Chances Are by Christy Reece

Posted July 14, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Chances Are by Christy ReeceChances Are by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #10
Published by Self Published on April 22, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 224
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars
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Angela Delvecchio has always dreamed of being an LCR field operative. As LCR’s main researcher, she’s helped rescue victims, but always from the sidelines. Until now. Last Chance Rescue has been asked to assist the authorities in apprehending a serial killer terrorizing London. Angela knows this is her time and her mission.

After the murder of his wife, Jake Mallory stopped believing in anything good. Now, as an operative for Last Chance Rescue, he’s found a new purpose but he’ll never let his guard down again. The beautiful and much too vulnerable Angela is a temptation like no other—one he dare not take. Hearing that she’s going to be an operative is a surprise, but Jake is stunned to learn her first assignment will be to bait and trap the Red Rose killer. Assigned to be her partner, Jake knows he wouldn’t have it any other way. He failed the last woman he cared about…he won’t fail Angela.

Angela thought going undercover as an exotic dancer would be the toughest part of the job, and Jake thought keeping his hands off his partner would be his biggest challenge. They were both wrong. Taught to expect the unexpected, Angela faces events she never anticipated and Jake must allow the unthinkable. Now it’s a fight for survival because evil has more than one face and to stay alive, death may be the only option.

 

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Angela Delvecchio, LCRs über researcher and assistant, has long wanted to be an operative and over the years, underwent all the training to become one. Now that her circumstances have changed, she’s making the move. Operative Jake Mallory isn’t too pleased about her first assignment. They’ve enjoyed a flirty relationship until now when they’ll be partnered to catch a dangerous serial killer. She wants more, him…not so much.

 

We’ve not known much about Angela until this story so learning her history was interesting. The heroines in this series often face some tough treatment and she’s no different. Her undercover assignment is provocative and challenges her relationship with Jake. It was interesting getting an insider’s view of exotic dancing, too. I enjoyed the op and all the drama associated with Angela’s participation.

 

The romance was the weak spot as I really don’t like the “I’m afraid of committing again” trope. Fortunately it wasn’t protracted and I really liked Jake and Angela.

 

I hate seeing this wonderful series end but am looking forward to what’s next with the spinoff. I enjoyed this story and the ending just kindled the fire.

About Christy Reece

Growing up in a tiny Alabama community boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn’t thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart. After years of talking to the characters in her head, she finally decided to write the stories they had been telling her. Now, she and her characters couldn’t be happier.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, five incredibly cute but precocious canines, and one very shy turtle.

Review Breakdown
Writing
four-stars
Overall: four-stars
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