Guest post by Jill Knapp Zitron

Today we have the pleasure to welcome Jill Knapp Zitron to This Chick Reads. Jill is the author of ‘Chase’ which was published last year. We absolutely love the cover of ‘Chase’ and are very excited to read it. And yes, we’ll be reviewing it soon, so watch this space! Now off to you, lovely Jill.


Journal of Amalia Hastings

Entry date, August 6th


                    I have been here in Brazil almost two months now, and I am in awe of it. Never have I seen such a blue sky or felt such warmth from both the sunshine and the people. The locals, the culture, just everything about it is so unlike New York. I’m having a great time, and not just going out and partying, but just really spending time with my cousin, Julie. She’s introduced me to a lot of amazing people (most of them even speak English!) There’s this one guy who I can tell likes me. I mean, he’s not exactly subtle about it. His name is Gabriel, and he’s gorgeous. Perfectly tanned skin, dark brown hair, and crystal blue eyes. The type of guy you’d see in a music video, or the cover of a romance novella.

But as beautiful as he is, my heart just isn’t in it to date anyone right now. I still think about Michael constantly. Nicholas, not as much. After I saw how drastically he changed, I realized I could never want him in my life again. He turned into something unrecognizable. Something pathetic. But my mind can’t help but wander to thoughts of Michael from time to time. I wonder what my summer would be like if I stayed in Manhattan and “gave it a shot” with him. But then I remember the hell he put me through, and I am sure I made the right choice coming here. I have no regrets about coming here. Except maybe about flying economy.

Still, something about being here, or maybe just being outside of New York, has awakened me. I feel different, and I can’t really put my finger on why.

I don’t know how I’ll feel when I see Michael again at NYU, but I’m sure it won’t be easy. I can’t stay here forever, and I’m not even saying I would want to. I just don’t know, if I want to go home. 


About Jill Knapp Zitron



Jill Knapp-Zitron, a native New Yorker, is a former adjunct professor of Psychology at her Alma Mater Kean University. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Knapp-Zitron reports on entertainment, relationships and the differences between city and suburban lifestyles. She received a Masters in Psychology from the New School For Social Research in Manhattan, and taught professional figure skating for over a decade. She currently lives in the south with her two adorable doggies.
Twitter – @JL_Knapp

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