A Fighting Chance

fightingcover77014-mediumAuthor: Shannon Stacey

Publisher: Carina Press

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Carina & Amazon

Type: Novella 

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Blurb: All work and no play makes Adeline Kendrick a dull girl, so when she heads to a casino resort for a friend’s bachelorette weekend, she’s ready to have a good time. Until she runs into Brendan Quinn, professional fighter and the one who got away—the one her family drove away—and things take a turn for the interesting.

Running into his ex won’t shake Brendan. Even if it brings up the old pain of loving her when she was only slumming. Even if she looks really good. In fact, what better way to get over the past than to take advantage of the still-sizzling chemistry running hot between them? He’s there to win an MMA fight, but he won’t say no to a little physical relief of a different kind.

But when the weekend is over, Adeline isn’t ready to give up her second chance that easily. Brendan is still the one for her, no matter what her family thinks. Now, if only she can convince him of that…


Review: Shannon Stacey is one if my favorites and this novella is no exception. The characters are believable, the plot lines are authentic, and you really grow too know them. All around great intro to this author that’ll make you want to read all her stuff.

Six years earlier, Brendan had let his insecurities and a stern talking to by Del’s father dissuade him from pursuing the one women he really loved. Even after all these years, he still feels her loss. He’d gotten into fighting as a means to stay busy and not think about her; it was somewhat ironic that his fight in Vegas brought them back together.

Del has never forgotten the man she loved who abandoned her so thoughtlessly. He’d broken her heart, dammit. Setting him again in Vegas was weird and wonderful all at the same time. Was hooking up again really a good idea?

It’s Vegas, baby.

Maybe while they’re hitting the sheets they’ll find the way back to each other.

I always enjoy getting to know Shannon’s characters. She has such an engaging voice as a writer that I usually end up feeling like part of the family. This book is funny, irreverent and sweet, with characters you’ll cheer for. Start on it today!

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