author: Lacey Weatherford
series: Chasing Nikki #2
published: 11 December 2012
publisher: Moonstruck Media
genre(s): contemporary, romance
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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.
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!!!