Nov 18, 2015

Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke Review

Chance of a Lifetime
Anderson Brothers #3
By: Marissa Clarke
Releasing November 16, 2015
Entangled Lovestruck

Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe…

Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of 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 best friend.

Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing to 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. 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.

I can honestly say I have never read a book like this before! It was amazing! Let me tell you about it.
Gen is at a crossroad in her life! When a co-worker dies suddenly in a freak accident, Gen is determined to complete the bucket list that she wrote when she was 15! Number one on the list was to kiss a stranger, which might seem like an easy thing to do, but Gen is blind, and when she finally get the nerve to complete challenge number 1, she realizes that the man she kissed it not a stranger, but the man from her past that hurt her more than anyone in the world…Chance Anderson.
Chance has loved Genevieve Elizabeth Richards (Genny) since he was a teenager. Her was not only one of her protectors, but her brothers best friend, until one night a bad decision nearly cost her, her life and led him into 10 years of hell.
Now out of some form repentance, Chance is helping her with her bucket list; until her family stops them. Now Gen has to decide if she is going to allow her family to continue to control her life or she is going to fight for what she wants.
This book truly blew my socks off, I love how Chance showed his love and dedication all throughout the 10 years that Chance stayed away from Genny! I also love the way that he is still her protector, even when she chooses something he doesn’t think is safe. To say that I am truly in love with this book might be an understatement! I thought that it was just another little sister and brother's best friend book! But it is so far from it!
So let’s get to the basics of the book shall we! The writing and plot were amazing! The only thing it was lacking was the continuation of this book until they die!!! That right, I could read about Chance and Genny forever!
I give Chance of a Lifetime a very well deserved 10 out of 10!

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Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school.

Currently, she serves as Vice-President of Programming for the West Houston RWA Chapter, and is a founding member of Houston YA/MG Writers, and the Blog.

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Marissa also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA under the name Mary Lindsey. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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  1. Fantastic Review! Got me excited to pick this one up!

  2. Thank you for being a part of the tour and for the lovely review.