Chasing Red

Chasing Red

by Isabelle Ronin

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Chosen as one of Goodreads' 21 Big Books of Fall

They said she was going to be my ruin...
Then let her ruin me.

Caleb Lockhart has everything—wealth, adoration, a brilliant future. Until a chance encounter with a siren in a red dress changes everything. Until he meets the woman he dubs Red.

Veronica Strafford's past makes it hard for her to trust anyone. Now, kicked out of her apartment, she reluctantly accepts Caleb's offer for a place to stay.

Caleb feels intensely drawn to Veronica. And, for the first time in his life, he really wants something—someone. Too bad Veronica's heart might just be the one thing Caleb can't win.

Chasing Red Duology:
Chasing Red (Book 1)
Always Red (Book 2)

Praise for Chasing Red:
"Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice." —Foreword Reviews
"Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!" —RT Book Reviews
"Readers will swoon over Caleb." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492658467
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Chasing Red , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 116,827
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Isabelle Ronin is the author of Wattpad reader phenomenon CHASING RED. With over 150 million reads, Chasing Red was Wattpad's top-read story of 2016. The story continues to attract one million reads per week. When she's not writing, Isabelle can be found hanging out in bookstores, cafes, and whenever possible, the beach. Isabelle lives in Manitoba, Canada. Her stories can be found on Wattpad,

