Chasing Cleopatra Review

About the Book

To the untrained eye, Cleopatra Gallier appears to lead a charmed life in Honolulu’s paradise. She is impossibly beautiful, clever, wealthy and … trained to kill.

When she enters into a love affair with the much younger, irresistibly handsome rogue, Jake Regan, she finds herself colliding with an intricate terrorist plot. Her secret past, like Hawaii’s smoldering volcano, is ready to erupt. In the four days leading up to Christmas, two stunning betrayals and a terrorist attack threaten to reduce her and the island she loves to ashes.

As Cleopatra’s deadly skills are put to the test, she must first untangle the devastating secrets of her past.

Don’t miss this debut novel, a gripping page-turner from acclaimed American actress, playwright, and author, Tina Sloan.

Chasing Cleopatra will get your heart racing and reveal what it truly means to love.


Well dang, I power read this book! I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book as it isn’t my typical read, but I’m really glad I gave it a chance! This year I have really focused on reading outside of my comfort zone and so far it has served me well! At this point last year I was already in the middle of my first slump, but this year I continue to be excited for what I’m going to read next!

Cleopatra is a wild character! She’s older, so I wasn’t sure if I would connect with her, but she lives with a young vivacity! I found myself overly amused with her antics and I am here for her living life to its fullest! I have been in a romance mood lately, so I’m glad that I read this book now! It had enough romance mixed with some spy intrigue that I was engaged throughout the whole book.

This story flits between the main characters, and while I was more intrigued with some, I was impressed with how the multiple POVs helped draw everything together. I have to admit that before the whole terrorist plot was introduced I could tell which character was going to be plugged in for that plot, but then again I’m usually really good at “guessing” things like this. HOWEVER, this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the story!

About the Author

Tina Sloan is best known for her 26-year-role on CBS’s soap opera Guiding Light and as the author of Changing Shoes: Getting Older – Not Old – with Style, Humor and Grace, based on her autobiographical one-woman show. Some of Sloan’s most notable on-screen appearances include roles in Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, Celebrity, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The Brave One, Changing Lanes, The Guru, People I Know, and Black Swan. Her latest projects include being part of an all-star cast on the soap web series Beacon Hill and Venice, and she continues to be a sought-after speaker. She divides her time between Florida and Maryland with her husband of 44 years, where they enjoy time with their son, his wife and 2 grandchildren.

*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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