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Chasing Butterflies (Chasing Butterflies #1)

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine brings a new standalone New Adult Romance novel, Chasing Butterflies, about second chances on and off the field.

One night … one kiss … one touch … will change everything.

Kelley Moore’s tragic home life should make him a survivor. But when he’s uprooted yet again, his plans for a better future seem impossible. Being a player on a
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Published June 2nd 2016
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐! Chasing Butterflies (stand-alone). The girl who got away & the guy from the wrong side of town feel the butterfly effect four years later!

“You’re my butterfly, with wings that give me that feeling whenever I think of you.”

I will try to write a better review when I catch up…

Chasing Butterflies (stand-alone) is a beautiful tale about the healing power of forgiveness. High school student from the wrong side of the tracks Kelley Moore meets the good girl school princess Lenora Wells.
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TITLE: Chasing Butterflies
AUTHOR: Terri E. Laine
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 2nd 2016

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Told in dual POV (Kelley & Lenora aka Lenny)

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This will be my first time reading anything by this author so I'm keen to see what journey she takes me on..

CHASING BUTTERFLIES: Kick starts the book off in the prologue, 2 brothers, aged, 8 & 13 awaken to the sounds of scr
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3 Stars

I don't think I've ever felt like that with anyone else."
"Felt what? Butterflies?"
"If that's what they call it. You've got me chasing them."

Wow. Before I get to my review, let me say this. Don't let my rating fool you. This book had me glued to the pages from beginning to finish. Aside from a few quibbles that I had, the story itself was beautiful. It drew me in from the very first chapter and kept me glued to the pages. The author clearly has an incredible talent and I strongly believe
Ana Rente
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start by saying that I read this book, not once but twice! How did I get this lucky???
Chasing butterflies is a beautiful NA love story that starts in High – School and finishes in college. The story is told in two different time frames (4 years apart) and in a Dual POV.
Being a mix of second chance with sports romance, this story has captivated my heart from the start.
Kelley is a 17 year old boy, gorgeous, with a bi – colored eyes and a footbal
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Butterfly Stars ~

Full Review to come for Blog Tour....... Excellent book. One of my Favorites of 2016!!!

FULL Review Now Posted ::

What a phenomenal book!! I devoured this book. I found it extremely hard to put this book down and when I was finished I was sad that it was over. I truly could’ve kept reading about these characters.

I won’t be saying much about the story line because I don’t want to spoil anything for other reade
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young adult, romance
Recommended to Kelly by: Terri Laine
5 Butterfly Chasing Stars

A 5 star Young Adult story about the real struggles of growing up and trying to make your way in the world. It’s full of down to earth situations.
Kelley is just a boy from Galveston, Texas who tries to do the best he can so he can be the best brother and son he can be. He has such good looks and he knows that but it can only get you so far. He is very good at football and he hopes it will take him far away from the life he lives. But what people don’t realize is Kelley
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was ok. It won't go down in my favorites shelf, and I don't think it'll be all that memorable. I enjoyed it at times, and didn't in others. I felt like the second part could've gone a whole lot better. The overall premise was good (I love a good second chance romance), but sadly I don't think it was executed all that well. I'm going to go with a middle of the road rating since it was just kind of...meh. FYI for my safety gals -- there is a few different scenes with
Rebecca Woodward
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Wow!! This was a very beautiful well written love story. A coming of age and second chances. I cried a bit and aww'd. I was enthralled how intense these two love struck fought for one another.


This is a second chance romance that's well worth the read. The character's were well developed and the author's writing style was unique. She made sure she caught your attention and held it from A-Z. Be forewarned though, this book has triggers with abuse. If you can't handle abuse then this isn't the book for you.

Kelley had it rough growing up. My heart melted for him when I was reading about his family life and the things he had to endure by the hands of his
Wil Loves Books!
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle, arc
I read this book pretty much in one sitting and I really, really enjoyed it. This is a darker and heavier NA than what we're used to seeing but it's very well done. Kelley, the hero is an amazingly written character and I loved him. Now, the book is kinda divided in 2 parts and the second part is more of a second chace story. I have to say that I enjoyed the first part way more than the second. I especially didn't like some of the decisions the h makes, although I'm sympathetic to her situation. ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this author's collaborations with another favorite author of mine, so when I saw she was coming out with a new solo book I jumped at the opportunity to read it! This author has a way of  taking you on one heck of an emotional rollercoaster that you never want to end.

