Book Review: Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean

Chasing FirefliesTitle: Chasing Fireflies
Author: Taylor Dean
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Taylor Dean Books
Release Date: July 1, 2016

Book Summary:

My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love.

She told me to search far and wide for him.

I haven’t stopped looking ever since.

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence.

It’s destiny.

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream.

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand.

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird.

The memory silences them.

The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy.

I will find Paul . . . I will.

I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. Being a bit of an introvert myself, I felt I could relate to Savannah. The fact that the story was in present tense pulled me from the story at times, but I quickly became enveloped by the story once again. This was a difficult book to put down. I loved the characters and story arc. I frequently wondered how things would turn out, and I was anxious to find out about things that were mentioned but not yet revealed. I liked Julian. And Dakota and Hunter were great as well. And I loved Pearl’s involvement in the story. In the end it all fit together quite perfectly. This is definitely a book I want to read again.
Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!
Content: Clean – passionate kissing, innuendo
Source: Review Copy
This book can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


  1. I love Taylor Dean’s writing. I quickly went and got myself a copy of this. Looking forward to reading and reviewing it.

  2. I have a copy sitting on my table…looking at me. 🙂 I love her work and am glad you did too. Not my usual kind of reading, but her writing is over the top!!!

  3. Great title. I remember when I chased fireflies.