lena Grey
“No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.” ~ Louis Lamour

Daniel Cross, of 'Chase the Ace' by Clare London, thinks that there has to be more to life than what he's experienced. New to FaceBook, he's fascinated by the wealth of information he can procure. He begins searching for a group of friends he knew when he was young. Daniel remembers the good. Feeling nostalgic, Daniel wants to connect with them again, hoping to c
After that blurb, there’s not a lot I can say that’s spoilery—the story is now a matter of how rather than “what”, but it’s still a pleasant afternoon’s read.

Daniel’s remarkably social media-inept for someone of his age bracket, which is good for a chuckle or three, even if it’s a bit contrived. Facebook friending leads him to a road trip with someone who isn’t the old sports club pal he originally thought. Nick’s up for an adventure, and since he drives and Daniel doesn’t, it’s a good thing tha
Valentina Heart
This review was originally written for MM Good Book Reviews and can also be found there.

Short road trip story with a lot of heart and a bit of a fairy tale ending is probably perfect for those of you who like it slow paced and sweet.

This is a story about Dan who decides to go on a road trip twelve years after the fun summer with his Gang of Four. They’ve lost touch and maybe it’s melancholy or just that need to know, but Dan wants to revisit the past and discover a secret that’s been bugging hi
ARe Cafe
Chase the Ace by Clare London is an intricately plotted novella that features the irresistible theme of tracking down one’s childhood friends. Uneasily approaching his thirtieth birthday, our attractive hero Daniel attempts to chart his way out of his emotional stagnation by finding out where his long lost friends’ destinies have led them. Years ago, he and his three friends had bonded together against bullies over their newfound realization that they were gay. Now he hopes that they all have fo ...more
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
4.5 Stars

Oh my God!! That book was so good! I just loved Daniel and his quest so much! Yes I know it is a short book; and people seldom give mega stars to short books … because… well, they’re short. Logic at it’s finest, right? Well I did ! Because Clare wrote just the sweetest story which, when I ran through it ALL to my teenage daughters on a drive somewhere (oh, the glamorous life of Chauffeur to the Teens!) both of them went “aaaaw” at a certain point – which for spoilery reasons I can’t sha
Katy Beth Mckee
Daniel is chasing a dream and memory. Along the way he finds out that his friends turned out in all kinds of situations. His traveling companion his the brother of another summer camper that he contacted by mistake but still seems willing to join him on the quest. The truth of what is really part of the motivation is revealed and then other more interesting facts come to life. Great beginning of a relationship story.
Daniel goes on a road trip he befriend on Facebook back when he was 16 he was in a gang of four where one summer they played the game chase the ace. Someone kissed him so in a way he wanted to know who it was, it was stuck on his mind for more than a decade.
nice twist to the story I loved it.
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by:Sean
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Rated: 4.5 hearts

Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews
Zach Sweets
Deryncarm1970 marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2014
Jenny marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Chad marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2014
Mangal marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Bob E
Bob E added it
Jul 06, 2014
kimosumiko marked it as to-read
May 30, 2014
melek marked it as to-read
May 06, 2014
Mirella marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and ...more
More about Clare London...
Don't Read in the Closet: GayRomLit Retreat 2011 Special Edition True Colors (True Colors, #1) 72 Hours How the Other Half Lives Sparks Fly

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »