This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Xpresso Book Tours. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Chance at Redemption by Samatha Harris
Series: Madison Square #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Purchase at: Amazon
Gwen Stevens had a privileged life until her father spoke three little words that turned her world upside down. “You’re cut off.”
Broke and desperate, Gwen is forced to accept a waitressing job, but this glimmer of hope has a price. As if being a cocktail waitress isn’t bad enough, she has to do it in a dive bar called The Den, and her bad luck doesn’t stop there. She also needs to deal with the new owner, a blue-eyed, self-righteous ass determined to make her life miserable.
Liam Sinclair walked away from the entitlement and obligation his family planned for him, vowing to make his own way in the world…
Adjusting to life as a new business owner, Liam has experienced more than his fair share of setbacks. When his only waitress breaks her leg, his sister takes it upon herself to hire a replacement—a spoiled, self-indulgent hothead with too much makeup and more than enough attitude. Gwen represents the world he’s trying to escape, a world of excess and greed that he was never cut out for.
Appearances can be deceiving, and first impressions aren’t always right…
Despite their apparent differences, the tension between them turns to a fiery passion that neither of them can resist. Together they find balance and learn to appreciate the simpler things in life. But Gwen soon discovers that old habits die hard, and one mistake is all it takes to ruin everything.
Forgiveness must be earned, but even a villain deserves a chance at redemption…
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Chance at Redemption is a steamy romance book that illustrates that appearances are not always what they seem and that no one is beyond redemption. I will warn you that the main protagonist starts as a spoiled little rich girl but if you stick with the story you will be rewarded with a steamy romance, great character development, and a huge smile on your face. Even better is that this story is told by dual voice, Gwen and Liam, so it gives you a deeper understanding of the emotions of the characters. I really enjoyed this story!
Gwen is a walking stereotype for a trust fund baby, that daddy just cut off. At the start of this story we meet her worst, most annoying self. Yeah, was not a big fan of her character at all but I kept reading because I was interested to see how her character development was going to progress. Once Gwen realizes that she was really and truly cut off she started to take stock of her situation and that quickly humbled her. I loved this story because of Gwen, her development as a person despite the ups and downs was such a joy to read.
Liam is such a strong character, who I just love. He is making his own way in the world and he makes no apologies for his bluntness. I love that even though he had no interest in Gwen as an employee, let’s be frank, she was a bitch, but he honored his sister’s request to give her a chance. Then when others wanted her gone because of Gwen’s past mistakes (and they were huge) he just couldn’t do it. He knew underneath everything that she was trying and he had to give her the chance. It wasn’t just that he was attracted to her, he was a good guy and stuck to his guns because he could see what the others couldn’t.
This story was not a simple romance. There is plenty of great tension and conflict throughout. Even though Liam seemed like he had it all together, he had some lingering issues that he needed to deal with. It was hard to see how rough things became for Gwen and there was a point where her old friends really took things too far that almost ruined everything Gwen had been working towards. That was tough to read because I wanted some vigilante justice on that injustice. Throughout it all Gwen stayed true to what she wanted both for herself and with Liam. She truly had to fight some serious odds to come out on top and I admired that about her character. Even though she started out despicable she ended up remarkable and this is a romance read that I would highly recommend.
*Thank you to Samatha Harris and Xpresso Reads for this complimentary copy of Chance at Redemption*
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