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Chasing Sunset

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Driving a limo wasn’t Taylor Finn’s first career choice, but stunt driving wasn’t exactly paying the bills. When she finds herself chauffeuring a drunk guy harassing his date, she leaves him stranded and is sure she’s going to get fired.

Iris Fleming’s flight to Atlanta was a scene from a disaster movie, the scariest landing ever. She’d desperately wanted a part on a new sc
Paperback, 290 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Bold Strokes Books
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Lex Kent
3.5 Stars. This one is a little hard for me to rate. Parts of it I really enjoyed, others drove me nuts. Vaun’s books normally have a comfortable and familiar feel to them. I’m not sure if that is because I have read most of her books but she is one of those authors I feel like I would know her writing even without having a cover on her book. However, that was not always the case here and it startled me a bit. While yes there were parts that felt like classic Vaun, there were too many parts that ...more
Corporate Slave
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I wish I liked the book as much as I liked the cover!

The good:
characters were fun, likable and sexy ..
there was a lot of food involved at a certain point I got hungry and craved burgers, pizza and fried chicken :)
and lastly the sexual connection was very strong! I have to give it to the author, the scenes were very hot !
The cover! Now that in itself is something I need to mention as a “good” part of the book :)

The not so good:
I got so bored during the road trip, which was the main part of
Jude in the Stars
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m very happy to say that I liked this book quite a bit. Missouri Vaun is Paige Braddock’s pen name and I’ve had the privilege to interview Ms Braddock a few years ago. She’s one of the kindest people I’ve interviewed in my 20 years or so as a journalist. I’ve always loved her Jane’s World comics and I was excited to see her try her hand at novels. But the first ones I read didn’t work for me, so I abstained from reading more for a while.

Yet when I saw this one, I thought it might be time to tr
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The road less traveled.

Finn is a car service driver in Georgia. Iris is an actress visiting Georgia to audition for lead in an upcoming series. They end up meeting, spending some time together, and then deciding to drive across country to California where Iris lives and because Finn wants to follow her dream to become a stunt car driver.

I expected this to be more of a road trip book. But it wasn't a huge part of the book in the grand scheme of things. That was good and bad. Good because I enjoye
Jul 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a road trip kind of book, with two main characters a bit stereotyped as is always the case with this author, at least in the books I've read of her. One MC being a soft butch, Finn, and the other MC being a total femme, Iris.

The road trip wasn't planned at all at the beginning of the story, Iris is an actress auditing for a role in a series, for which she must travel from LA to Atlanta, where the series must be taking place. She hasn't had much lucky in her career so far and this auditio
I enjoyed reading this for the most part but it isn’t very much to the story. Iris Fleming is in Atlanta to audition for a part in a series. Taylor Finn lives on the outskirts with her parents who rent out cabins. Finn loves driving and dreams of becoming a movie stunt driver. Meeting Iris makes her more determined to follow that dream. A cross country roadtrip has them getting to know each other better

Essentially, I felt the story was too long for what little plot there was and this could have
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Iris Fleming is a Hollywood actress most famous for a Super Bowl Doritos’ commercial. She is flying to Atlanta to read for a part in a series that could finally give her the break she needs when the director makes a pass at her and all is thrown into disarray. She flees the city and ends up renting a cabin next to area native Taylor Finn. Finn’s parents own the cabins and she has been living there for a year saving money to pursue a stunt driving class in California. The two women hit it off and ...more
3.75 stars - Chasing Sunset by Missouri Vaun is a good beach read. The story is enjoyable and the writing is smooth enough that you keep turning the pages without thinking about it.

Iris Fleming goes to Atlanta to audition for the main role in a sci-fi TV series. At 30, if she doesn’t get a break in her career soon, she might have to reconsider her options. She believes this is her last big opportunity to prove what she’s worth as an actress, but a bad encounter with the series’ director makes Ir
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is something about Missouri Vaun’s writing that I just love.

It may be because we both have Southern roots and that shows up sometimes in her writing through her word choices as well as the settings of her books. It also could be because she is such a great author. Probably both reasons.

Whatever the reason, Chasing Sunset, her latest novel, gave me that feel-good feeling as soon as I began to read. The story is set in Georgia at the beginning of the story, partly in Atlanta and also in a s
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m struggling a bit with how to review this. I definitely didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. It just falls in between I guess.

