Today I’m sharing my review on a Christmas themed romance that will put you in the holiday spirit. Her Christmas Chance is the second in the Christmas Creek Romance series by Rachelle Ayala.
My Review – Her Christmas Chance by Rachelle Ayala
Although this is the second in a series, you can read this standalone without having read the first one. I enjoyed the author’s writing and would consider going back to book one to read that too. I always recommend reading series in order, but you could approach it however you see fit.
Her Christmas Chance is a quick holiday themed read with an interesting storyline. This book included some heavy emotional situations and secrets and it was an interesting progression to discover what the characters were hiding. I have to say I think this is the first book I’ve ever read where the main character had an illness such as cerebral palsy. I wonder how true the individual’s illness and everyday movement is in line with someone that actually has this illness. It was refreshing to read a book where someone with an illness was the main character rather than just the supporting character and that their illness was not the main topic of the book but something that developed the character and was a part of the story but not the main focus.
I liked the character development and overall enjoyed the story. Bella’s cat is always getting into trouble and I found myself laughing at all it’s mischief. One of the main themes/lesson of the story is about love and forgiveness. People that have done terrible things might not deserve our forgiveness, but if we have enough love in our hearts, we can learn to forgive them and create a path to move forward in life and rebuild relationships. Love always drives out hate and it’s never too late to apologize for past wrongdoings and move forward in building bridges and a strong foundation of life and love.
My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Will her cat ruin her Christmas chance for love?
Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.
It worked, until her sister married writer Lucky Lenigan, and Bella developed a crush on Lucky’s brother—a bad boy with a shady past.
Chance Martin made one mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. After his release, he spends his days restoring antique furniture and his nights alone.
When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in the furniture workshop, Chance confronts Bella and finds himself with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.
Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back into hiding?
Author’s Note: Although part of the Christmas Creek Romance Series, Her Christmas Chance is a complete and standalone story. Bella Tallahan appears in a previous story, Lucky in Laguna, where her sister Tally Tallahan meets and falls in love with Lucky Lenigan.
A Christmas Creek Romance Series
Holly & Gordon, Deck the Hearts
Bella & Chance, Her Christmas Chance
Audiobook also available
“I loved this story! Rachelle Ayala is a powerful writer” – Francis Cristina
“WOW!!!! I absolutely fell in love with this story. This book is emotionaly heartfelt.” – Bookworm K
“A perfect heart warming christmas story to read & cherish. I recommend reading this sweet christmas story as you will not be disappointed.” – Sophie Koufes
Above reviews from Amazon.com
Also available in A Christmas Creek Romance
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.
Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.
Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.
Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.
Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?
About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.
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