Chasing Nikki

Rated 4.43/5 based on 8 reviews
A broken heart.
A troubled past.
An unexpected romance that changes everything.
Will love and trust be enough to overcome the ultimate test?
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 65,800
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466085855
About Lacey Weatherford

Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline

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Review by: NatashaMay on Jan. 06, 2013 :
It’s interesting to read the story from the guy’s POV but I’m afraid it didn’t have as much of an emotional effect for me as it could if at least some parts were from the girl’s POV. It’s a story about a boy who has been dealt a couple of shitty hands in his young life and we get to watch how he handles it. I expected more drama and suspense though. He didn’t chase Nikki all that long and apart from the fight and the accident the rest was quite boring. But still it was a heartfelt read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: nikki trettel on Jan. 03, 2013 :
I have a hard time rating this book with stars... I absolutely hated AND loved it. First~ this author is a REALLY good author! Anyone who can write so well they draw you in and make fall in love with their characters to the point when the fictitious people feel pain, you feel pain is damn good! The story itself was very well written, everything flowed seamlessly and from a technical standpoint I felt it was an awesome book. Now, the reason I hated it.... I am a die hard HEA person. I feel like there is so much negativity and so many unhappy endings in real life, when I read, its to escape that and find happiness in the form of words. While I'm no writer, I do LOVE to read! The ending of this book pissed me off. I hated it and it made me cry like a damn baby! My kids were even asking what the hell was wrong with me! (Not in those exact words!) :) I understand not all books can have happy endings, and I usually stay away from those, but this one blindsided me. Don't get me wrong, the ending was really good, just not how I wanted it to end. Even though this review may not sound like it, I did enjoy this book and I do feel this author is very talented. Not many have me blubbering like a fool! :) So 5 stars it is. I just recommend no kids in the room when you're done, and definitely have a box of tissues handy.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marlena Fein on Dec. 18, 2012 :
Coming from a family of addicts I was instantly intrigued to read this book for not only the love story but for the aspect of addiction. The reason it only got 4 stars was due to that. I felt that the part of the addiction and what he was really going through was lacking. I know from first hand experience of dealing with family members that stopping using is never that easy. THAT being said and out of the way, I will say OMG. What an amazing love story. I think we have all had that "one" in High School that we thought we would be with forever and that our lives would end without them. She captured this so well that I went back to my youth and my first love with every word. Without giving a spoiler, I will just say that the last few chapters had me angry, shocked, emotional, and blubbering like I was a child. I NEVER expected it and didn't see it coming. If it were a semi, I would have been hit. I loved this book overall and very much look forward to reading more by this amazing author!
(review of free book)

Review by: Paranormal Opinion on Nov. 15, 2012 :
I've been wanting to read Chasing Nikki for awhile now, and finally got the chance when Lacey so generously offered this book for free one day. I did have some reservations about reading it because I had heard it was sad. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read this though, it was wonderful!

Chase is a teen boy who is dealing with depression after a family tragedy. He turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. After being arrested for underage drinking, his mom gets fed up and they move to a small rural town to live with his grandparents. Here, he meets Nikki and he is instantly attracted to her. Unfortunately, Nikki thinks he is a punk and won't give him the time of day. Chase doesn't give up so easily though and Nikki finally decides to give him a chance.

They have such a sweet relationship with plenty of swoon-worthy moments. These two have a lot of chemistry together. Nikki is a wonderful girl and brings out the best in Chase. Life is finally going well for him, and then it all comes crashing down. I feel so bad for him – life has dealt him a rough hand. I'm not sure how much more pain one person could take. It is completely heartbreaking.

I liked how this was written from Chase's point of view. The plot was great and there are many things in this book that send out a good message. The background characters were very likable too. I'm so glad I waited to read this book until now, because I know the next one is coming out next month and I CANNOT wait to see what happens next!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Belinda Boring on Aug. 13, 2012 :
I don't even know where to begin in reviewing this book. I've been a huge fan of Lacey Weatherford's from the moment I read her amazing Of Witches & Warlocks series, and when she announced she was releasing a new book, I was excited to see what she'd do. Chasing Nikki, her first YA contemporary romance story, is NOTHING short of a masterpiece!

