When I read the blurb for ‘A Chance At Love’, I thought I’d be reading your average romance story. It turns out that it’s more than average, but I wouldn’t class it as a romance novel.
I was quite happy to find that the main players in the novel were introduced separately and some history was given on the how and why they ended up in Ferry Creek.
To find that this book wasn’t just all about happy romance was kind of refreshing really. Broken relationships are featured too and although it;s not nice to see bad relationships, it’s nice to see how they define the characters.
Some books focus too much on the romance side and can end up losing the reader’s attention if they were expecting more of a story.
What did I like? I liked the characters. I liked the way their feelings shaped the storyline and helped make a great story.
I liked the idea of one man having such a great impact on so many people and the way he helps each individual cope with their hardships.
What did I not like? ‘A Chance At Love’ is, to me at least, not a romance novel. Yes, there is the romance between Sullivan and Jess, but it’s not the focus point of the whole story. In saying that, it didn’t stop me enjoying the book (I read it in a couple of hours) it just wasn’t what I would expect in a romance novel. It does however make a great beginning for a Ferry Creek series.
Who would I recommend this book to? Anyone that likes a heart warming story, because that’s what I feel it is.
What would I rate this book? I’m giving ‘A Chance At Love’ 4 Shamrocks because okay, it’s not Mills & Boon style romance, it is a very good read and after all, I read a story to enjoy it, and I enjoyed this book.