REVIEW: Unexpected Chance (Chance #1)~ Joanne Schwehm

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?

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***received this book for exchange for my honest review***

Aubrey has finished her education and is ready to find a job and move forward in her life. She loves romance novels, and aspires to write one, but feels unqualified because aside from one lousy boyfriend/sexual experience she only has theoretical knowledge of the subject. She agrees to go to a speed dating event hosted by her best friend’s marketing firm and although the event is a disaster, she meets Alex, the owner of the club hosting the event, and is quickly attracted to him. Aubrey hears from others that Alex is a player, and she doesn’t want to get hurt but feels that she might gain some good romance experience for her book by spending time with him.

Their relationship quickly turns serious for both of them and they find themselves in love and very happy. However, a misunderstanding followed quickly by a personal tragedy take things in a direction neither anticipated and caused damage to the relationship that may be beyond repair.

There were a couple things that kept me from fully connecting to these characters and the story. I thought the dialogue between Aubrey and Alex was a little hyperbolic and flowery at times. It was good to see their relationship giving them both what they needed, but it felt like in getting close to one another it caused them to speak in declarations at all times. I really enjoyed Aubrey’s friends, and liked the support that they offered to her and each other. There is a bit of mystery involved at towards the end of this book, and I suspected what was about to happen, but didn’t really want my suspicions to be true. Overall, I did enjoy this story and the characters and would like to see what happens in the next installment.

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Other books in the series

My Chance (Chance #2)

My Chance (Chance, #2)

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