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.
Alison's 4.5 star review!!
"It'd be a damn shame if all this turmoil was for nothing don't you think?"
This book..gah...I don't even know where to start. I can say though that I devoured it, I culdn't put it down and it may be the best thing RS Grey has written to date.
It took me some time to process before I could even think about writing a review. I knew I had sit with my thoughts and digest it. The book triggered so many emotions I wasn't sure where to begin.
This book has 2 interconnected story lines. The most prominent being Lilah and Chase - best friends since birth, torn apart by Lilah's mother's betrayal and brought back together because of circumstance. Then there's the story of Elaine and Hannah, childhood friends, one hell bent on destroying everything around her and the other determined to save her and both paying the ultimate sacrifice.
It's a story of addiction and loss, secrets and lies but most importantly it's a story of friendship and love. This book touched on such emotional subject matters and every page had my heart breaking for Lilah and the childhood she lost and for Chase because he lost his best friend and source of support when he needed it most.
It's just WOW!!! An absolute must read
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