➭ [Ebook] ➨ chasing Reese. (SAFELIGHT, #1) By Imy Santiago ➹ – 91videos.co

Loss Brings LoveEverything In Life Is Not Permanent But It Was Perfect Catalina Pardo Had A Career In Journalism Most People Could Only Dream Of, A Hot, Sexy Fianc To Call Her Own And A Brilliant Future Ahead Of Her When Tragedy Struck, The Life She Once Knew Fell Apart Four Years Later, Traumatized By The Events That Ultimately Changed Her Existence, Catalina Sets Herself On A Punishing Work Schedule, Preventing Herself From Facing The Demons Of Her Grief Stricken Past Emotionally Shut Down, She S Alive But Not Living Because Everyone She Ever Loved Leaves Her Fate Intervenes In Catalina S Life In The Form Of A Last Minute Assignment To A Snowy Mountain Lodge In Whistler, BC Sent There To Cover The Life Of The Infamous Jackson Reese An Olympic Snowboarding Champion, She Is Faced With Many Challenges Bringing To Surface The Raw Emotions Of Her Past Compelled To Work Alongside Stryder Martynus, An Award Winning Photographer Brought In To Document The Reese Press Tour, Tensions And Denial Run High Forcing Catalina To Accept The Past And Face The Present With Zero Regrets Adult Fiction Sports Romance Due To Strong Language And Sexual Content, This Book Is Not Suitable For Readers Under The Age Of Eighteen


10 thoughts on “chasing Reese. (SAFELIGHT, #1)

  1. says:

    I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC of chasing Reese and WOW Where do I start Catalina Pardo is a journalist for a sports magazine, she is engaged and pregnant with her first child, life couldn t get any better until a freak accident changes everything, her life as she knows it is turned upside down and nothing will ever be the same again Fast forward four years and Catalina is sad, lonely and depressed She is about to take off for 3 months well earned vacation time when she is forced to cover a story on Jackson Reese, the only problem is Reese is an Olympic champion snowboarder and Cat HATES the snow Catalina is assigned to work with Stryder Martynus, Jackson s personal photographer Stryder is a freelance photographer, having had his heart shattered by his childhood sweetheart he now chooses to pick women up and have meaningless sex, never lasting than one night and certainly with no prospect of ever having a relationship with any of them All this is well and good but it doesn t fill the void in his heart left when his ex fianc betrayed him so badly Jackson Reese has it all He is an A list celebrity and Olympic gold medalist but behind it all he struggles with his own personal issues When reporter Catalina Pardo shows up he feels an instant connection, he can t explain it nor can he ignore it chasing Reese is a story of love, loss, friendship, hope and redemption It is a beautifully written story and I cannot believe this is Imy Santiago s debut book It is so beautifully crafted it s hard to believe it comes from a first time author 5 I can t recommend this book enough Congratulations Imy, thank you for sharing such a wonderful and heart felt story I m now eagerly anticipating vol 2


