I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by: Self Published
on February 1, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
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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.
This is my first read by this author and I loved it! A truly enjoyable and beautiful read that pulled out all the feels! For an author who usually brings us the very best RomCom, Grey kicked up the intensity as well as the angst in CHASING SPRING. I have TONS of R.S. Grey books on my TBR, but this one stood out for some reason, so it jumped to the top of the list. Since this was something new and different from Grey, I was on the same as everyone else and didn’t know what to expect. It’s safe to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much emotion was pulled from me with this read. So much heart…so much heartbreak…so much rebuilding to do between the main characters. Two people connected in such a tragic way. One has an obsession with secrets, and the other wants nothing to do with the past. For a girl who doesn’t want to be saved, her heart tells a different story.
“Come back to me, Lilah.”
The golden boy and the lost girl struggle to find their way back to each other. CHASING SPRING is a second-chance friendship turned into a deeper kind of love. It was inspiring, beautiful, and powerful. I teared up on multiple occasions and my breath caught on others. I immediately connected with the characters on a deeper level and I could appreciate both of their situations. CHASING SPRING engaged both my heart and my mind and left me wanting more of Grey’s splendid writing. After getting a taste of what this author can do, I’m sure her other reads will move up my TBR in no time!