Chasing Abby is the final book in Cassia’s New York Times and USA Today best selling Shattered Hearts series.
** WARNING- The excerpt contains graphic sexual content is meant for readers 18 and over **
About Chasing Abby
The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series.
Five years, six months, eight days….
It’s been eighteen years since Abigail was born with a hole in her heart. Five years since she collapsed on the soccer field. Five years, six months, eight days since she found out she was adopted.
Abby has spent five years wondering about the family she never knew and waiting for her eighteenth birthday. When Abby shows up on the doorstep of Chris and Claire Knight, her birth parents are overjoyed to see the little girl they lost eighteen years ago.
One summer is all they have to make up for the years they lost. But a summer of love soon turns into a summer of heartache.
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Previous books in the series:
1. FOREVER OURS
3. PIECES OF YOU
4. BRING ME HOME
CHASING ABBY – Excerpt
THE HOUSE IS QUIET as I climb the steps to the second floor. My home is rarely quiet, so it always raises the hairs on my neck when I walk through the door and I’m greeted with silence. I enter the bedroom and see the door to the master bathroom is closed. I approach slowly, listening for the sound of running water, but I hear nothing. I raise my fist to knock on the door, but it opens on its own.
Claire screams when she sees me. “Shit! You scared me. I didn’t know you’d be back so
“Why are you naked? Are you taking a shower?”
She looks over my shoulder at the bedroom door. “Close the door!”
I smile as I turn around and head over to pull it closed. Then I lock the door, for good measure. When I turn around, she’s at the dresser, sifting through her panty drawer. I come up behind her and nuzzle my face in her neck so I can taste her skin.
“Where are the kids?” I murmur into her ear.
“Jimi took Ryder to get a new bodyboard. They just left.”
“Chris?” she whispers, her back arched as I slide my hand between her legs. “Remember
My finger slides between her flesh and she lets out a soft squeak when I find her clit. I pull her backward, away from the dresser, then I gently lay her belly-down on the bed. Sliding my left hand down the back of her left thigh, I pull it sideways to spread her legs.
“You said the surprise might involve you being naked, so I’ll just come right out and say that I really like this surprise.” My hand glides between us to undo my pants and she laughs.
She tries to turn around, but she can’t with me lying on top of her. “Get up. I need to
“Okay, fine. No doggy style today.”
I stand up so she can flip onto her back, but the minute I see her ample breasts trembling with movement, the sinful curve of her hips, and the light patch of hair on her mound, I can’t resist. I get right back on top of her and she laughs as she pushes me back.
“I’m serious, Chris. I have to talk to you.”
I roll my eyes as I stand up again and offer her my hand to help her up. “What could be more important than having sex right now? All the kids are gone. All of them.”
Patricia’s 5 Star Review
To say I was looking forward to reading Chasing Abby is a HUGE understatement. From the moment Cassia announced she was writing it, I have been waiting (not so patiently) to see where Abby’s life had taken her and to find out whether or not Abby, Claire and Chris would finally be reunited. Even now, 5 days post Chasing Abby, my emotions are overwhelmed with all this story made me feel.
When I first fell in love with these characters, I had no way of knowing the secret that intrigued me to meet Claire and eventually Chris, would take me on such an emotional journey. It was worth every moment of frustration, every aww, every laugh, every smile and certainly every tear that I cried…and there were lots of tears with this series.
Abby’s life had not been an easy one, per se. With her heart condition, she had her share of obstacles. But along the way she met an incredibly wonderful young man named Caleb. He doted over and cared for her in the way that only a soul mate can do and I was thrilled for Abby to have that kind of love in her life. She needed the support that only Caleb was capable of giving her when she decided to seek out Chris and Claire.
The Jensen’s loved Abby, no doubt. But their own fears and reservations rendered them incapable of fully understanding Abby’s need to meet her birth parents. While I was frustrated with them at times, I can’t imagine what they must have been going through. My heart hurt for them as Abby worked through her thoughts and feelings once the truth about her birthparents was in the open.
I fell in love with Chris Knight in this book. It’s no secret I am an Adam girl. But Chris absolutely stole my heart as I watched him interact with Claire and all of their children. I loved getting to spend time with the Knights and the short visit with the Pollocks was great. Chris and Claire were transparent with Abby at a time when she needed it most and their reactions to her appearance was one of the most emotional reunions I have ever experienced.
I don’t want to ruin the experience of this story for anyone so I will leave you with the following thoughts. If you have come this far with the series, you know Cassia Leo writes heartfelt stories – the kind that stick with you long after the final words. Without a doubt, my heart is full and the tears I cry even now are mixed with happiness for where it ended and sadness that the journey is complete.
I was provided a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Forever Ours, Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home) and the Luke, Knox, and Chase series.
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