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Finding Chase (Chasing Nikki #2) by Lacey Weatherford

finding chase

 

SYNOPSIS

Things haven’t been easy for Chase Walker. He’s experienced tragedy, and at times he’s not sure he wants to continue living. But he made a vow to go on with his life, and he intends to keep it.
After getting a college scholarship to play football, Chase heads off to school, hoping his time on the field will help to bury the intense emotions that still linger in his heart. Fate doesn’t work that way though, and he soon finds himself having to face all the things he’s carrying inside, or he may miss the one shot he has to learn how to love again.
 

CHASING NIKKI SERIES
CHASING NIKKI BOOK ONE  – 
Amazon US | Amazon UK
FINDING CHASE BOOK TWO – Amazon US | Amazon UK

CHASED DREAMS BOOK THREE – Amazon US | Amazon UK


Reviewed by Gitte 4.5 stars

Finding Chase is the sequel to Chasing Nikki and I would STRESS that you DO NOT pick this one up until you have read Chasing Nikki!!!!

Now, how do I write this review without spoiling the crux of the story for you? I honestly can’t as I hate spoiler reviews; they rob the reader of experiencing the journey for themselves. It would be unfair to you as a reader if you have not been through Chase’s journey in book #1.  A journey that will break your heart and stay with you forever, such is the emotion and the affect it will have on you.

Chase’s life is turned upside down in book #1 and he has an extreme sense of guilt and torment. In Finding Chase we find him still lost and in limbo. He has cut himself off from life and its joys. His heart is in pieces, he is numb.

Chase made a promise but has so far been unable to keep it, he can’t move on he doesn’t have the fight in him. However, after receiving a full ride football scholarship to ASU, Chase goes off to College with his gang that consist of best friends, Brett, Tana and Britt and his journey of healing and self-forgiveness begins. The memories remain strong yet the way he remembers slowly changes. Chase learns to forgive himself and sheds the torment of guilt. He accepts that he is alive. Everything changes…..

Finding Chase was an amazing follow up, and I have to admit I was so worried I would feel uncomfortable reading it after the impact Chasing Nikki had on me. I didn’t. I absolutely love Chase. I want to pick him out of my kindle and put him in my pocket for safe keeping only after I have hugged him silly.

The journey this Author takes you on with these two books is one of the most emotional I have ever encountered. The depth of feelings conveyed with her words burrow into your heart and every feeling and emotion is so incredibly real. Love is so powerful and the messages in these books are so poignant. And yes, I got my closure! Please pick these books up….along with a huge packet of tissues!!

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Crush by Lacey Weatherford

SYNOPSIS
Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.

Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other. 

As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.

THE CRUSH SERIES is available to purchase below
Amazon US | Amazon UK


Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

Jenny:    First off Gitte, we better let people know that when we rate a book it’s based on how we enjoyed the book in its specific genre and we don’t compare it to books outside of that.

Jenny:   That said, what a delicious and engrossing read this was Gitte!  I really did enjoy it!  The anticipation kept me eagerly flicking the pages (well, clicking the Kindle anyway) and it kept me riveted until the end!

Gitte:    It sure was Jenny.  I was really excited to read this one as I LOVED Chasing Nikki and I really enjoy Lacey Weatherford’s writing style. She absolutely has a knack for creating storylines with depth and her characters are real, credible and relevant. I got sucked in right away again and couldn’t put it down.  This was a FAB YA story, it had pretty much everything, betrayal, obsession, love, suspense and drama.

Jenny:  I have to be honest, this is my first Lacey Weatherford read and you can bet I will be moving Chasing Nikki up my TBR pile quick smart.  I loved her writing style and can’t wait to explore more from this Author.

Gitte:  Oh Jenny you will love Chasing Nikki…but stock up on the tissues, it’s one hell of an emotional ride! I can’t wait for the second book in that series ‘Finding Chase’.  But yeah back to CRUSH, I loved how the Author managed to keep the suspense and intrigue going with clues dotted here and there tied up with Cami and Hunter’s relationship storyline.

Jenny:  I loved the dual POV’s between Cami and Hunter as well and felt it really did add to the story and pulled you in from the very beginning. This really was a tale of first love, friendships, intrigue, and it definitely scored well on the suspense and drama angle for me as well.

