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.