Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Chance for Home by Traci Hunter Abramson

Chance for Home, by Traci Hunter Abramson
2017, 234p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she’s found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he’s a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizes that what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she’s after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she’s trying to escape, she’s out of luck. Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he’s dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancĂ©e, Brandi, may be the worst. When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan’s teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben’s sister will pose as Ryan’s new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between fact and fiction is blurred, and the very real feelings that develop between the couple are undeniable. But when faced with the interference of conniving exes, family objections, and the reality of their very different lives, are Ryan and Kari destined to strike out in the game of love?

When Kari learned that her boyfriend actually had a fiance, she packed up and headed to Washington, D.C. to spend time with her brother, Ben (a baseball player), and his wife, Maya. One of Ben's teammates, Ryan, had his ex-fiancee, Brandi, show up to one of their games and he didn't want to deal with her. Ben and Ryan came up with a plan to have Kari pose as Ryan's girlfriend. She was willing to help him out. As they spent more time together, their feelings changed and they had to figure out if they could make their relationship work.

I'm used to reading mystery and suspense novels from this author so was interested to see if I would like how she writes romance. I'm happy to say that I loved this book! Ryan and Kari had great chemistry and are both easy characters to fall in love with. They had some challenges to overcome so it wasn't smooth sailing for them.

I also loved Ben and Maya! There is another book that shares their story, which would also be fun to read. This works well as a standalone so it's not necessary to read their story first. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for clean contemporary romance!

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

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sherry fundin said...

Great review and giveaway.
sherry @ fundinmental

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