Here we have MC Finn, who drives a limo but dreams of being a stunt driver and MC Iris who is a actress. She’s in Georgia to audition for a part and when that goes awry she ends up staying at Finn’s parents cabins. The two meet and spend two days together during which Finn rescues Iris from a bear and they g
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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I have only read one other book by Vaun - Spencer's Cove - and I have to say I didn't enjoy this one as much. I actually thought it was slow and a little dull. There is Taylor Finn and Iris Fleming in this one. Finn is a limo driver who wants to be a stunt car driver and Iris is an actress from California who is looking for her big break. These two meet in Atlanta after Iris tries out for a part in a new sci fi series. These two eventually decide to drive cross country (back to LA) so Finn can g ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read a few books by Missouri Vaun and I always liked the sense of adventure present in them. This one involved a long road trip from Georgia to California. Taylor Finn journeyed there to try her luck as a stunt race car driver. Iris needed to head home to California after she auditioned for a part in a sci-fi show being filmed in Georgia. Fate brought the women together after each separately dealt with serious altercations that left their job status in question. Their life was also not progres ...more
This was a nice road trip book. Not great, but good. Except for the ending. Oh... those endings!!!
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Meandering summer read. Yeah, that is the word for this read. Both Taylor Finn the car enthusiast and Iris Fleming the aspiring actress are both looking for something. On the surface, this is a light entertaining read. But if you look a little closer and think a little deeper, there is some self-talk worth thinking about. Two women that do not like where they are and think they know how to maneuver out of the rut but lack the push or gumption to make it happen. Indirectly, Taylor and Iris are th ...more
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Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
A semi-brity romance, this one is a fairly okay read. The MCs are an actress stuck in girl-next-door/friend/murder victim zone in her career and wannabe stunt driver working as a limo driver.

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Kitty McIntosh
Chasing Sunset by Missouri Vaun is a beautifully written road-trip love story. Finn is a limo driver when we first meet her, but hankers for a life as a stunt driver for the movies. Iris is a Hollywood actress who has had a modicum of success so far, but is poised for something bigger. The first meeting between them doesn’t promise true love, but the attraction is still there – and gives hope. When they decide to make the journey from rural Georgia to California we just know it’s going to be qui ...more
Lorraine Rusnack
Jun 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Finn’s dream is to be a stunt driver and the best schools are in California. Iris is best known for her Doritos commercial but wants a more serious role. They meet under strained circumstances and decide to travel together across country. They fall for each other and start sleeping together. Finn has her dreams crushed and she turns tail and heads home. Iris can believe they can’t make it through one fight. Great romance with a lot of heat. Keira Grace was wonderful with her narration. Love Miss ...more
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous cover! This is a great summer road trip story with a celebrity/commoner theme. Missouri Vaun is a master of the butch/femme trope and this one is no different. The chemistry between Finn and Iris is super hot, even if it's a little fast. Lots of aggravating miscommunication in the typical spot but it makes the reunion even sweeter. One thing I really liked is that Finn follows her dream and realizes maybe it's not all the dream was cracked up to be. Seems a lot like real life. A nice su ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Chasing Sunset” is a fun roadtrip adventure, and as you know, I love roadtrips! As a matter of fact, a couple years ago friends and I drove the section of Route66 that the MCs drove. What fun!

MC Iris flew to Atlanta to interview for a television series interview, and has a near-death experience on the flight, and a near-rape experience with the producer. So…Atlanta isn’t turning out to be her favorite city.

MC Taylor has dreamed of being a stunt car driver, and since the best stunt car schools a
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately this was not for me. It started off good enough. But the fact that the character didn't really talk was enough to put me off. It might just be a pet peeve of mine but it just bothers me too much to enjoy a storyline. But if there is not enough communication then it feels like a cheap solution to create tension and drama.

