Chance of A Lifetime has a long list of adjectives to describe it. The characters are fun. The attraction is lethal and the story is off the charts. I LOVED IT. Gen is a courageous heroine that is lovable and inspiring. Finding out her limits is not easy when you have overprotective family and a disability but she still wants to live life to the fullest. Chance could stand to learn a few things from her. He has a heart of gold but has let guilt and shame dampen how he views his relationship with two important people in his life. Chance of a Lifetime is a story of bravery, forgiveness and the healing power of falling in love. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Marissa Clarke has made my list of favorite authors. I will be honest and admit to not reading the book blurb before I started reading Chance of a Lifetime. Thus, I had no idea what to expect. I was surprised the heroine was blind and I had no idea if her blindness was a result of something the hero did in the past. Chance of a Lifetime is one of those romances for the ages. Gen Richards and Chance Anderson met when they were 5 and 8, after Chance attempted to defend her honor on the baseball field. Gen’s family, along with her brother who use to be Chance’s best friend, kept Gen locked in a box and never allowed her to branch out or feel like a “normal” person. Chance was different. He insisted she be included in everything they did. He never once allowed her disability to define who she was. I went from being curious about Gen’s blindness and how that would work in a romance to being completely in awe by her determination to live her life to its fullest. I definitely wasn't expecting her to be a feisty heroine. She’s independent and comfortable in her own skin. The only things holding her back are her parents and brother. After a tragic accident, Chance is ordered to stay away from Gen, but she’s like a magnet and he can’t stay away. So he keeps his distance, always making sure she’s okay. The two reconnect when Gen decides to fulfill her bucket list that she made ten years previously. Item one is kiss a total stranger. Oops, turns out the stranger is Chance, her high school crush. The two agree to fulfill her bucket list, realizing their feelings for one another. There are some authors who grab you with the first words of their book and never let you go. Marissa Clarke is one of those authors. Chance and Gen are both fantastic. I could feel their love for each other coming through the pages. There were a couple of times I actually felt tears in my eyes. I’ve loved couples in the past, but these two go beyond anything I’ve ever felt for another couple. Marissa has ended the Anderson Brothers series on a high note. Big sigh!!!! I loved this book. It should be noted Chance of a Lifetime is a standalone read. **Personal Purchase**
I LOVED this one. This book was so much more than I expected. Not that I didn't expect a lot from this author. The prior two Anderson Bros. books have been fun lighthearted reads. This one took the emotional level up about 10 notches while still giving us the fun part. Chance is the adrenaline junkie of the Anderson brothers but in his heart he loves hard and deep and there has only been one woman who has made it into his heart. Gen Richards may be blind but that doesn't mean she can't take care of herself. Convincing her overprotective family of that fact is easier said than done. So to prove her independence she decides with the help of her friends to complete a bucket list she made when she was a young teen, she never could have imagined her first daring venture would bring Chance Anderson back into her life. Chance and Gen's story will definitely tug at your heartstrings and leave you with a very satisfied smile on your face in the end. This is one I HIGHLY recommend.