Monday, December 22, 2014

Chasing the Tide by A. Meredith Walters

Every story has a beginning. Flynn was mine. He was the journey in between… He was my beginning. My end. My home. My happily ever after.

Chasing the Tide is the continuation of Ellie and Flynn’s story.

Ellie is a girl who has issues of her own, but finds love and acceptance with a boy she used to bully. A boy with Asperger’s syndrome. A boy named Flynn. When we last left Flynn and Ellie, Ellie was going off to college. She had to get away from her life in the small town she grew up in and that meant leaving Flynn behind as well. But she promised when she was done, she would come back to him.

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But coming back to a town with old demons and people she’d rather not see with no job prospects isn’t easy. Flynn doesn’t really understand her struggles. He’s just so happy she’s home with him. Where she belongs. He does whatever is in his power to make her happy to be there. To make her want to stay with him. It’s not easy for Flynn. When Ellie wants to travel and gets frustrated with things in the town he just doesn’t get it. The only thing Flynn knows is that he and Ellie are in love and should be together no matter what.
“I know that people that love each other should be together. And we love each other. Of course we would be together.”

Ellie just wants things to fall into place. To start her happy ever after with the man of her dreams.

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Ellie was such a hard character to love in the first book. I love her. I love the changes she’s made. I love the way she loves Flynn unconditionally. I’m sure it’s not easy to be with someone who can’t always say they love you. Who doesn’t always get you and your feelings, but Ellie does. Flynn is an very easy man to love. He always has been. I personally love the fact that he has no filter. He says what he means all the time. I also love how hard he tries. He goes to therapy, he always tries to make Ellie happy. He is pretty perfect in my book.

I love this couple and their beautiful, messy and imperfectly perfect love story. This series is very special to me. For me, this book wasn’t quite as emotional as the first. I thought I was going to go the entire book without shedding a tear and I was proud of myself. Then I got to the last page and the waterworks began. This was a fantastic conclusion to this couple’s story. I would recommend to all fans of Reclaiming the Sand.

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By loving me unconditionally, he had resurrected an Ellie that I had thought dead and buried. Flynn had taught me that living was more than breathing. And that earning and deserving love were battles worth fighting.

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***The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come a past that has come to define you.***

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future

Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating.  But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.

And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.

Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just

graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught
her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and
anger was the last place she wanted to start over.

But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted

in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.

Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.

And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all.

Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume
them both.

Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re
fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.

From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Find You in the Dark and Bad
Rep comes a story of forgiveness, redemption and finding love in the most
unlikely of places.

Bully and victim.
Tormenter and tormented.
Villain and hero.
Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely
existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself.
Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.

Particularly Freaky Flynn.
Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become
something more than that boy with Asperger's. He was taunted and teased,
bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating
in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.

But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.

And moved on.

Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the
freak are face to face once more.

When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for
two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in
each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly
healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you
come to who you really are.
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First
working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program
for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients
and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

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