#BookReview: Chasing Cassidy by D. Kelly

Chasing CassidySynopsis

When Zachary Stafford first set eyes on Cassidy Pope she was being beaten by her father. After witnessing the traumatic event, he made it his mission to befriend her. As the years pass, their relationship evolves and Cassidy not only gives Zack her friendship but her love, as well. 
Cassidy spent her childhood being verbally and physically abused. The best part of her life is her friendship with the Stafford twins, Zack and Rylee. Although she tries to put on a brave front, the years of abuse have turned Cassidy into a woman filled with insecurities who doesn’t believe she deserves love. Especially not the kind of love Zack has given her for the last twelve years.
On their wedding day, Cassidy’s insecurities get the best of her and she does the one thing she knows how to do well…she runs. Zack is devastated and when he discovers why Cassidy ran, his devastation becomes fury. Long ago, Zack made Cassidy a promise he fully intends to keep and sets off on a journey to bring her back into his arms where she belongs.
Will Zack and Cassidy get their happily ever after, or will Cassidy’s inner demons keep her from getting the only thing she ever wanted in this world? To be loved.

 

5StarReview

6 yr old Zachary Stafford felt a need to protect his new Neighbor Cassidy Pope when he saw her being beaten by her father. It was at that moment that he made it his mission to be her friend so he could watch over her to make sure she was ok. Their childhood friendship  evolves and Cassidy not only gives Zack her friendship but her love, as well.

Cassidy is a child who had to survive verbal and physical abuse by her father as her mother watched and did nothing to protect her.  It was her friendship with the Stafford twins, Zack and Rylee that made her childhood bearable.  The abuse in her childhood made her a woman filled with insecurities who doesn’t believe she deserves to be loved.  Especially if your told for years that your not lovable.

Zachary knew he would marry Cassidy, it was going to happen. But on their wedding day, Cassidy’s insecurities get the best of her and she runs because she feels Zachary will be better off without her. He is confused as to why she would run until he discover the truth of why she run from a future with him.

Can Zack get Cassidy to understand that she is lovable and help her heal from a childhood full of abuse? Can he brake down her walls and get her to give him her whole heart. 

 
I loved this story, I cried at how anyone can abuse Cassidy as a child or any child the way she was abused. It is something I personal went through as a child so I connected with Cassidy right away. I fell in love with Zack’s love and need to protect Cassidy.  Zack mother put doubts in Cassidy mind about her not being enough for Zack which led to her fleeing the wedding. What happens after Cassidy runs reveals many secrets that needed to come out. It just might be what these two need to build a bridge back to each other. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love with these characters. What a amazing story. 
 
I love LP Dover and all her stories in her books. She quickly has me hooked. If you have never read an LP Dover book. You must do it, you’ll fall in love with her writing style and fall for her characters get hooked wanting more. She always leave you wanting more. I want more! Thanks LP Dover for writing another amazingly heartbreak story of healing an broken women and work to heal her from the scars of her childhood. Heartbreakingly beautiful!  I can’t wait for Rylee’s story! 
Stephannie