Thursday 19 July 2018

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway ~ Chasing Clouds by Kathryn Andrews

Title: Chasing Clouds
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2018 
Cover Image: Perrywinkle Photography 
Cover Designer: Heart to Cover

Book Description:

Reid Jackson

I’m a simple guy. There are only two things I love: my family and playing professional football.

I may not understand why people get married, but I’d go anywhere for my brother, even his friend Camille’s wedding. Once I’m there, I realize our Bronx upbringing has left me unprepared for the world of old Southern money. Over twenty-four hours, I see scandal, threats, and lies. It’s a life I don’t relate to, a place I never want to belong. Even so, when the minister asks if anyone objects, I shock not only myself but also the beautiful bride when I stand up and say, “I do.” I don’t know her, she doesn’t know me—but deep down, I knew I had to make that move.

Camille Whitley

As a political socialite in the South, nothing about my life is simple.

For years I’ve known I’d one day be standing at the altar, about to marry a man I don’t love. In Savannah, family expectations and appearances are everything, but none of it’s real. I hate what I’ve become, and I dream of being free. So, when an opportunity suddenly presents itself in the form of a stranger with captivating green eyes, I find myself asking what’s best for me: the plan or the unknown? I don’t know him, he doesn’t know me—but if I’m going to make a move, it’s now or never.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“They say the bigger they are, the harder they fall, and I think the earth is still suffering from the shockwaves of this one.”

Kathryn Andrews is one of those authors I have read from her very first book. She was one of those authors whose writing I connected with and she never fails to deliver a book with great characters, emotion, heart, passion and love, and Chasing Clouds was no different.

“Music is the only thing that understands and can respond to all emotions of the heart. When you’re happy you hear the melody, when you’re angry you focus on the beat, and when you’re sad you listen to the lyrics.”

The fake husband trope has been exhausted but Kathryn Andrews brings her own spin on it marrying the affluent, southern girl to an NFL football player, going against the huge wants and expectations of her parents and everyone else in their stuck-up town. However, it is how they came to be married that had me hooked and seeing as that was how the book started I was sold all the way to the end.

Camille was a girl you couldn’t help but love, she had her past and Kathryn Andrews makes you wait for the killer blow but I had an inkling as to why she felt the need to appease the wants and forced marriage her parents wanted her to have. Camille felt this overwhelming responsibility even though it wasn’t hers to harbour.

Reid was a man that was all about the ball, women and definitely marriage were never on his radar until he found the need to be the only voice of reason in a really shitty situation, he surprised himself. Now stuck with a wife he didn’t want, he needs to keep up appearances but the more time he spends in Camille’s company the more the lines begin to blur.

“He’s just saved me and ruined me at the same time.”

I loved that this relationship starts as strangers, to friends to more and it was this slow build that led to some fantastically developed characters and ones that you couldn’t help but champion along from the very beginning. I loved that even though Camille was born into affluence, she was just a normal woman at heart who had her own ideals and aspirations and wanted so hard to keep to them.

“My favourite thing we did was everything, because I got to be with you.”

Their story is packed with familial conflict, a little angst and a whole lot of heart, chemistry and passion and Kathryn Andrews carves their story perfectly. While I feel there was some artistic license with the wedding it didn’t bother me at all and I just read it for the love story it was, who cares about the legalities. I loved the tension, the build-up, but most of all it was the development of the characters themselves.  These two had to love themselves before they could love another and it was this realisation that really opened the floodgates for one of the most romantic meet cutes and beautiful blossoming relationships I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Totally loved it.


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About the Author:

Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a chi-lit, contemporary romance, and new adult writer. 

Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.

When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun. To find out more about Kathryn and her novels, visit:

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