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Chasing Eva

(In Light of Shadows #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  655 ratings  ·  367 reviews
An addictive, suspenseful & sensual story about a man and a woman whose lives are about to get sizzling hot...

After living through her share of disloyal relationships, Evangeline Avery will be damned if she lets another man cheat her. A beautiful and confident woman, Eva is the owner of an interior design firm at the brink of collapse. She swears to bring her company bac

Kindle Edition, 361 pages
Published April 5th 2016
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✰ Liz ✰
~3.75 Stars~
"Clive had set her free; from her apprehensions, from her past, from her future, and from all else that wasn't this moment. And this moment was all she wanted now."

Chasing Eva is a light contemporary romance reader's delight. With likeable characters and an intriguing plot, this debut novel certainly packs a punch. This is the first novel in the trilogy.


Eva Avery is a young professional who is striving to run her father's company. Although she wanted to be a chef, her fat
Sophia Triad
“Is she…is she that holiday-party Eva? Your first kiss?”...

Eva and Clive shared their first kiss 15 years ago. Now, they will meet again outside the office elevator of their building. Their companies have offices in the same building. Clive remembers Eva straight away, but Eva only recognises Clive from the front cover of a gossip magazine.

There he was, the tabloid hottie, clothed in a dark gray suit, a crisp, white shirt with the top few buttons undone, hair ruffled, and looking straight at the
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Eva had been burned in the past by someone she didn't love, so she couldn't be expected to give her heart to someone and trust that they wouldn't burn her too, could she? Well, this story is all about her not having a choice. We can't choose who we love or when we fall. Protecting ourselves only puts off the inevitable for so long and Eva learns that right quick. After giving up her burgeoning career as an executive chef, her dreams of owning her own michelin star restaurant, Eva takes over her ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 "is he Mr Right?" stars

Evangeline/Eva Avery took over her father's business of interior design after his passing, even though she finished a culinary school and was appointed to be a head chef for a highly praised restaurant. She's new in the design business and she's learning the ropes fast, with the help of her uncle working beside her.

The things start to rapidly go towards downfall when her company's long time clients start to break out of any furter engagement , ending their contract wi
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Told in dual, third person POV (majority of it being the heroine's), I enjoyed this debut story by this author. The first 50% was sweet and likeable. The last 50% got a little noisy with some of the unneeded extra drama and lack of communication between the MC's (typical trope).

Looking forward to the next instalment in this series and excited to watch this talented new author further develop her skills and kick the next book out of the park.

First book in a trilogy series with no cliffh
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

I read the description of this book after I came by the author. One of my favourite things is reading debut novels from authors so I just had to give this one a try.

Eva is a young professional after her father dies leaving her the heir of a company she gave up what she actually wanted to do to run the company but she’ll do everything she can to make it successful.

Clive is a playboy he gets what he wants when he wants except one woman who slipped out
Elle's Book Blog
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Let me start out by saying that this cover is so eye catching. Am I right? Gah. I love this cover to pieces and wanted to read it not only because the blurb intrigued me, but because I have a thing for beautiful covers. With that being said, this book did NOT disappoint. It's edgy, suspenseful, and swoony. The plot is strong, the characters are extremely likeable, and the suspenseful and mysterious aspects of the book really add to the uniq
Nina Life of a Bookworm
I am so happy that I had opportunity to read this book. It was interesting - it had my attention all the time. It was sexy - and not in that way all-time-sex-sexy, no, it was hot but they didn't jump at each other all the time and the main point in this book is not just falling in love but there is back story and I love it. I really am sick of all the books that main story line is just too fall in love - fight - make up - and be happily ever after. No. This book is not that and I am sooooo happy ...more
It was instant chemistry, but would Eva find her attraction to Clive magical or would it blow up in her face? The new head of her family’s interior design business is wickedly drawn to the charismatic Clive, but she is about to learn he is the powerful businessman behind her company’s possible demise. Eva knows better than to mix business and pleasure…

CHASING EVA by Camellia Hart is part suspense, part romance and one hundred percent sensual passion as two people discover their adventures outsid
Cyndi Becker
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Camellia Hart's debut, Chasing Eva, is one of those sexy, fun and yet wistful reads. It's a romance and mystery story that kept me interested on both fronts. We are immediately plummeted into the world of Eva Avery, reluctant heir to her fathers design firm. And we also meet Clive Stanton whose company is a client to Eva's. Initially I felt a giddiness at the prospect of Eva being in Clive Stanton's line of sight. It's pretty apparent she doesn't have the resources to fend off Clive, but who wou ...more
DJ Sakata
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote:

“We know you’re looking for your Mr. Right, but while you’re at it, why not also have some fun with this Mr. Slightly Wrong?”

