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Review: Chasing Ivy by S.J. Sylvis



Chasing Ivy by S.J. Sylvis

Oak Hill Series #1
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Genre: Romance, New Adult

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Six years ago, I had a best friend with sky-blue eyes, purposefully messy brown hair, and a body that made every single girl drool on sight. I would know—it drove me absolutely crazy…until I was the one doing the drooling.

Our days were filled with stomach-hurting laughter accompanied by easy conversation, and our nights were filled with secret, awkward teenage flirting.
But that was when Dawson was just my best friend. Nothing more, nothing less.

And then… it was more.

It’s a memory I pretend to see through blurry eyes, hazed by passing years of no communication. The one night that my heart was suddenly soaring through the starry night, only to catch fire as it rapidly descended seconds later.

Six years was a long time to get my heart under control. A lot has changed, and yet here I am, still drooling over Dawson—my ex best friend.



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So I’m new to S.J. Sylvis and Chasing Ivy is my first book, but it won’t be my last after reading by this author. Chasing Ivy was a super sweet story on childhood best friends to lovers and had all of the angst I love.

Ivy and Dawson have been best friends since middle school. Everyone knows they’re into each other but them. While in high school it finally seems their relationship could be changing for the better, until Ivy is suddenly ripped away from Dawson and her home town. A tragic accident leaves her living 4 hours away with out a single word left to Dawson. Leading to events making both of them angry at the other in each others absence. When Ivy moves back to her home town it’s inevitable that they run into each other, but what Ivy doesn’t expect is that they will be reconnecting through Dawson working on Ivy’s house.

Overall the story had an irresistible charm about it. I loved the relationship between Dawson and Ivy. She was so insecure when she was young and Dawson protected her fiercely. What I loved is how much Ivy grows into herself when she grows up and becomes braver than ever. While Dawson only becomes more romantic and more of a hotty. I only had one issue with this book at it’s a certain action of Dawson that I wasn’t agreeing with or happy with. Especially with how it concerned Ivy. It wasn’t anything horrible (so don’t let that deter you) but it just irked me personally

If you’re looking for a book with chemistry, angst, sweet romance and a few laughs then Chasing Ivy is for you. I’m so glad I picked up a book by SJ Sylvis and I’m looking forward to picking up some more books in this series!



My rating: 4.5 /5 stars


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