Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chasing Forever Down - Nikki Godwin Review


Series: Drenaline Surf
Book: Chasing Down Forever
Author: Nikki Godwin

Book synopsis:
After seventeen-year-old Haley Sullivan meets a mysterious stranger who plays by his own rules, she's more than determined to learn every trick of the trade from the master himself. But her dream-chasing mentor disappears after that night, and according to the local newspapers, he's been dead for years. Knowing he's very much alive, Haley enlists best friend Linzi to join her on a scavenger-hunt-style road trip that ultimately lands them in the surf town of Crescent Cove, California. Mystery guy is no mystery here, though – he's Colby Taylor, the west coast's biggest professional surfer. 

If Haley wants to talk to the wave rider again, she'll have to get past his four intimidating bodyguards who are highly skilled in the business of sending starstruck fangirls back to where they belong. Haley is up for the challenge if it means chasing her dreams and escaping the perfectly corporate future that's been planned for her. But dealing with these bodyguards isn't exactly what Haley imagined it'd be. Sure, being thrown off a jet ski sucks, but falling in love with one of them might just be worse.

Book review:
I've always wanted to surf. A few years back I read a book about a wannabe surfer chick and I found a love for those kind of books. But never have I found one I loved more, that bumped past my insanely large love for paranormal books and all my other favorites, like chasing forever down. Right from the beginning I grasped onto the tiny thread of magic in this book, and rode it like a wave as it got bigger bad bigger. I fell in love with the characters along with way, with their humor and wit and hard headedness. A storyline with little twists I wasn't expecting, a story that captured me with every word, chasing forever down has become one of my top ten favorite books of all time. Which says a lot considering how many books I've read so far in life. It's not just a book about someone finding their forever, it's a book that inspires you to find your own forever. Chase it down, don't let it get away, and you just might find forever is better than you expected. I know one thing for certain now, I'm not giving up on my forever now. And I just might be going down to Cali ;)