Skye D'Lane isn't looking for a hero. She stopped believing in dreams a long time ago--that's what got her trapped in a lifestyle she never wanted. Even sexy Christian Holt sweeping in and rescuing her from danger can't convince her to take another chance on love.Christian never planned on being anybody's hero, especially someone like Skye. He's spent most of his life tryiSkye D'Lane isn't looking for a hero. She stopped believing in dreams a long time ago--that's what got her trapped in a lifestyle she never wanted. Even sexy Christian Holt sweeping in and rescuing her from danger can't convince her to take another chance on love.Christian never planned on being anybody's hero, especially someone like Skye. He's spent most of his life trying to outrun his own painful past, but he can't get her out of his mind. If Christian can help Skye escape her situation, maybe he can save not only her life, but her heart, too. And maybe this could be a second chance for a new life, for "both" of them....
|Title||:||A Chance in the Night|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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A Chance in the Night Reviews
That was a roller coaster ride. I never thought that an actual call girl could make a sympathetic heroine but color me surprised. I totally bought it. Loved the heroine and was grabbed by the throat and suffered her trauma right along with her. Every time you thought that something might go right, it didn't. The high pressure and tension kept up for the whole book. The hero was a really nice guy whose mother had been a street prostitute so he had some big issues with her. However, his innate decency drove him to help her. Plus of course he was falling in love against his will. Very well written. There were a few minor things that I thought could have been better (view spoiler)[ for example, who in this day and age doesn't know that cell phones have GPS in them. If you're running away from the bad dude toss it in the first dumpster you come to. (hide spoiler)] These were pretty minor things so I'm not going to stress over them. The villains were appallingly villainous. As there were scenes from the POV of the villains, their motivations and actions clearly explained and rationally motivated. At least rational from a villain's POV of course.Going to go find the brothers' books and read them now.
The hero Christian and the heroine Skye meet when Christian saves her life when she is savagely beaten by her 'date' for the evening, and takes her back to his to rest. Skye is thankful to Christian for saving her but leaves before he wakes as she doesn't want to drag him into the mess that is her life. Skye is a high-dollar escort, whom is trapped into this lifestyle by Belleni, a very evil man who is also the father of her beloved son. Skye has tried to escape with her son many times but has always been caught and punished, but after the attack and especially when Belleni begins to show that he wants even more from her, she knows she has to get out now. Christian doesn't forget Skye and when he sees her again, by chance, with her son he knows that he wants to help her. Christian and Skye spend time together and he tries hard to make her trust him and open up. And when Skye comes to him with fear in her eyes asking for his help to get her and her son out of town, he's more than willing to help.This was not what I was expecting! A heroine who is a prostitute is very surprising, and when I started reading it to say I was sceptical is an understatement! But, as I read on I found myself enjoying it and accepting everything that went with the two characters. It is very brave of the author, especially in a romance, and it certainly made me think about the harsh realities of life. Christian is a wonderful hero; he is so open and kind, as well as just a little tortured by his bad childhood and his feelings towards Skye. I really felt for these two characters, both of them are strong but lost, and I felt they really deserved to find happiness with one another.The writing is very smooth but there are a couple of things I didn't like about the book. First is that it was never really explained how Skye first got involved and trapped in her lifestyle, which is a bit frustrating. Secondly, there were random small snippets of POV from the two 'baddies', but these lacked depth and didn't really add to the story, it would have been better if there was more or non at all. Nevertheless, this is a surprisingly enjoyable book with a wonderful blend of love and reality. Originally posted at http://everyday-is-the-same.blogspot....
The second of Mama Jo's boys stars in this tale of secrets, a wicked witch of a woman and a delightful four-year-old. Too bad the boy and his mother are held as virtual prisoners by the man Skye D'Lane thought was her savior. Too late, she realizes she's trapped until she meets Christian Holt, bartending while looking for the big break that will enable him to open his own nightclub.Mama Jo figures in this story, too. She sense what is going on between Skye and Christian even as they deny it until a crisis that explodes around them in the guise of a dinner with the investor interested in helping Christian secure the money he needs to start his nightclub. But after that scene, has Christian lost Skye? And she him? Read for yourself and find out.
This is the second book in this series. I normally don't read to many Harlequin Romance books, but I won the three in this series in a book giveaway in July, 2011. I was pleasingly surprised when I read the first one in the series, and the same goes for this one. I don't like the "Hot & Steamy" romance books, and found this one was light romance and a bit of suspense. It was an enjoyable and quick book to read. A nice week-end kind of reading book.
Miniseries: Mama Jo's Boys"This book was good, but at times a bit scary." From a review posted by an eHarlequin.com member. To read more, go here. The reviewer gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.
Miniseries: Mama Jo's Boys