Release Day Blitz and Review-Chasing the Tide by A. Meredith Walters


***The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come 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.
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I really enjoyed Chasing the Tide by A. Meredith Walters. This is the continuation of Ellie and Flynn’s story.  This is not a standalone and you must read Reclaiming the Sand first. These two struggled so much in the first book I was happy they finally worked through some of their issues so they could have the HEA they both deserved.
At the end of Reclaiming the Sand Ellie leaves for college while Flynn stays in Wellston to work as a teacher at the college. She graduates and after three years she moves back to start her life with Flynn. They have been living separate lives for so long that it becomes a struggle to live together. The last thing Ellie wanted to do was move back to the town that holds so many bad memories but she knows her heart belongs to Flynn. When she starts to look for jobs in Wellston and continues to come up with nothing she becomes very unhappy and wonders if she made the right decision in moving back.  Flynn can sense that Ellie is unhappy and does everything he can to make her happy. Flynn is not good at expressing his feelings so he must show Ellie how much he loves her. Will it be enough to get her stay in Wellston and have a future with him?
“These streets were paved with my pain and regret. But it was here, among the ugly reality that I had inexplicably found my heart. My soul.”  
  It was nice to read the flashbacks from Ellie’s past as it gave us a chance to see where she came from and how much she has grown. I loved Flynn even more in this book. He worked so hard to overcome his issues so that he could live a happy life with Ellie. It was nice to read about how Flynn felt when Ellie was gone. These two had so many ups and downs throughout their relationship and this book showed us what true loves is really all about.  Ellie and Flynn’s love for one another was so deep and I am happy with the way their story ended.
“Every story has a beginning.
Flynn was mine.
He was my beginning.
My end.
My home.”
From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Find You in the Dark and Bad
Rep comes a story of forgiveness, redemption and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Bully and victim.
Tormenter and tormented.
Villain and hero.
Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself.
Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.
Particularly Freaky Flynn.
Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger’s. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating
in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.
But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.
And moved on.
Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more.
When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

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