Chasing Ivy by S. J. Sylvis

Title: Chasing Ivy (Oak Hill Series #1)
Author: S. J. Sylvis
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 333
My Rating: 3.5⭐

Chasing Ivy is the first book in the Oak Hill Series but it can be read as standalone.

It is a typical teenage romance. Ivy and Dawson are best friends but deep inside they know they love each other more than just as best friends. They do not want to accept it because they are scared that they might lose their friendship as well.

The story is very innocent and the characters cute.
Ivy is a strong girl. She has grown beyond her age because of the happenings that took place in her life.
Dawson though is a perfect lover but becomes quite obsessive about ivy sometimes. But it is cute.

I found the plot simple and predictable. But the writing style was good. It was funny and enjoyable.
But at various points I felt lack of emotions. The characters ‘chuckled’ and ‘laughed’ at serious moments, when they should have been crying or yelling at other. This took away the power of the scene and made it look bland.

I felt mixed emotions while reading the book. Sometimes I was laughing like a mad person while at other times I was literally yelling in my mind “Can you guys just stop laughing till you sort your issues?”

I would recommend it for a light mushy romance read.

P.S. : Thank you so much S. J. Sylvis for providing me an ARC of the book.


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