My Review:

He had never forgotten her as she was his first kiss, but now he was a rich playboy often featured on tabloid covers, not someone she would consider as her type. Chasing Eva is a sweet and sexy love story with humor, steam, and broken-hearted ice cream binges among friends. It was a quick, amusing, intriguing, and entertaining read.
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have just finished reading this book and I have to tell you that it has been awesome and that I’ve really enjoyed this book. It’s the first book of a trilogy called: “In Light of Shadows”.

These are the titles of the books which form the trilogy: 1) “Chasing Eva”; 2 “Loving Eva” and 3) “Killing Eva”.

This first is the beginning of the story of Eva and Clive who are the main characters.
This first one is the introduction, the beginning of the story. The plot is about a girl called Eva who has to
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
A strong romantic suspense story. Clive and Eva have met a couple times growing up causing Clive to remember Eva all the years. They meet by chance years later and the spark is there. They quickly start a steamy relationship. And then there is Eva's father's business that she has to take over when her father dies. She was an up and coming chef and had to halt her career to work in interior design. This part of the story I didn't like. I felt it was wrong that Eva's father expected her to leave t ...more
Evangeline Avery is taking the reigns of the interior design firm that her father founded. Still sad from his death and completely put off with relationships, she does not expect to be charmed by Clive Stanton. Clive has a reputation as a ladies man who lets them go after a month of their company. Evangeline is not sure she needs the distraction as Clive is one of their clients and someone is spreading rumors about her company and she is striving to keep the clients she has.

Clive knew about the
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not since Ednah Walters’ Runes series have I found myself so engrossed in any book. Camellia Hart strays from the normal chase in romance and presents an incredible chemistry that is unsurpassed. Two people who have had so much pain in their lives after been torn apart as children before finding each other again many years later as adversaries in business is a delicious mix which is absolutely intoxicating from start to finish. Should this book ever be published in print, I will most definitely ...more
Anna lost in stories *A*
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
I've had the pleasure of reading this lovely book thanks to the amazing author who sent me a copy in exchange for an honest review :) and I have to say I really loved it :) it is a great debut novel, and let's just take a moment to look at this beautiful cover :) so pretty... :) but back to the actual book... ;) it's the first installment in what's going to be a trilogy about the same set of characters... but don't worry, there's no cliffhanger at the end that will make you scream and want to th ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Crossfire Fans
Recommended to Booksy by: Camellia Hart
Chasing Eva is the first book in the new In Light of Shadows series by Camellia Hart. I Received a Copy of Chasing Eva from the Author in return for my Honest Review.

I Highly recommend this book to anyone who LOVES Sylvia Day & the Crossfire Series!!!

(May Contain Spoilers depending on your sense of a spoiler)

So i'd like to start by saying that it's totally my boyfriend's fault i didn't finish this sooner... it took around 24 hours give or take a little. But it was incrediably hard not to love Cl
Boundless Book Reviews
Chasing Eva I was provided a copy of in exchange for an honest review. The book was offered to with a tag “since you like the Crossfire Series.” Anytime I am approached like that I am almost leery of the novel, because two things happen. First, I go in looking for comparisons to the mentioned novel; second, it is hard for me to approach the new novel with a fresh prospective. I go into it with preconceived notions. I’ve seen this more and more when a book series is very popular, and I understand ...more
Deb Carroll
Holy Hell!

I freaking loved this book! I mean LOVED IT! It is on my lost of best books for 2016!

*There may be a few very small spoilers in here*

Evangeline Avery - Eva has had her share of crap when it comes to men. When her father dies she steps into the role of owner for the interior design firm he began. She is dismayed when clients begin dropping the firm and she is madder than hell when one of the firm's biggest clients drop a contract that is necessary to the firm's staying in business. L
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Holy freaking crap!!!! I LOVED this book so flipping much and I am seriously dying to get my hands on the next in this series. I am awestruck that this is Camellia's debut novel. She did a terrific job writing a story that will have you completely immersed into the book. I could not put this thing down. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how everything plays out and I can't wait to get more. Be warned it does have a cliffy that will leave you of course hanging but I think if she would'v ...more
 Mary ❤️ DBO

★3.5 Stars★

Chasing Eva is the debut novel of the author Camellia Hart and the first novel In Light of Shadows trilogy. The story is told in dual, third person (dual POV). It is a good story and easy to read...Eva and Clive are the main characters in this story.

