I’m the wild girl whose mom decided she didn’t want to live anymore. I grew up with a daddy who only had half a heart, in a town where everyone knows everyone. I’ve feared love nearly my whole life because I’ve seen first-hand what losing it looks like. It’s ugly, it’s scary and its pain is almost unbearable. When I was nine years old, my daddy told me you’ll only find one true love in this life.
“It’s the rarest but truest love there is, Little Miss. You find it and you never let it go.”
But I didn’t share the chief’s feelings.
Until one summer day, when a brown eyed boy with a busted lip and a smirk, showed up in the small town of Green Ridge. Tommy Kingsley started to change everything. The boy from the south side of Chicago taught me that love isn’t something to be feared and that it’s the only thing that makes everything else worth it. He gave me hope and this story tells you how.
I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…
Chasing Ellie is a beautifully tragic story filled with an enormous amount of emotions that will leave you with ALL THE FEELS as readers watch Ellie and Tommy navigate through their journey of love. This book had me laughing, screaming and in a fit of tears throughout every twist and turn of this captivating read. I literally devoured this story in one day because the moment I started, I knew there was no way I was putting it down until the end.
This was my first introduction into Paige P. Horne’s fabulously flawless writing style. The story was so well written and was able to capture my full attention (my roommate was literally talking to me for a good 5 minutes before I realized what she was actually saying). I didn’t take my eyes off of my kindle for a good two hours because I didn’t have to. As soon as I finished I wanted to go an write my review and yet I couldn’t get the words to come to me. There is so much I want to say about this story, but I don’t want to ruin anything, and whatever I say would certainly do that. So… I am just going to end my review by saying that I strongly recommend this story and would suggest reading Chasing Fireflies first by the recommendations of fellow bloggers!
About Paige P. Horne
Paige P. Horne lives in a small town in middle Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She’s always been a lover of words and imagination. When she isn’t waiting tables at her part-time job, she can usually be found typing away on her laptop, coming up with stories that’ll more than likely give you all the feels. She writes from the deepest part of her soul. It’s her passion, and now that she’s started, she’ll never stop. For more info on Paige, follow her on Instagram and Facebook.