Chasing Butterflies by Terri E. Laine
Release Date: June 2nd, 2016
Blog Tour June 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th
USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine brings a new standalone New Adult Romance novel, Chasing Butterflies, about second chances on and off the field.
One night … one kiss … one touch … will change everything.
Kelley Moore’s tragic home life should make him a survivor. But when he’s uprooted yet again, his plans for a better future seem impossible. Being a player on and off the football field is all he knows, until Lenora Wells. The beautiful town princess makes him feel and want things he never thought he could have…
Lenora will do anything to get out of her town, even if it means dating the wrong guy. There’s one problem: she can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous, complicated boy with the unusual eyes who gives her butterflies and makes her question her choices.
When their lives collide, the world shifts and not in their favor. Four years later, the sins of their past can never be taken back and forgiveness won’t come easy.
College is a different game, a second chance for something better.
She’s not the girl he remembers and he’s the one boy she can never forget.
He’s made a name for himself as the star quarterback — the golden boy who can do no wrong. But he’s only interested in being her hero.
Despite everything, she can’t deny he still makes her heart flutter; and she’s got him chasing butterflies.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Butterfly Stars ~
What a phenomenal book!! I devoured this book. I found it extremely hard to put this book down and when I was finished I was sad that it was over. I truly could’ve kept reading about these characters.
I won’t be saying much about the story line because I don’t want to spoil anything for other readers, but I will say this book does cover a tough subject that could be a trigger for some readers. If the topic of abuse is a tough subject for you to read then you might want to pass on this book. But with that said, I feel the author did this book and topic justice. Nothing is overly graphic, making it uncomfortable to read, but she has written this story with tact and was still able to get a point across.
Chasing Butterflies was a powerful book in my opinion. There was so much emotion and feelings that went into this story. Your heart and emotions will be all over the map while reading this book. I laughed at times, swooned many times, yelled at my kindle, wanted to throw my kindle and felt the characters heartache. But in the end I was left with a feeling of happiness and I had a smile on my face 🙂 Even though some of the storyline is predictable, Terri was still able to keep me on my toes, but throwing in some surprises here and there.
I thought the writing of this book was great. We got a lot of information, but no too much to slow down the flow and pace of the story. The storyline was captivating and intriguing that it kept me glued to my kindle all the way until the end. I loved the characters we got to follow in this story. Yes there were some I wanted to throat punch (Ox, Debbie and Kelley’s Dad) but all the other ones were fantastic. I felt everything they felt and felt the characters were relatable. This book spans over a couple Genres…it started out as a Mature Young Adult story with the characters being in High School but then by the end we moved into the New Adult Genre, with the characters being in their early twenties and in College. I thought the time movement and growth of these characters was done flawlessly.
I don’t think I can accurately express how much I loved this book and think everyone should read it. This was my first solo written book of Terri E. Laine’s that I have read (I’ve read her co authored books) and I am so excited to read more books by her!! I can’t wait to see what she gives us next.
I would 100% recommend this book to everyone, especially if you are a fan of the New Adult Genre.
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About the Author:
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.
Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.