Review – A Fighting Chance by Shannon Stacey

Reviewer: MinnChica

I’m a sucker for Stacey’s writing, add in the fact that this is a second chance romance, and I was pretty much sold!

Adeline is prepared to have a fun weekend with her girlfriends, but when she runs into a life sized poster of the one man who broke her heart, her past is thrown back in her face. Over the course of one short weekend, Adeline will have to decide if Brendan is worth a second chance, and if their love has a chance of succeeding a second time around.

I thought this was such a fun and cute story. I love books that deal with a couple that has to overcome socioeconomic differences, and the stresses that come with that. Add in a dash of family drama, and I was hooked from the start.

I enjoyed Adeline, especially as she struggled with balancing the return of an old flame, and wanting to spend the weekend with her girlfriends as planned. I liked the fact that she would run off every chance she got to steal a kiss or two, it really went a long way to showcasing just how intense the attraction and history was between them. I also liked seeing the way her friends made Brendan work for their approval, especially after the way things had ended between them years before.

While I enjoyed Brendan’s character, I didn’t love him as much as Stacey’s other heroes. For some reason, I struggled to connect with the strong and physically imposing fighter who was all too willing to back away from the love of his life on a suggestion from family. Part of me felt like Brendan should have had a stronger backbone and really stuck up for his relationship with Adeline and all they had. But, that being said, I liked the way he went out of his way to show her just how much he was willing to do to get the second chance.

All in all, Stacey once again wrote a fabulous novella that I didn’t want to put down! I thought Adeline was such a fabulous heroine, and I wish we could have spent more time with her and her girlfriends!
I give A Fighting Chance a B

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