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.
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Where to start with this book. Such an emotionally gripping tale about Lenora and Kelley. Girl from the good side and the boy from the bad side but not your typical story behind this. Lenora lacks in a backbone which she seems to have gotten from Kelley. They seem to bond over the most unlikely things and make each other want to be better. With just the right amount of passion, angst and more!
The first half the story takes you through the moments in high school and my heart shattered for both of them. Both with what Kelley had to endure to what Lenora was forced to endure thanks to her parents. These two have such a beautiful and special connection that even when they aren’t dating, it is still very much present. When things went down all I wanted to do was scream and junk/throat punch two certain people. Oh my word, I was so angry at those two. You will totally know who I am talking about when you get to it! What was heart breaking is how things were left between the two. Holy the feels!
When we enter the second part while they are in college, you can still feel that spark and chemistry. What I really felt was amazing is how the author had Lenora change. How she has spark now but still is broken. Kelley once again is her savior. He saves her from something absolutely insane and you get a real feel for how this situation plays out in everyday life. Empathetic. And you want to help Lenora in any way you can! When something huge comes to light… the emotions felt throughout it, you can almost cry. I felt that the storyline was very well played out and unique.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. At times I felt the writing was a little over the place, but kept the pace and the story flowing very well. You get to see changes in both Lenora and Kelley and feel those butterflies that they feel. If you want to enjoy a great NA book, I highly recommend snagging this one!
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.