Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chad's Chance by Elley Arden

Title:  Chad's Chance
Series:  Emerald Springs Legacy #3
Author:  Elley Arden  
Published:  April 7th 2014 by Crimson Romance
Length:  186pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Meet Chad, the third of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.

Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries … and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it’s up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.

Chad Whitman loves his family, but he’s not entirely sure he shares their responsible, deliberate outlook on life. Where’s the excitement and passion in that? Running the family diner has been moderately fulfilling, but with his father retiring from the tea farming business, he needs to get a direction.

After being unfairly fired from her dream job, Jen Chavez picks up her worst nightmare in the parking lot—a rich guy she thought was just another pretty face. She has no intention of turning out like her mother, latching on to wealthy men for self-worth and survival. She doesn’t need a man. She needs a job.

Chad decides turning the diner into a microbrewery will provide the excitement his life lacks, and he knows just the person to help him with the job. But hiring Jen as a consultant to the project has its drawbacks. He has a reputation for messing around with the wrong women, and his family is watching his every move. As days pass, his desire to open a top-notch microbrewery is matched only by his desire for Jen. Can they overcome their backgrounds to make this microbrewery a dream big enough for both of them?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

Being a lover of craft beers this novel naturally drew me to it, but it was oh so much more than that. I couldn’t put this one down even for a second. I absolutely love Arden’s voice. It is so inviting that you can’t help but get wrapped up in the tale. Arden takes the world of Emerald Springs and allows it to explode through her intimate storytelling and wildly imaginative turns of phrase. I really feel like I’ve been to Emerald Springs now. Arden’s descriptions are so intricate and vivid that, as a reader, you can picture it all easily.
I love how the novels in this series fit together even though they’re written by different authors. Although written from the perspective of each individual author, the various novels meld together into a coherent whole, allowing you to follow from one to the next, getting to know the entire family quite well.

Character development in this novel is phenomenal. Everyone is well and individually developed in a well-rounded way, without necessarily being a well-rounded individual. It leads to a uniquely diverse cast of characters that really draws you in. It also highlights the main characters quite uniquely. I really enjoyed the whirlwind romance they lived, especially since they still thought out the pros and cons. And what a natural, unpretentious proposal. I’m in love.

|  Goodreads  |  Shelfari  |
|  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Indigo  |

No comments:

Post a Comment