Title: Chasing Each Other (Chasing, #2)
Author: J.D. Rivera
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: July 7, 2014
I was always the life of the party, the happy one.
Until Preston killed my soul.
When he came into my life, he destroyed me. I was a shell of my former self, pretending to be fine while wishing I wouldn't wake up the next day. I never dreamed my best friend would come back into my life...and bring Brad Nicholson with her.
I never dreamed the homicide detective with the cocky attitude could show me my worth again. He could show me that my life could be amazing every day.
Until the day he found out about my past with Preston. Then, I was sure he'd see the real Miranda and ditch me for good.
From a young age, I made a decision.
I knew what I wanted to do with my life and from that point on, my work molded me. Everything became routine. Casual. Until Mackenzie walked into my life, bringing her best friend, Miranda, with her.
From the first moment I saw Miranda, I knew she could be someone special. I didn’t have time for relationships, but she was different. She was a piece of the puzzle that could be missing. But she was broken, I could see that. And all I wanted to do was turn her into the girl I knew she really was beneath her perfectly placed mask.
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My 5 star review
Miranda is a very lost person but not in the way one would think. She though she found the love of her life and boy was she dead wrong. Now we all know that when we are in love regardless of our age we tend to overlook somethings. I know I have been there before. But anyway...this character is a hell of a lot stronger than she gives herself credit for. Now a few years later she is a shell of woman. She now believes every negative, mean, rude, smart*ss comment that her ex said to her. So she hides in her shell and lets people believe that she is happy and loving life...when in reality she is drowning inside.
Brad is a man who is very dedicated to his work and we know that when you’re a detective you end up being the job. He is a hot very attractive person and has zero time of a relationship, so he happens to have a few one nighters here and there. Then he sees her again and he is freaking out because he is so attracted to her and she is way younger than him.
Now I can't write this review without spoiling just a little and I am very sorry because I hate to give your free samples ;)
Let me tell you that I feel in love with this story. This book is so much more than a love story. To me it is about forgiveness, learning to love yourself, and trust. I love Miranda's character because I know there are a lot of Miranda in this world and if I could save every single one of them, I would in a heartbeat. I can honestly say that this book hits very close to home.
All I have to say is when I was done reading this book I told J.D. Rivera that I needed to find me a Brad. Man oh man will his character leave you swooning. The ending of this book was bittersweet to me, only because I wanted to know more. I need to know what happens next in their lives, and no this isn't a cliffhanger either. This is just me not wanting to say goodbye to two amazing characters.
I turned and exited the vehicle, almost sprinting to my door. I couldn’t get away from him and my shame fast enough. Once inside, I padded down the hall to my bedroom, a part of me breaking with each step.
I tossed my purse on the floor and threw the covers back before falling into my bed. I clutched the covers and brought them up to my chin as the silent tears fell. Preston was right—I was stupid and pathetic. Why would anyone want me?
I was an addict.
I allowed someone to abuse me for drugs.
Everything that had happened was on me.
It was my penance to pay.
And I would always be paying.
I cried myself to sleep that night and stayed there most of the next day.
I was nothing. Absolutely nothing. I asked myself why I hadn’t given up. Wondered why I hadn’t cut myself open completely and let the vile inside of me bleed out along with my life.
J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.
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