by Marie Force
Published by Self Published on January 11, 2014
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Chance for Love
A Gansett Island Novella
Billionaire Jared James has everything a man could ever want except for the one thing money can’t buy…
After forty days holed up in his house on Gansett Island nursing a broken heart, Jared James decides enough is enough. Determined to snap out of the funk he slipped into after his girlfriend refused his marriage proposal, Jared organizes a party for the friends who’ve seen him through the worst of his heartache. Now if only he could stop thinking about the love of his life and how he will survive the rest of his days without her…
She was Elisabeth all her life until Jared made her his Lizzie…
Elisabeth “Lizzie” Sutter knows she has no business chasing Jared after she turned down his lovely, heartfelt marriage proposal in a moment of sheer panic. It didn’t take long for her to realize how foolish she’d been. Now all she can do is hope it’s not too late to set things right with the one man she can’t live without…
We got to know Jared in Time for Love, when David and Daisy befriended David’s elusive landlord who’d come to the island seeking refuge after a bad breakup. We saw him again in Meant for Love, when he reconnected with Wharton classmate Jenny Wilks. Readers were eager to know more about the woman who’d broken Jared’s heart, and they wanted to know what I had in store for him. The more I thought about his story, the more I realized what I needed to do. I hope you’ll enjoy this brief visit with some Gansett Island friends as well as the introduction of a new couple.
Chance for Love is a sweet second chance romance but I was a little disappointed in this. I love this series but I think this novella was too short to introduce a new character. Fans first met billionaire Jared James in Time for Love, so we already know he is suffering from a broken heart. In Chance for Love we get more details in his breakup with his ex-girlfriend Lizzie. Weeks have passed since their breakup and just when Jared has decided to live again Lizzie makes a surprise visit. I do love second chance romances but this felt rushed. I know this is a novella but they got over the reason for their breakup really quick. This was too short for me to get to know Lizzie and like her. She was ok but I couldn’t believe her reason for hurting him. It was for the craziest reason and it wasn’t justified. Despite my problems with Lizzie this novella was enjoyable because of guest appearances from some of my favorite characters from the series.
Even though I didn’t fall in love with Jared and Lizzie I do want to continue reading this series. I love the small island setting and the fun characters.
[Chance for Love was the winner of My TBR List February 2017]