Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Release Day ~ Chasing Spring by R.S. Grey

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.


Chasing Spring by R.S. Grey is the first book I've read by this author. Chasing Spring follows the story of Lilah and Chase. 

Lilah has suffered enough loss in her short life to last her a lifetime. Everything she has ever been told she believes is based on lies. Because of experiences Lilah has had to deal with her whole life, she has a hard time trusting and believing in people, choosing instead to run with the wrong crowd.

Chase just wants his Lilah back. They have been best friends since they were in the womb. But because of circumstances that involved both their mother's deaths, their friendship is on the rocks and Lilah wants nothing to do with the Chase she once and still loves.

It's hard for Lilah to avoid Chase when he's living in the same house right across the hall from her. Chase is able to slowly bring Lilah back from the Dark. 

I enjoyed this book. It was nothing like what I was expecting. Lilah was different than what I was imaging of her. I loved Chase though. Chase fought for those he loved. He wasn't afraid to push even if they didn't want to be pushed. He was sweet, strong and loving. I loved his faith in Lilah.

R S. Grey did such a good job with this story. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

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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