8.28.2013 | Wednesday

Finding Chase

category: Book Reviews

Finding Chasetitle: Finding Chase
author: Lacey Weatherford
series: Chasing Nikki #2
published: 11 December 2012
publisher: Moonstruck Media
genre(s): contemporary, romance
pages: 302
source: bought
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | BookHype | Goodreads

rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

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.

my review

Wow, just wow!  I wasn’t sure how this series was  going to go on, especially after the unexpected big moments of Chasing Nikki.  Chase has been through more in a few short years  than many go through in a lifetime.  It seemed  that, just as soon as his life really came together, it was all  taken away.  I read this at a time in my own life when I kind of feel the same way, so this was particularly poignant for me.

Chase has been fighting the reality that he has to move forward with his life.  And it is unbearably hard for him to do that.  His struggles to reconcile his feelings of love and of guilt with moving on is absolutely heart wrenching at times.  And, if that isn’t enough, he is being essentially bullied by a couple of his fellow football players, almost damaging his future in the process.

The emotions of this book were so very real and they touched my heart.  There is a brutal honesty about some tough topics and it pulls at the heart.  There were times when he made some bad choices and you just wanted to shake him, but you couldn’t help but feeling for him even then.

Don’t read this unless you have already read Chasing Nikki.  It’s meaning would be lost.  But if you have, READ THIS!!!

About Lacey Weatherford

Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first “big” book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!

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