Title: Chasing Nikki
Series: Chasing Nikki Series #1
By: Lacey Weatherford
Publication Date: February 29th, 2012 by Moonstruck Media
Chase Walker used to be a good kid—charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before travesty struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn't notice time slipping away until he’s arrested for underage drinking one night.
Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase’s mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won’t give football players like him the time of day.
Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she’s more than a pretty face—she’s a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki’s life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she’s taught him? Will it be enough?
My Review: When I began reading this book I thought just another high school YA novel like all the others out there right now. First off I would like to apologize to Lacey Weatherford for thinking not so encouraging thoughts about this book in the beginning. Then I need to tell the rest of you out there that if you don't pick this book up and read it you will be missing out on one of the best and emotional books of the year in my opinion. I laughed and cried and cried some more. As Chase sets out to make something better for him self and meets Nikki it just made me want to cheer and yet smack him in the back of the head. I think he does finally begin to finally get it and then Nikki's whole world crumbles leaving her no where to turn but to Chase. He was definitely the guy I knew he could be if he could just learn to trust his heart and the girl who needs him now more than ever before. I was blown away by the way Chasing Nikki got into my heart. I won't soon be forgetting this story and how it has touched me.
Amazon Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Nikki-Chase-Walker-ebook/dp/B007EH3CP2/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1371162764&sr=1-2
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Title- Finding Chase
Series- Chasing Nikki # 2
By- Lacey Weatherford
Life hasn't been easy for Chase Walker. He’s experienced tragedy, and at times he’s not sure he wants to continue living. But he made a vow to go on with his life, and he intends to keep it.
After getting a college scholarship to play football, Chase heads off to school, hoping his time on the field will help to bury the intense emotions that still linger in his heart. Fate doesn't work that way though, and he soon finds himself having to face all the things he’s carrying inside, or he may miss the one shot he has to learn how to love again.
My Review: As I write this tear filled review I am again pulled through another emotional roller coaster ride that was worth every tear and giggle. I am not usually into romance not like this series. Lacey Weatherford makes every emotion jump off the page through words that I can't even begin describe right now. I have taken a fictional character and made a very real place in my heart for him. Chase makes me as a mom want to reach through the pages and hug him and make his world right again to show him there is hope if only he would open up to see it. He is a special character for me. As he embarks on his journey off to college he soon begins to open his eyes and mind to the world again. As he does laughter is provoked to the point of side aches, hiccups and yes tears of happiness. Finding Chase is an amazing addition to this series and not one that I will be tossing aside as I will be reading this one again and again! Thank You Lacey Weatherford for showing me that I need to stop judging a book by it's cover or blurb on the back. I'm thrilled to have had the chance to be lucky enough to review these 2 books for you!
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About The Author-
Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.
It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.
Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.
When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.
Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!
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