Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Team Phison - Chace Verity (Review)

35606210Team Phison by Chace Verity 
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Publication date: 
August 15th 2017
Publisher: Chace Verity
Format: ebook, 132 pages

How I got it: Read.Sleep.Repeat's giveaway
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5 

For 55-year-old Phil Hutton, finding a new boyfriend is tough, especially since he’s still hurting from his ex leaving him for a younger man. Online dating has been a soul-crushing experience for the restaurant owner. Too many meat-haters interested in microbreweries or something called geocaching. His matches in the multiplayer for his favorite video game have been equally sucky too.

One night, he encounters a newbie who is so helpless, Phil can’t help showing him the ropes. It doesn’t take long for Phil to become interested in his enthusiastic teammate. 28-year-old Tyson Falls from Georgia loves working as a server in a rinky pizza joint and sees the best in everything. As Phil’s online dating matches get worse and his in-game matches with Tyson get better, he finds himself wanting to pursue the easygoing chatterbox with a thick, sexy drawl.

But Phil can’t get past the fear that Tyson couldn't possibly want a fossil like him. If his brain doesn’t stop being so damn insecure, it might be game over for his heart.


My thoughts:
This story follows Phil who is a 55-year old restaurant owner who is looking for a new boyfriend.  He has been hurt in the past by a boyfriend and isn’t 100% sure how to move on.  Phil has been doing some dating, but hasn’t found anyone right.  Tyson is a 28-year-old from Georgia who meets Phil while playing a game online.  The two develop a friendship by playing the game together and the story unfolds from there.

I enjoyed the author’s comments at the end of the chapters that gave a very personal touch to the story. 

The story is told through Phil’s eyes.  We get to see the relationship between Phil and Tyson slowly unfold.  I enjoyed getting to learn more about Phil and what issues he is dealing with when it comes to his view of relationships.  I also enjoyed that we got to learn about the restaurant business from Phil’s eyes.  I loved that when out he would be pointing out issues or health violations.    I also loved that we got to see Phil’s family during the book; it was interesting to learn about the relationship he had with his sister and her family. 

Tyson was such a great character who I just couldn’t help but love hearing about him.  I enjoyed getting to know him through Phil’s eyes.  He seemed so cute and a very positive personality.  I loved how he could turn Phil’s whole view around and how exciting he made Phil. 

My one issue with the book would be I wanted a little more out of the story.  The book is short in nature and I would have loved to get more of a backstory on Phil and Tyson.  They seemed to have a very strong connection in the book and I would have loved them to share more about themselves.  I felt connected to the characters, but I wanted a little bit more.

I would suggest this as a nighttime read it was easy to pick up the story and put it down while keeping pace.  The story is short, but is easy to follow along with.

I received a copy of this book from a giveaway hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat's Blog. 


Chace VerityAbout the Author

Chace Verity (she/they) is publishing queer as heck stories with a strong romantic focus, although queer friendships and found families are important too. Chace prefers to write fantasy but dabbles in contemporary and historical fiction as well. An American citizen & Canadian permanent resident, Chace will probably never be able to call a gallon of milk a "four-liter."

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  1. Wow, 55-year-old protagonist -- I don't think I've ever read a story with a protagonist that old. I definitely prefer younger protagonists, LOL. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Congrats on winning the giveaway.

    Have a lovely week, Kristyn. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I know it was an interesting view with an older protagonist. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week too!

  2. Aw, this sounds like a sweet and short read! It's so lovely to see people find love, no matter what age they are (as we don't see many love stories with people over 50 years old)

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

    1. I completely agree it was a fun different read! Thank you for stopping by!


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