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    Wow wow wow and another shot of wow This is a beautiful story and one that will stay with you.Descriptive words to describe this novel would be stunning, fabulous, emotional, flawless and amazing 100% worth it.I truly can t believe this is a debut book by the author standing ovation for Ms Santiago Whenever I read a book I always find if that book makes me have feelings or think then it s an awesome book Well with this one I felt it on every level and I also had so many questions in my head that I couldn t keep up with them all I feel very blessed to have been lucky enough to receive an arc of this book I literally didn t put this down from the moment I started reading and I actually read it in just over 24 hours, if it hadn t been for the things in life like needing sleep and seeing to small children then I would have read through.This book gripped me that much and had me on such an emotional roller coaster I really didn t want to put it down I wanted to continue reading through each new chapter that I came to because even though the ride may have been emotional it was a wonderful one.Meet Catalina Cat a woman that s had so much heartache and personal loss throughout her life, that to just survive she builds these walls around not just herself, her heart too After enduring yet another tragedy that robs her of her planned future, she recoils into herself and outwardly hides behind her image and her job as a journalist Cat basically exists and doesn t allow herself to actually live That is until she gets sent on a new job assignment and encounters the gorgeous Stryder Martynus.I love Cat and her sassy no nonsense attitude she gives yet underneath the shell she shows her soft vulnerable side you will want to hug her.Meet Stryder a man that at the age of 34 thought he would be living a different life to the one he is Doesn t the story normally go man meets woman, man marries woman, man and woman live happily ever after hmm maybe in fairy tales Nowhere is it written woman breaks mans heart Stryder throws himself into his work as a photo journalist travelling around the world like a drifter of life He disengages himself from people, from relationships, especially with women His heart has been trampled once he has no desire to have it done a second time That is until he meets stunning Catalina Pardo.I love the go get it attitude Stryder gives when he sets his sights on something but he also has a sexy romantic side that you will find alluring.From their first momentary encounter both Cat and Stryder feel the pull, the electricity that seems to draw them together even though their meeting is a fleeting episode Then by a twist of fate they are brought back into each other s lives The common link for them both being Stryder s best friend and Cats new job, Jackson Reese.Meet Jackson pro snowboarder with the world at his feet but Jax is also a troubled man that seems to have trust issues He s not the man the media portray He should be wary of journalists yet he s drawn to Cat like she s some sort of an anchor in his crazy mixed up life Cat and Jax seem to get each other there s an understanding, a bond, a beautiful friendship Could having the two most important friendships in his life stop Jax from spiralling out of control before it s too late I freaking love Jackson He s smooth, funny and adorable He could charm the panties of you in a heartbeat I absolutely love the real life element of this story, the plot could actually be anyone of our lives The story is not just one of these boy meets girl, they fall in love novels No not at all, not even close.This is about relationships of people Not only romantic relationships but friendships, understanding others and personal growth The relationship between these three people cannot be defined as a love triangle in the romantic sense, for me I saw it as a triangle of interconnected souls.I truly believe in soul mates of all varieties, a soulmate is anyone that touches your life in a positive, beautiful way either through romance or friendship The connection and love you can have with someone can be amazing even when romance is not included.The author brought this story alive by having a third perspective included because seeing the relationships of all three characters evolve and grow was mesmerising and simply quite beautiful to experience.The emotional journey Cat and Stryder travel together is the roller coaster ride you as a reader will experience It s a very profound feeling to experience conflicting emotions at the same time but this book will make you feel frustrated for the characters at the same time as excited and sad The extra elements Jax brings is the icing on the cake, he has the perfect combination of being able to make you giggle and swoon at the same time Two sexy hot males in one book what could a girl ask for All I can say is bravo and thank you to this fabulous author for bringing this story to my attention it s one you DO NOT want to miss out on I can t wait for the sequel.


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    chasing Reese Imy Santiago AUTHOR Some will know that I mentor Imy and as such, I was privileged with an ARC of this book and have been there as she shared some of the edits With each excerpt she gave me I grew and confident that this DEBUT author was special Remember the DEBUT fact when you read it I told her I would read and give my honest opinion and as she knows me, knows that I would only give her a rating based on my honest opinion and without bias no matter how personally invested I d never want to set anyone up to fail I ve just finished the final ARC as I write this and my head is WOW IMY SANTIAGO remember the name I enjoy reading books but THIS ONE is definitely something special Last time I said that, the author had a publishing deal within days This book has to be read The way chasing Reese is written is just right and the scenes and actions of the characters are described in such as a way that it is almost directional in the characters observations This creates a very vivid picture in the reader s mind of the characters interactions and their observations of each other along with the emotional cues going on between them I was totally there with the characters as the story drew me in.The storyline is a modern day romance and Ms.Santiago s flair for the use of extensive, but easy to understand language along with her choice of wording for each scene, brought multi layered non repetitive descriptive writing to the book In my opinion these scenes were perfectly pitched to give the reader the maximum emotional investment in the story The flow was seamless for me Musicwise Voilin Amos Lee sigh And, I loved the way the story was unhurried and the relationship developed at a believeable pace.For me a skiing fanatic, the heli skiing scene was cool and gave me sparks of an adrenaline rush, and recreated some of the feelings right before one hits the perfect virgin powder at high altitude and had me googling The BSS site for the latest news British Ski and Snowboarding.Now for the book, chasing Reese , it follows the story of Catalina, a journalist, who is a strong woman, but affected by past traumatic events Stryder, an award winning photographer and close friend of their joint assignment, Jackson Reese are pulled together to document Reese s story I am not going to give any spoilers for this book The only thing I will say is oneclick chasing Reese is heart wrenching, humorous, touching and emotional with great dialogue Ms Santiago has managed to create likeable, strong characters that all have flaws as humans do and is written from mulitple POVs If it doesn t happen straight away Imy Santiago, this book will eventually float to the top Well Done Ms Santiago what a DEBUT Almost everything was on point, so I know there is much to come from you After reading the special excerpt for the sequel can t wait for finding Reese.


