Welcome at another stop of the Chasing McCree Blog Tour!!
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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Format: eBook ARC
Pages: ca. 182
Debut: April 14, 2012
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.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 17
A sweet trip to a Montana Ranch, yehah! Not that I'd be cut out for this kind of life, but boy, do I wish I was! But I can still hope for my next life, right? I'd like to think so. 'Coz lots of animals, living in the middle of nowhere where family still counts for something and people are very close, being surrounded by loads of handmade stuff and books over books..! That'd be a dream come true for me.
Now, onto the main set!
Chase is a real cowboy, alright. Not much more to say there, expect that growing up without a mother and losing his father at that early age had him mature fast, but also well. He was surrounded by all the love he could wish for, and was eased into this role of a scandalously rich ranch owner early on, so there is no trouble for him taking on everything that's thrown his way. He lives for that ranch, and you'd get that feeling even without him voicing it this way.
Briar was... omfg, at first. I expected some real snobbish, spiled rotten high society cheeleading princess, but she wasn't quite. Being neglected by her parents, she grew somewhat introverted, although also more independent. Her grandparents were real sanity savers for her, and I think they also modeled her into the strong character she is now. As you most know, Briar was actually trying to fit in with the popular crowd because her parents expected it from her, but she never liked it, and she always felt out of place and not quite accepted. However, she was naive enough to be surprised when she met the aweful side of the golden hedlings around her. Yet, she was also strong enough to finally say no more of this shit, and open-minded enough to open her eyes and see what else is out there, and curious enough to try out and see what is her true self.
Sure thing, the story was more about Briar than Chase, at least in regard to personality development, but the action part was more equal. Although it was Chase's ranch and family that was threatened, since Briar counted herself very fast into that family section, taking to the ranch as if she'd been born on the land instead of being a city girl, it felt more like they were both equally involved in that. Even more so when the beautiful wild mare takes to her, and it is her who fights off the traitor hand to hand. Yep, she's one tough girlie, and with her sense of style and taste it makes her just the perfect match for Chase, who is mostly uncaring towards these topics.
Area Scan: Style: 4/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Characters: 4/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Romance: 5/5 -- Drama: 3/5 -- Humor: 5/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods
Sights: In Her Shoes #10