Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Review: Chasing the Tide

Title Chasing the Tide

Series Reclaiming the Sand, 2

Author A. Meredith Walters

Release Date December 14, 2014

The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to move on from a past that has come to define you.

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future

Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.

And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.

Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.

But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.

Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.
And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all.

Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.

Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.

Yourself.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21914535-chasing-the-tide
Review

I love Reclaiming the Sand. It was a fantastic book and so I was excited that we'd get more of Ellie and Flynn's story.

Though this book wasn't as amazing as the first one in my opinion, it certainly didn't detract from the overall story. Instead, it provides us with more closure than the first book gave us.

And while I did greatly enjoy this book, I would have LOVED more of Flynn's point of view. We see Ellie's struggles clearly, but Flynn's are more glossed over. I, especially, would have liked more Flynn towards the ending of the book. There were some paramount moments at the end and I would have really enjoyed some of Flynn's internal dialogue during those times.

All in all, Chasing the Tide was a good book. I did enjoy the glimpses into Ellie and Flynn's past and seeing how they were working together as a couple living together. I could have used more Flynn, though!

Rating

4 out of 5 stars

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