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4.84  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  41 reviews
From writer Imy Santiago comes the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning novel chasing Reese.

Hope Breeds Life...

Sometimes destiny and fate have a weird way of reminding us of our inescapable vulnerability, but more importantly our inexorable humanity. Life is fleeting, and what little time we have left in this world, we must make do with what we have, and cherish
ebook, 1, 300 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by RISC Books, New York (first published May 25th 2015)
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Imy Santiago
Oct 07, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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In chasing Reese. I introduced the two main characters of the SAFELIGHT universe: Catalina Pardo, a sports journalist who loathes the snow, and Stryder Martynus, an award-winning photographer with a heart of gold. Joining the cast of characters in a supporting role is the larger than life, Olympic gold medallist and world snowboarding legend, Jackson Reese. When these three characters are put together, love grows in its beautiful splendor; for love is not just passionate or fili
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
STOP PRESS.......... HOLD THE FRONT PAGE....... Imy Santiago has done it AGAIN !!
What an absolutely amazing follow up to Chasing Reese this was !!
If you thought Chasing Reese was an avalanche of emotions then get ready, this one is equally as amazing !! You'll need your tissues again for this book as not only will you cry with laughter you'll also cry with sadness too. This book really pulled me in with the emotional aspect of it and at times i wanted to throw
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!!!!!!!!! love the 3 main characters bond. Hope jax gets his happy ending now.
Alannah Carbonneau
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all...I want to say I loved this book. It's the second book to the Safelight Series with Chasing Reese as the first.

Chasing Reese was good...actually it was amazing. But Finding Reese is something altogether different. It's warming and intimate and sappily romantic with a nice dose of realism I fully appreciate. (Which is a really good thing!)

As I continued to read about Catalina, Stryder and Jackson, whom I adored right from the beginning, I found that I fell even deeper in love with
Lesley Knox
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! was one of the first words that entered my head after reading this!!! I was extremely honoured to receive an arc for this!
After reading Chasing Reese (book1) I fell in love with the characters but now I love them even more!!
Catalina and Jackson Reese form a very strong bond and close friendship in book1 they just seem to 'get' each other on a level that no one else does.
Jacksons best friend and photographer Stryder and Catalina fall in love, with much previous heartache for Cat her los
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to start. This book was a brilliant continuation of book one; and not only because of the massive cliffhanger we were left with in Chasing Reese. The struggles of each character felt so real and heart wrenching. I wanted to reach through the pages and hug Jackson so many times. And Catalina and Stryder's relationship was tested, and as nerve wracking as it was, I loved it! I love that things weren't easy and smooth sailing during this book. It made it so much more real. A ...more
Dennis Cardiff
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After reading Chasing Reese, Imy's first book, I eagerly and patiently awaited Finding Reese, the sequel. I was not disappointed. Imy is a fantastic writer. Her mastery of dialog fleshes out these wonderfully flawed characters. The naturalness of their verbal responses to each other reminds me of my own friends. Indeed, these characters have become my friends. I've cheered their victories, cursed their jealousies, empathised with their insecurities -- overall I took them into my heart. This was ...more
Pamela Lilley
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book, possibly even more than Chasing Reese. Fell in love with Stryder all over again. All Imy's characters are strong willed and compassionate. The book had me crying, laughing and praying all at once. Highly recommend. ...more
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much. The story between catalina and stryder was beautifully written and I absolutely love Jackson.
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I received an ARC of Finding Reese from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is by far the BEST book I have read so far this year! I wish I there was more than 5 stars to give because this book is way beyond the rating on a 1 to 5 stars

Imy Santiago is one hell of an author all though she says she is a writer. I for one disagree she is one of my favorite AUTHORS of all time.

Finding Reese continues off where Chasing Reese ended so you MUST read Chasing Reese first. If you haven't go g
Nerdy Chic
"The world could crash down around me and I wouldn't give a damn. Right here, right now is where I want to be; lost in my lady's embrace."

