Title: Chance Encounters
Author: Jessica Prince
Release Date: May 8, 2017
There are three kinds of nerdy women in the world.
– The Sexy Nerd
– The Confident Nerd; and
– The So-Socially-Awkward-it’s-Painful-to-Watch Nerd.
You can probably guess which one I am. After witnessing me making a fool of myself, Chance Hoffman decided to take pity on me. He’s smart, sexy, charming, and totally out of my league… and for some unexplainable reason, he wants to help me. Who am I to say no? Besides, I need all the assistance I can get.
There are three things that make a woman irresistible.
– A Wicked Sense of Humor; and
– A Killer Rack.
Melany Fitzgerald had none of those things. Or so I thought… until I really got to know her. She’s the total package and she doesn’t even realize it. Now I’m stuck with the uncomfortable task of helping her land another guy, all the while trying to ignore the fact that I’m starting to fall for her.
She thinks she’s an ugly duckling and wants to become a swan. All I want is her. And I’m not giving up without a fight.
Jessica Prince has done it again, delivering a perfectly hilarious and seriously sweet romantic comedy with Chance and Melany’s story in Chance Encounters. After having met Chance in The Locklaine Boys series, I was anxious for more of this seemingly perfect man. If anyone deserved to fall in love and get unexpectedly swept away by a wonderful woman, it was Chance. This novel definitely didn’t disappoint and I’m thrilled to say that Chance Hoffman finally gets his happily ever after! Melany is the perfect match for this kind and charismatic man and I adored each moment of their sometimes awkward but always awesome journey. The chemistry between Melany and Chance was electric, sizzling beneath the surface and desperate to spark into something bigger and bolder. However, it was the understated and deeply important emotional connection between this couple that had me so addictive and kept me completely riveted to their story.
“Nothing bad is going to happen. It’s just a bit of flirting.”
Melany’s hands hit her hips indignantly. “Nothing bad? Dying of embarrassment is a real thing, you know.”
Melany was such a fun character and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know every facet of this quirky, anxious and incredibly kind woman. Jessica Prince did a fantastic job unraveling her, portraying Melany’s flaws and fears with grace and sensitivity. I appreciated how genuine her insecurities felt and I found myself drawn to this heroine and connecting to her pain. There was also something so beautifully light about Melany that made me smile and left me laughing on more than one occasion. Watching her learn to embrace the awkwardness and live life through the fear filled me with an overwhelming sense of contentment.
“I quickly followed him, hoping and praying that whatever was about to take place wouldn’t involve blood, hiding bodies, or going on the lam. I didn’t think I’d do well on the run from the law.”
Chance, on the other hand, was every bit the smart, charming book boyfriend I thought he’d be and then some. Admittedly, I wanted a bit more depth from this character, hoping that in finally finding his happily ever after, the reader might get to explore Chance’s past and family history in order to better understand what made this hero tick. He seemed so perfect that I wanted Chance to feel flawed and more relatable. Despite this missing piece of the puzzle, I still swooned. Chance’s role in Melany’s character growth left me a pile of mush while his unique brand of protective and possessive ensured I fell hard and irrevocably.
“This is probably going to take all night, ladies, so batten down the hatches and pull up your big girl panties. Shit’s about to get real.”
While Chance Encounters definitely stands on its own, I was happy to see so many familiar faces from The Locklaine Boys series. I loved how easily Chance and Melany seemed to fit within that fictional world and Jessica Prince certainly captured all of the magic and memories that went along with that unforgettable family. The storyline was fun, sexy and utterly sweet – the perfect combination of humor, heat and heart. Jessica Prince knows how to entertain and Melany’s personal journey was enough to keep me voraciously turning the pages. As sad as I am to see these characters go, I can’t wait to see what this author has in store next. Chance Encounters is the perfect example of everything Jessica Prince has to offer and Melany and Chance are absolutely worth the one-click!
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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.