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Unexpected Chances

(Chances #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  155 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Unexpected Chances is a spin off novel from the One Night Series.

I locked my heart and threw away the key, vowing to never let another man in. I even mastered how to keep the happy façade going to avoid the questions and looks from my family and friends.

It all changed with one awkward meeting...

Comes to find out he's not the person I thought he was...

Carter Northwood i
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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by A.M. Willard (first published 1st 2014)
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Julie
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Unexpected Chances is A.M. Willard's second story, and just as with the first, One Night, it is a series. This book can be read without having read the One Night Series, however, I think it would be more enjoyable if readers start with the One Night Series as most of the characters are present in both series.

The timeline for Unexpected Chances is basically parallel with that of the One Night Series, but
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****



Sparkling on the outside, Tabitha lives her life having fun while vowing to never fall in love. She's fun loving, smart and beautiful. The perfect trifecta on the surface.



Yet underneath this shiny exterior is a damaged soul.



Carter Northwood is successful, rich and sexy on the outside and dead on the inside.



Stuck in an arranged marriage and feeling like this is all his life will ever be he lives his life on autopilot. Everything is fine until a chance meeting that flips
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S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

You meet Tabitha in the One Night Series, Angela's best friend and partner in SHI. Unexpected Chances takes place the same time frame as One Night but from Tabitha's POV. I loved it! I think Ms. Willard outdid herself.


Tabitha Michaelson works as an executive assistant for her best friend, Angela Stephens at the company they opened together out of college. Tabitha loves her job, her brother and her friends. She has been
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Kathleen
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is just something about a story that has two strong characters with past secrets and enough angst when it comes to love, it just captivates the reader and takes them on an exhilarating roller coaster ride, for me that book is Unexpected Chances.

Author A.M. Willard weaves an amazing fast paced tale with a wonderful mixture of romance and suspense that follows the love story of Tabitha Michaelson and Carter Northwood. The reader can't help but get drawn into their story and empathize with th
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Lexy at All Is Read
*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review*

It’s unexpected and also unfortunate that I find myself in this position of having a book fall flat for me. When I say flat, my meaning is that for me I couldn’t connect with the characters. Reading the synopsis from Unexpected Chances it should’ve been right up my ally but things just didn’t work out that way.
The writing was in no such way bad or in need of an editor, there weren’t any plot holes or discrepancies with character
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Becky Fenner anderson
Oh Ms. Willard nails it AGAIN!

We get to know Tabitha in Willard's One Night Series (that series does not have to be read before this one though, this can be read as a stand-alone). She's a firecracker with a big heart but too afraid to let anyone in. That is until one video conference call changes everything.

Meet Carter Northwood. A sexy, successful man who is as taken by his first encounter with Tabitha as she is with him. However, haunted by secrets and past mistakes he's so desperate to esca
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Lony Summerlin
I had very high hopes for this book. I tried to feel any type of connection to the characters but unfortunately it fell flat. The dual point of view was a great idea, but often it was just redundant. Had the author spent a little more time on character development I might have enjoyed the book more.
Tabatha's character seemed shallow and all over the place. Carter did not come off as romantic, instead he gave me the creeps. His stalker like behavior was more than I could take. Hiring a PI after o
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S. Donahue
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I friggin loved this book. I messaged the author often to tell her that I’m obsessed with Cory. He just melted my heart, even though he’s not the main character in the book. I had to get that off my chest. Tabby and Carter have an instant attraction but there are many obstacles keeping them away from each other. My heart was dying with anticipation throughout the book waiting to see if they have their happily ever after. I highly recommend this book. The characters are very well developed and yo ...more
A.M.
Unexpected Chances is a spin-off from the One Night Series... You all remember Tabitha, right? Good because she had her own story to tell.

This romantic suspense does end with a cliff hanger , but volume 2 is out and read to be enjoyed.

