Tuesday, August 6, 2013

G176 E-Reading Book Review of #3 Love's Chance by Tracey Smith

Name of Book: Love's Chance

Author: Tracey Smith

ISBN:  9781477457160

Publisher: Createspace

Part of a Series: Love trilogy

Type of book: Romance, sports, baseball, adult, wealth, status

Year it was published: 2012

Summary:

Chance Carter had never met a woman he couldn't charm. Until now...

Caroline Tolleson had learned all too quickly that men could not be trusted. She had been young and naive once, but not anymore. She knew how to spot them, she knew the type: charming, handsome and dangerous. Chance Carter was all of those things. Even if secretly deep down he made her pulse race, she would never let him see it. She would never let her heart be broken again.

Can Chance convince her to let go of the past and trust him with her heart?

Characters:

Chance seemed a little too perfect for me and somewhat unrealistic. If a girl constantly rejects a guy, then the guy will try to find someone else instead of trying to get a girl that doesn't want him. I feel that once more the characters are a tad bit too perfect and unrealistic. It is also nice to get an update with Michael and Katherine as well as Destiny and Tyler who have a larger role in this book. In particular I would have liked to get to know more about Bradley and Caroline's mother, why both rejected love, as well as a resolution between what she found out about her father and the way her mother lived. Antagonists were one dimensional in my view and if antagonists aren't well developed, then the story loses tension and so forth.

Theme:

Sometimes you have to work hard for a soul-mate

Plot:

Just like the previous two books, its written in first person narrative from Caroline's and Chance's points of views. I found the antagonists lacking and couldn't understand their motivations or reasons as to why they do the things they do. I think if I could understand them, I might have given this book five stars instead of four. There is tension and the writing style is addictive, for I finished this book in just two days.

Author Information:
(from goodreads.com)

born
in The United States

gender
female

website
http://authortsmith.wix.com/romance

twitter username
AuthorTSmith

genre
Romance

member since
August 2011

Tracey Smith grew up in Southern California, but as a teenager moved with her family to a small town in Arkansas. It was in Arkansas that she met and fell in love with the man of her dreams, who had also recently moved to the state. Fate brought them both to that small town and into each other’s lives and that is where they continue to live today raising their two children and living out their happily ever after.

Opinion:

While longer and more character development is evident, along with not a lot of time jumps, I still had problems with lack of understanding the antagonists and why they behaved the way they did which frustrated the story for me. Despite that problem, this is a very engaging story that kept me reading. There is tension and chemistry between Chance and Caroline, but unfortunately I didn't find this story as sweet as Love's Fate and Love's Destiny. Perhaps I couldn't relate to any of the characters there, or perhaps there weren't sweet moments as in the previous books, or maybe I tended to be familiar with the writing style. Still, a sweet conclusion to a multi-generational love story.

Quick Notes: This is a review for Making Connections.

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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