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.
This is the second book in this series, and even though it could be read as a stand alone, I would suggest you read the first book Chasing The Stars before this one. You will get background about the two main characters of this book and Chasing The Stars was also a fantastic read.
This is the story of Brad and Miranda. Brad is sort of Mackenzie’s adopted brother and also Mackenzie is Miranda’s best friend. Brad and Miranda have been around each other several times and the attraction is undeniable. The problem is that Brad is 9 years older than Miranda and he has an issue with that. Miranda’s problem with getting involved with Brad is that she was in a very abusive relationship in the past and doesn’t feel worthy of him. Can they let their insecurities go and try out a relationship? You are going to have to read the book to find out.
“I didn’t want to admit that I needed someone. I wanted everyone to think of me as the bubbly happy girl I used to be.”
I loved this book and devoured it in less than a day. I seriously could not put it down. The story was written very well and was told in both Brad and Miranda’s point of view. The secondary characters added a fantastic layer to this story and you really felt the love between all of them. The book had some pretty funny parts and just the right amount of angst to make my stomach ache several times. The book moved at a great pace and not once did I feel like skimming parts. Every part of this story worked perfectly.
I would say I had a love/hate relationship with Brad. One minute he would be so sweet and the next he was a big ole’ jerk. My heart went out to Miranda several times and I totally understood why she felt the way she did about herself. The book had no over-the-top drama that had me rolling my eyes. The story was realistic and totally believable.
If you are looking for a book that has a little bit of everything and will have you glued to your reading device from beginning to end then you might want to give this book a try.
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About The Author
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.