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FindingReese

finding Reese. a SAFELIGHT novel vol.2

Adult Contemporary Romance with Mature Content
Writer: Imy Santiago
Date of Publication: May 26, 2015
Cover Design by CoverMe, Darling

About finding Reese.

Hope Breeds Life...
Sometimes destiny and fate have a weird way of reminding us of our inescapable vulnerability, but more importantly our inexorable humanity. Life is fleeting, and what little time we have left in this world, we must make do with what we have, and cherish those whom we love by our side.
Fresh back from the Jackson Reese Press Tour, sports journalist Catalina Pardo rushes back to British Columbia after receiving unexpected and distressing news. With the help of award winning photographer Stryder Martynus, Catalina is determined to prevent the news of tragedy and heartbreak from governing her life again.
Together they will embark on a new journey of introspection to overcome the ghosts and raw emotions of their pasts−on a long and unpredictable road full of complicated circumstances−to find healing, hope and salvation.
The smallest of gifts−like a friendship bracelet−have the power to save your life, and unlike fairy tales, happy endings are seldom guaranteed...
*Adult Contemporary Romance with Mature Content−Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.*

Excerpt from finding Reese.

It’s such a peaceful feeling, trekking down the mountain−hearing the sounds of your board scraping against the snow, the light spray of powder landing all over your goggles and going up your nose. These are the little things that mean so much to me when I’m riding. I enjoy the silence as I become one with nature. It fills my soul with feelings I can’t even begin to describe. But there’s something off about this line in particular. There’s an eerie feeling I simply can’t shake off. Maybe I’m just over-thinking things, or Rob’s resistance this morning somehow shook all of my confidence away, but a part of me feels this could be it. A loud crack on the side of the mountain straightens my spine, followed by a shrill scream from Chris. Looking behind him, I see a cloud of snow and ice barreling down the mountain. The ground shakes as nature reclaims its territory. I let out a guttural roar to warn Rem, and he looks back at the monster behind us. I can’t see his eyes, but I can tell he’s scared by the way he’s flailing his arms trying to figure out how to outrun it. I journey over, trying to find a safe spot to land, and hopefully escape the avalanche. A garbled cry for help comes from behind me, and I turn my neck just in time to see Chris sucked into the claws of the avalanche. “NO!” I scream, horrified. I’ve lost all sense of place and time, but my body seems to be taking me to safety as my board zigzags down to the west side of the mountain. I’ve been able to avoid avalanches in the past, but this time around, I’m not so lucky. It takes another second before the avalanche sucks me under. My body is tossed around like a rag doll until I’m buried beneath the snow. It’s packed in around me tightly; I can’t move my legs or arms, and as the snow settles, it feels like I’m encased in a pool of hardened cement. It’s becoming harder to breathe with each passing second as my body relays to my brain my death is imminent. My mind replays memories of my life before me like a movie, and bitter frustrated tears stream down my face crystallizing quickly as the freezing cold sweeps over me. I’ve always feared dying like this, trapped in the place I love the most, in the snow. My thoughts are of my family, especially mom and Jupiter. My tears quickly become painful sobs as the contractions of my cries tighten the snow pack around me. Catalina... My best friend and confidante−the news of my death will crush her. I wrestle against the hardened blanket of snow and ice to move my arms, and after a few seconds of unwavering persistence, my arms come free. My hands desperately push the snow away from my chest, trying to get hold of the radio. With shaky fingers I press the call button. “Base, this is Jax. Do you copy? I’m trapped, but I’m okay. Can anyone hear me?” Taking small measured breaths, I wait for a reply, but all I get is static interference. “Base, this is Jax. I’m on the western quadrant of the mountain. I’m alive. Can anyone hear me?” Once again, static feedback rings in the small pocket of snow surrounding me. No, no. This can’t be happening. My body shakes violently as the freezing cold goes through all of my layers. I’m finding it hard to breathe, and if no one comes soon, I’ll be dead from hypothermia. I’m so cold I can’t feel my limbs, and the more breaths I take, the more exhausted I become. My life as I know it hangs by a thread. Exhausted, I close my eyes and say a prayer. I ask God to have mercy on my soul. While I’m not the most spiritual of men, I think He’s always had my back. All the stupid shit I’ve done, all the risks I’ve taken, and always rising from them all. The clock is ticking. I need to dig myself out somehow and go home. I refuse to let this be my end. Catalina−the bracelet−look for me, please! “Base, please. This is Jackson Reese. I’m alive. Someone come and get me. Please,” I cry into the radio, praying someone answers. I’ll keep trying until my dying breath. This is not how I was destined to die. Not here and not like this. Closing my eyes, I rest. What happens next is all in God’s hands.
©2015 Imy Santiago – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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My Review

