Chasing Butterflies by Terri E. Laine
Release Date: June 2nd, 2016
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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.
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I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet. This is another hit or miss read and for me, sadly, it was not a hit. For me, it was just ok. When I first heard about this book, I was so excited. It sounded really good and I couldn’t wait to dive in. I think it started off really well and I was intrigued by the story.
However, things went downhill pretty quickly for me. I had a very hard time connecting with Kelley. I didn’t find him likable at all. I sympathized and understood his situation, but his behavior towards Lenora really put me off. Don’t get me wrong, he did have some moments that I liked, but the majority of the time, I couldn’t stand him, and that sucks because he is a main character. I will say that my opinion of Kelley did improve slightly in the second part of the book. His behavior towards Lenora still put me off, but I will say this, he did show up when it counted. He did redeem himself in my eyes, in the end.
So, overall, I thought this book was just ok. Like I said, this is one of those books that you’re either going to love or you’re going to hate. I think this story had a lot of potential and that’s why I’m rounding it up to 3 stars. I do think that it written well and that the plot was intriguing. I liked that this book was sort of YA/NA crossover. This story did have some good moments and did deal with some intense subject matter. I did like Lenora, even though she frustrated me at times. Kelley wasn’t a horrible character, he just left me wanting more……..
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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.