I'm the kind of reader who wants to be swept up into a story and connect with the characters. I want to FEEL something and close the book with the experience that I'd been on a journey. Holy cow! This book had me right from the beginning and dragged my tender beating heart right through to the stunning end. I felt every emotion possible - pain and understanding with Chase as he struggled to keep his life together, laughter over the antics he pulled to impress the girl, swooning over the tender moments, and anguish for the trials he had to face. This book is the TOTAL PACKAGE ... you honestly don't get any better than this because it is beautifully written with the kind of detail that makes you BELIEVE in the characters. You want to pull Chase and Nikki from the books and hug them.

I could gush about this book for hours, but I'll sum up everything you need to know about this book right here - do whatever you need to do so you can sit UNINTERRUPTED and devour this book. Chase Walker is incredible. This story is AMAZING, POWERFUL, and something that will tug so hard on your heartstrings, you will walk away CHANGED for the better. You OWE it to yourself to read this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Belinda Boring on Aug. 13, 2012 :
I don't even know where to begin in reviewing this book. I've been a huge fan of Lacey Weatherford's from the moment I read her amazing Of Witches & Warlocks series, and when she announced she was releasing a new book, I was excited to see what she'd do. Chasing Nikki, her first YA contemporary romance story, is NOTHING short of a masterpiece!

I'm the kind of reader who wants to be swept up into a story and connect with the characters. I want to FEEL something and close the book with the experience that I'd been on a journey. Holy cow! This book had me right from the beginning and dragged my tender beating heart right through to the stunning end. I felt every emotion possible - pain and understanding with Chase as he struggled to keep his life together, laughter over the antics he pulled to impress the girl, swooning over the tender moments, and anguish for the trials he had to face. This book is the TOTAL PACKAGE ... you honestly don't get any better than this because it is beautifully written with the kind of detail that makes you BELIEVE in the characters. You want to pull Chase and Nikki from the books and hug them.

I could gush about this book for hours, but I'll sum up everything you need to know about this book right here - do whatever you need to do so you can sit UNINTERRUPTED and devour this book. Chase Walker is incredible. This story is AMAZING, POWERFUL, and something that will tug so hard on your heartstrings, you will walk away CHANGED for the better. You OWE it to yourself to read this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Szinna D' Mare on May 13, 2012 : (no rating)
Nagyon sokszor vannak megérzéseim egy-egy könyvvel kapcsolatban. Pl. Antonia Michaelis Storytellerjével voltam úgy, hogy egyetlen bekezdés elolvasása után leraktam, mert éreztem, hogy ennek nem lesz jó vége. Weatherford könyvénél akkor ütött be ez az érzés, amikor egy lapozás után szembekerültem a „második rész” felirattal.
Addig a pontig érdekes, de nem túl kimagasló történetnek tűnt. Aztán az írónő úgy döntött, hogy nem babusgat tovább bennünket, hanem tessék, itt a nagy büdös valóság, birkózzunk meg vele. De számomra akkor már késő volt, nem voltam „szerelmes” a szereplőkbe. Sajnáltam a főhőst, ejtettem néhány könnyet, de nem fogok ezen agyalni egy percet sem, miután leraktam a könyvet.
Amit viszont nagyon élveztem, hogy az egész történet a fiú szemszögéből mutatta be az eseményeket. Ilyenre nem is emlékszem. Vagy a hősnőé, vagy több nézőpont szokott lenni. Mindenesetre ez érdekesebbé tette a történetet.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Natalie Vopat on April 03, 2012 :
Read this book in one day it was overall good very sad even after finished reading couldn't stop thinking about it and wanted to cry again.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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