It is a rare book that can have you smiling from beginning to end because you can’t help yourself. Catalina, Stryder and Jax are portrayed in such a way that by the time you’ve finished the book, you feel like you’ve caught up with family members. They’re vivid, wonderfully depicted characters that face challenges that can cripple and maim but together, these
Jane Hunt
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The easy to read writing style makes you forget you have spent an entire novel, in three people's heads, sharing their dreams and deepest emotions. It's only when you stop reading and feel emotionally drained, you realise how realistic and beautifully written this story is.

Complex characters are believable and underscore the story's message of friendship and love. There is laughter, compani
Ann Meemken
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Chasing Reese we were introduced to these wonderful characters. The connection that Catalina, Stryder and Jackson share is beautiful. There friendship grows because they challenge each other, push each other out of there comfort zone, listen to each other and most of all show love for one another. When I got to the end of Chasing Reese it ends in the cliffhanger and I was dieing to know if he was going to be found.

Which leads us into Finding Reese. I knew this was going to be an incredible co
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
finding Reese is the second book in the safelight series from Imy Santiago. I highly suggest reading chasing Reese to understand the dynamics of the characters.
It’s no secret, I love chasing Reese. I rated it five stars. See my review here:

finding Reese was a continuation and this is where we find out more about Jackson’s situation and where we continue to see the growing love between Catalina and Stryder.
Hands down, Imy’s writing is effortless. It flows
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Dancing in the Moonlight STARS

This is the second book in the Safelight Series by Imy Santiago. Book 1 ended on a cliff hanger and this book takes place right at that same moment. This beautiful triangle of Jackson, Cat and Stryder continues to meld and morph and solidify in strength as the story moves along. Each side is not the same without the support of the other two.

As with Book 1, Chasing Reese, the author puts so much emotion out on the pages. I found myself tearing up for almost the
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to reading finding Reese – book 2 in the #Safelght series, and I was not disappointed. The story picks up where book one ends, and carries you along flawlessly.

The characters develop further in this book, their friendship bond becoming tighter than ever as their lives take twists and turns, and obstacles are put in their way; but love and friendship endures.

I love Stryder and Catalina’s relationship it is honest, tender and loving. I love the friendship between and J
Le Ann Foster
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I gave this book 5 stars!

Words cannot describe this book. I was totally blown away with it. You have it all...lies, betrayal, love, heart break, twist, turns, friendship and of the charts Hot sex scenes. I went through so many emotions and the way Imy writes her characters you are living and feeling everything that she writes. I'm so excited not to see the same story line and that book keeps drawing you in. You will not be disappointed with Chasing Reese or Findin
Sarah Hooks & Books
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
chasing Reese was my first read of 2015. It blew me away. While I don't think anything can top how I felt about that book, this book came in a close second. This book had some intense parts, lots of lovey dovey, and plenty of soul grabbing dynamics.

"Sex might make you feel like a man, but it's ultimately love that makes you one."

The love these characters have for each other is fierce. When they say it you can tell they mean it with all their heart.

"I. Love. You. - Three words: subject, verb, a
Meaghan Royce- Love Infinity Book Blog
As much as I loved Chasing Reese, Finding Reese was 10 times betters. I loved the storyline of having to face loss in such a sudden way and trying to keep live in the process. Jax went through a lot in this book that is just very real and that a lot of people will relate to. Cat and Stryder also deal with a lot, but overcome it through love. I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about this book and Imy's writing. If you haven't read Chasing Reese, get it immediately! I can't wait for the ...more
Ginelle Blanch
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**This may not read like a typical review but, it's what I took away from the book**

Put the past behind you. Live for now. Go with what you know in your heart to be true. Forgive yourself. LET IT GO! Love yourself. Embrace those around you who see past the stereotypes to the you that you keep hidden. Love, trust, laugh, HEAL! Purge people or things from your life that bring drama, hate, or scorn. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, or so I'm told. Be brave. Try new things. Make new memories.
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Fuck the 10 stars! I give way too many to count! This was a love hate relationship that I had with you this time around! Btw you did deserve a *Insert Knife and gun Emojis.*couple times. The two slaps would've been heard around the world. And that Epilogue... Bitch!! I know I'm going to be waiting forever but damn you and your quick last chapter!<~ That was my reaction to this book and I can't wait to see what Imy does in her next book! I can't wait to see how Jackson Reese changes!!! Give me mo ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finding Reese is book 2 in the Safelight series so you must read Chasing Reese first! (You'll love it!)

