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- ASIN : B00LVJ863C
- Publisher : Isabelle Peterson (July 16, 2014)
- Publication date : July 16, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1350 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,062,927 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Chasing the Dream is a beautiful coming of age novel about a young girl finding her way in the world and moving on from a douche bag (something we all inevitably find ourselves doing at one point in our lives) and following her mothers advice to stand on her own two feet and find herself. The pages are filled with discovery, change, new experiences and of course steamy sex with a teen-sensation all grown up. A story to rave about and a must-read!
I always enjoy series that move on to new characters. It gives you a fresh new story with still getting small tid-bits of info about the existing characters you love. I think the Dream series is the first series like this I have read that features the mother and then her daughter. We see Phoebe learn about her mother and Jack in a way that no daughter wants to see her mother. We see Elizabeth and Jack through the eyes of someone who normally would not want to witness her mother with any one except her father. But the love between the two is so vibrant and intense that even Phoebe visibly understands the change in her mother and cannot deny she is viewing a true love to admire that she never saw between her parents.
Isabelle Peterson conquers the concept of mystery without annoyance in her writing. A lot of books in this genre hint and scream 'Hey there is a secret' on each page and at a certain point and after a certain amount of drama you’re like – 'Enough already! Just spill the secret'. Chasing the Dream left some mystery with the whole Chase/Charlie thing but Izzy didn’t beat a dead horse keeping us waiting or have the secrets be the cause of 1 million and 1 miscommunications that could have been easily prevented with some communication.
Chase Smythe – A cocky famous actor with a great body and jealousy invoking hair; he has fans, groupies, access to the beautiful and A-list celebrities. Girls paper their bedroom walls with his picture and he is a twitter drama phenomenon. He is a publicist and P.A.’s worst nightmare with his drinking, antics, and sexual drive.
But even more he’s Charlie – Caring, protective, and a southern gentleman. He is the guy who stands by his mother’s side and would do anything for her and her happiness. He wishes on morning glories, loves intensely, and wants to be a better man. He is the guy who will wait for the girl he loves until she feels safe and secure in herself and in their relationship. And he will stand by her side for all the ups and downs on the way.
I love how the characters in the Dream series books can read what the others are thinking by their facial expressions and by what they can see in the person’s eyes. They can see sincerity and hope and love. It’s like a mental lie detector. Phoebe can see truth and want in Chase/Charlie’s eyes and by the dialect of his words. She knows when what he is saying or doing is truly coming from the heart.
I couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity of us using his sleeves for our tears and runny noses, but if that wasn’t love, I didn’t know what was. The gesture almost had me crying harder. Instead, we chose to laugh.
Okay so of the whole book this may be an odd except to choose to share with you, I don’t really know why… but I love it. Chase isn’t afraid to show emotion like many males in the fictional and real world. Phoebe and Chase together are each other’s support and shoulder to cry on. It’s beautiful. Plus it’s a light moment even during heavy emotion. I guess you could say I like the dark and the light of the moment and it’s clear evidence of what the two of them mean to each other.
Fun, beautiful, sexy, and an easy read. Chasing the Dream was a bit different from the previous two books in the series; it doesn’t evolve around Elizabeth and Jack and the character’s ages are younger. I also thought this book was a little tamer without the BDSM and sex clubs (Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of chill educing sex, just not in the same way). But once again Isabelle Peterson delivers a book you fall in love with and become entranced with her characters. I highly suggest you check this book out and if you’ve read it already, comment and leave me your thoughts!
This is Phoebe's book. We met her in DtD when she came to visit her mom on Spring Break. She got her interview for an internship and got the gig.
I don't go into a lot of specifics of the books because everyone else does that. My reviews are usually about the story and the writing.
This story is tough. Phoebe is going to have to grow up quick and her decisions are going to affect the man she's fallen in love with and the other people in her life. The way Isabelle wrote about Phoebe's "dilemma" felt very real. I had to make a decision similar to Phoebe's and I remember asking the same questions, feeling the same feelings, wondering whether I was making the right decision. Phoebe is young enough to be my daughter and, if she were, I would have been proud of her ultimate decision.
I love this series and I love this author. I've had the pleasure of reading her books before they were published twice now and I am amazed at her mind and her gift for putting her thoughts into the written word. I think we'll be seeing more of Phoebe and Charlie in future books and I can't wait to "watch" her go through her journey.
Great job again Izzy!
Phoebe is coming out of a horrible relationship with her ex and looking for a fresh start in "The Big City". She gets an internship and lands an unexpected PR job with the sexy heart throb Chase Smythe. After crushing on this celebrity for years, she quickly realizes he's not much different than her ex. He seems to be the lazy, cocky, playboy he's rumored to be in all the gossip magazines. Determined to get through the next couple of weeks "babysitting" a spoiled movie star, what happens when Chase turns out to not be what he seems? And how will Phoebe deal with an unexpected surprise?
I loved the fact that the first two books were written from the POV of an older, more mature MC. I completely related to how Beth felt and the decisions she made. As much as I loved those books, I loved this one just as much. This one just "cemented" the fact that Isabelle Peterson is an amazing author! I cannot wait to read what happens in the next book!!