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Title: Chasing The Stars (Chasing, #1)
Author: J.D. Rivera
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 13. 2014


Mackenzie - With each dawn rose a new day, but nothing changed. Not really. My life was the same revolving circle. We barely lived. We moved. We barely got by in a new place. Until we moved again. New school. New trailer park. Different day. The first day of my senior year in high school, I was ready to give up. Ready to run far, far away and hope I would never be found. But I'm a smart girl. I knew it would never work. I had a plan. One I was so close to fulfilling. I could start over. Be a new person. Live without the poor girl and trailer trash labels attached to my back. I became guarded, living by my own rules. Rule number one: don't worry about learning their names, I wouldn't be around long enough for them to learn mine. But then, I met him. I tried to resist, tried to push away, make myself seem uninterested, but Hayes wouldn't let me. He saw something in me and chased me until I finally gave in. We became friends — best friends. And then, we became more. My guard fell and I opened my heart, only for him to crush it in his bare hands. 
Hayes - Sex. Booze. Football. In that order. I'd never been the kind of guy who "did" relationships. They seemed pointless. Girls threw themselves at me, practically purred for me to seduce them. Why would I give that up? Why would I want more? But there was something about Mackenzie. Something different from all those other girls. She was someone I was willing to risk everything for. I didn't care where she came from, or about her past. It didn't matter that she lived on the wrong side of town, and I was the rich kid sitting on a gold mine. Even more, those other girls didn't matter anymore. Because they weren't my Mac.

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I turned around to come face to face with green piercing eyes. My breath caught and I felt like I was going to pass out. No way was I standing in front of Hayes Morgan. I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't speak, I couldn't do anything but look into his beautiful eyes.
"Mac?" he finally managed, his voice cracking.
"Yeah," I whispered.
He reached his hand out like he was going to touch me, but then dropped it. "I can't believe it's you. I wasn't sure I'd ever see you again."
I pulled my eyes away from him and noticed the beautiful girl standing beside him with her arm wrapped around his forearm. "It's really me. It was nice seeing you, but I have to go."
I marched to the door as fast as I could without looking back. I had to get out of there—away from Hayes and definitely away from his girlfriend. Before I could make it far, I heard him yelling, "Mackenzie! Mackenzie, wait!"
I didn't turn around as I quickened my pace. I couldn't talk to him. I didn't know what to say.


Chasing the Stars by J.D. Rivera
4 STARS ****
Review by our Devious Girl Cristal <3

Let me start off by saying that this is not a normal read for me. That being said I'm truly surprised at how much I liked it. It was very well written and had a deep story line that became quite addictive. I found myself quickly invested in the main characters. Hayes is your seemingly typical rich kid, handsome and well liked especially by the ladies. He is a heartbreaker though, he doesn't do relationships but that all changes the moment Mackenzie aka Mac enters his world. Mackenzie has it hard. Her dad is an alcoholic criminal that abuses her and her mother sits by and doesn't interfere. She's poor and is seen as trailer trash. Despite that Hayes and Mackenzie develope a quick friendship which is odd for Hayes but he cares for her and tries to do as much as he can to help. Feelings develop and the two start to realize how much they love one another. Their relationship has its challenges not only because of young love but also because their lives are so opposite. Their love is truly tested when Mac finds herself beaten and pregnant. She knows she has to find away out for her life but before she can she is sent away into foster care. Hayes thinking he did the right thing doesn't know he just sent his scared pregnant girlfriend five hours away! Thinking that the drama is over for these two? Your sadly mistaken but before I ruin the whole book I suggest you go one click. The story takes you on a very sweet journey of first love and all types of forgiveness. Though the characters are so young they are strong in different ways and really have you rooting for their happy ending. If your in the mood for a cute love story look no further because Chasing the Stars has got you covered! 

About The Author
J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.
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