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    I was gifted this ARC in exchange for an honest review OMG I absolutely loved this debut novel from author Imy Santiago,the storyline was well written and I could imagine the stunning scenery and Stryder and Jackson are to die for still don t know which one I love the most The story starts with Catalina, she is a journalist for Xsports, throughout her life she has lost everyone close to her apart from her best friend Faith, as a result of this she has thrown herself into her work for the past four years Catalina finds herself having to take over an assignment for her colleagues, to go on a press tour for the famous Jackson Reese the reigning Olympic Snowboarding Gold medalist Due to four years ago this is going to be a hard assignment for Catalina that is going to bring back horrible memories On this assignment she is partnered with the famous freelance photographer Stryder Martynus who happens to be Jackson Reeses personal photographer and best friend This is the start of an amazing relationship between these three characters Jackson and Stryder are seriously talented in their fields and seriously hot to imagine, as I wrote before I still don t know which one I love the most I loved the dynamics between the characters it was refreshing, I loved the closeness built between the characters, closeness brought closer by their own internal battles.Heart stopping moments in this book have definitely got me wanting , I can not wait to read about this trio especially Jackson Reese.Thankyou Imy for the opportunity to read this ARC and for the snippet of book two, I loved every minute of reading this book


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    What sort of story made me want to skip Christmas parties so that I could stay home to read What sort of story made me stay up late at night reading when I should have been resting for my work day in the morning This story Chasing Reese by Imy Santiago was a pleasurable journey from beginning to end, and I shall be racing to read the next book in the series I cared about the characters from the start and was swept up in their problems Catalina Pardo is a sassy journalist who buries herself in overwork as she tries and fails to forget her painful past Stryder Martynus is a hot, award winning photographer who attracts beautiful women with little effort than flashing his sexy smile, but he has pain in his own past he is trying to outrun When Catalina and Stryder cross paths, the sparks are immediate But this isn t a story that rushes the reader to the bedroom The sexual tension was exquisite I read faster and faster as the love story between these two delicious characters unfolded.I was a very lucky woman to receive this book as an ARC before date of release I shake my head in amazement This is a debut novel No way The writing is descriptive and articulate The sex scenes sizzle off the pages and almost fried my Kindle Remember this author s name We shall be hearing a lot about her A star is born.


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    I won an arc of this book in a competion and i said i would leave an honest review.I loved this book the story made me laugh, cry and sit with a stupid smile on my face all day while i was reading it The chemistry between the three main characters Catalina Pardo the journalist, Stryder Martynus the freelance Photographer and snowboarding gold medalist Jackson Reese was brilliant Catalina is a sports journalist who hates the snow due to an accident which left her fiance and unborn baby dead So when she s given the assignment to cover the story of Jackson Reese she wasn t too happy For the last four years she s thrown herself into work not even taking a day off, changed her image and put a wall up around her heart not letting anyone get close to her When she s sent on the assignment she s paired up with Stryder Martynus a handsome italian and freelance photographer, this is when the story really takes off but i don t want to give too much away so i am going to end it there I would like to thank Imy for this book and this wonderful story and i can t wait for the next one


