Chasing Butterflies (Chasing Butterflies #1)
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 ...more
⭐⭐⭐⭐! 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. ...more
"Terri E. Laine" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!
TITLE: Chasing Butterflies
AUTHOR: Terri E. Laine
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 2nd 2016
Told in dual POV (Kelley & Lenora aka Lenny)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
~ 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
~~4.75 CHASING BUTTERFLIES STARS~~
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 ...more
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 ...more
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).
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
Kelley Moore had the life no one wishes for their son, but unfortunately had no choice in the matter. Growing up wit ...more
Kelley Moore has seen almost everything in his young life. His brother is the most ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest ...more