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Samantha March
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy
This book read super fast for me, and I read it in one weekend alone. First, I thought it started off great. There was definitely a funny beginning when it comes to Tabitha and Carter, but it also caught my attention right from the start and held it throughout. I thought it was a lovely romance story but it was more than just that – get ready to have a lot of emotions come your way and a wide range at that. A little bit of something for everyone, I like to think. A fast-p
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Kami
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Tabitha was hurt badly once and has written off relationships and love. Carter meets her and instantly wants her. This is not really the kind of romance that I read a lot of. The will they or won't they, back and forth. Carter is definitely the alpha male that is all about taking what he wants and that is Tabitha who he calls Tabby Cat. Tabitha is a very strong willed person and says she doesn't want to have anything to do with him even though she really wants him too. 4 stars.
Amy
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh man. My heart is racing. I have just finished this book and let me tell you, I am awed by how good it was. It left me always wondering what was gonna happen next. Annelle is a new author to me but I am hooked. Will be reading any book she writes!!!
Spunky N Sassy
SNS Rating: 4.55

~~~~~~~~~~Virginia's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

A.M Willard has bought together another wonderful read. The characters are wonderful written. Tabitha is someone that will keep her heart out of the equation, she does not want to feel that lost. Carter is just had his life turn upside down and feels like nothing is worth it. Can two people that do not feel that love is for them or their lives, how do they overcome that? You can truly feel the emotions of the characters come off the page
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 Aschlie Brake - The Piggy has Flown Books
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say, that reading A.M. Willard book, was awesome. As my son tells me, Straight up AWESOME SAUCE! Her writing is so well done, that the reader will feel each emotion, experience all the characters frustrations, and of course, those small precious victories within it. I do not hand out 5 star reviews every-time, I do truly base it on: does the author draw me in? When breaks are taken, am I still thinking about the story? And
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Spunky N Sassy
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received this complimentary book by the author for an honest review**
~~~ Jess's Review ~~~

Let me start by saying this is an amazing read and as always it’s very well written. It’s an awesome storyline and I can’t wait for book two. This book is done in a Dual POV but it’s awesomely done.
If you have read A.M. Willard’s One Night Series then you have meet Miss Tabitha Michaelson or as Carter calls her Tabby Cat. Tabitha has a Wild, Crazy and Free personality. Her brother and his friends call
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Breanna Eichhorn

Tabitha was running late for work as she and her brother were out late last night. She didn't have time to stop for coffee on the way to work since she had a teleconference for her boss and friend Angela. She decided to meditate and wait for the conference to start. After the conference she couldn't get Carter Northwood out of her head and he couldn't get Tabitha out of his head. He called his friend Jack and asked him to do a background check and have him fallow her. Carter shouldn't be gettin
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LLEP  Book Blog
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy for an honest review. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I loved it. It kept me turning the pages and wanting more. I loved how the author alternated the woman's/man's point of view. I loved knowing how they were both feeling about certain situations.

This story follows Tabitha on her journey to trying to trust again. In college she had her heart and trust destroyed beyond compare and since that day her and her brother, Seth, vowed to lock away their heart
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Melissa
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant!!!!!!! After reading the One Night Series I didn't think the story or plots around everything could get any better. Then Mrs. Willard decides to expand on the Tabitha's story, Angela's hilarious best friend.

Funny that when I finished the book I craved more and assumed that based on what I was reading it was left open for more and more so imagine my surprise when I find out that her story is coming out. YIPPEE!!!!! HAPPY DANCE.

Tabitha is a sassy, independent and awesome friend to Angel
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Kelly
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unexpected Chances by A.M. Willard is an absolutely amazing read. This book could be a stand alone book for sure, however I read The One Night Series first and then Unexpected Chances. I became a fan of A.M. Willard after reading the One Night Series and I have been a huge fan ever since.

Unexpected Chances is the story of Tabitha and Carter. Tabitha has sworn to keep her heart locked up and not to give it to anyone. She is dead set on work, partying, and shopping. Carter at the age of 18 had hi
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Ashley Ziegler
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy for an honest review. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I loved it. It kept me turning the pages and wanting more. I loved how the author alternated the woman's/man's point of view. I loved knowing how they were both feeling about certain situations.

