A Fighting Chance
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 bring...more
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A Fighting Chance is a very sweet, and hot, second-chance-at love romance, and I really enjoy the characters as well as their journey. I found the ending to be a little cheesy, though, and would have liked to spend a little bit more time with Del and Brendan.
I loved how self-assured and sassy Del was from the beginning of Fighting Chance! She's at a casino hotel, where she's arrived before her girlfriends for a weekend of fun bef ...more
Brendan has just gotten done w/an MMA fight and Del goes to see him...
“I need you.”
Her eyes widened. “You can’t possibly want to have sex after that.”
“I’d have to take one hell of a beating before I wouldn’t want you.” He kissed her, trying to be gentle—trying to hold himself in check despite the fire burning through his veins.
Too late, he ...more
A Fighting Chance was a sweet, heartwarming and entertaining second chance love story, I really enjoyed it.
Both Adeline and Brendan were likable and relatable characters. You felt their connection from the first moment they come face to face again after so many years apart. They had amazing chemistry and I had no doubt these two belonged together.
Thank you to Carina Press via NetGalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts. ...more
Brendan Quinn is overcome with emotion when he runs into Del at the same casino where he is scheduled to fight. Although he left her six years ago, doing what ...more
It was a cute short novella. I love rekindled love it's one of my favorite themes. I kind of wish Del had given him a bit more hell but the flipping off his life sized poster was pretty amusing. Brendan was a total sweetheart tho and admitted to his F up and said it was the biggest mistake he ever made. I can respect that and he made it hard for her to stay mad long. I would have also liked a bit more of their past. I know how they met but that was about it ...more
After breaking up with Del he needed to hit something and became a MMA fighter while still working with his dad. Brendan never expected to see Del again but now that he has he will do anything to stay with her.
I enjoyed this story. It was sweet and held my attention from the beginning to the ...more
They had such a history it was nice for them to really talk about the past and why Brendan walked away. I think Del was qu ...more
However, "Fighting Chance" is not Stacey's best. I didn't connect with this one at all, probably because it's novella-length and just too short to feel invested in the characters. Del goes to a casino for a bachelorette weekend with her girlfriends, and meets up with The One ...more
And as an added bonus, in A Fighting Chance, we also have a heroine who 1. flips the bird to a poster of the hero (how can you not love that?!), and 2. totally lets him have it when they meet to talk. She tells him that she's owed an explanation, doesn't let him use excuses, and shows him all her emotions ...more
I'm a sucker for a second chance romance so I was excited to read A Fighting Chance by Shannon Stacey. I enjoyed what there was of this novella to me it felt a bit incomplete; I felt like we were missing a big piece of their story and while I was happy that they did get a second chance I wanted more from this story.
Adeline Kendrick is looking forward to her girl's weekend with her college roommates and is excited to celebrate her fri ...more
I loved this one! It w ...more
this is a short second chance at love romance. this story was probably too short to really get a chance at knowing or really liking the characters. Del and Brennan were in love but he broke her heart because he let her family convince him that they were too different and she would be better off without him. They meet up 6 years later and pretty much everything is erased. I thought Del folded too easy. she was correct when she said that he loved her enough to le ...more
This one was no exception.
This is a second chance love story involving a part-time fighter and a woman he left years before.
It was a good story in that Del was a strong woman and Brendan was sweet and good and the characters were well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved Brendan and his smart-a**ery, "Brendan arched an eyebrow at her . “There’s probably a standard for how many times you’ve been naked with a person before you stop asking if you can ask a personal question . I don’t know what it is, but I’m pretty sure we’ve blown by it.” I love second chance romance books and Del and Bendan had quite the chemistry.
On the contrary, I think it took a lot of love and courage for Brandon to leave De ...more
I NEED MORE OF THIS BOOK!!!! I want more story. Brendan and Del were so perfect together and this quick read had everything. I was connected to the two of them emotionally, they had lots of heat, and Del had an amazing support system. I want more.....
Another fabulous read by Stacey.