Gitte:  The instant connection between Hunter and Cami pulled me into their love story and I was really hoping the secrets and drama wasn’t going to stand in their way. And yes, the way this Author writes the story in both Hunter’s and Cami’s POV came across effortless and smooth.

Jenny:  The Author nailed the dual POV that’s for sure! Loved it. The characters had a lot of depth and even though Hunter had his secrets I did feel like I really knew him and absolutely loved his character.  He had that bad boy with a heart and boy did I love the build-up and chemistry between these two.  The passion was something you really felt!  Hunter doesn’t want a girlfriend – he has a secret that must remain hidden and having a girlfriend would complicate his plans and is not something he is looking for until the day beautiful Cami enters his life. Even though I did guess the reveal early on it in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this book.

Gitte:  I really liked Cami. She never once annoyed me as a heroine. She was mature for her age, intelligent, completely clued up and dare I say it; normal. She also stood for what she believed in and knew her own value and morals.   She knows who she is and what she wants despite knowing this makes her almost invincible in the student life of high-school. That is until bad boy Hunter appears in her life.  Oh and Hunter is that bad boy we all love isn’t he Jenny. He has the bad boy charm, charisma and gorgeousness that make him irresistible. He is full of secrets yet he is always honest about his feelings. As a reader the mystery surrounding him made him that much more appealing and I needed to know what he was all about!

Jenny:  Cami was a really good heroine for me too.  She was trusting, a bit naïve and innocent, but instead of this annoying me I found this endeared her to me. Cami is a senior and has a plan – she is focused, intelligent and her future plan does not include partying and boys……until Hunter comes along that is.  Let’s face it….how can you resist this guy?

Gitte: Passionate, Mysterious, Intense, and Smooth-talking……Ummm you can’t…LOL!!!

Jenny:  Hmmm you make a great point there GG!  I loved the interaction between Hunter and Cami.  I loved their tender moments, their passionate moments and I absolutely loved the teasing innuendos between these two – you could almost see Cami blush (and trust me, it’s not that annoying type of blush!) when Hunter was teasing her.

Gitte: These two are almost like polar opposites – the best kind of attraction.

Jenny:  Overall I loved this book Gitte.  There were times my heart was in my mouth at the suspense and there was a time or two my heart broke for Hunter.  Geez the scene where he is pleading with Cami ……tore my heart out – I felt I was there and wanted to reach in the book and give him a hug.  Good story, lot of depth of character and I can only say that I enjoyed this one immensely.

Gitte:  Oh I agree Jenny, completely! I thought it was a great read. This story was not only about the romance. It had the drama and suspense and actually it also puts a great message out there.

 

An ARC was provided by the author to Totallybookedblog.com for a fair and honest review.

Purchase a copy of Crush here
Crush

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CHASING NIKKI by LACEY WEATHERFORD

CHASING NIKKI SERIES
CHASING NIKKI BOOK ONE  – 
Amazon US | Amazon UK
FINDING CHASE BOOK TWO – Amazon US | Amazon UK

CHASED DREAMS BOOK THREE – Amazon US | Amazon UK


chasing nikki

SYNOPSIS
A broken heart.
A troubled past.
An unexpected romance that changes everything.
Will love and trust be enough to overcome the ultimate test?

Chase Walker used to be a good kid–charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before travesty struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn’t notice time slipping away until he’s arrested for underage drinking one night.

Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase’s mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won’t give football players like him the time of day.

Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she’s more than a pretty face–she’s a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki’s life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she’s taught him? Will it be enough?


Reviewed by Gitte

5 STARS

I just finished this and honestly don’t know what to say. I am an emotional wreck and have spontaneous tears since finishing! So I probably shouldn’t write a review right now…oh and I have also run out of tissues!!!

I am not doing any spoilers…but this is how I felt reading it.

Chasing Nikki is one of the most emotional heart wrenching books I have read recently. I cannot recommend it enough, it is beautifully written!

This story was written in Chase’s POV. I don’t often read a book that is written with only the male characters voice all the way through. What a refreshing change, it made the story so INTENSE, so REAL, and I wanted to pick Chase out of the kindle and put him in my pocket to protect him from any more tragedy!! However, he also made me laugh out loud, when times were good, he had a fab sense of humour and sense of self!

I loved sweet sweet Nikki and the rest of the characters. Everyone played their part, so well written!

The message I got from this story is a reminder that life can be too short so LIVE it and when you find LOVE don’t waste it!

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