Reclaiming the Sand
Chasing the Tide is the continuation of the story that started in Reclaiming the Sand. Ellie has graduated college and has returned to the town she vowed to never step foot in again. This town holds pain and bad memories for her. The one reason she decided to return was for the only person who has ever felt like home to her… Flynn.
Ellie has flashbacks to her time spent in this town as a girl. Those flashbacks are filled with hurt and disappointments which shapes her into the adult she has become. At every corner of this town she runs into her past and is forced to come to terms with what has haunted her.
Flynn is doing well in the life he has created for himself. He’s teaching what he loves at a local community college. His character reminds me of Ray Romano in the tv show Parenthood. Both have Aspergers and have to learn to navigate their love life along with everyday living.
Flynn and Ellie are stilted characters who find communicating with each other at best a challenge and at worse a paradox.
If you are like me and wanted more of the Ellie & Flynn’s story then you need this book. Chasing the Tide fills in the blanks on how these two are handling living together and moving forward in a world that is filled with oppositions.
RELEASE DATE:December 16, 2014
**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**
The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come a past that has come to define you.***
Bully and Victim
Friend and Lover
Past and Future
Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.
And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.
Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.
But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.
Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.
And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all.
Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.
Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.
Bully and victim.
Tormenter and tormented.
Villain and hero.
Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself. Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.
Particularly Freaky Flynn.
Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger’s. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.
But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.
And moved on.
Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more.
When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.
*THIS IS A STANDALONE WITH NO CLIFFHANGER!*
upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series
for Gallery Books.
working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program
for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients
and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate,
watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty
novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.