Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke
Series: Anderson Brothers #3
Also in this series: Neighbors with Benefits
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 16th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe…
Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best friend.
Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing to take. His recklessness a decade ago landed her in the hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother.
Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order to keep her out of trouble. Running through a freezing fountain, playing Spin the Bottle while fending off a mad horde of stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real danger: falling for the one person he can never have.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Chance of a Lifetime was a very sweet, easy read with just a bit of angst. It’s the story of Gen, a girl who was born blind and Chance, her big brother’s reckless friend.
Gen’s family has never been too good at coping with her disability, making her feel helpless and useless in their overprotection. And that’s where Chance had always been different. He treated her like she was just a person and only assists her as necessary letting her feel normal.
Unfortunately, an accident happens when they are in their teens and Chance is deemed a bad influence and is banned from seeing her. Chance feeling guilty of putting her at risk takes his punishment and keeps his distance. Or so she thinks.
Ten years later, after a freak accident takes the life of one of Gen’s coworkers, she decides enough is enough. She is tired of her sheltered and overprotected life. And her brother and parents treating her like an invalid. So she decides to actually start living her life. To do this she decides to complete a bucket list she wrote at fifteen and the first item is “Kiss a total stranger”. Well, she is at a bar, and that hot guy is there again, so she just might as well start there.
You can imagine her surprise when she realizes the hot kiss she just shared was not with a stranger but with Chance. This encounter allows them to reacquaint themselves with the other and it’ll mark the start of their journey to happiness. Of course, as any journey it’s filled with bumps, roadblocks, and misdirection. Both of them have serious issues to work through if they want to make it together.
I enjoyed reading this story. Chance was a total sweetheart, and the way he loved Gen? Totally epic, that alone would make this book worth the read. He did have a touch of “I’m-unworthy-of-all-the-perfectness-that-is-Gen” but fortunately, it was a mild case and he got over it without much mention to it.
While I could completely understand Gen’s plight, I wish she had made her stand earlier in the story, she was fantastic when she starting taking names and handing people their asses, I just would have loved it even more earlier in the story.
Chance of a Lifetime was a great love story and I really enjoy Ms. Clarke’s style.
Sparkles’ Rating: 4 Epic-love Stars
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