Friday, May 1, 2015

Chance of Loving You

By Kelly Bridgewater

Back Cover Copy:

An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock
Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?

My Review:

Chance of Loving You is an anthology by three bestselling romance authors, including Terri Blackstock, Susan May Warren, and Candace Calvert. I am a huge fan of all of their writings individually, so when I found out they were teaming up to write a book together with common themes, I couldn’t wait to get my hand on a copy.

This sweet anthology features three couples who run into each other: one after many years and the other two were first encounters. The idea of three couples falling in love after meeting seemed like a good idea. Happens all the time.

Image result for Candace CalvertThe story by Candace Calvert, “The Recipe” was my favorite story. I truly enjoyed how Lucas and Aimee had a connection with strawberries. Lucas’s grandmother used to paint strawberries while Lucas was fascinated his grandparents’ love story and has been recording it through photography for years. Aimee, however, has enjoyed how her mother used to make this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble for her birthday.
The nursery home story world created a nice feeling to grab the affection and interest of Lucas and Aimee. I enjoyed watching the transformation of Aimee and Lucas by the story’s end.

Image result for Terri BlackstockWhile “The Recipe” was my most favorite novella of the collection, “The Love of Money” by Terri Blackstock seemed unrealistic. Blackstock is known for her romantic suspense, so I think she should stick to that. “The Love of Money” has Julie and Blake winning twenty thousand dollars and deciding how much it can change them. I had a hard time swallowing the concept behind the story. Plus, the romance between Julie and Blake was too fast for my taste. I don’t even think Julie and Blake really like each other. The money tied them together.

I read “Hook, Line, and Sinker” by Susan May Warren before. It has way too much fish terminology that I forget that I’m reading a contemporary romance novel in the process. Being a huge fan of Susan May Warren, this is a short novella that I would have a hard time recommending to my friends.

Overall, Chance of Loving You by three best-selling authors has one enjoyable story while the other two really didn’t capture my attention.

I received a complimentary copy of Chance of Loving You from Tyndale Publishing and the opinions stated are all my own.

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