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5.01.2015

Chance of Loving You ~ Review

Chance of Loving You
By Terri Blackstone,
          Candace Calvert,
               and Susan May Warren

Chance of Loving You is an anthology of three stories by three authors.

First up is For Love of Money by Terri Blackstone.
Julie Sheffield thought he was someone she just might might like getting to know better.  Blake Adcock seemed to be a gentleman and he was a Christian.  But when he doesn't leave her a tip other than half a sweepstakes ticket she thinks she's been mistaken again in her judgment.

Both Blake and Julie could use the money to give their dreams the financial start they need.  But money has a way of changing people, if they win can this twosome withstand the temptations that millions would offer?  

For Love of Money is a fun yet insight story that introduces us to two very different people and their unique perspectives on money.  Sometimes we can find love where we least expect it - but we have to decide what is most important love or money...

Second is The Recipe by Candace Calvert
Aimee Curran is a sweet young woman who is determined to honor her late mother by entering and winning the Vegan Valentine Back-Off.  A win would get her into culinary school and help her to fulfill her dream.

But when Aimee gets a little creative with the food trays at the San Diego hospital where she works, she finds herself worrying about her job.  But Aimee's creative flair with food introduces her to Lucas Marchal, whose grandmother was the recipient of Aimee's latest attempt.

In her quest to find the perfect dessert Aimee is about to The Recipe which is one everyone needs to discover.  And this discovery is just what Aimee needs when her plans start to come apart. Sometimes we need trouble to find what we've been searching for.

Third is Hook, Line and Sinker by Susan May Warren
Abigail Cushman is determined to win and if Ross Springer is the competition he had better watch out.  Which is too bad for Ross - who's been secretly in love with her for years.

But since his brother Scott died Abby has either ignored him or determined to crush him.  Ross can't seem to be the man his brother was.  He can't be the man Abby would love.

Ross has changed, since Scotty's death he's not the Ross Abby always knew.  Abby decides that the Deep Haven fishing contest that Ross is promoting is just what she needs.  Determined to prove that she's more than an all-brains-scholar Abby decides to join the fishing contest, and if she knows nothing about fishing she's willing to take a crash course.

Ross and Abby are both hurting and have been since Scott's death several years ago.  Is their pain keeping them from seeing the truth about who they truly are?

This anthology is a delightful assortment and if you have yet to have read all three of the authors this is the perfect opportunity to do so.  This was the first story I've ever read by Terri Blackstone and I have to say her writing is impressive.  I was drawn to this book because of the little teaser/excerpt of The Recipe that was in Candace Calvert's By Your Side.  I'm familiar with Susan May Warren through her Christiansen family series and this is of the same quality.  Overall I would highly recommend this book.  It is perfect for a quiet weekend or a long summer afternoon.

I was provided a complementary copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock 
Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line and Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?

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