Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Fighting Chance (Running Into Love #4) by Annalisa Nicole with Giveaway, Excerpt, Book Trailer & Review

Max “Slick” Jones has never led an easy life. He’s rough, hardened and tatted on the outside and never once thought that he deserved to be loved. Despite his upbringing, he’s dedicated his life to helping others. When his old friend Asher Wellington calls upon his services, he drops everything knowing he has a lifetime of debt to fulfill to this family. But, what he didn’t expect was to meet Chloe.

Chloe Peters grew up in a privileged, picture perfect life with amazing parents and her twin brother, Kyle. She and Kyle were living out their lifelong dream until one second, one moment in time changed everything and sent her into a tailspin she thought she could never recover from. 

Will the exchange of deep dark pain in the eyes of two hardened souls open the door to a happily ever after?

Can Max show Chloe that there can be life after tragedy? Can Chloe Show Max that he is worthy of love?

Sometimes the hardest person to forgive, is yourself.

This is a mature audience book, and is intended for adults only.

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She walks over to the window, pulls back the sheer white curtain, and stares out into what seems like nothingness. She places her forehead on the glass and slowly shakes it back and forth. I can’t stand to see her like this. I walk across the room and stand behind her. I question whether or not I should even touch her. My hand hovers over her arm as the hairs stand on end, begging me for my touch. Her mind is telling her no, but her body is crying out to me, begging me for help. Ever so softly I touch the back of her arms. She jumps and picks her head off the window, but doesn’t shrug it away. I run my hand down the back of her arms and bury my nose in the crook of her neck. I feel the goose bumps forming on her arms and I hear her breathing increase. I know she’s still in this broken shell. I know if I don’t do something now, I risk the possibility of never freeing her from her demons. And I know just what I need to do.

5 stars

When I started this, I was so happy for Max and Chloe. They both deserved to be happy, along with Asher, Kyle and Adrian and their significant others. Max was sort of an enigma, you didn't know much about him, but what you did know stuck with you. This book brings Max out and just shows exactly what kind of person he is. He is complex and loving, fun and so caring, sensitive and dominant, and many other things, just as we all are. Chloe was doing really well, and then came the mistake that Max made. I understand why he thought that way, but it took him a long time to come around to a better way of thinking that was not just better for Chloe, but himself as well. It was a horrible few months, that's for sure. But the lengths that Max goes to in order to ensure that Chloe heals and becomes all she can be was amazing to read about. I absolutely loved the end, and I hope this is not the end of the series. 

I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I absolutely love being a stay at home mom. 

I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoy writing. 

Today I am a self-published author and it has been an amazing journey.

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