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J.C. Isabella is the author of Chasing McCree and a romance novel junkie. Ever since she discovered the genre in high school, she has been a self proclaimed fan. This led to penning her first YA romance, The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club. Since then she has sold over 100,000 copies of her books. She lives in Florida with her boyfriend and their two furry children. Readers can visit her website: www.jcisabella.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
on Sep. 14, 2012 :
Best part of Chasing McCree? Briar. I really liked her as a character. I've read quite a few books were the main character struggles with the decision of following her friends and what's expected of her, but not one with as much determination as Briar. The night her friends left her and she met Chase, she made up her mind. She never really doubted what she wanted to do and who she wanted to be, which is something I really admired in her. Her mother was also a really pushy person that expected waaaay to much of her, I really did hate the woman. Still, even if there was pressure, Briar stood her ground.
As for Chase, apart from the times were he mentioned he enjoyed to shoot and killed his first animal at the age of 10 and me constantly thinking he was a savage for doing such a thing, was pretty charming. He was a cowboy to the core, and also a gentleman. He wasn't a city boy at all, he belonged in his ranch. As for Briar, even if she was raised as a city girl, deep down, she felt more alive and like herself in the ranch also. I had a small conflict with this. I wasn't really able to relate to that aspect of the story. I'm definitely a city girl - not like Briar, I'm not rich and I do more things than shop, but I am so Not a ranch/outdoors girl. I'm not one to go camping, or riding horses. Don't get me wrong, camping must be fun - as a once in a lifetime event. And horses are pretty - from far away. The idea of breaking free from the city sounds romantic and pretty; liberating and honest, but while showing this I think the book made life in the city seem too shallow.
Aside from this the book was really fun, lighthearted and quirky, especially Briar's Grandmother. Crazy lady, really funny, no doubt! She was a really entertaining character! But if my Grandmother ever starts acting that way or says the phrase 'No Glove go Love' to me, I'll freak out o.o And a great ending! Really liked the Epilogue, really showed a HEA.
I'll definitely be reading more books by this author! :)
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)