Book Review: Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherford
First sentence: "I took a deep drag from the joint before passing it to the girl next to me."
From Amazon.com: "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 take: First the bad. There were a couple typos, a missed word here and there and the wrong usage of the word "too." And my very favorite: Pee on for peon. But, they were very minor and didn't distract from my enjoyment of the book. I normally read at night before I go to sleep -- but found myself sneaking in time to read this book whenever I could. I didn't want to put it down. I found myself laughing and I found myself crying. Trust me, if you read this book and it doesn't make you cry -- you have rock walls built around your heart. The characters were all great. I wish I could have mentally formed a better idea of what Chase and Nikki looked like, but it didn't bother me that much. I look forward to the second book in the series. Though I'm not sure where the author can go with it. This one was pretty neatly wrapped up. Great read. Good romance. Grab a box of Kleenex and have yourself a good
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Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 17, 2012)