I read both books in this series in less than 48 hrs!

Yes, I got addicted that I am now up on 2 hrs sleep from being totally entrapped into this amazing  beautiful series written by Imy Santiago!

Within the 1st couple of pages of book#1, Chasing Reese. ,  I was already crying and  not being able to read fast enough!  I instantly absorbed myself into the world of Catalina Pardo, Stryder(Jupiter) Martynus & Jackson Reese.  

I really enjoyed that we got the POV from all of these characters and were never left wondering what one was thinking.  The transition back and forth from each character was well written and had me reading this series with ease.  

This series is full of love, tragedy, drama, hot sexy times that steamed up the pages.  Also I love that Jackson is a professional Snow Boarder.  I pictured one of my hottie Gingers I love as him! Being a Cali girl for years, I totally got into watching the sport and while reading this book, it brought back many happy memories of my snowboardingloving days! Thanks Imy!

To say I fell for Stryder hard..... psh!  He totally had me swooning! I mean come on!!  IF I met a man like Stryder, I would never let him leave my house!! MINE! Damn he takes  hearts and flowers to a new level!  

 100% bet you will fall for Stryder immediately and want to find him in real life! 

I really enjoyed how these three characters relationship with one another is such a strong bond no matter what is going on in their lives.  

Finding Reese. was an excellent followup to Chasing Reese.  We get more of Jackson in this book and see how Stryder and Catalina relationship grows.

I highly recommend reading this book!

A Must Read Series!

**ARC kindly provided by Author in exchange for an honest review**

5 Cherries Popped

    

Catch up with The SAFELIGHT Series!

REVEAL - Full Wrap

chasing Reese. a SAFELIGHT novel vol.1

Adult Contemporary Romance with Mature Content
Writer: Imy Santiago
Date of Publication: January 5, 2015
Cove r Design by CoverMe, Darling
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About Imy Santiago

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I love to read stories about loss, heartache and redemption so it didn't shock me when I ended up writing stories of my own revolving around those themes. I write with my heart, using my life experiences and emotions to dictate the tone and path in which my fictional characters embark. I believe in the power of friendship and to always have hope because life is always full of pleasant surprises. If you were to ask me if I consider myself an author, I would tell you no, I am not. I'm just a girl who loves to write a good story that makes you consider life choices and the darkness that envelopes a broken heart. My stories are about loss, friendship, hope and love.
I hope to continue writing more books in the not so distant future. It could be said that writing keeps me sane and brings a smile to my face. When I’m not writing Adult Contemporary Romance novels, I’m enjoying a quiet life with my family on Long Island New York.
For full bio, please visit my website.


GIVEAWAY:

1 Signed Copy of Chasing Reese. 
I had the pleasure of meeting Author Imy Santiago this past March in NYC at Halos & Horns for the 1st time & instantly fell in love with her kindness and warmth.  I then got addicted to her books & she signed & gifted this beautiful copy of her book to giveaway to one lucky follower of my blog!


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4 comments:

  1. Thank you kindly for reading and reviewing chasing Reese. & finding Reese. I am way beyond humbled and honored.

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  2. I believe in lust at first sight.
    I think that first hello is when we fall head over heels.
    Love is such a beautiful thing.
    Thanks so much for for the chance to win!

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  3. Not until recently...never been happier

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  4. I beleive in instant attraction... not necessarily love at first sight.

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