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I am terrible at reviews, other than saying OMG you have got to read this I loved it The parts I loved, 1 Haley chasing after something she thinks she desperately wants 2 The surf family how much you get that they do care about each other, even if they do fight 3 The twist on the ending had me grinning from ear to ear, not going to say anything else I dont want to spoiler anyone But I loved the ending, it was not a The End, they all lived happily ever after story but you got closure to that particular chapter of Haley s adventure, it was a perfect summer beach read Cannot WAIT For 2 Cute and fun book, a little over the top sometimes but it totally works And I love the final, I m going to read the next right away [Free Kindle] ♽ Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf, #1) ♛ When Seventeen Year Old Haley Sullivan Is Dragged To A Corporate Party With Her Parents, She S Searching For One Thing The Nearest Exit Instead, She Finds A Mysterious Stranger Who Plays By His Own Rules And Chases His Own Dreams, And He S Definitely Cute Enough To Disappear With For The Night Convinced That He Can Help Her Escape The Perfectly Corporate Future That S Been Planned For Her, Haley Agrees To Meet Him The Next Day However, Mr Mysterious Is A No ShowDetermined To Track Him Down, Haley Enlists Her Best Friend Linzi To Help, But According To The Local Newspapers, The Guy She Met Has Been Dead For Years Knowing He S Very Much Alive, Haley And Linzi Follow Clues On A Scavenger Hunt Style Road Trip That Ultimately Lands Them In The Surf Town Of Crescent Cove, California, Where Her Mystery Guy Is No Mystery At All He S Living As Colby Taylor, The West Coast S Biggest Professional SurferBut Talking To The Surf Star Again Is Nearly Impossible When He S Guarded By A Hierarchy Of Beach Bums Who Are Determined To Send Haley Back To The East Coast Haley Is Up For The Challenge Of Submerging Herself In Their World, From Wild Summer Nights And Beach Parties To Ocean Air And Secret Kisses In The Dark, But When The Lines Blur Between The Ocean And The Shore, She Isn T So Sure She S Here For Colby Any Sure, Being Thrown Off A Jet Ski Sucks, But Falling In Love With One Of These California Boys Might Just Be Worse This Is Book Of The Drenaline Surf Series But Can Be Read As A Stand Alone Novel Chasing Forever Down was a bit too slow for me.The characters in this were okay, but i never warmed to any of them enough to like them The storyline in this was okay, but the pacing was a killer Everything was dragged out, so it made the book feel twice as long Overall, Not a bad read, but the pacing killed it. I don t really know where to even start with this review To anyone that knows me it s no secret that I have been saying for months this is my favorite book of 2013 I read books last year than I have ever read in a year in my life and many of them were very good, but Chasing Forever Down touched me in a way that is almost hard to explain I love it so much and for so many different reasons I am going to try and capture for you the reasons it means so much to me and hopefully it will leave you wanting to read it and see for yourself.First a little history When I find an author I love I want to read ALL the books they have written Back in September I was on the American Girl on Saturn tour and loved the book Couldn t quit talking about it and couldn t quit thinking about it So of course I had to go get Nikki Godwin, immediately, and found Chasing Forever Down I read the description and immediately downloaded it and started readingand reading.and reading Addicted Crack addict level addicted I had to keep reading to find out where it was going Needless to say I LOVED the book and almost started it over immediately I have never had a book make me want to do that At that point I felt like I needed to email Nikki and tell her how much I loved the book Because I never empty my sent email boxes on a regular basis like ever I actually still have the original email I sent to Nikki and I wanted to post just a bit of it I had to take out some spoiler stuff that was in there but this tells you a little bit of what I was feeling and loving about the book just after I read it for the first time I really wanted to tell you how much I loved Chasing Forever Down Sincerely, I think it was one of the best YA books in this genre I have read in a while I need to read it again so that I can really absorb it better I just know that I loved how Haley was looking for one thing and found another that was better I love how everything unfolded a little at a time I loved the relationship between her and AJ Talk about unlikely friendships It was fantastic I loved the beach setting and I love the feel of a less populated hometown feel of a small beach I really could see the setting in my mind while reading It was just awesome Nikki knows how to tell a story and make you feel like you are there with the characters I love how you expect the characters to be one way and then they end up being so different than what you initially thought There are so many fun and interesting elements and characters to the story like Emily and her Enchanters, paper stars, The West Coast Hooligans who will be your favorite this book kept me hooked from page to page This is probably one of my favorite elements to her writing My favorite character in the book is AJ I was surprised how much he grew on me throughout the story and he actually brought me to tears at the end He is a fantastic character and someone I would want for a best friend even though I know Haley as already taken that role on Here is an excerpt from the book that will give you a glimpse of Haley and AJ s first meeting Fun read Slightly unreal in the social aspect, but fast paced and nice story line once you just go with it Enjoyed it Haley is at a party that her parents made me come to She is bored and really wanting to go homethat is until she sees him across the room The mysterious guy that has black hair and he is calling to her across the room They set out on a night that Haley can t forget She is so excited to see him the next day, but in his place is a single paper star waiting for her She can t seem to find out what went wrong so she goes to her parents to ask about him She finds out he is dead, but she knows he isn t She then goes on a chase cross country to find the mysterious guy that she doesn t even know his name As she starts to look for him, she finds out that he is the famous surfer, Colby Taylor from the west coast Now she has to find out if he is the guy she thought he was.As