► Chasing Spring by R.S. Grey • Release Blitz ◄

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

“For a few minutes I pretended that I was a girl that was loved and could love…”

I was not at all expecting this side of R.S. Grey. I went in with an open mind, knowing that this was different than her previous novels.

Lilah wears her past like an armor. If she’s tough on the outside, people won’t see what’s really going on behind the facade. She tried to get away from her nightmares, but is forced to move back home with her Dad. She tries to come off as not caring. How can she do that when her biggest heartache is sleeping in the room across the hall from her? Chase. He’s the one person who shares her struggle, yet the one she has the most trouble facing.

“I won’t fight over you.”

“Maybe I want you to fight for me.”

Chasing Spring is tragic and heart breaking, but it gives you hope. Hope for a future where your pain can be released. It can be carried away so you can live your life. We’ve all been there. History doesn’t always need to repeat itself. You have the power to break free from the shackles of the nightmares that hold you back. You just need to take a step in the right direction.

I love the risk that R.S. Grey took with this novel. Life isn’t always pretty and colorful. Sometimes grey clouds our vision. With the biggest chances, come the biggest rewards.

“Think about it. Does the ending even matter? Shouldn’t the middle be the happy part? It’s the biggest chunk of our life, and yet no one ever asks if two people had a happy middle. They care too much about the ending.”

This is definitely a story that will stay with me. From the cover to the story inside, it’s simply beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars
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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