Thursday, April 17, 2014

ARC Review of Trusting Chance by Caitlyn O' Leary

Josie Decker and Chance Reynolds knew each other years ago when they were in the same foster home, before Josie’s birth mother reclaimed her. Now, Chance and his best friend, Sam Booth an Afghan war veteran are living in Fate Harbor, Washington, when Josie reestablishes ties with her foster parents and opens a bakery in the quaint town.
Chance realizes that growing up with her birth mother has left Josie with physical and emotional scars and a deep belief that she is unworthy of love. Fate Harbor is very accepting of triad alliances, and Chance believes that the relationship that will ultimately heal Josie is one that includes both he and Sam. Sam’s recent trauma, fighting for his country, has left him beyond hurt.

Chance has despaired of saving the brother of his heart, but finding Josie again has given him hope, and a plan. Can the three of them make the perfect future together?

Trusting Chance is Caitlyn O' Leary's debut novel and I think its a perfect start to a WONDERFUL series! This book has SO MUCH going for it. It reminded me of some of my favorite authors and their series: Heather Rainier's Divine Creek Ranch Series, Cara Covington's Lusty, Texas Series, Sophie Oak's Bliss, Colorado Series. This is just one reason why Trusting Chance was such a great read for me. I love a story where the men take care of their woman. In EVERY way! It was sensual, sexy, engrossing, and down right drool and sigh worthy.
We have some FABULOUS characters too.
We got Josie a beautiful dark skinned woman who has such a hard time believing a man can find her attractive, let alone two. She is insecure yet at the same time, she is a firecracker and such a brave, strong heroine. She took care of her two young sisters growing up and ended up with a BAD back injury to do the abuse of her mom which led to some surgeries and Josie taking charge of the house and her sisters lives. When she moves back to her foster parents town, she starts to fall in love with Chance, the kid she got to know in her foster parents home. Chance is strong and kind, charming and funny. He knows Josie is it for him the moment he realizes she is moving back. Once Josie gets there, sparks fly between her and Chance's room mate and best friend, Sam and soon they start this delicious, magical journey through their very own ménage.
Trusting Chance is one of the BEST debut novels I read and I have no doubt Ms. Leary will be on Bookstrand's Best Seller's list in no time. I give this book A FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS! Caitlyn O' Leary will be going on my MUST buy list for now on. I sincerely LOVED this book. Its well-written, easy to follow, and just a downright delicious read.

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