Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're taking a chance on a Contemporary Romance on tour now via Rachel's Random Resources that begs the reader to answer whether they believe love to be merely a chemical reaction, or if it needs something more! Curious? As was I, hence my venture through the pages of what turned out to be...well, you'll see. Ladies and gents, prepare to meet YOUR match as we explore today's ebook of choice...
Take a Chance on Me
About the book...
Meet Patrick Cooper – desperately down on his luck, and head-over-heels in unrequited love with his best friend Bridget.
Meet Bridget's sister, Emma Donovan - eternally single maker-of-cakes for many a happy couple, whilst never making it down the aisle herself.
Emma has four younger sisters, all of whom are married or getting married, and an Italian mother who can’t understand what is ‘wrong’ with her eldest daughter, who seems to be stranded on the shelf. Despairing of her own ability to find a suitable husband, Emma agrees to be part of a compatibility project to get married at first sight.
Meanwhile Cooper is struggling to get over his crush on Bridget and seems destined to stay firmly on the shelf too. Perhaps it’s time his fate was taken out of his hands…
Is happily-ever-after just about daring to take a chance, or do you need some extra magic to make love last?
Join Beth Moran, Cooper and the Donovan sisters on this life-affirming and uplifting tale of love, family, friendship, and risking it all for happiness.
With a household of sisters, the marriage bells were bound to ring, but what happens when you're the "odd" sister out? Everyone expects the eldest down to marry, but when Emma (the eldest) is caught without an ALTAR-native plan, the needling begins. Grant it, it's all from the heart, but it doesn't make it hurt any less, even if she doesn't really let it show. Meanwhile, Cooper is stilling struggling to get over his longtime, long held love affair with her sister. I mean, it's not everyday that you change the course of your life studies because a pretty girl has turned your head and your heart. It seemed bound to be written in the stars, but turns unrequited when those feelings are never revealed. Now, the "object" of his affection is getting hitched to another, and his lonely heart is left adrift. Enter the experiment of a lifetime, thought could make or breaks hearts! Matchmaking has been done for eons, but never quite with this amount of scientific input. One match made, and a bet between professorial minds is in play. Could this be the push they both need to reach their happily ever afters? Or will it be the final straw in proving to them both that the good guy/gal never wins?
I enjoyed getting to know these two characters then AND now. It was great to see how their experiences shaped their lives, and the possibilities that this chance pairing might open. They both had good hearts, and deserved to find their own happiness....much like many of those in our own lives. Sometimes that chance encounter, that random right turn instead of left, the moment that kept us from being on time versus late, adds up to something more wondrous than we can imagine. Following these two on their journey of the heart was both heartwarming and humorous, just as a love story should be.
Recommended for Contemporary Romance fans.
About the author...
Beth Moran is the author of four novels, including the bestselling Christmas Every Day. She regularly features on BBC Radio Nottingham and is a trustee of the national women's network Free Range Chicks. She lives on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!