Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
Chase Sullivan is a photographer at a family gathering taking pictures of his mother and his eight siblings. After leaving the gathering he comes across a woman who’s had an accident. Chloe Peterson needs to be rescued in more ways than one.
You can almost feel the heat coming off the page when Chloe and Chase meet for the first time. Bella shows the reader that if you’ve come out of a bad relationship, you still deserve a second chance at love. This story also reminds us that we are not at fault and not to be afraid to let others into our lives. I found it interesting that one particular morning that I’m reading this book, our local news station was doing a piece on domestic violence – déjà vu (http://www.wggb.com/2013/08/10/domestic-violence-walk-in-memory-of-tyshianna-atkins/).
Ellen works for Chase’s brother Marcus who happens to own a California winery. If you do have the chance to travel, and visit a winery, what better setting to read this book. She and Chase almost hook up but it doesn’t happen for them. It does leave me wondering if she’ll ever hook up with someone before this series is over. I’ll have to keep reading the other books to see if my question is answered.
What I’m impressed with is that Bella leaves the ex in the background, for the most part, so that she can build the relationship with Chase and Chloe. I’m afraid that if he had made a strong appearance, the whole feel of the story would have changed and I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much. Chase is the epitome of the knight charging in on a white horse. Who doesn’t love to read a feel good story with a happy ending?
The next book in the series is titled From This Moment On and it is Marcus’ story. At the end of this book, Bella gives the reader a hint of what his story is going to be about. If you enjoyed Chase’s book as much as I did, make sure to check out this next one.