I loved Kelley from the beginning and I hated how tragic his home life was. He is the ultimate player on and off the football field until he sets his sights on one Lenora Wells. Him and Lenora have instant chemistry although
Anne OK
Jun 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Definitely was drawn in by the book blurb. I love the butterfly references. It was a solid three-star read -- but it was another one of those coulda/shoulda/woulda cases. Lenny and Kelley's story starts early on in high school where we get a meet that is similar to many other high school first loves and then a parting of the ways and then we pick up again years later for a second chance at love. This one did contain a full tank of angst. The characters were well-drawn and I liked them both quite ...more
Jessica Alcazar
A couple of things first ... Terri E Laine is a new to me author and New Adult romance is rarely my thing. Because of this, I paid very close attention when I read. I think that's the key in appreciating a story on its merits even though a reader may not like the subject ... so attention I paid and OH MY GOD ... Have you ever read a book and when it was over you looked at the clock and thought holy shit, I just read this in xyz hours non-stop!? Well, pick up Chasing Butterflies and I guarantee i ...more
Cocktails and Books
Another great, angsty new adult Kindle Unlimited find. I was a little with this one that I was reading a YA instead of an NA book, but we truly needed to know about Kelley and Lenny in high school to get their full story.

I'm onto Catching Fireflies, which is Brie and Chance's book, two characters we meet in this book (which is also on Kindle Unlimited).
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
*3.5 stars*

I agreed with one reviewer in that the names confused me; Lenny -> her and Kelley -> him... and I'm not gonna lie, this book was very well written, but it was all a bit TOO effed-up for me...
May 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet. This is another hit or miss read and for me, sadly, it was not a hit. For me, it was just ok. When I first heard about this book, I was so excited. It sounded really good and I couldn’t wait to dive in. I think it started off really well and I was intrigued by the story.

However, things went downhill pretty quickly for me. I had a very hard time connecting with Kelley. I didn’t find him likable at all. I sympathized and understood his situation,
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Although this was my first book by Terri E. Laine, it will definitely not be my last. I inhaled the book so incredibly fast, I almost wish I could take it back, just so I could savor it slowly. I won't waste your time by rereading the synopsis to you. What I will tell you is, Terri takes you on a journey of heartache, heartbreak, and discovering that sometimes the ones who should love and protect you the most are the very ones who will let you
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow what can I say about this book except I loved it!! I was hooked from the first pages till the very last one.Its an emotional read told in dual POV which I love as it adds so much more to the story hearing from both sides.
Kelley Moore has had a horrible upbringing beaten and abused by his father,loss of a brother and a mother whos ill life has dealt him the crapiest of cards.He lives for his football and hopes one day it will take him away from the dead end town hes in and start over.Lenny is
Heather C
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, june-2016
I've never read anything written by Terri E. Ann before so I was excited to read this. I love reading new authors. When I read the blurb for this, I felt like I was going to get some angst that I love along with some some sweet college love.

We first meet Kelley at the age of 8, getting a glimpse into his rough home life. Then we move forward to when he is a sophomore in high school. He's already got quiet the ladies experience under his belt and his good looks are already working out in his fav
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reads-2016
I received this book as an ARC, as I read more books from Terri I was not surprised to enjoy this one as well!!
A beautiful story with dark edges, Kelley Moore has not have a simple live a father that drinks and is abusive, his brother that is killed in the line of duty and then to find out that your mother is terrible ill. All he wants is a better future from himself so he needs to concentrate on his studies and his football, but what happens if he meets the gorgeous Lenora (Lenny) Wells ?


