This is the continuation story of Ellie and Flynn from Reclaiming the Sand. It was published in Dec. of 2014.
Goodreads Book Description
“The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to move on from 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.
There was a lot I really liked about this book, and a lot I didn’t like. Overall I think I liked this one more than the first book, and I was able to forgive Ellie’s character and move away from the hatred I had for her from the first book.
This book shows us a little more of the back story about Ellie and her childhood. It explains some of her actions, which I really hated her for, but have a better understanding of why she was the way she was.
Flynn is such a sweet character, and my heart broke for him in this book, especially the scene wher Ellie goes to New York. He has done so much for Ellie in his own way to make her feel like his home is her home. It’s very small things, but for Flynn, they mean so much, especially when he has such a difficult time with changes. We see a lot come out in the scene with Leonard, and you know that he loves Ellie with all his heart.
Ellie has grown up since the last book, but she still makes some shitty choices that I just shook my head at. Learning to live with Flynn again is hard, and she tries her best, but she still has self destructive tendencies that show up throughout the book.
In the end I enjoyed this book more than the first book. I loved the epilogue from Flynns point of view. I don’t know if this would be a series I would reread, but I am definitely happy I gave it a chance. It was well worth the read. I plan to check out more of A. Meredith Walters books in the future.
My rating: 4.25 stars
Goodreads Book Page: Chasing the Tide
Authors Website: A. Meredith Walters
So what do you think? Does it sound worth the read?