Chasing Love is the third and final installment of the Mountain Creek Drive trilogy. I read and reviewed Stage Kiss and Leah’s Song (my review of this book was posted earlier today), so I had to have this one as well, haha. I have loved all of Kayla Tirrell’s books that I have read so far, so I was really looking forward to this one. Did it live up to my expectations? Keep reading to find out!
Professional wallflower, Nicole Andrews, can’t wait to get out of Marlowe Junction. With only one year to go, she is eager to become the best college applicant at Rosemark High.
There’s only one problem, she still hasn’t found a niche to make her appear more well-rounded.
When a chance encounter with hottie-extraordinaire, Chase Saunders, pushes her in the direction of cross country, Nicole thinks she’s finally found her answer. If only she could focus on her race times, and stop getting distracted by Chase.
Will joining the team be enough to make Nicole stand out from the crowd? Or will she lose her heart in the process?
A throwback to the early 2000’s, Chasing Love will have you longing for the days when Blockbuster was the coolest job in town and varsity letters were prized possessions. Back to when Friday nights were made for football games and sleepovers with the friends you’d do anything for.
This cover really fits perfectly with the other two books of this trilogy. I love the colors and the videotapes near them are a nice detail.
I have read all three books in this trilogy and once again it was a walk down memory lane. Things mentioned that I loved during that time. This book was sweet, funny and I was sad that it’s over. I love that there are references to the previous books. Kayla Tirrell is becoming one of my favorite authors.
Nicole will be starting her senior year soon and is surprised when she runs in to a cute guy she knew who graduated last year. Even though Chase had a few classes with Nicole, he doesn’t recognize her. When they start working together at Blockbuster things gets interesting, haha. He convinces her to start cross country and she goes for this idea. Nicole is a quiet one and while her grades are good, there isn’t much on her extra curricular activities. This is a great opportunity. Amy, her best friend, joins too and that makes it complete. Being close to Chase stirs up feelings, but so does Neal, another cross country member. This is all new to her and can get pretty confusing. Amy is a great best friend and there are plenty of funny moments in this book. This book is just like the romantic comedies I used to watch around this time. Kayla Tirrell brought me right down memory lane with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Blockbuster, Glamour Shots, She’s All That and many other references. I wish we would get more of this amazing Mountain Creek Drive.
Nicole will be starting her senior year and while her grades are pretty good, she doesn’t have much else to show colleges. She runs in to Chase and when he doesn’t recognize her, she pretends to be someone else. When he ends up coming to work at Blockbuster she has to tell the truth. Nicole is kind of invisible. When they run into each other again when she goes jogging, he mentions the track team. Nicole isn’t sure, but it turns out to be really good for her. She gains some confidence and even makes new friends. Unfortunately, she falls for Neal’s charm and it doesn’t work out as planned, but Chase helps pick up the pieces. I also loved her mother after that. They burned the pictures together. Now that is an amazing mother!
Chase is starting college and is working close to home as well. He doesn’t expect to like Nicole like he does. While he is helping out at the high school, he tries to keep his distance, but he just can’t keep away from Nicole. He’s a good guy. Even though Chase couldn’t be with her, he did try warning her about Neal. Chase was even there after it all feel apart. Another amazing bookboyfriend!
Amy is such a good best friend. She even joins cross country with Nicole and ends up being pretty good at it. We met her in Leah’s Song and she’s dealing with everything from the homecoming. Amy isn’t a big part of the book, but when she was mentioned she was a fun character. I would kind of want to see her get her own book!
Another great installment to this trilogy. I love books like these and have to see they would be perfect to read while sitting on the beach or outside when it’s a beautiful sunny day. They are all quick, fun reads!