Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Take A Chance - Review

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Willow Emery is in the middle of chemotherapy when she literally runs into Asher Wellington on the sidewalk after treatment with a rather unfortunate outcome. She is alone in a new city and doesn’t need anyone in her life. If life has taught her anything it’s that you can’t rely on anyone. 
Asher is a young widower, devastated by the tragic death of his wife Olivia three years earlier. He has given up the idea of ever finding the kind of love that he shared with his late wife. Will one fateful day bring two lost souls together? Will taking a chance lead them to a happily ever after or will the challenges they face keep them apart?
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Placing my hands on his shoulders, I gently push him down and straddle his thighs. I love the way he kisses me, always with a slow and burning desire, never rushed. Each time is like he’s making love to my mouth telling me a story of his love and gratitude. Taking his ear in my mouth I exhale a soft moan and shower feather soft kisses down his neck, making him shiver. Licking down the center of his chest over his rock hard abs, I take him into my mouth, he inhales sharply as I swirl the tip with my tongue. I take him all the way in my mouth until he hits the back of my throat and he whispers my name. Loving the soft silky skin, I bob my head up and down his length slowly. He pulls me up and switches positions. Laying underneath him he slowly enters me, filling me completely. I reach my hands around his back and dig my nails into his skin and slide them down ever so slowly. He moans loudly, “Do that again.”
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I am an “Indie” adult contemporary romance author. I am a wife and a stay at home mom. I have been married to my wonderful husband since 1996. I love being a stay at home mom to our two teenage boys. We have a handful of pets, a dog named Lucy (who is in my books), a guinea pig named Flufy, (my son spells her name that way) and a cat named meow-meow, who adopted us many years ago and has never left.
I never liked reading as a kid and I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. Soon I couldn't get enough of them. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoyed writing.
I entered my book in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest in January of 2013. Needless to say my three hundred word pitch didn’t even make it through the first round. My book never even got read. So now what do you do with a 50,000+ word book? With more encouragement by my wonderful family I decided to self- publish it. So here I am today a self- published author. It has been a lot of hard work but I wouldn’t change a single thing.
It has not been an easy road and there has been a lot of self- doubt, but I stuck with it and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve been blessed to have been put in contact with some amazing people that have supported and encouraged me every step of the way. 
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My Review

Take A Chance is a touching story of loss and the ability to love again. It’s also about trusting and opening up to others when you have been independent for so long.

Willow has just been given devastating news…. She has breast cancer. Of course, no one wants to have to go through something so traumatic by themselves but unfortunately Willow now has to experience it on her own. She has been advised to have someone with her for treatments to help get her home but she has no one to ask. One day though she runs into a handsome stranger while sneaking out once her treatment was finished. That one interaction impacted them both more than they realized.

Asher had been in a bit of depression since his wife passed away. Living day to day he just works all the time. One day a beautiful woman bumped into him outside and it changed him. She looked ill and even vomited on him. He had true concern for her and ended up showing up for her next appointment which surprised not only her but also him. Over time Asher and Willow built a strong friendship. He was there for her during one of her hardest times.

Asher started to develop feelings for Willow, but when your wife has passed away when do you know enough time has passed before you start another relationship? How do you know its right and you have fully grieved over the deceased loved one? I think it really is up to each individual but in Asher’s case Olivia would talk to Asher in his dreams and encourage him to take a chance on Willow. I enjoyed the conversations between Asher and Olivia and I also loved Willow’s acceptance of talking about Olivia. It can be hard sometimes knowing that you weren’t that persons first love and they didn’t necessarily fall out of love but their time was taken from them. Jealousy is an evil thing and Willow never had that towards Asher and Olivia’s past but encouraged everyone to talk about it which made Willow extremely special.

I really thought this was a sweet romance that brought joy to my heart on second loves. I loved the yellow roses and how they would incorporate them where possible because it was Olivia who truly brought them together. As with most books there were some misunderstandings and a few little surprises at the middle/end but I don’t want to give too much away. I could have done without the Epilogue because I don’t think it really offered much to the story other than to say that Olivia had always been there which we knew that.

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