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Chance Encounter (A Chance and a Hope #1)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  180 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Chance knew love once—a long time ago. She died when they were eighteen and the best of him died with her. Since then his work on a ranch in Montana has allowed him to keep his distance from people and from happiness. Eighteen years later, he may be ready to start living again—maybe. He’s watched all his friends find love and embark on the next stage of their lives. Part o ...more
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by Xenion, Inc
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Carolyne Wood
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. I like many others have been waiting to read Chance's story and see if he can get his happy ending.
Chance encounter is the 1st of 3 books in his story.
We first meet Chance in the Remington range series so if you've already read those then you know his history.
Chance lost the love of his life 18 years ago when he was 18, now 18 years on he's made a decision to keep living his life, but he didn't count on it happening so soon, enter Hope.
Hope is a rich business woman/ex model who
Laurie Louis
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eighteen years ago, Chance met the love of his life. A girl who died young and who he never got over. Eighteen years later, he's finally ready to start living again. Hope had a feeling her boyfriend was cheating on her and it all came to light as rumors and pictures hit the internet. Little did they know that their lives would come together in an Oregon town where they each took a loved one and friend to a clinic for strokes.
For two weeks, they spend their time together giving each other a chan
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chance needs to find healing in his life and let go of the past. It truly sounds way easier then it really is. When he gets a two week break to help out his dad he hopes to find the closure he is looking for. Hope is in a life she is questioning everything but knows she needs to keep plugging along. When she gets news she starts to question weather or not she's been making all the best chooses or if she's been to self absorbed. Will Hope and Chance be able to get their lives put together in the ...more
Jamie Rhodes
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Readers of SJ's Remington Ranch and Summer Lake series are going to go crazy as Chance finally gets his story. We have watched Chance watch other couples from afar in all of these books. We know he has some inner issues that keep him from being a "full" person. I won't get into these issues in case you haven't' read the other series. This book could be read as a stand alone if you so choose. Ok, here is where a lot of SJ's readers may flog me, but I actually liked Hope a lot more than Chance in ...more
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is Chance's turn to tell his story. Eighteen years ago, when he was eighteen years old, he lost Chloe. She was the love of his life and he thought she was his forever. In all these years he has not been able to feel. Mason, his 'brother' and confidant knows his story and tries to help him. Sure he goes out with women but to him it is just physical and no emotions are involved. He decided that he just wasn't meant to find another love and feel and was destined to be alone.

Then he had to brin
Robin Geary
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was both an honor and a privilege to be able to read the ARC for the first installment of Chances Story.
Chance Malone worked his way into my heart whole visiting his hometown and sister in California in the "Summer Lake" series and still held my heart all the way to Paradise Valley Montana in the "Remington Ranch" series. Who doesn't love a gorgeous broody cowboy? Chance lost he's true love his high school sweetheart at the age of 18 years old. And now at 36 he still hasn't forgotten her or h
Brandi Sartin lawrence
So if your a fan of the Summer Lake series then you were probably waiting and waiting to learn about Chance's story. Well this is story one of three. The question is can Chance move on from his past? Can a woman like Hope be the one to help him? If you read the series then you know that Chance doesn't open to anyone not even family really. He is away from the ranch for 2 weeks to try to figure out his life. Will 2 weeks be enough and how will Hope help? You have to read the story to find out...g ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book will have you laughing a loud with lines like; I'm fine, I just needed to catch my balance and the wall offered to help.' (I have been known to say the floor looked lonely and needed a hug.) I so relate to Hope. But sad news, the drive thru tree has now fallen and is no more. Insert sad face here. (Just in case anybody plans on coming and driving through it. The area went into mourning)
Ms McCoy had a nice ending, could choose from two and that was nice---no it is not a ruine
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been so eager to read more about Chance that I read this book in one evening (Happy Birthday to me)! I enjoyed the storyline and the evolution of Chance's character, although I was frustrated by yet another character who jumped to conclusions and assumptions. Another thing that continues to frustrate me are the British euphemisms spoken by Americans throughout the Remington Ranch and Summer Lake series as well as this one. Still, I come back for more because I really enjoy the stories and ...more
Kim Richards
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love chance, I have from when I first came across in him in the other series that have him in them..
My heart goes out to him for all he has been through and all he blames himself for.
This book let's us know more about him and his way of thinking about his past and what he wants in his future to a degree, finding his happy ever after.
I was pulled into this book right from the start, I laughed, I cried in chapter 1 believe it or not, I may have said a few choice words at the book as wel
Joanna Brocklehurst smith
For so long I have been waiting to find out what Chance’s story is. Now we start to find out about the hot, hunky Montana cowboy. We know he has a past, some of which we have learnt from other books. However, this can be read as a standalone as some of the details are filled in and I guess the rest will come over the next instalments.
A chance meeting with Hope opens his eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, since saying goodbye to Chloe, he now, finally feels he can start to move on with
Tonya Pierce
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's a Hope for Chance after all. Those who've been following S.J. McCoy met Chance a while back. We've been watching him watch from the sidelines and keep himself held back from the love and life that was blooming around him. Now he has decided that he was ready to live. Live with his lost love Chloe, who died when they were 18, while trying to live with any possible love that may come his way. And along comes Hope! She literally falls into his life and starts to show him he can care and lov ...more
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! SJ McCoy is an automatic buy for me. I love everything she writes. She makes me feel, love, laugh, cry. Her descriptive writing allows me to picture where and what and how the character are feeling, saying and doing. I feel like a have a vested interest in Chance and Hope's happiness. These are believable, honest and likeable characters that you will find yourself rooting for. I could not read the last "cliffhanger" chapter but it was so perfect to have the option if I wanted ...more
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Chance and a Hope is well worth waiting for!

