Tag Chaser by Kandi Steiner: Review

Synopsis

Paisley Bronson is a 27 year old successful advertising professional, but the most exciting part of her life happens outside of work. Claiming the life of a Tag Chaser toward the end of her college career has taught her one thing; never get too close. She has enjoyed her dating lifestyle, but when her best friend makes a bet that she won’t ever be able to date a normal guy, her competitive nature takes control and she vows to change the game.
When Paisley meets the incredibly handsome and practically perfect Corbin Ray, she begins to think keeping her word might be easier than she thought. But when an accidental discovery reveals that Corbin is in the Army, she knows she must run the other way and never look back. Although it kills her, she aims to move on and look for a new prospect.
There’s just one small problem.
Paisley’s been assigned a new client at work, and his name is Corbin Ray.
Will Paisley and Corbin give in to the chemistry between them, or will their past and present complications keep them apart?
Fall in love with this fun and irresistibly naughty game of cat and mouse.

Stacia says…

Ever since college, Paisley has been a “Tag Chaser”; meaning she only dates men in uniform—namely military men. Dating military men has been her safeguard, her way of getting the emotions she needs from men, without giving them her trust.
“I just can’t trust anyone, I mean my dad was the best guy in the world and even he cheated. I just don’t think it’s worth it. I don’t want to go through what my mom did.”
 
That is until her best friend McKenzie bets her that she can’t date a normal guy; that she can’t commit to a guy that will actually stick around and stay away from military men for at least a year. Paisley figures she will have no problem winning this bet; that is until she meets Corbin Ray. Corbin is sexy, sweet, a true gentleman, and everything that Paisley would be looking for, if she wanted a commitment. The only problem is Corbin is in the Army.
“I’m no angel, just like you’re no knight in shining armor,” I say. “Hmm, that may be. But, I still think we could make a pretty good story together,” he smiles, kissing down my neck to my collarbone.
Being a military wife and having been around military men for most of my life, I had never heard of the term “Tag Chaser”. In fact, most of the Marines I have been around call these women “Barracks Ho’s”— but either way the concept is similar and it made for an entertaining book. I enjoyed Paisley and Corbin’s story. As it turns out, she not only needed him to teach her how to trust men again, but he needed her too.
“I want to kiss away all the pain in your heart, all the doubt in your mind that tells you you’re not the most beautiful girl in the world. Please,” he pleads, “let me kiss you.”
I did miss more of a back story for Corbin and felt like his life away from Paisley could have been looked into a little further. Although I felt a connection and strong chemistry between Paisley and Corbin, I did feel like their “love” was a bit rushed. I won’t use the term “insta-love” this time, because they did wait awhile before using those three words. Over all this was a sweet love story and I would recommend it to other readers.

About the Author

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine- not necessarily in that order.