This story follows Tabitha on her journey to trying to trust again. In college she had her heart and trust destroyed beyond compare and since that day her and her brother, Seth, vowed to lock away their heart
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Tabitha Holmes
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! I love Tabitha!! She is just as her nickname states, a firecracker! She’s so full of life and just a mess. Tabitha was hurt, I mean REALLY hurt, in the past… like destroyed! Her life has not been the same ever since. She still tries to be the person that she thinks she is supposed to be, but even she knows it’s fake. She doesn’t need a man to be happy, she has her brother, and her 3 surrogate brothers, her best friend Angela and her family. Why would she every need a man to make her happy? ...more
DreamsAndScrems Bookaholics
Let me start by saying this is an amazing read and as always it’s very well written. It’s an awesome storyline and I can’t wait for book two. This book is done in a Dual POV but it’s awesomely done.
If you have read A.M. Willard’s One Night Series then you have meet Miss Tabitha Michaelson or as Carter calls her Tabby Cat. Tabitha has a Wild, Crazy and Free personality. Her brother and his friends call her Firecracker and I can promise after reading this book and even reading the One Night Series
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Cynthia
This was a cute read with an interesting plot. I really am on the fence of a lot of things pertaining to this book. The author leaves a lot of unanswered question that will hopefully be found out in book two. I can’t say I really like any of these characters there is much to build on and maybe with the next book and maybe with a little more understanding they will grow on me. The main issue I have is the repeat you see things from both Tabitha and Carter viewpoints which is nice but they repeat ...more
Victoria
Originally posted at Revenge of the Feels

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

After reading Unexpected Chances, I had to question myself…

WHY IN THE WORLD DID I NOT READ THIS NOVEL SOONER?!

Everything is so unexpected! From the fiery firecracker Tabitha to the sexy smothering eyes of Carter Northwood, the humour between Tabitha and her brothers, the writing and relationships between the characters are well-developed and I’ve definitely enjoyed this
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Unexpected Chances is a great read. It's told in Carter and Tabitha's POV. They have a business video conference. They are attracted to each right away. The way their conference starts is funny. Tabitha can't help be seeing how sexy Carter is. I was loving the sexual tension between the two of the, but then I was like wait, did Carter mention he had a wife a few pages ago. Yup he did. As I read further with get more details on this. I don't fully understand his marriage to Bethany but it doesn't ...more
Terry
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tabitha is the executive assistant for her best friend in a company they started after college; Tabitha manages the office stuff while Angela handles the customers. Of course sometimes she ends up taking video calls for new clients-which is where Carter comes in. Tabitha is patiently waiting for a run of the mill video call with a new client, trying to recover from a long night out before and Carter catches her on video with her eyes closed, almost as if she was sleeping on the job! This is seri ...more
Tina
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unexpected Chances by author A. M. Willard has a great premise for a storyline. However, the stilted writing style really made this a difficult read for me. I love first person writing because you can get into the character’s head, however I think this story would have been better if written in third person. Some of the phrasing and observations were just a little out of place in first person style writing.
Having said that yes the story itself is wonderful. If you can brave the first chapter, yo
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Sarah Strawinski
I just finished reading this book and let me tell you, when an author ends a book on a cliffhanger it drives me crazy. What drives me crazy is the reason they leave the book like that is so you will get the next book because you are hooked. Well it worked on me, as soon as I was done reading it I got the second book. I loved this book. There was just the right amount of romance and suspense. I cried almost every time that Tabitha cried, it just tore at my heart the way she wasn't able to trust ...more
Amy  Crull
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are so many things happening in this book...Tabitha, is content in her job and her group of friends she has. Things get rocked during a conference call...a gorgeous blue eyed man shows up and she can't get her mind off him. She knows she's can't do anything with him since he's a client but that doesn't stop him from coming into her dreams at night. Her world soon gets rocked even more when one her friends confesses his feelings for her. Tabitha has been hurt and has basically shut down her ...more
Samantha
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have wanted to know Tabitha's story since reading The One Night Series. Straight away from the first chapter, I already feel as if I know so much about Tabitha: she is the girl out-running the heatbreak of the past by partying and living up the carefree life. Once she sets eyes on Carter, and he on her, it becomes much harder for her to keep hiding behind those walls she put up so long ago. She and Carter both end up putting the other off-kilter and they spend the remainder of the book trying ...more
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