Monday, February 17, 2014

Release Day Review & Giveaway: Worth the Chance by Vi Keeland

I'm excited to be part of the Release Day Launch for Worth the Chance by Vi Keeland, because the story is wonderful! This tour is hosted by AToMR Tours. Click here for a complete tour schedule. My stop includes a review, excerpt, and giveaway.

Publication Date: February 17th 2014
A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | iTunes

About the Book:

Meet Liv Michaels
It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget.

Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.

Meet Vince Stone
Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway.

Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.

When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?

My Thoughts:
Liv and Vinny had an unlikely romance.  Liv was the geeky tutor and Vinny was the school heart throb with girls throwing themselves at him left and right. Even before Liv started tutoring Vinny she had a mad crush on him, but after spending one and one time together she was a complete goner.

Unfortunately, things didn’t end well. Liv fell hard and had her heart broken and she and Vinny parted ways.  Seven years later a writing assignment throws their lives together once more and old feelings surface again, burning brighter than ever.  Of course, Liv is hesitant.  She’s not the naïve school girl anymore, and so she keeps Vinny at arm’s length.  But Vinny won’t have it. In the past he felt all wrong for Liv, and he let her get away. He won’t make the same mistake twice.

I love, LOVE, second chance romances.  When there is that prior connection and there are deep feelings on both sides mingled in with hurt from the past, it’s a pleasure to see it all finally work out.  The HEA is so much sweeter then.

This story is told from both Liv and Vinny’s POV with flashbacks shedding light on what happened between them in the past.  Vinny is my favorite type of guy: possessive, protective, and caring. Liv was also lovely. She was no pushover, but not unreasonable or unmoving either.  Plus, as a book lover and writer by profession, this girl’s focus can’t help but speak to the book nerd in me.

Liv and Vinny’s relationship is fiery! Parts of it reminded me a little of dom/sub type of relationship which was oh-so-hot! There is more going on and secrets from the past threaten the love Liv and Vinny finally find again.  But you just know things have to work out.

This is a companion to Worth the Fight.  I enjoyed that story so it was a treat to see Nico and Elle again and “be part” of a momentous event in their lives, and see their HEA still is going strong.  I loved that Elle immediately befriends Liv so that Nico and Elle are there for both Vinny and Liv to help navigate their relationship. 

I was hoping for another story with Jax, a secondary character we meet and I just found out there's one planned for July: Worth Forgiving, so yay!

I loved this second chance romance! Vi Keeland wrote a compelling and captivating story! 

4 Suns

Click on title for Goodreads link:

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter, #1)   Worth the Chance (MMA Fighter, #2)

About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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