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Chasing Red 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Chasing Red is a college romance setting where the rich boy, Caleb falls for the poor girl Veronica. I had some adjusting to do with this book because the characters behaved a bit juvenile for my tastes, but then I reckon it's typical behavior of college kids. I didn't think this was going to be the story for me, but the more I read, the more Caleb drew me in. I'm such a sucker for a hero that only sees the heroine and that is what Caleb brings to this story. The way he is so gone for her hooked and reeled me in. Caleb, the rich kid who can have any girl he wants falls fast and hard for Veronica, Red as he calls her. He's relentless in his pursuit of her but she is not wiling to fall for his playboy ways. She doesn't realize she's a game changer for him. There is a lot of pushing away by "Red" in this story but Caleb sure makes up for that with his constant charm trying to win her over. There is also other women/men drama. We got the conniving other woman who wants Caleb all to herself and is willing to do anything to get him and then we have the guy who's part of Caleb's crew but secretly resents that he is rich and likes to stir trouble. Typically, I don't go for these types of books, but I got to admit the author sucked me in. This ended on a cliffhanger and I need to see where the author takes this story. ARC provided by NetGalley.
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’ve not been reading many new adult titles of late, mostly because the drama and immaturity brings more drama to my life, in a time when I really don’t need it. But, after hearing about this title and the buzz from the wattpad release, when it was published with Sourcebooks, I decided to take a chance. Firstly, you need to know that this is the first half of the story, and there is a cliffhanger. No big deal, if you are aware, but that may affect your decision as the conclusion isn’t available until November. Now, this is a new adult romance, so the characters are immature and prone to a ton of back and forth from their issues, so if you want a more mature approach to a romance, it won’ be here. But, I digress…… Veronica is spoilt, self-centered, snarky, suspicious and difficult. Even with someone who is trying to be helpful, she’s always looking for a catch. Sure, there are issues in her past that make much of this understandable, but truly, she needed to approach life and situations a bit more openly. She was also really guarded with readers, which meant she wasn’t even close to gaining empathy: in fact, I spent most of her page time looking for something to redeem her. Then we have Caleb: also in his own world where things come easily and quickly, where he just expects things to be good. Sure, that’s not a bad way to live BUT he takes it to an extreme, and contradicts his own approach to the people in his life constantly. He’s reacting to Veronica’s inability to trust with his own issues – and it comes out to two people second guessing one another’s motives. It sounds difficult to follow because it was – or rather, the interest that I would have had with some character growth and development didn’t exist – Veronica and Caleb arrived, got together amidst overly frequent bouts of drama and questions, and left – neither appearing to have incorporated any lessons learned from their experience, that may help them in future. What I never do, and I did frequently, was look for ‘how many pages left’, as this experience was painful and proves, yet again to me, why every book is not for every reader. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, couldn't put it down!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chasing Red is amazingly written and the story jumps off the pages as you dive into the seperate lives of Veronica and Caleb. A book that show true honest love can be found in the most impossible ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the story line and the characters! It definitely feels different than your regular romance story. The only thing that stopped me from giving it a 5 star was that their feelings felt rushed even though their actions didn't show that. Something about their love felt rushed but by middle to end I was feeling it more! I enjoyed the first book and can't wait for the next!
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
An intense romance full of anticipation. Described as a global phenomenon, Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin, is a tempting coming of age read. Chasing Red centers around Caleb and Veronica, called Red by Caleb because of the color she wore the night he met her. The plot is fairly straightforward. The black knight in shining armor recuses the damsel in distress by giving her a place to live while she gets back on her feet. Caleb is a black knight because he’s an unapologetic player, but from the moment he lays eyes on Veronica everyone in the planet ceases to exist. He’ll not only give her shelter, he’ll stop at nothing to win her heart. Due to her painful upbringing, Veronica has serious trust issues when it comes to the opposite sex and no matter how much Caleb makes fissures in her walls by proving himself worthy of her trust, she’s too afraid to let him in for fear of getting hurt herself and in doing so she pushes away the one person who’s loved her unconditionally. Will Caleb be able to win her heart? Aside from the over the top drama from Veronica, which would be better suited from high school adolescent than a college age girl but I understood and believe to normal for a young adult, I did wish there were more layers in regard to character development. But I’m sure I understand the appeal of this story and his name is Caleb Lockheart. Being from a well to do family, with a blessed physic and being the MVP in his basketball team to boot, Caleb never had a problem getting attention from the opposite sex but he’d begun to feel bored and empty, until he saw a girl in a red dress seductively dancing in a club who a few moments later rescued him from unwanted advances from female admires. She rejected him right after, but that same night their roles were reversed and he rescued her in a big way by letting her stay at his place. At first Caleb was a big flirt with Veronica, but as time went on he became determined to be the best man he could possibly be in order to be worthy of her. Not only did they have delicious chemistry, they were slowly forming a unique bond. Even though Veronica was determined to push him away and beat anything between them to a pulp. I really have no idea what Caleb wants to be when he grows up but page after page he made me laugh, smile and swoon. His unwavering love and devotion to Veronica endeared me to him. I’m cheering him on and I truly hope that she’ll step up and be the girl not just that he want’s but needs. I feel obligated to mention that there are other forces trying to keep these two apart but I believe Caleb is thoroughly invested in this relationship. There’s also a side plot between Caleb’s best friend Cameron and Veronica’s newfound best friend Kara that I’d like to read more about. Chasing Red is the first book in the Red duet by Isabelle Ronin. It is a full length new adult romance. It is told from multiple points of view and ends with a cliffhanger.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Highly addictive story line, that had me burning right through the pages, I completely devoured it in one sitting! It was full of angst, drama, hope, and some serious sexy times that will have you blushing! Overall I'd say it was a great first read, it had plausible plot, likable characters, a little drama filled backstory and it was all blended together nicely. This was a first read for me, and I think it's safe to say I'll be back for more. Definitely a can't miss read! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
This story was much more than I thought it was going to be. I expected some college slapstick humor, along with lots of manwhore behavior. What I got was a great story full of romantic angst. Veronica has a very good reason to not trust men. She’s a strong independent woman and she has no need for anyone to save her. Caleb has a natural protective personality. It’s his nature to want to take care of those in need. When he learns the woman in red is homeless he offers his spare bedroom as a place to stay. He doesn’t hide the fact that he’s attracted to her. Caleb immediately sets aside his player ways because there is only one persona he wants to be with and that’s his Red. She’s his everything. Now if he can just convince her to give him a chance. I loved how dedicated to her he was. From the moment they meet he’s all in and there’s nothing that’s going to change those feelings. Unfortunately, this had some other woman and other man drama which cranked the angst up to obscene levels. I’m not a huge fan of this particular ploy but I accepted it for what it was. After all, it works for this story. My heart was absolutely breaking at the end although I felt Caleb picked a really awful time to push for her trust. This was a slower paced read that sometimes bogged down under the weight of these characters internal musings, but overall was enough to make me want to know what happens after this huge cliffhanger. ARC provided by NetGalley Dual POV Safety – ow/om drama but neither character has sex with anyone else once they meet No apparent triggers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book!! It makes you feel like you're actually there with them!