Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blog Tour: Chasing McCree by J.C. Isabella

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Chasing McCree by J.C. Isabella.  The tour is hosted by YA Bound Tours.  You can check out the other stops on the tour here. The author is also sponsoring a giveaway associated with the tour, which you can enter below, so be sure to check it out.  

Chasing McCree
By JC Isabella
Release Date: 04/14/12
E-book only (Print soon)
182 pages

Book Description from Goodreads:
Briar Thompson had it all. The right clothes, the right friends, the right car. Being popular was all that mattered. Her parents were rich and treated like royalty throughout the community. She thought her senior year of high school was going perfectly, until the night her drink was spiked at a party by one of her so called friends.

That was the night she met Chase McCree.

Chase wanted to go back to Montana. To the ranch and the wild, wide blue sky that went on forever. He wanted nothing to do with flashy cars or spoiled rich kids. But he found himself head over boots for the quirky cheerleader who turned her back on her social status. She befriended him when no one else would.

Shunned and hurt by the people who were once her friends, Briar flees with Chase to his family ranch in Montana. There she discovers another world, and apart of herself she never knew.

The cowboy wasn’t like anyone she’d ever met. The cheerleader wasn’t like anyone he’d ever met. Apart their lives didn’t seem to make sense, but together, they were chasing forever.

My Thoughts:  I absolutely adored this book.  I felt like I was reading a Hallmark movie, and a very good one.  It was romantic, fun, adventurous, with the hot guy, cowboys, the city girl, wow.  The cover drew me in automatically, and it is absolutely perfect.  Chase McGree is a cowboy from Montana, where he was born and raised.  He decided to move to Florida with his mom, to spend time with her before he graduated and took over the ranch.  Being your classic cowboy, of course, he had to bring his horse, Ash, with him.  Unfortunately, his mom's backyard wasn't that big, so he would sneak Ash out for a rides.  One night while riding in the park he happens to run across a rather intoxicated and really cute cheerleader, Briar Thompson, a night that would change both of their lives forever.  Of course, being the gentleman that he is, Chase wasn't about to leave her by herself in the park all intoxicated, so he takes care of her.  Briar awakens and has an epiphany of sorts, realizing her life, her family, and her friends weren't what she thought, and neither was she.  Her whole life she had believed the goal was to be popular, and everything and everyone (with the exception of her Grandma) revolved around who you were, your social status, how rich you were, how popular you, me, me.   Chase McGree on the other hand not only was hot, he was real, honest, fun, exciting, and nonjudgmental, and he had taken a liking to the fiery little Briar Thompson, and she had most definitely taken a liking to him. 

With her Grandma's help, and after run-ins with her ex-boyfriend Alex, and his friend, she goes to spend the summer with Chase at his ranch in Montana.  This would be the ultimate test for this city girl and this cowboy.  They both find there is a lot more about the other than they originally thought, especially when things start happening around the ranch that aren't quite accidents, and then on top of that Briar's parent's find out where she really is.  Can this cheerleader turned country girl and this cowboy who loves her overcome all the odds stacked against them?

As I said earlier I adored this book.  Chase has the whole hot cowboy persona going on and I just loved everything about him.  He may seem easy going, but he knows what he wants, and he is a force to be reckoned with.  I really liked Briar to.  She's not your typical little stuck-up rich girl, and when she realized her feelings and what she wanted, she boldly went after it.  I especially loved Briar's grandma, she's a hoot.  The romance in this book is clean, yet very hot.  I loved the story line and was captivated from beginning to end.  I am a really sucker for a good romance, and Chasing McCree definitely fits the bill.  Not only is it is a good romance, it has plenty of action and drama also.  If you love YA contemporary romance, or contemporary romance in general, especially if you have a soft spot for cowboys, then Chasing McCree is one book you won't want to miss.  

Favorite quotes:  

I followed her further into the yard and towards the sounds of country music.  Chase was around the back of a shed...shirtless, with a crossbow, shooting at a target painted on a tree.  Cripes, he really was one of those woodsy hunting types.  And Damn if he didn't look good.  He grinned turning down the music and dropped the crossbow on the ground.  "Hey, I was just about to call you, see where you were."  "With Grandma, she was very chatty," I grinned back, trying not to stare since his mother was right next to me.  "You really are the kind of guy that could go into the forest with a pocketknife and build a city."  His mother burst out laughing and had to excuse herself.  "Maybe not a city," Chase grabbed a flannel shirt that he'd tossed over a tree branch and pulled it on.  He closed the distance between us and stopped close enough that our shoes were touching.  "Couple of tree houses and a lean-to." 

She was wearing black hiking boots, ones with pink laces and glitter on the logo.  They weren't like anything I'd ever seen, but they would be comfortable and sturdy, and she looked damn cute in them.   

Brair smile up at me and whispered, "Damn them all, Cowboy, Damn them all."  I tugged her close for our first kiss.  "Yes Ma'am."

Chase kissed me slow and sweet in the cool night air.  I changed.  He changed.  We changed.  I wasn't a cheerleader anymore or a rich man's spoiled daughter.  My life before meeting Chase didn't define me.  Everything changed.  Things would never be the same.  And what a great adventure it would be.  

Buy Links:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble

About this author
I'm J.C. Isabella, and I love to write. I've been writing for about ten years now. Mostly it was just for fun, for me. But my friends liked my work, so I decided to self publish. I hope you enjoy the rest of my site, and the books I have written.

The reason I chose to write romance, is because I love a happy ending. In YAthere are so many lessons to be learned, so many firsts to be had. Why not write about first kisses, first crushes, or trying to explain to your father you were bitten by your boyfriend, who happens to be a werewolf?

One thing I will always promise in my books is a happy ending. I've always hated getting to the end of a really great novel, and feeling let down because it didn't end the way I thought it should. So about ten years ago, I decided to write a book. I remember it was about these kids who hijack a boat to find buried treasure in Mexico....

Needless to say, my writing has come a long way since my teen years, and I know I have room to improve, but I feel guilty having these books sitting in my computer, with no one to read them. So I'm putting them out for the world to see!

I try not to take myself too seriously. I'm not an editor, nor am I a total wiz when it comes to grammar or language. I try my darndest though, and I hope to give people an enjoyable read that is nice a break from reality.

I put a lot of work into what I do, and I appreciate people reading my work. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  1. Awesome review Ellen! I glad to see we both love Chasing McCree and Chase! He's a Hottie! lol! :)

  2. Great review! It makes me want to read this one even more now :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  3. Ive just started seeing this book around. It looks so good! I'm really glad you enjoyed it, Ellen. Nice review!

  4. this sounds really good. great review


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