Thursday, October 27, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: Catching Fireflies by Terri E. Laine

Catching Fireflies
by Terri E. Laine
Series: Chasing Butterflies #2
Release Date:
October 27th, 2016
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography, Lauren Perry; Cover Designer: Michele Catalano Creative Designs


From USA Today bestselling author Terri E. Laine comes an all new STANDALONE second chance romance… 

One night … one kiss … one touch … will change everything.

Chance Abbot is cocky. 
A player in every sense of the word.
He broke my heart once, and I swore he’d never get a second chance. 
But when he smiles at me, flashing those irresistible dimples or looks at me like I’m the best thing he’s ever seen, I forget I shouldn’t fall for his charms again.

Brie Holloway is beautiful.
She’s everything I’ve ever wanted and everything I don’t deserve.
But that won’t keep me from trying to win her back.
So when she starts dating her TA, I promise to keep her secret on one condition: for every time she goes out with him, she has to go out with me. I’m prepared to prove I’m right for her, one date at a time.

He’s lighting a fire in my heart and breaking down my walls, and proving he’s worthy of a second chance.

She’s everything that’s good in my world, and if she wants me to chase her I will because she’s got me catching fireflies…

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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.

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My review:

I absolutely loved the first book of this series Chasing Butterflies and I was really excited for Chance's story.
Chance was one of the best guys though Kelley had set the bar damn high that it's almost impossible to reach up to him but Chance came really close.

The Story:
Brie is a rather normal and down to earth girl, nothing compared to those blond, tall and skinny girls that will stop at nothing to catch one of the gorgeous football players. Due to the pressure of her family of doctors Brie plans to focus solely on her studies though after having met Chance she can't seem to forget him. When he broke her heart she had an even harder time moving on and now it seems he is determined to get her back.

Chance had his heart broken once by his long-time now ex-girlfriend and doesn't plan on getting into something serious soon again. Though when he sees Brie he is attracted to her in a way he can't ignore.
When he had hurt her, a couple of years back, he learned that he can't live without her and is determined to get her back. Life isn't always easy and Chance has a rather hard path to walk on but Brie is his silver lining.
Will Chance get his second chance?

Chance was such a great character. He was smart, sexy and determined when it came to what he wanted. He was a real gentleman even though he had some tough stuff going on in his life and my heart broke for him a few times. Everything felt so real and that's thanks to the author's amazing writing. She knows how to bring her characters to life on the paper.

I don't know why but I struggled in the beginning to get into the story and it wasn't until 35% into it that I finally got captured by Chance's story. Brie was a character that I liked in the first book but I couldn't warm up to her in this story until almost the end. Her life didn't really interest me and that was a real pity because she was a lovely girl.

The story was still – as I was used to from Terri's previous books – well written and I enjoyed reading about all the other characters we already got to know in the first book. The whole gang was present in this story and I hope they will all get their own book at one point. What ultimately captured me in this story was Chance's background and the stuff that happened in his life. I'm a highly sensitive person and it broke my heart to read about his family's story. Chance is a guy you wish that'd really exist and better yet be a part in your life.

This book was about making the best of your life no matter the ugly stuff that'd happen and what better way to get through the tough times than with your friends who always have your back. Love is strong enough to survive a lot that life throws your way and even when you don't grab the opportunities the first time they offer themselves sometimes you get a second chance even when you have to work hard for them. But it's always absolutely worth it in the end because you know what you've lost the first time and you don't take for granted that you've gotten a second chance and that's why you hold on even tighter.

I highly recommend this bittersweet yet lovely story and especially this series. Even though this book can be read as a standalone I would suggest to start with the first book because first it’s an amazing book and second you get introduced to the secondary characters which also appear in this second book and both stories overlap at some point which would give away spoilers if you would read the second book first.

-- This ARC was kindly provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. -- 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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