Besides that there would have been enough storyline for a good story. I did like the idea of combining the celebrity plot with a road trip. The chemistry of the ch
Jul 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3 days. This book was alright. This book is about Iris Fleming, an actress from LA who is auditioning for a part in Atlanta, Georgia. Her flight to Atlanta is terrifying, and she does not want get on another plan. Her audition does not go as planned when the director hits on her and tries to seduce her. After that, Iris just wants to go somewhere quiet and finds Hideaway Heaven. Taylor Finn's family owns the cabins, and Finn even lives in one of them. Finn dreams of being stunt driver and has to ...more
Jul 21, 2019 added it
This was a fun read fit for a summer afternoon. It had humor, romance, plenty a very nice sex and of course the break up and reuniting. All very cute and sweet.
Aleana Harris
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.

Finn is a limo service driver in Georgia who dreams of becoming a stunt driver. Iris is an actress from California visiting Georgia to audition for lead in upcoming sci-fi series.

Finn decide it's time to live her dream and Iris who really wanted the part in the sci-fi series decide she doesn't wanted it after the director made a pass at her.

When they meet Iris who needs a ride and Finn decidin
Bee Sherrard
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
14 chapters and I can honestly say I don’t like either of the MC’s. Not even a little bit. That being said this is what I got out of this story so far.
Iris Fleming’s acting career hasn’t turned out exactly like she had hoped. The only parts she has managed to get after 8 to 10 yrs is mainly commercials and some small parts on forgettable TV shows. But she is hopeful this part she is reading for will be her big break but after some problems dealing with the director she’s almost sure this part
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I definitely wasn't sure about this book, judging by the cover (terrible I know), even though I love Missouri Vaun, I was thinking it would be a lighter read. But damn this book was one of my favourite's of the year! It was warm and special and romantic and all around perfect! It was such an uplifting and feel good story.

Finn dreams of being a stunt-driver in LA. She drives a limo in Atlanta in order to save money to make her dreams come true. Then being fired and meeting the gorgeous and intri
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I've enjoyed  Vaun's contemporary romances and this was a nice addition to that category.  Chasing Sunset is a nice lazy day read - its a romance with some humour and a good amount of chemistry between the leads.  Finn is biding her time as a limo driver in Atlanta, building up her nerve and a nest egg, to strike out to Hollywood to become a stunt driver and Iris is an actress who needs to get back to LA after a rather disastrous audition for a new TV series.  The two meet over a misinterpretati ...more
Dr E
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
A road trip romance that is pretty much middle of the road. It’s a competent story and quite sweet in places, but it’s kind of a mundane read. I don’t know the USA, so I may be missing out on the evocativeness of all the place names and fun associations from imagining myself in the car on the road with one of the two leads. Team Iris for me. But even given my lack of USA knowledge, there didn’t seem to be much of a spark in the romance. I do kind of like the reality check of the Hollywood career ...more
Mama Cass
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Missouri Vaun's latest novel "Chasing Sunset" is a fun and enjoyable ride off into the sunset. Colorful characters, laughs and a sweet romance blend together to make a tasty read. Two main characters: Taylor Finn, a limo driver who has dreams of becoming a stunt car driver and aspiring actress Iris Fleming who is in Georgia to read for a part. After the audition with a hands-on creep in what could have been a sexual assault, she decides to stay in a cabin that the studio did not pay for, just in ...more
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Hmm I could not get into the book as much as I thought or would have liked. I don't know I did not feel the chemistry between them. I actually thought Fine was a very boring character for me and so not fit to be with Iris. The drama around the end could have been interesting but i feel like the author wanted to have light drama throughout the book. it's well written book but not my cup of tea. However i can say that i enjoyed the read to some extant. and i finished the book regardless.

Thank you
Char Dafoe
I usually only read butch/femme storylines, or any storyline that has at least one masculine lesbian in it. I've tried femme/femme and I can't connect to the romance part of it. Maybe it's because I'm not sexually attracted to femmes and that's why I need a cute boi or a strapping butch to keep me interested. However, with that being said, once in a while I'll read a book starring a femme who doesn't drive me to drink, and Iris was one of them. She was the kind of gal who you wanted to hang with ...more
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Missouri Vaun is a two-time Golden Crown Literary Society award-winning lesbian romance writer published by Bold Strokes Books. SLOW BURN is Vaun’s latest novel. Can a healing wildfire fighter and a not-lucky-in-love artist find love despite their inner doubts?

Vaun spent a large part of her childhood in southern Mississippi, before attending high school in North Carolina and college in Tennessee.

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