But I didn’t share the chief’s feelings.
Until one summer day when a brown eyed boy with a busted lip and a smirk, showed up in the small town of Green Ridge. Tommy Kingsley started to change everything. The boy from the south side of Chicago taught me that love isn’t something to be feared and that it’s the only thing that makes everything else worth it. He gave me hope and this story tells you how.
So many feels! So many!
Chasing Ellie is an absolutely fantastic read. Spanning over ten years, we see Ellie from childhood to adulthood. Ellie has a tough life. She lives with the stigma of her mother, a father who only half loves her and the need to protect her heart. When Tommy shows up, a hardened boy from the rough, south side of Chicago, he is immediately drawn to Ellie. He wants more from her than she is willing to give and she can’t get over the need to keep herself protected from heartbreak and loss.
I went through every emotion while reading this beautiful story. I was immediately drawn to Ellie and her saga. Tommy, while rough around the edges, had a good heart and he tried his hardest not to push Ellie. I really appreciated the pace of the story. Nothing was forced or rushed. As a reader, I was able to really immerse myself in their world and their feelings.
Chasing Ellie is an engrossing read rife with emotional turmoil and full of so much heart. A must read!