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Review+Excerpt+Giveaway: Chasing Forever Down

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Title: Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf #1)

Author: Nikki Godwin
Date of Publication: March 14, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with sports


After seventeen-year-old Haley Sullivan meets a mysterious stranger who plays by his own rules, she's more than determined to learn every trick of the trade from the master himself. But her dream-chasing mentor disappears after that night, and according to the local newspapers, he's been dead for years. Knowing he's very much alive, Haley enlists best friend Linzi to join her on a scavenger-hunt-style road trip that ultimately lands them in the surf town of Crescent Cove, California. Mystery guy is no mystery here, though – he's Colby Taylor, the west coast's biggest professional surfer. 

If Haley wants to talk to the wave rider again, she'll have to get past his four intimidating bodyguards who are highly skilled in the business of sending starstruck fangirls back to where they belong. Haley is up for the challenge if it means chasing her dreams and escaping the perfectly corporate future that's been planned for her. But dealing with these bodyguards isn't exactly what Haley imagined it'd be. Sure, being thrown off a jet ski sucks, but falling in love with one of them might just be worse.

Review

ALAVEEEET! It’s the first time I read something related to surfing, but ohmygoooosh. La-la-love.  Reading this book has made me think of what it’s like to chase forever down.  Haley and Linzi went off to a journey to find the mysterious guy that shows up in their town.  This journey is about finding friendship and finding oneself.  Reading this book made me realize that really, not all things appear to what they seem to be.  One should not be quick enough to judge others, rather, one should come to know others better, understand them.  Judging someone does not bring out any good, after all.

I really just got hooked up right at the very start.  I’d kept on telling myself, just one last chapter. One last chapter, then I’ll hafta go to sleep, but I just can’t bring the book down! Pulling up an all-nighter to finish this was definitely worth it.  This book is an amazing, awesome, fantastic read! I can’t wait for the sequel! AAAAHHH.

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Excerpt

“This is my fault,” Reed says. “I’m the one who lied and sent you out with A.J. today. It’s just…you’ve gotta understand. No one has ever ridden with A.J. Most girls don’t come back around after they meet him, and if I’d thought for a second that you’d really get on there with him, I wouldn’t have sent you out there.”
“I’m not most girls,” I say. I push him out of my path with my shoulder, but he spins around and stops me again. 
“I know that. Most girls don’t care about paper stars. I know there’s more to it with you, but I can’t do anything about it,” he says. 
This time I don’t try to leave. I don’t know what he knows about North Carolina or paper stars or Colby Taylor’s trip back home to interrupt my boring little world, but he knows I’m here to find surfer boy. 
“You’re just doing your job, right? Keeping the na├»ve teenage tourists away from your guy? Well, you can tell Colby Taylor he needs to think about that before he drags a random girl off to watch cover bands and talk about chasing forever and then leaves paper stars behind because he’s too damn scared to show up the next day like he said he would,” I say. 
The summer sun blazes through my veins again. Warmth burns my cheeks, and I bet I look like Medusa on fire with my snaky hair sprouting from its clip and my black swamp creature eyes pouring down my face. I’d turn and run toward the parking lot if I weren’t afraid of tripping over my own feet and making a bigger fool of myself. 
“Haley, I’m done,” Reed says. His eyes go sad, like how I’d imagined Dexter’s if someone stole that hot pink Frisbee. “You don’t have to fight me anymore. If you can get through Alston and A.J. and – Get through the other guys then Taylor’s yours. I’m not standing in your way.”
If Reed is surrendering, I’m another guy down. Alston is so preoccupied with Linzi that I doubt he even cares about fighting me off. He’s totally in this “just for the chicks.” I think I’ve proven I can handle A.J. more than anyone thought I could. 
“Who is the fourth guy?” That’s the real question. 
Reed inhales and looks past me. “You can meet him tonight. I owe you anyway. There’s this really awesome diner on the edge of town. I’m paying. Meet us here at seven?”
“It’s a date.”

About the Author

Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.



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2 comments:

Flamingo and Banana said...

Sounds like there is someone else out there that loves Chasing Forever Down almost as much as I do. Good job on your review. I could read this book over and over and can't wait for the next installment as well.

Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree

Nikki Godwin said...

Hi Pauline! Thank you so much for being part of CFD's tour & for this super sweet review! <3

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