Italian Romance series

I think you were born to love, and you do it beautifully

Under the summer sun, in a small seaside town in South Italy, nineteen-year-old James meets the man of his dreams. Roberto is gorgeous, fun, sweet… and very taken. James has no delusions about their friendship; he knows love couldn’t possibly happen to him.

Roberto is full of doubts about his relationship. He knows something is missing in his life and he’s not expecting to find that something in James, his new American neighbor. But if something were to happen, only the sea, the sand and the stars can know.

For the first time in forever I was okay, and it wasn’t a lie

Francesco doesn’t believe in second chances. Five years after an awful breakup, he’s determined to focus on his career and not let anything or anyone distract him from his goals. When his unpredictable ex suddenly comes back into his life, his brain knows he shouldn’t hope for a change, but his heart doesn’t want to listen.

Eric’s feelings have never wavered. Francesco is, and will always be, the love of his life. But love is not everything in a relationship, and Eric is painfully aware that even though he could be the person Francesco wants, he may not be the one he needs.

The festive atmosphere of Milan during Christmas time brings the two men together in a story about self-hate and self-love, and learning to trust again. Can you give your love to another, when you can’t even forgive or love yourself?

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BOOK SALES!

Get ready for book sales: it’s time to go to Italy 🇮🇹 Readers from the US and the UK can now get “When we were sea and stars” and “When we were fire on fire” at super discounted prices. 23-30 Nov ONLY

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were sea and stars

Reviewed by Victoria Ray on Goodreads When we were sea and stars by Elen Chase is a dazzling LGBT romance filled with plenty of emotions and heart.The family of James (19 years old American boy) is visiting a small Italian town during their vacation. There he meets a local, Roberto, … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were sea and stars

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

Reviewed by T.L. Brown on Goodreads You will care deeply for these characters. I don’t remember the last time two characters made such an impact on me like Francesco and Eric in Elen Chase’s “When we were fire on fire.” I read this book in two nights, consumed by the … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

Reviewed by Valerie on Goodreads and for Love Bytes Reviews When We Were Fire on Fire is an exquisite, multi-layered story about the complexities of Francesco and Eric as individuals, how the men were shaped by their parents, and how that made them incompatible as a couple when they first … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

Reviewed by Amanda Castro on Goodreads Can I give over 5 stars to a book? First, character building is impeccable. Fra is such a relatable character: sweet and selfless, without lacking personality. Someone who passes as a workaholic when he’s in fact is using work to numb his emptiness. Francesco … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

Reviewed by Lily Rooke on Goodreads “He chose me, despite everything. And I chose to let him love me, even though I didn’t feel worthy of him.” When we were fire on fire, Elen Chase Just, achingly pure and a joy to read. Well, this was absolutely beautiful. ‘When we … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

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RELEASE DAY – When we were fire on fire

I’m really happy to announce that “When we were fire on fire” has officially been released into the world 🥳🥳🥳 You can find it on Amazon and read the reviews of my ARC team on Goodreads! Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0973ZNNZJ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58315449 Blurb: Francesco doesn’t believe in second chances. Five years … Continue reading RELEASE DAY – When we were fire on fire

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

Reviewed by Kindra White on Goodreads I went in thinking this was an M/M contemporary romance about second chances. But I was so wrong about this book. It is so much more than just a second chance romance. I would do the talented writer a disservice and in doing so … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

[TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire

Reviewed by Jodi May on Goodreads This beautifully written story can be read alone or as part of the incredible series Chase has written. I read it as a standalone (planning to read the rest) and fell in love from the first page! Her character are flesh and blood and … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire