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Chance's Vindication (Lost Shifters #13)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  853 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Raised in complete isolation, Raven shifter Chance knew little of the shifter world. While he realized that the Ravens were at war with feline shifters, he didn't understand just how deep the hatred went until he took refuge with a coalition of felines - felines who sometimes seemed more likely to kill him than protect him from the Ravens hunting him. Living among his enem ...more
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Published September 15th 2011 by Extasy Books
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May 14, 2012 L-D rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, series
I really liked Chance's character. Chance is a Raven shifter - yes, one of the hated, feared, disgusting carrion eaters. But not really. In the last book we learned that when Dulla, Chance's sister, was found to have a learning disability, the Ravens told Chance's parents to kill her. Unwilling to do that, Chance's parents took their family and hid, raising them outside Raven norms. This is a very good thing since Raven's are nasty, filthy creatures that let their food rot before rolling in it a ...more
Sammy Goode
Mar 10, 2012 Sammy Goode rated it really liked it
Ok--Confesssion #1--I have read all of these--yep--the entire series.

Confession #2---I liked them--oh yes--do you think I would have read like 13 of these if I didn't?

Confession #3--these are like a forbidden candy--or better yet like a bag of yummy potato chips--you can't stop at one--unless of course you don't like potato chips--which some people don't. SO if YOU don't, stop reading and move on cause I will now gush just a bit!

Yes--it is supernatural--they are all shifters, predominantly male-
3.5 stars rounded up to 4.0

Chance is a raven shifter. Raised in isolation, he has had very limited contact with ravens and does not have many of their habits. Chance and his sister, Dulla, have been granted sanctuary in Mitchell's feline coalition. Even Mitchell's no-harm edict, however, does not insulate Chance from the prejudices and hatred many of the felines and hawks have for ravens. Chance doesn't blame them, he hates ravens too. Thomas is the lion shifter assigned to guard Chance. Despite
Oct 31, 2011 Tam rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, shifters
Things are going "ok" for Chance with the coalition. He's not getting beaten up but he has no real friends either and although he's crushing on Thomas who is supposed to watch over him, he knows Thomas hates the ravens for causing his brother to be caught in a permanent animal form. However when Dalton decides to befriend him, life gets more interesting, especially when they are attacked in the mall and Chance refuses to shift and heal himself and Thomas realizes that Chance means something. Aft ...more
Feb 20, 2012 Andre rated it it was ok
Shelves: gay-lesbian, beastmen
This book was ... ok. At most because it made me consider giving up the series. I was barely positively surprised by anything and it was very reminiscent of many other books of the author.
It followed Mrs. Hecht's pattern so far of the more powerful fucking the less powerful and many thinks seemed to be half-cooked at best. So some group of Ravens just happens to have a boss so stupid to keep a bottle of the poison that causes early transformations? Even if that group was supposedly so dumb, why
Sep 15, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it
Ever since book #12, Ranger's Folly (Xavier/Ranger), I already have my heart taken by Chance, the Raven shifter who becomes the foster brother of Xavier. He feels so wonderful, being a brother who takes care of Xavier and his own Raven sister, Dulla -- he has a kind heart, willing to help others, and keeps his own baggage inside. I definitely wish for his happy ending.

My, this story delivers! From the beginning of the story, when it says ...

[Chance often heard people use the term the elephant i
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Sep 17, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I liked it but it seems like it tried too hard to make Chance perfect... I started just rolling my eyes every time he saved someone or said he would give up everything for blah blah and then of course he was TSTL but even with all of that i still liked him and the story but that's why only 4 stars
May 21, 2012 Nikko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I really loved this one.. Makes me wanna read this again!!
Sep 16, 2011 Heather♥ rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. My heart went out to Chance because of his loneliness and the way the other shifters treated him (just like Shane). I wanted to hug Dalton for befriending Chance and helping Chance to see that not everyone hated him. It was great to see how protective (and crazy ass scary) Shane and Trevor became of him as well. As for the Hawks, I wanted to kick each and every one of their asses (except for Gage and Colin) for what they did to Chance. Before Riley mated with Colin, th ...more
Jessie Potts
Sep 30, 2012 Jessie Potts rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-shifters
For me at least, Hecht's stories are either amazing or just good. The best ones in my opinion are the violent bloody ones wrapped in an awesome romance. Shane and Trevor's books did that for me. While I enjoyed Riley and Colin's book Ranger's was just alright, I missed some of the blood and Shane's crazy laughing.

When I saw I had missed the release date for Chance's Vindication I eagerly took the $5 hit again and downloaded it. I am so glad I did. Chance and Thomas were great. We also see a lot
Christy Duke
'Chance's Vindication' is book thirteen in the 'Lost Shifters' series, and interestingly enough, I am not losing interest in this world. I was particularly excited to read Chance's story because it's the first one that focuses on a Raven shifter within the feline coalition. Regardless that Chance's upbringing was completely segregated from other Ravens and he's nothing like them, he's still the coalition's worst and hated enemy. How in the world was the author going to write a love story in this ...more
Jimmy Hanson
Jul 13, 2014 Jimmy Hanson rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, 2011, shifter, 2014
Was pretty disappointed in this one. I've been noticing a trend in Hecht's Lost Shifter novels and it became even more disturbingly obvious in "Chance's Vindication": all her bottoms are extremely uke, and all of her tops are extremely seme. In other words, her tops are tough, big, strong guys, and her bottoms are flightly, timid, innocent kids. In fact, to the point where I'm continuously mistaking them for young-teens, not twenty-something individuals.

