2016 RITA® Finalist: Contemporary Romance: Short
Golden Quill Award: Winner – Contemporary Romance (Series)
Carolyn Readers Choice Award: Overall Winner – Contemporary Romance Category
NCRA National Readers Choice Awards Finalist: Contemporary Romance Series
Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe.
Gen Richards is done being “the helpless blind girl.” Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing…until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s adrenaline-junky best friend.
Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s won’t take. His recklessness a decade ago landed her in the hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother.
Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order to keep her out of trouble. But running through a freezing fountain, playing spin the bottle while fending off a mad horde of stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real danger: falling for the one person he can never have.
A wonderfully sweet, touching and fun to read book. I love it when I get to experience stories like this one where I didn't know the author, didn't know what to expect and got a huge grin at the end.
“What do you see?”
“Nothing but you.”
More than pleasantly surprised by Chance of a Lifetime!
First time reading this author (I think…) and it won’t be my last seeing as I have 2 more Anderson brothers to get to know…better!
Marissa Clarke really had me at the blurb. A blind heroine deciding to take matters of her li... ...more
4 - "I won't peek if you don't." Stars!
Marissa Clarke reeled me in, and kept me on the hook from start to finish with Chance of a Lifetime, this is one of those books that you pick up expecting a light and fluffy read, and although the author gives you that, there is an awful lot of thought that... ...more
When Gen's young co-worker dies from chocking on a mint, she decides that life is short and she wants to complete her bucket list from when she was 15. Gen is blind and has lived under the constant protection of her brother and parents- never letting her live an independent life. When at her regu... ...more
**ARC provided by the publisher for an honest review***
Chance of a Lifetime was a wonderfully told second chance romance. This story has such a feel good feeling to it. I loved both Gen and Chance and they were perfect together. Chance saw the real Gen and did not make her feel disabled. I loved... ...more
Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise
This one is definitely my favourite of the trilogy. I didn't know whether or not I would love Chance, but oh, I did love him.
He was probably the brother I didn't know very well. Each book brought it more about the brothers, but I felt like not much had... ...more
This was perfection.
I loved Gen and Chance. She's sassy and sarcastic and I love her view on things . Chance is loyal and passionate and they're so perfect together. I absolutely loved being in both of their heads, reading them figure things out.
It was fun, flirty, and just perfec... ...more
Nominated for a 2016 RITA Award in the category Contemporary Romance: Short!
This story is the third in the Anderson brothers series, all standalone, and each of which I have enjoyed tremendously as lighthearted romantic comedies. The Anderson brother might share the genes that have gifted them w... ...more
Gen Richards has lived with her over-the-top, over-protective, over-bearing older brother, Walter, and parents. See, she’s blind which in their minds means she’s helpless and can’t do anything on her own without them there to protect her. Little do they realize just how truly independent and so-f... ...more
Marissa Clarke has made my list of favorite authors. I will be honest and admit to not reading the book blurb before I started reading Chance of a Lifetime. Thus, I had no idea what to expect. I was surprised the heroine was blind and I had no idea if her blindness was a result of something the h... ...more
I'm always happy to pick up a book by Marissa Clarke and her Anderson Brothers series has so far has brought me pretty much all I could ask to find in a lighter contemporary romance. Chance of a Lifetime was no exception; romantic, fun and sexy, heart warming and at times quite emotional, Chance... ...more
This was my first book from this author and I have to tell you that I really enjoyed this book. Gen Richards is blind and has a family that wants to keep her wrapped up inside a bubble. However after a coworker dies suddenly she decides that she is done with that and pulls out her bucket list tha... ...more
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I am ashamed to admit that I've never read a book from Marissa Clarke before. I did see the release of the book that preceded Chance Of A Lifetime, and I don't know why I didn't pick it up for review.... ...more
Great story about Gen Richards, who has been blind all her life and Chance Anderson the guy who has had a crush on her for a long time. There was an “incident” in the past and he has been not allowed near her since she was about 15//16 years old so Gen went from hero worshipping him to hating him... ...more
I LOVED this one. This book was so much more than I expected. Not that I didn't expect a lot from this author. The prior two Anderson Bros. books have been fun lighthearted reads. This one took the emotional level up about 10 notches while still giving us the fun part. Chance is the adrenaline ju... ...more
Chance of a Lifetime was a beautifully written romance that left me with a heart full of happy feels.
Loved both Chance and Gen, they truly touched my heart. Their story was sweet, heartwarming and very entertaining.
I enjoyed watching them fall in love and find their HEA.
What a great rea... ...more
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
After having read the first two books in the series, I had great expectations for this third and last book, focused on the youngest Anderson brother, Chance.
We finally learn the reason why Chance goes to a bar every friday whe... ...more
Originally posted on Book-o-Craze, on a tour hosted by Tasty Book Tours.
When one of Gen's colleagues, only one year older than her, dies by choking on a mint, the 25-year-old woman decides to step up the game and actually start living her life, instead of keeping on leading a peaceful life guarde... ...more
"How could this have happened? Of the thousands of people she could have randomly kissed in the city, it had to be Chance."
I love a good friends to lovers story! This one is a great one!
Gen has always struggled to be seen. How ironic, since she is without sight herself. Everyone makes her take th... ...more
Dear readers, if you've come this far to check this book out, prepare to encounter one of the most endearing and "heroic" heroines you've ever come across in a work of fiction. Not to mention the gallant hero who loves her. Gen Richards, blind since birth, has been in love with Chance Anderson si... ...more
Received in exchange for a honest review
This was fun and sweet and uplifting. chance is awesome. What makes chance great is who he is on the inside. He has loved Gen since he was little. Always striving to be what she deserves but never feeling he did. He always treated like she could do anything... ...more
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The first two books in the Anderson Brothers series were great. Book one, Sleeping With The Boss, was my first Marissa Clarke book, and one of my very first Entangled Lovestruck books. I'll never forget how exciting it w... ...more
I can’t say how much I love this series and this author. When the opportunity to review this book came up I was super excited, but I didn’t think it was possible for this book to outdo the previous installment (If you haven't read that review yet please click this link) but it did! There is so mu... ...more
Chance sees Gen for who she is. Despite the fact that she is blind, he knows she can do anything. He has stayed away from his love because of his childhood best friend. People grow up and they grow apart. Chance has quickly become a favorite of mine. He is level headed and knows what he needs in... ...more