Sunday, November 3, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: "Unexpected Chance" by Joanne Schwehm

(Chance, Book 1)

**Due to adult language and content, 18+ only, please.** 

Always wanting to be a writer, but not having much experience with men or romance, Aubrey sets out to find her inspiration with the help of her best friend. Just when she thinks all hope is lost, she meets Alex Logan. He’s beyond handsome, well dressed, and is known to be a player—perfect for the role.

The unexpected happens and Alex becomes more than just an inspiration to Aubrey, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Before an opportunity arises to straighten things out, tragedy strikes, and Aubrey’s world is turned upside down.

While Aubrey is trying to cope with her new life, a new chance at love arises. Can she find it in her to trust again? Will Alex be able to win her back? Or will she take this new unexpected chance at love?


What a phenomenal debut!!!
I was completely sucked into this book, to the point that I didn’t want to put down my Kindle. There were laugh-out-loud moments and heartbreaking ones, too. I honestly felt like I was holding my breath throughout the whole story. The angst was amazing. There were scenes where I felt like I was at the edge of my seat and others where I wanted to hit someone… mainly, Leah.

“All I needed was to keep the faith and take a chance.”

In Unexpected Chance, we are lead through Aubrey’s journey of discovering her own love story. You see, she wanted to write a romance novel, yet had no clue what it really meant to be in love. What started off as research, turned into so much more. Enter Alex Logan. Prepare to swoon, ladies. This guy had me squirming and fanning myself. Phew. S0, so dreamy.

“I want to give you now, tomorrow, and always, Aubrey.”

“I’ll prove to you how much you mean to me and how much I love you. Just give me a chance. You need to give us a chance.”

Aubrey was a great heroine. I could totally see myself being friends with her. Hell, I saw a lot of myself in her. The banter she had with the other characters, especially Julie, was really funny.

“You just want someone to make your panties a little damp” - Julie
“Look, I don’t need my panties damp. Knowing me, I’ll have an anxiety attack and probably pee a little; that’ll make them damp” - Aubrey

 Aubrey was also one of the strongest female characters I’ve read about. I can’t say ANYTHING as to WHY I think this without spoiling the plot for you, but trust me, she is an amazing girl. Some of the things that happened to her would easily break anyone!! Sure, Aubrey and Alex both had their moments where they pissed me off, but I truly loved them. Let’s just say, their story is one that will stay with me for a long time.

“He was part of my heart.”

The secondary characters in this book were just as incredible. I would SO love spin-offs!!!! Julie and Brett – such a SEXY couple. As for Mark… oh, Mark. I want him to get his HEA soooo badly. I feel that he totally deserves it. I honestly really enjoyed reading about them just as much as I did reading about Aubrey and Alex.

Overall, Unexpected Chance was fan-freaking-tastic!
It was a 5 Stars read for me all the way, until the end, when I decided it deserved one more star.  Jaw, meet floor. *GASP* HOLY CRAPOLA! Yep. I was shocked. No, scratch that. I was blown away. It’s the mother of all CLIFFHANGERS but oh, so worth it.

After finishing the book, I was literally left speechless. All I could say was “ohmygod”. I swear, I must have replayed that ending in my head a thousand times. I finally gave up and started stalking the author. True story. She was very cool about it, though. Haha!! After my shameless fangirling, I just HAD to do a quick re-read of this book!!! Now, you must understand, THAT hasn’t happened in a long time. Yes, I’ve re-read books, but never right after just finishing it for the first time! Mega props to the author!
The second time around, I focused on certain details and scenes. Let me just tell you, this book was brilliantly written. Everything made perfect sense! Once you read this book, you will understand what I mean. *wink* Oh, and that title???? HAAA! Such an awesome meaning behind it!

Seriously, I loved this book! Can’t seem to stress this enough!
I HIGHLY recommend it!!!! Go one-click it!!!
6 out of 5 Stars to Unexpected Chance!

“I’ll show you the world through my eyes.”

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About the Author:
Joanne Schwehm

 Originally from Rochester, New York, Joanne Schwehm now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Dave, her two teenage boys; Nick and Zack and her cute Bichon, Torre, who is aptly nicknamed “Mommy’s White Shadow”. It’s a good thing Torre only barks, or she could give away many secrets! Joanne loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, relaxing on a beach and shopping….especially for shoes…she has a bit of a fetish. She is an avid sports fan and loves the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoys playing and watching golf.


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