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Chasing Spring by R.S. Grey…Release Day Blitz & Review

Title: Chasing Spring
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Feb 1, 2016
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I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.
I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.
To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’ out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.
I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved.
review
I don’t think there will ever be a book that Rachel writes that I do not like. LOL

When I first saw the cover for this book, I truly loved it. After reading the book, this cover just gives me goosebumps all over!

Chasing Spring is YA romance that deals with a few issues that unfortunately some kids face. Rachel does a phenomenal job of bring true to how certain people would react and what would go on in a young mind as they are growing up.

I won’t give you any plot points but know that Chase and Lilah are two young kids who are dealt some pretty shitty cards in life and they deal with things in their own way. What I will say is that I absolutely loved how Rachel intertwined the past and present together. It really pulled the whole story together.

The book flows beautifully. Rachel really knows how to capture her audience with her writing and you can easily picture each scene as you are reading. And the characters, both main and secondary were written very well. Their reactions, banter, characteristics were real and true.

Overall, Chasing Spring is very heartfelt and hopeful book. I look forward to reading more from Rachel!

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

 

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