  7. says:

    What a start of an incredible journey Imy Santiago writes beautifully I understood her characters really well as she describes everything brilliantly I can t believe this is her debut I have fallen in love with this story, which first brought sadness, then smiles, lots of humour and endless amounts of love The main characters of this fantastic read are exceptional, starting with Jackson Reese, Jackson likes to live life on a high, he has a great sense of humour, but I could also feel the pain he is trying so hard to hide, it is so easy to fall in love with this character, next up we have Stryder Martynus he is a very talented photographer with a beautiful heart, such a gentleman, all round good guy who we all want and love, don t get me wrong he s not been perfect but he is deep down a very passionate man Catalina is a trouble woman and honestly who wouldn t be after what she has gone through, sometimes she comes across so strong, then she goes into melt down mode, I felt for her so many times, would she of been different if she had close family by her side , it makes you wonder, how can you really know what someone is going through if you have not even come close to experiencing the things she has suffer To be honest I am surprised she even managed to hold down a full time job as a journalist People say time is a great healer, well maybe sometimes it takes a little than time Love can be found in the strangest of places, and sometimes destined to be I hope you all take this journey of loss, friendship, love and hope Thank you for sharing such a well written story which I have enjoyed thoroughly, I am sure it will be a success as many readers enjoy a beautiful story which I can only describe as a life journey.


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    This story gets 5 amazing stars This is the debut book by Imy Santiago The story opens with Catalina s tragic car accident Move forward 4 years and we join Cat as she still is working through her grief over Blake s loss She is working as a reporter for Xsports magazine Her biggest fear of course is anything with snow, so when she gets the call to have to take over on a press tour for Olympic snowboarder Jackson Reese, she is not thrilled at all Stryder Martynus is Jackson s Best friend and literally like an older brother to him He gets the call from Jax asking can he be the photographer on the press tour cause Xsports needs one for their reporter Sure and the next morning on the plan a raven haired beauty sits next to him he is taking in by her beauty and something else Cat running late finally boards her plane and gets a seat next to a HOT guy with a great smile After a plane ride, SUV ride and finally checking in low and behold yep Their working together Cat finally meets Jackson and they just click and their friendship blooms Cat Stryder feel a connection, chemistry that neither can explain to each other Both, have a lot of baggage to sort through and if it s up to their friend Jackson Reese they will see that they are perfect for each other In this beautifully woven story we are taken in by the story of Jackson Cat s friendship that is a starting point for them both to heal from demons chasing them We also get the story of Cat Stryder learning that they can love again to find out how this all happens, how love can come out of tragedy Read Chasing Reese IT IS A MUST HAVE BOOK I stand up and give Imy Santiago a round of applause for the incredible tale she has told in Chasing Reese I can not wait for book 2 Finding Reese.


  9. says:

    Captivating, engrossing, fascinating, enthralling are words that describe my experience of reading Chasing Reese, by Imy Santiago The heroine, Catalina, or Cat, Pardo is complex All the people she has loved have died, leaving her with the commitment that she will never love again She avoids social engagements, but is no wallflower a reporter who can hold her own against anybody and swears like a sailor This is the street language that I understand She wears red Doc Martens and clothing emblazoned with skulls.Cat, is a real woman, thirty two years of age, who sees herself as being overweight and unattractive On assignment, to cover the World Snowboarding Championships, she meets Stryder, a renowned photographer, who falls in love with her Gradually, he wears away her emotional barriers The erotic tension between these two is like a guitar string being tuned tighter and tighter.Imy Santiago s writing is flawless and reads effortlessly with no spelling or grammatical errors to interrupt the reading process Characters are well developed and the plot line addictive She has become one of my favorite authors I look forward to reading the sequel to this book, Finding Reese.


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    4 4.5 stars First I wanna say that I wanna go to snowboarding after reading this book This was very good and I really enjoyed this one Cat was great and I fell in love with Jackson but I liked also Stryder I liked how Stryder and Cat met and that they didn t know who the other is Can t wait for next book ARC for honest review