I read this, I was thinking I wasn t going to like it so much Sorry Nikki, please hear me out I read American Girl on Saturn by here, and it was my top book I read in 2013 I loved it so much So I thought that there would be no way to love her writing as much as I loved AGoS I thought wrong AGoS has officially been bumped down my list of favorite books Chasing Forever Down took the number one spot There is so much thought and detail put into the book.This book spends most of it s time in California, only a small portion of it is set in another place You learn to follow where she is, picture the places she is at, and get a good glimpse of all the people as she seems them.Haley is so calm and down to earth Even as she struggles with her emotions sometimes, she still spends the time to get to know all the guys She thinks she is doing it for a different reason, but she soon has a special place in her heart for every one of them I love how she wasn t the jealous type She had a few spots here or there, but even those are validated.I wanted to pick up and go to the town myself and become part of the surfer family A.J cracked me up the whole time He seemed to always get in trouble but found an inner peace when he runs into Haley There is also Reed, Miles, Topher, Alston, and Vin that you also learn to love.I learned through this book don t judge a book by it s cover I know we have all heard this our whole lives, but in this book it is definitely apparent Nikki does a great job to get you to see a character a certain way and then spends the rest of the story helping you change your mind and get you to see how the character really is.I didn t even want to start reading another book after this just because I wanted to spend the rest of the night re living the pages and all the characters I very rarely do this I can usually move on pretty easily, but I couldn t with this book It was fantastic.It is such a cute and sweet read but there is also a lot of hidden messages within the story I don t know if this was intentional or if I just took it that way, but either way, I m glad I found them I have fallen in love with Nikki s writing and who she is as a person.I hope all of you run out and download a copy of her book so you can love it and experience it just like I did You won t be sorry if you do I really enjoyed this book This book was so much then I thought it would be Haley is looking for to her life then what is expected She meets a mysterious stranger at a function she attends with her parents He convinces her to sneak out and enjoy the night with him What follows is a simple yet life altering evening with this stranger Haley seems to have found someone who gets it or better yet knows how she feels But as the night comes to an end he leaves her with no information as to who he is or how he was able to escape his set path and create his own Upon a little digging on her part she and her best friend travel across the country to locate this mystery man I won t give away all of the things that happen to Haley and her friend on their journey to locate this mystery man You ll just have to read it yourself but it is worth it But I will say this about why this book is not at all what it seems Once Haley does come back into contact with mystery man she quickly realizes that not everything is as it seems For mystery man nor for the people she befriends along the way And that even though mystery man seemed to have had answers for her or so she thought upon the first meeting of him she suddenly realizes that just because you think someone gets it that does not mean that they actually do Just like the saying, don t judge a book by it s cover, Haley was quick to make judgements about the people she was meeting along her journey And she realizes that everyone is not as they seem upon initial meetings with people That you actually have to get to know someone to understand them This little learning experiance is really the heart of the book.I would have given this book 5 stars had it not been for two minor things 1 I enjoyed the ending of the book BUT I am a fan of the Epilogue and I felt like this book should have had one But then I realized that this book is only book one for this series So 2 the next book needs to be out ASAP I have to know what happens with Vin and Haley. I really liked the premise of Chasing Forever Down I am a big fan of beachy summer books and I like scavenger hunt road trip mystery premise, but the actual book fell a bit short for me I feel like I am in the minority here though Chasing Forever Down has a really high goodreads rating and great reviews, so if this seems like the kind of book that you would enjoy, you probably will A lot of other people really really love the romance and story in this one It just wasn t for me I liked the main character Haley, but she just seemed super impulsive to me She met a guy at a party with her parents one night and they both really hit it off I thought that first night they hung out and spent together was really cute, but then he leaves and when she tries to track down who he was she found out that he had died years ago So she decides to track him across the country to figure out what is really going on It just seemed to sudden and kind of crazy to me But honestly it wouldn t have bugged me as much if she was all for the mystery aspect of him, but she had to go the love route She just knew him for a couple of house one night and she loves him so much that she is dropping everything and driving across the country It just seemed a bit obsessive to me The other characters we ok but kind of immature Some of their dialogue was hard to follow, and Colby s friends all rubbed me the wrong way I just couldn t really connect with anyone, and that made it really hard for me to get into the story The girls kept doing stunt after stunt to try and get past all of his bodyguards It started to make them seem like obsessed stalkers It just didn t feel realistic to me, but like I said a lot of people loved this one. Downloaded for free from.co.uk This was an okay story, but I lost interest.My main problem with this story was the pace It was so slow, nothing seemed to be happening, and I didn t like the characters enough to really care what was happening to them We did get a couple of moments where something interesting would happen, but they were few and far between It also seemed to take forever for view spoiler Haley to find Colby, even when she knew his name, was in the place where he lived, and seemingly knew the ins and out of his currently life from the mouths of his friends and colleagues hide spoiler