Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Available Now | Gypsy's Chance by Emily Minton and Shelley Springfield | #NEW #SmallTown #Romance #Review

Title: Gypsy's Chance
Author: Emily Minton and Shelley Springfield
Genre: Small Town Romance
Release Date: 22 May 2017

Gypsy Rose’s life is changed by one brutal act.

She is forced to leave her home behind and head to the smalltown of Macon, Missouri. While there, she finds love and contentment with a family that isn’t her own. She is finally able to bury her past and look to the future with hope and excitement.

After an unexpected tragedy hits, she is left to start over again.

When she meets Chance Ryan, he offers her a helping hand. She can't help from being skeptical, but trusting this supposed knight in shining armor seems like her only option. With nothing left to lose, she really has no other choice but to take what he offers.

Can she take a chance on him giving her the happily ever after she always wanted?

This was a quick read about a young girl turning her life around from the dire childhood she was raised in.

Gypsy Rose had escaped from an horrific scene that was the final thing to force her to flee for her life. Finding herself in a small town the eighteen year old finally finds a place to feel safe under the loving guidance of Lucy who owns the local diner in the town. Fast forward five years and Gypsy is now firmly established in the town but then another drastic episode sees her moving away again where she come across the Ryan Brothers and their construction business. Taking a shine to Chance Ryan, could he be the one to finally save her?

I really loved the first half of this book of seeing Gypsy’s struggles to overcome her past and it kept me engaged throughout. The romance was slow to come forward in the storyline which started about near to the mid-point and it was at this stage that the story began to falter and become a little stilted. It felt like the parts that should have been a big dramatic chapter were covered in a retrospect paragraph and then other things went into fine details such as when she was buying a dress and having her hair done. Just a bit topsy turvy for me. Don’t get me wrong the characters were wonderful but I just didn’t feel the connection between Gypsy and Chance. I was really rooting for them but it felt more of a ‘tell’ rather than a ‘show’ of a romance which was really disappointing. I also didn’t see the point of the prison scene in the epilogue but did love the HEA the two main character’s had.

Saying all that though I did read right to the end and overall it was an enjoyable read. First half five stars, second half three so will round up to a 3.5 – 4 stars.

*ARC kindly provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review 

USA Today Bestselling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children.
Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her head. 

Shelley was born and raised in Kentucky and doesn't see herself leaving the bluegrass state anytime soon. Shelley and her husband have been together for sixteen years, and they share three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.Although Grim Bastards is her first published novel, she has been a fan of romance reads for many, many years. Shelley loves all sorts of genres of romance but Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Comedy are her all-time favorites.

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