Loved Cat and Stryder. Loved the connection they had, loved the friendship they created that bonded them together for this book. They had to fight for their love and what a beautiful fight it was. I cried and laughed out loud and went back to crying. And talk about HOT!

I can't wait to read more from this author.
Paula Genereau
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again Imy has knocked me on my bottom with a great book. I loved Chasing Reese but Finding Reese is awesome. I couldn't put it down. I love Jaxs smart & hilarious come backs. He cracks me up. But most of all I love how he is a caring person. Nothing like what the media says. His love for his friends is impeccable. The love Stryder shows Cat is awesome. I love this book . ...more
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
.When I finished chasing Reese, I growled at poor Imy Santiago. I could not wait to get my hands on this book. I was dying to know what happened to my man Reese. Imy left us with a cliffie like no other at the end of the last book. Thank you good lord she left us intrigued this time but for me no major cliffie.

This book takes off exactly where the previous book ended. This book is fast paced and left my heart hammering on more than one occasion. It also left it broken on a few occasions. I love
Ashley Heather
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
O..... M ....Gee !!

If anyone has read my review for the first book in this series then you will know how much praise and admiration I held for chasing Reese. (if you haven't read my review for cR ....... Here is a review by Ashley: ) ;)

Well double that and you've almost reached my feeling on book two finding Reese!

Yet again Ms Santiago has floored me with her linguistic prowess ! This talented author is carving out a well deserved name for herself in t
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
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I enjoyed Chasing Reese and was anxiously awaiting for what I assumed was the conclusion to the Safelight series. Finding Reese gave me some answers to the cliffhanger that I was left with at the end of book 1 but the story is still not complete and a third book is coming soon.

What I did like about FR was the intensity involving the search for Reese after his avalanche. Watching Cat and Stryder move heaven and earth to help their friend was heartwarming. This trio truly care for one another and
Rebecca Austin
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-author, arc-s
Wow - another amazing book in this series that left me in such a positive place, after enduring so much emotionally during the book.

At the end of the first book US Olympic snowboarder Jackson Reese was swept up in an avalanche but due to a special GPS watch given to him by his best friend Catalina Pardo, we know he's alive but not the condition he is in.

This book centers around Jackson struggling with the guilt of surviving the avalanche while his two friends died and the rehab in getting himsel
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the Safelight Series by Imy Santiago. Book 1 ended on a cliff hanger and this book takes place right at that same moment. This beautiful triangle of Jackson, Cat and Stryder continues to meld and morph and solidify in strength as the story moves along. Each side is not the same without the support of the other two.

As with Book 1, Chasing Reese, the author puts so much emotion out on the pages. I found myself tearing up for almost the first 40% of the book. Yo
Amazeballs Book Addicts
finding Reese is book two in the Safelight series. It can not be read as a standalone, you must read chasing Reese first. If you read chasing Reese than you'll know something major happened at the end. I won't give anything away but wow this one starts off with everyone at the edge of their seats waiting to learn what happens next.

We get move Catalina, Stryder, and Jackson. These three are some of my favorite characters to read. Stryder and Catalina faces some things to overcome in this one. St
Lena Dublin
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another winner of a read by Imy Santiago. Finding Reese is the second book in her SAFELIGHT series. This story starts off with Stryder and Catalina helping to find Jackson Reese after he is caught in an avalanche. The same three characters remain the main focus of this book. Catalina, Stryder and Jackson. Stryder and Catalina are in a committed relationship. One that filled with beauty and heat. Jackson is Stryder's surrogate little brother and Catalina's best friend. Weird? But in
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Imy Santiago studied Criminal Justice and Psychology at Universidad Metropolitana, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011. As a Summa cum Laude graduate, she is the recipient of the University President medal for excellence in academic achievement. She lives on Long Island with her fiance and daughter. Currently, she spends her days nose-deep in her iPad writing new stories she hopes to pu ...more

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