Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Review: Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon

Blurb: If you fall too fast... you might just crash. ‘You don’t have to worry about me. I have no intention of getting my heart broken again.’ Of course, I’m lying. I feel like Will is chipping a little piece of it away, day by day. It’s killing me... Daisy Rogers is in love – and that’s no good thing. It’s not that her very famous ex is neither out of sight nor out of mind, but that the man of her dreams, William Trust, has a girlfriend – a childhood sweetheart, no less. And as a Formula 1 racing driver, he puts his life at risk every day he goes to work. From Melbourne to Monte Carlo, and São Paulo to Singapore, Daisy and her best friend Holly travel the world as hospitality girls on the Grand Prix scene. But with more secrets between them than Paris Hilton has shoes, life promises to be nothing short of a whirlwind.

Do not be fooled by the cover of this book. it may seem like your typical glittery chicklit novel, but it is so much more than that. I was truely moved by this book. It is an easy read; I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I am having trouble putting how much I loved this book into words. I just want to go all fan girl crazy on this review.

The story follows Daisy Rogers, a hilariously offensive individual, who is running away from her family and a very famous ex boyfriend. Daisy works as a 'bun tart' or front of house girl for a Formula 1 racing team. I had no prior knowledge of F1 and had no desire to learn about it. However, Toon provides the perfect amount of detail to help the reader understand the world of F1 while still keeping the storyline interesting. She also does a wonderful job creating the exciting but nerve-wrecking atmosphere present at big races like F1.

 As you can imagine, Daisy soon falls head over heals for Will, on of the drivers on the team. But poor Daisy had to fight these feelings as Will has a long-term girlfriend. To make things even more exciting, enter Luis, the second driver on the team. After an explosive run in with the infamous Luis Castro, Daisy can't seem to stay out of his way. Both drivers are the complete opposite to each other, bringing out two very different sides of Daisy. I was laughing out loud at the hilarious fights between Luis and Daisy and then swooning over all the little sweet, awkward moments between her and Will. 

And just when you think you know what's going to happen BAM, there is the mother of all twists. I was completely gobsmacked. Daisy is such a likeable character. I felt that I knew her and when her heart broke, so did mine. It is a tale of secrets, glamour, drama, romance and heartbreak. It had me laughing one minute and crying the next. I have read a few reviews where people have said the ending is a bit predictable but franky I think being able to predict something comes as a bit of relief after the crazy curve ball in the middle!

I absolutely adored this book and I just can't do it justice. Like my emotions through out the book, my review is all over the place! But anyway it's a book that I will be reading again, which is saying a lot because I rarely reread books. There is just not enough time to go backwards!

5 Stars!


  1. I loved your review. If fact, I tweeted it. I have a give away on my blog and would love for you to enter. Fifty Shades of Grey. Donna

  2. Great review! Sounds like I'm gonna have to check this one out! I love having a new guy to fall for!
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