Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Book Review: "My Chance" by Joanne Schwehm

Happy Release Day to author
Joanne Schwehm!!


My Chance
(Chance #2)

**This is the final book in the Chance Series**
Aubrey Ryan thought losing her sight would be the biggest shock of her life. Then Alex Logan turned her world upside down by standing right in front of her in Paris. Alex convinces her to take a chance just in time for them to land in a specialist’s office in New York. Aubrey’s new diagnosis sends them on a journey through her past and the negativity she’s wrestled with her whole life.

As they work through their issues, they’re forced to choose sides with their family and friends. The only thing Alex and Aubrey know for sure is that they need to move on from their mistakes and focus on each other in order to turn a chance into their dream. 

***Due to adult content and language - Age: 18+***

4 Stars!

“You were my unexpected chance.”

I was over the moon with excitement when I got my hands on this book. I had devoured and fallen in love with book one, Unexpected Chance, so I was desperate to find out more about Aubrey and Alex. And after that ending? Well, let’s just say My Chance did not release fast enough. If you have not read the first book, stop reading here and go buy it. It’s truly fantastic!

My Chance picked up exactly where Unexpected Chance ended. Yes, in that jaw-dropping scene. Honestly, I did not know what to expect from this book. I had no idea where the author would go with Alex and Aubrey’s story, so I was a bit nervous.

“I can’t lose you. You’re my missing piece.”

To say Aubrey was floored with the surprising turn of events, would be an understatement. Logically, things were off to a very rocky start. Aubrey did not want to be a burden in Alex’s life, so she pushed him away. She figured he deserved better…someone who was whole. But Alex didn’t agree. He wanted her. He loved her.

“I want to take care of you and make you happy. I’m nothing without you.”

Alex was a true romantic. All he did was show Aubrey how much she meant to him. He left everything behind to be by her side. Hands down, he became a better man for her. Once Aubrey realized how much they needed each other and how badly they belonged together, things got better between them. They gradually adjusted to having each other back in their lives for good. For Aubrey, this meant she had to learn how to move past Alex’s past, which sometimes was easier said than done.

“I love you, Aubrey. I never stopped; I never will. You’re my one and only…”

Overall, My Chance was a light and sweet read. There really wasn’t any angst where Aubrey and Alex were concerned. It was nice to see them work through their issues together and grow stronger, both individually and as a couple. I really liked seeing Aubrey grow out of her shell with Alex’s help, support, and love. There was no doubt in my mind that Alex would do anything for his girl. If any couple deserved a beautiful happy ending, it was Alex and Aubrey. Safe to say, I finished reading with a smile across my face.

“You have my heart and my soul. You’re my life.”

I can’t end this review without taking a moment to mention the secondary characters. I loved seeing once again the couples we met in book – Mark and Val and Brett and Julie. They all had such AMAZING side stories!! I was super interested in reading about them, to the point where I kept anticipating scenes they were in. They kept me turning the pages wanting to see their stories develop. My heart ached for Brett and Julie. OMG!! I could not read enough about their heartbreaking situation. I. Need. More. Sigh. There were a lot of things left hanging where the secondary characters were concerned. I am hoping, praying, and crossing my fingers, the author gives in to my harassment and writes spin-offs! :) I am not too proud to beg! *giggles*

Well anyway, if you are in the mood for a smooth, quick read with a very romantic and swoon-worthy male lead character, then this is most definitely the book for you.

“You and me, forever.”

***An ARC of "My Chance" as provided in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!!**

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Chance Series

Unexpected Chance
(Chance #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?


Read my review  here

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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