Review: Catching Fireflies by Terri E. Laine

Posted November 1, 2016 by Wil in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Catching Fireflies by Terri E. LaineCatching Fireflies by Terri E. Laine
three-half-stars
on October 27, 2016
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From USA Today bestselling author comes an all new STANDALONE second chance romance…
One night … one kiss … one touch … will change everything.
Chance Abbot is cocky. Sexy. Gorgeous.
A player in every sense of the word.
He broke my heart once, and I swore he’d never get a second chance.
But when he smiles at me, flashing those irresistible dimples or looks at me like I’m the best thing he’s ever seen, I forget I shouldn’t fall for his charms again.
Brie Holloway is beautiful.Innocent. Unforgettable.
She’s everything I’ve ever wanted and everything I don’t deserve.
But that won’t keep me from trying to win her back.
So when she starts dating her TA, I promise to keep her secret on one condition: for every time she goes out with him, she has to go out with me. I’m prepared to prove I’m right for her, one date at a time.
He’s lighting a fire in my heart and breaking down my walls, and proving he’s worthy of a second chance.
She’s everything that’s good in my world, and if she wants me to chase her I will because she’s got me catching fireflies…

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REVIEW

This was overall a super sweet read, I keep going back and forth on my rating for this book because honestly I’m not sure how I feel about it. Catching Fireflies is Book #2 in the Catching Butterflies series. I read Chasing Butterflies a few months ago and absolutely loved it. It was a little darker NA than I’m used to reading, which I loved. I felt like it was deeper and gave me a lot of feels. If you haven’t read it, I absolutely recommend it. So, if you’ve read Chasing Butterflies, you’ve been introduced to the main characters in Catching Fireflies, Brie, who is Lenora’s best friend and Chance, who is Kelley’s best friend. But if you haven’t read Chasing Butterflies, this could be read as a stand-alone, although I still think you should read Book 1.

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Anyway, beck to Chance and Brie. Chance is a college football player that has had a rough time growing up, alcoholic dad, absent mom, but he hasn’t let that deter you from having goals and ambition in life. While in college, he meets Brie. She comes from a wealthy family but seems to have serious self-esteem issues. Brie and Chances are instantly attracted to each other but Chance breaks her heart. The story then picks up 2 years later and Brie and Chance are forced to reconnect and deal with their feelings. Chance does a lot of the chasing and boy does he redeems himself!

 

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The story had a lot of parallels with Chasing Butterflies. Some of the events happen at the same time as CB, and Kelley and Chance are pretty similar characters. I will say that Terri writes amazingly swoony heroes. Just like I loved Kelley in CB, I loved Chance here. He definitely saved the book for him, such an amazing hero. Loved him. Unfortunately, I didn’t love Brie as much. She’s the man reason for my rating. She was so frustrating most of the time, although I can definitely identify with her self-esteem issues, I couldn’t comprehend some of her decisions and the way she acted towards Chance. Regardless, there are some awesome interactions between them, and some sweet and very hot scenes.

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I do love that these books are a little on the heavy/darker side for NA books. Oh, and I have to say, I’m super intrigued by Sawyer and Ashton and whatever is going on there. I’m shipping them hard so I hope the next book in this series is MM, there I said it! Even though I definitely enjoyed this one I felt like something was kinda missing. But then again, it could be just me and not the book. I definitely recommend this one, and Chasing Butterflies if you’re looking for some heavier NA books

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Wil

 

**An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review**

three-half-stars

About Terri E. Laine

Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.

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 is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

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