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Chasing McCree by JC Isabella-YA Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour
Briar Thompson had it all. The right clothes, the right friends, the right car. Being popular was all that mattered. Her parents were rich and treated like royalty throughout the community. She thought her senior year of high school was going perfectly, until the night her drink was spiked at a party by one of her so called friends.
That was the night she met Chase McCree.
Chase wanted to go back to Montana. To the ranch and the wild, wide blue sky that went on forever. He wanted nothing to do with flashy cars or spoiled rich kids. But he found himself head over boots for the quirky cheerleader who turned her back on her social status. She befriended him when no one else would.
Shunned and hurt by the people who were once her friends, Briar flees with Chase to his family ranch in Montana. There she discovers another world, and apart of herself she never knew.
The cowboy wasn’t like anyone she’d ever met. The cheerleader wasn’t like anyone he’d ever met. Apart their lives didn’t seem to make sense, but together, they were chasing forever.
What a sweet story. I think I was expecting a little bit of a fluffy story, but there was a bit more depth to it than I initially thought. While I had some minor issues with the plot and a few scenes, I fell in love with these characters and was rooting for them to have a happy ending.
I wasn't sure I would like Briar going into the book. She surprised me though and I found that I really liked her. Briar is a very real and genuine person. I like that she recognized that her friends were fake and that she wanted to distance herself from them. I think it takes courage to break away like that when you're in high school.
It made me sad that her parents weren't involved in her life like they should have been. They were so selfish. I can't even imagine not knowing what was happening in my child's life. Her grandma made up for some of that abandonment though. The grandma was a hoot. She reminded me of my grandma.
Chase is one dreamy guy. I'm not typically into the whole cowboy thing, but Chase rocked it. He is so considerate, sweet, and honest. Basically, Chase is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He is Briar's savior and hero in a lot of ways. He helped her be true to herself and he showed her love. He was a swoon-worthy guy.
The story developed nicely. Although I have to say that I became more involved in the story once they left Florida. Her parents and friends bothered me. I was happy to see Briar become more at ease once they reached Montana. I liked that their relationship started out as a friendship, but developed into a lasting love. It was truly sweet.
I have to say that I went back and forth on a rating for this one, but the bottom line came down to the epilogue. I'm a big fan of the epilogue. I have this strong need to know what is going to happen later. I loved loved loved this epilogue. I won't spoil it, but I felt like the progression of their relationship was realistic, so it was more meaningful to me. Great ending.
If you are a fan of swoon-worthy guys, cowboys, and sweet love stories...this is a great book for you.
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I'm J.C. Isabella, and I love to write. I've been writing for about ten years now. Mostly it was just for fun, for me. But my friends liked my work, so I decided to self publish. I hope you enjoy the rest of my site, and the books I have written.
The reason I chose to write romance, is because I love a happy ending. In YA there are so many lessons to be learned, so many firsts to be had. Why not write about first kisses, first crushes, or trying to explain to your father you were bitten by your boyfriend, who happens to be a werewolf?
One thing I will always promise in my books is a happy ending. I've always hated getting to the end of a really great novel, and feeling let down because it didn't end the way I thought it should. So about ten years ago, I decided to write a book. I remember it was about these kids who hijack a boat to find buried treasure in Mexico....
Needless to say, my writing has come a long way since my teen years, and I know I have room to improve, but I feel guilty having these books sitting in my computer, with no one to read them. So I'm putting them out for the world to see!
I try not to take myself too seriously. I'm not an editor, nor am I a total wiz when it comes to grammar or language. I try my darndest though, and I hope to give people an enjoyable read that is nice a break from reality.
I put a lot of work into what I do, and I appreciate people reading my work. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.