Friday, October 17, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Chasing the Stars by J.D. Rivera


Mackenzie Blanchard’s life wasn’t easy; never had been, never would be. She thought things were looking up when she started yet another new school her senior year. She made friends and was enjoying life the best she could.

One friendship turned into something more, and just when she felt safe, things were ripped apart.

Hayes Morgan had never cared about anyone but himself. He was living the life he wanted, just having fun. He never dreamed that he would fall for the new girl in school.

What started out as a sweet friendship turned into something he never thought possible, until she vanished...

Their paths collide a year after they last saw each other, but they are both harboring secrets. Will they be able to trust and love each other again, or will the secrets rip them apart forever?




4 Stars!

Mackenzie, or Mac, has just moved to the town of Maverick, and she has decided that she is just going to try to survive this year, her senior year of high school, until she can get away from her family and get to college. Her home life is a daily struggle, and her dad continues to lose jobs, causing them to move around a lot, so she doesn't even have much to depend on outside of herself. That all changes in Maverick, though.

Hayes is sort of the town golden boy, although, he is also a huge jerk. What do you get when you mix an extremely hot, athletic, wealthy boy who is the son of the town judge, and plenty of girls that let him walk all over him? You get Hayes - jerky playboy. When he meets Mackenzie on the first day of school, however, he sees the brokenness in her. He's usually the "hit it and quit it" type, but he actually gets to know Mackenzie, or Mac, as he calls her, and he feels so drawn to protect her. 

Hayes and Mac form a friendship, first, because neither one of them knows how to be in a relationship. They are both drawn to one another, and slowly fall into a relationship that is much more than friendship. One thing that really bothered me is that Hayes is really a jerk to all of the girls that he has slept with, like verbally abusive kind of jerk, and this doesn't put Mac off in any way. She is definitely a product of her homelife and upbringing, in that her self-worth is basically at ground zero. She doesn't even hit pause, though, when she witnesses how Hayes can be. Hayes is completely different with Mac, though, so it's possible that there is that one person for everyone. 

Life has never been easy for Mac, though, and that pattern just continues. The problems that she had before meeting Hayes are still there, and they will try to tear the two apart. Can these two make it, even though everything around them has destined for them to fail?





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.

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