In some cases, it works - like with Noah a
Jun 04, 2014 Phaney rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Empty calories! A thoroughly fluffy book with a satisfying and encompassing absolution for Chance. Who’s too sweet and selfless to be true. Not that I mind that.

And Dalton is a hoot. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how his story plays out. (Although there’s the danger that it will be just the same of what we already had several times.)

Time scale remains a nonentity in this series. Xavier was rescued two weeks before the wedding, and this one starts on the day of the wedding – yet everyone
Sep 17, 2011 Deeze rated it liked it
Shelves: quick-easy-reads
After the angst fest I've been on lately I really needed some mindless fluff and this one was perfect.

Despite the flaws, (really not gonna go into them as they are purely my personal niggles), I enjoyed Chance's story. A sweet easy read with just a touch of angsty drama lol. Gotta love the whole jealous/protective thing Thomas had going on lol.
Chance's story is a sweet and enjoyable installment in the Lost Shifters world. It's not easy being a Raven shifter living in the coalition headquarters but through his actions Chance wins not only the love of his mate Thomas he also wins the friendship and admiration of coalition members.
Chance and Thomas. Interesting. I really like Chance, but I was hoping to like Thomas more. Chance broke my heart in his protectiveness. He always put the needs of others before his own.
Sep 16, 2011 Meggie rated it liked it
Shelves: shape-shifters
The plotted story was easy and sweet. At last even Thomas got his mate. I liked them both. Chance was warm and caring character. Simply said, this was sweet enjoyable story.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Stephani Hecht is a terrible writer. I don't feel like pulling any punches here, because to do otherwise would be a disservice to my fellow readers. These books are awful, but have their own compelling pull. I wanted to carry on to see what happened next, even though the writing was making me insane, the characters were all the same, and the sex was becoming incredibly redundant. It wasn't until I got to the third book based on Shane (seriously, again?), that I finally hit a wall and couldn't re ...more
Veronica /  V
Oct 04, 2011 Veronica / V rated it really liked it
I liked it a lot.
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
Dec 21, 2012 Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters
4 Hearts

Review first posted at MM Good Book Reviews

Stephani Hecht has done it again; she has brought us yet another sweet, sexy romance from the coalition of cat and hawk shifters.

Chance knows full well that nearly every shifter in the coalition hates him and all because he had the misfortune of being born a Raven, the coalition’s hated enemy. He just wishes that one shifter in particular would like him. Thomas is a lion shifter who despises the Ravens for
It was ok.

It's a tad too sweet.

The stupidity... Did Chance really thought Thomas didn't realized that he hustled? He gave himself away on at least a couple occasions. And the scene about confronting it felt over banal and repetitive (I don't remember very well, but I think there was a very similar scene in these series before).

Hawks are complete jerks. I understand defending your own but you do not keep on beating up someone already on the ground - that's what bad guys do.

I do agree with some re
This has to be my favorite 'Lost Shifter' book! Of course Shane's books are just as amazing.
I love the 'enemy to lover' stories and this may not have been the traditional type of story but it was still amazing. Chance is a Raven and being a Raven has those nasty stereotypes following wherever he goes. He struggles with being accepted, knowning that the one person he is falling love with hates what he is. While Thomas struggles with his hatred for Ravens, he can't help liking Chance. They somehow
This was a nice read. I adored Chance and although I wish Thomas had been fleshed out a bit more I liked him as well. This one followed the established "formula" for these books but it was an enjoyable read and I totally got sucked in by Chance and his sweet, protective nature.
Feb 21, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Book 13 is about Chance, a Raven shifter. Normally the enemies of the coalition, Chance and his sister Dulla were raised away from the other Ravens as the Raven elders wanted to kill Dulla when they realised she had a learning difficulty. Their parents left in order to protect their children and abandoned the more grotesque Raven habits.
Chance is being guarded by Thomas (a lion shifter); I enjoyed the romance that develops between them. Chance is very self-concious, concerned that his presence a
Sep 06, 2015 Tj rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
. I loved Thomas’s sudden protective instincts, it was just what Chance needed and deserved in his life. Chance is a study in contractions. He is a Raven but not like other Ravens. He isn’t really a fighter and puts others above himself. I think the story also gives a little moral lesson on judging others by their appearances. Just because he was a Raven didn’t make him a bad person.

The book could have used more depth but was very good a comfort read to leave you with that nice warm feeling.
Dec 11, 2012 Ayanna rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The blurb makes the "taken captive" part sound rather major. It's not. It comes in really late and it's more of a token thing than anything else.

Overall, it's...not bad? The premise is kind of interesting. They actually sound more like anthropomorphic animals than actual shifters, but that brings up interesting dynamics in and off themselves. The universe is pretty interesting, but the stories themselves are only about so-so. Three stars cuz the universe does kind of help-ish...
Jun 13, 2013 whanipoo rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I really like Chance,he's my favorite character in all the books in this series, actually this is my favorite book in the series too. I just really into the shy,sweet,low self esteem, do goody, poor little thing and Chance is all that! and it's not annoying at all because he's just so nice and likable.
Nov 04, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Good m/m paranormal romance about Raven shifter Chance, who feels extremely out of place staying with the Feline Coalition - a situation that his crabby Lion Shifter guardian doesn't do anything to remedy. I did want to smack Chance for some TSTL behavior later in the story.
Dylan St. Jaymes
This was a nice read. I adored Chance and although I wish Thomas had been fleshed out a bit more I liked him as well. This one followed the established "formula" for these books but it was an enjoyable read and I totally got sucked in by Chance and his sweet, protective nature.
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Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. Go Wings! You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop, creating her next book or gorging on caffeine at her favorite coffee shop.

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