Where do I begin? Terri Laine is such an awesome story teller. I have so many positive things to say about Chasing Butterflies.
First, WHOA on Kelly's eyes! That's hot. Kelly went through so much tragedy in his life, and he persevered. He wasn't just a Football player, he was smart too. He didn't know how to handle his heartbreak, so he did what most teenagers do. He jumped into bed with any girl who gave him attention.
Everyone thought Kelly was trash. He had a tough life. When he meets Lenora, e
Samantha Schafer
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 stars!! I loved this book. Lenny is the butterfly that Kelley will keep chasing! I have so many thoughts I need more people to read this so I can chat more about this book!! BUY THIS BOOK!

Kelley - stole my heart very early on in the book and specially at the end of the book ❤ he's a hottie with Heterochromia iridium; one beautiful ocean blue eye and one bright green eye. He has to change schools often and he hasn't had the best life growing up.

Lenny - sweet, virgin, innocent girl that parents
Heather andrews
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved seeing Lenny and Kelley on a happy path those were the scenes I loved the most:
“It’s a suit and every guy here has one on.”
“But you look the best.”
His smile stole my breath. “You trying to say I look good, baby?”
“You know you look good. Now rein in your ego. More people want to come in the room.”
His deep chuckle vibrated through his chest. “You look even better in that dress. I can’t wait to get you out of it.” I slapped at his hand on my thigh. He grinned at me before planting a qu
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by author

Terri has done it again! She has you feeling so much while reading her stories. They are not to be missed!

"Chasing Butterflies" is a beautiful written story of finding the one with all the curves life throws your way. This story starts in high school and takes us through the college years. Kelley and Lenora (Lenny) each have their own life challenges to bear. He is living his life to survive and succeed throughout all his loss and heartache, while her life is being decide

This story pulled at my heart. It's no typical love story but one I will cherish for a long time to come. The characters really got to me.

I enjoyed reading both POVs especially because sometimes they were overlapping in time (but just a small part of it and never in a boring kind of way) and some scenes were interesting to read from both perspectives. It’s like reading both characters story and this helped to understand them better because they both had to struggle with different things whil
Diane plourde
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing

It's all Terri Laine's fault that I was unable to go to bed after a night shift because I had to see the end of this book. So now I'm sleep deprived, speechless and then to suffer through a case of book hangover. But guess what? Author's just like her remind me why I love reading so much. To be able to fall in love with these characters, to want to cuddle them and say it will be all right. Stories like this one is a solid 5 star.

ARC of Chasing Butterflies by Terri E. Laine provided in exchange
Dayreader Reviews
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I haven’t read much from Ms. Laine but OMG I definitely will be reading more from here! I had so many mixed emotions throughout this book but I couldn’t get enough and was well worth the butterflies I was feeling! My stomach had many crazy parts were I couldn’t help the need to keep reading no matter the sleep I was depriving myself of because I had to finish just one more chapter!

Kelley Moore had the life no one wishes for their son, but unfortunately had no choice in the matter. Growing up wit
Julie Healey
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an amazing love story that captures your heart and darns you to feel every word on the page. It leaves you breathless, hanging on to see what might come next. It's about sacrifice, friendship, love, acceptance and second chances. You will want to cry, laugh and throw your kindle or book but in the end when the last word is written you'll want more. Terri E. Laine has a way of bringing her characters to life.

Kelley Moore has seen almost everything in his young life. His brother is the most
Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
Again, Terri E. Laine brings us an amazing and emotional story!
This book is insanely good, once you pick it up you wont be able to put it down until you reach the last page, because you get enthralled by the story, the characters and the need to know what will happen next.
The writing is flawless, the plot unpredictable, the emotions pained... there's so much pain in this story, so much angst, so much hope...

I finished reading it last night at 1 am, and still now, hours later, just thinking abou
Danielle Woods
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

This is my first book from Terri E. Laine and I was delightfully surprised when I read it. I really like this book. Chasing Butterflies tells an emotional story second chance love story with dark edges. I don’t want to give the plot away so I will just tell you what I loved about the story. I loved the teenager version of Kelley. He was so sweet towards Lenora even though he can be cocky sometimes. He is a victim of things in his life but he doesn’t let that stop him. I don’t stop loving
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