Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tour Review: Chasing McCree by J.C. Isabella (Giveaway)

Title: Chasing McCree
Author: J.C. Isabella
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: J.C. Isabella
Format: PDF, 256 Pages
Release Date: April 14, 2012
Source: Tour Host {YA Bound Book Tours}
Rating: 5/5

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Summary: Briar Thompson had it all. The right clothes, the right friends, the right car. Being popular was all that mattered. Her parents were rich and treated like royalty throughout the community. She thought her senior year of high school was going perfectly, until the night her drink was spiked at a party by one of her so called friends.

That was the night she met Chase McCree.

Chase wanted to go back to Montana. To the ranch and the wild, wide blue sky that went on forever. He wanted nothing to do with flashy cars or spoiled rich kids. But he found himself head over boots for the quirky cheerleader who turned her back on her social status. She befriended him when no one else would.

Shunned and hurt by the people who were once her friends, Briar flees with Chase to his family ranch in Montana. There she discovers another world, and apart of herself she never knew.

The cowboy wasn’t like anyone she’d ever met. The cheerleader wasn’t like anyone he’d ever met. Apart their lives didn’t seem to make sense, but together, they were chasing forever.

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Chasing McCree switches between the perspectives of Chase McCree and Briar Thompson, although while I was reading I felt the main POV was Chase's. The story begins and finished with Chase.

Chase and Briar couldn't be from two more different worlds than they are. Chase is a cowboy from Montana, ready to inherit his family's ranch, trying to live with his mother in Florida. It's not that he doesn't love his mother, but he misses ranch life and doesn't like city life in Florida. Briar is a cheerleader and one of the popular crowd at her high school. But when she stumbles upon Chase in a park one night, drunk and injured, everything changes. She sees how superficial and shallow her life has been and decides to just be who she really is, instead of who others want her to be. A summer in Montana with Chase sounds like just what she needs.

You know, it really annoys me when rich kids judge those who aren't like them. They call Chase a hick and basically trailer trash, but what they don't know is that Chase is probably richer than all of them put together, he just doesn't flaunt it around. What I like about Briar is that, just like Chase, she has a lot of money but doesn't really care about it. And it's just awesome how she defends Chase when he's verbally attacked by his classmates. Then there's Briar's parents who think that Chase is just using her to get their money. It was priceless when they found out just how much Chase is worth. That really shut them up!

Another thing was how no one believed that Briar could possibly love living on the McCree Ranch. Is it so inconceivable that a city girl could love ranch life? I mean, seriously. Just because they don't like it doesn't mean that someone else from the city wouldn't. For someone who loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian, the ranch is the perfect place for Briar.

But living on a ranch can be dangerous too, with all the buyers out there wanting a piece of Chase's 50,000 acres. They even go so far as to hire Chase's ranch hands to scare Chase into selling by setting fires, breaking and entering into his house, shooting his cattle, and desecrating his family's memorial site. But nothing they do will ever make Chase sell the ranch--no amount of money can entice him when he has more than he knows what to do with, and any kind of vandalism or violence just makes him angry. Chase's love for his family's ranch, his family's legacy, is matched only by how much he loves Briar.

One of my favorite characters, besides our main couple, is Briar's grandmother. She's quirky and funny. She doesn't sugarcoat anything, she says it like it is. And she 100% there for Briar when her parents aren't.

I absolutely LOVED Chasing McCree. It has become one of my favorite contemporary young adult reads!

About this Author:

I'm J.C. Isabella, and I love to write. I've been writing for about ten years now. Mostly it was just for fun, for me. But my friends liked my work, so I decided to self publish. I hope you enjoy the rest of my site, and the books I have written.

The reason I chose to write romance, is because I love a happy ending. In YA there are so many lessons to be learned, so many firsts to be had. Why not write about first kisses, first crushes, or trying to explain to your father you were bitten by your boyfriend, who happens to be a werewolf?

One thing I will always promise in my books is a happy ending. I've always hated getting to the end of a really great novel, and feeling let down because it didn't end the way I thought it should. So about ten years ago, I decided to write a book. I remember it was about these kids who hijack a boat to find buried treasure in Mexico....

Needless to say, my writing has come a long way since my teen years, and I know I have room to improve, but I feel guilty having these books sitting in my computer, with no one to read them. So I'm putting them out for the world to see!

I try not to take myself too seriously. I'm not an editor, nor am I a total wiz when it comes to grammar or language. I try my darndest though, and I hope to give people an enjoyable read that is nice a break from reality.

I put a lot of work into what I do, and I appreciate people reading my work. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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