Eva is a professional young woman, very hot and smart. She wanted to be a Chef, but life and fate had other plans for her. She became her fathers' heir and became after his death the owner of one
Fiona Fog
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eva gave up her dream of becoming a chef when the untimely death of her father has had her step into his shoes and take over the business he built from the ground up. It’s been a struggle dealing with his death and S. F. Designs.

The hits keep coming when their biggest client Stanford Enterprises is going to terminate their partnership with them. She’s at a loss as to why. All she knows is that this is going to affect them all.

Clive Stanford, former military Vet and FBI Agent, he too gave up hi
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First off I have to give a huge THANK YOU to Camellia Hart for allowing me to read and review her book. I laughed so hard at times because these two characters are a riot! I mean poor Eva she has had her fair share of heart break and she has sworn off dating and men. After the death of her father she decides to take over her fathers business. But she soon learns that someone is spreading malicious rumors about the company and she needs to find out who it is and why they are doing it before she l ...more
Oct 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
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When Eva and Clive meet in the office elevator fifteen years after they’ve seen each other last, their mutual attraction not dulled one bit, they’re tempted to explore their intense, undeniable, chemistry further.

But then Eva discovers that the sinfully gorgeous Clive is the powerful businessman who’s causing her company’s downfall. She’s determined to sway her newfound enemy to reconsider his betrayal. They’re not even halfway through that debate, whe
Free copy provided by the author for an honest review.

Evangeline Avery gave up her dream of becoming a chef to follow in her late father's footsteps, taking over his well-known interior design firm in San Francisco. It's been quite a transition so far. On top of a dramatic learning curve, Eva also has to face down the naysayers who believe she won't have what it takes to keep the business thriving. It's when one of the firm's long-standing clients, Stanford Enterprises, now run by Clive Stanford
Susan Trewick
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I was hooked from the first page. Although the story centres around Clive and Eva's chemistry and business together, it does have suspense too. Clive has a FBI background which he uses to keep Eva safe and also to find out who is trying to sabotage her business. Although this book ends on a cliff hanger, it leaves you wanting more. Told in dual point of view ( which I love) so you you get to know what each are thinking. You also get more insight into how Clive knows Eva and his true feeling ...more
Breanna Eichhorn
Eva, Ali and Izzy were all looking at a magazine that they picked up while they were waiting for the elevator. When it opened the man who graced the cover was standing there Clive Stanton. Eva didn't want to take over S F Designs because she went to school to become a chef. But her father made her the CEO of the company at the time of his death. Clive knew that he met the girl in the elevator before and when he finally remember who she was, he was determined to help her. Eva was called into her ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn't dream of being with a successful, gorgeous, and rich man? Clive is all that and more. Eva is beautiful & smart and left her career as chef to take over her father's failing business. Clive falls hard for Eva, but she's seen all the pictures in magazines of him with the many, many incredible women and has heard all about his playboy image, so she's not exactly quick to trust him. I can't help but fall a little in love with Clive myself. Eva is also a very lovable and exciting characte ...more
I read this book in less than 24 hours! For a debut author, Camellia Hart knocked this one out of the park. If you enjoyed reading the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day, then you will love this! The two main characters Eva and Clive, make an adorable couple and you can't help but love them. Actually, all the characters in this book are extremely likeable.

There is a small suspense/mystery aspect. This book didn't end in a cliffhanger, but there were a few loose ends which I assume will be addressed
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Eva Avery gorgeous, smart, independent that became the head of the Interior design firm after her father died. Her dream of becoming a chef was set aside and concentrate on making the firm be on top again after a client threatened to pull out. Clive Stanford is a sexy, suave and a womanizer hero wherein woman hurls themselves at him. Also, the CEO of the Stanford Enterprises who's bound to cut their ties with Eva's S.F. Design.

There's an undeniable attraction between Eva and Clive when they fir
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