A 5* rating is not enough for this book I'd give it 10/10**. This insight into Chances past and the start of his future is compelling and I can't wait for the next two books to finish reading this awesome trilogy. I hope sjmccoy will expand the Summer Lake books so we can carry on reading more of these stories. I recommend this book and this author to anyone that likes well written and exciting books.
Linda Wittmann
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chance Encounter was everything I anticipated! Chance is damaged and closed off, until he finds Hope! She's relatable and has her own issues, but opens Chance up! SJ never disappoints in developing characters that you immediately fall in love with! The book has everything even an optional cliffhanger! Give yourself Hope and read Chance Encounter! It makes you remember love is hard and comes along when you least expect it!
Katie Townsend
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved chance encounter it was such a beautiful written story

Chance stolen my heart from the beginning to the end of the story

I was so proud of this broken man trying to move on from his demons and fighting then

Chance encounter was such a emotional and intense journey and beautifully written journey iam so looking forward to what's next

Thank s j McCoy for sharing chances first part of his journey I've been looking forward to it from the first time we met him
Nadine Schumacher
WOW! I loved it!!
This is the 1st of 3 books about Chance 's story, and if you have read SJ's other books, you hope that he gets his happy ever after. Having lost his first love 18 years ago, it's now time for him to find his soul mate.
SJ has a great writing style, and I truly love her books! I can't wait for book #2 to come out... I wanna know how Chance's story will go on!!!
Thank you SJ!! Great as always
Earleen Smith
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SJ does not disappoint with Chance Encounter. Chance has been a secondary character in both the Summer Lake and Remington Ranch series. He now has his own story and what a story he has to tell. SJ puts such life and passion into her characters. Chance is so complex. He offered to Ben from Summer Lake "where there is life ther is Hope." Is Chance ready to trust himself and someone else? Is he willing to take a chance on hope for a fresh start? This is a another must read by SJ McCoy.
Jen Semanco
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly looked forward to Chance's story and SJ McCoy didn't disappoint!! Since I read all of the books in both the Remington & Summer Lake series I couldn't wait to get to know Chance better and watch him fall in love. Now that he's fallen in love with Hope I'm anxiously awaiting the rest of the books in his series!! Now if only the next 2 release dates would hurry up!
Gina Mills
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Like many others I have been waiting to read Chance's story and it was everything I hoped it would be and more. SJ McCoy is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, if you haven't already read any of her other books your really missing out, can't wait to see where the rest of Chance's story take us
Rhonda Ziglar
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chance Encounter by S.J. McCoy.......A beautiful heartfelt story by this amazing author. Chance's heart is broken years ago and is due for some happiness. This book is one of three books and I can't wait for the next. S.J. McCoy is one of my favorite authors, she always writes beautiful 5 star books. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book

S.J. McCoy books are so good they will always deserve a five star rating. Happy to see Chance get this story told, he and Hope make a great couple. I look forward to Finding Hope and reading how there story continues. Chance has met his match in Hope. They have great chemistry and both deserve happiness in their life.
Tina Jenkins
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this book

I have been looking forward to Chance's story how can you not open your heart for this man. He has found Hope and I hope he hangs on to it and her. I know the book ended with a cliffhanger but I can't wait for June 11th for the next book. You Rock SJ. Absolutely love all your books

Sweet, enjoyable, engaging, heartwarming and extremely easy to read. This was a brilliant start to Chances story and I really can't wait to dive into Finding Hope. And I would happily recommend Chance Encounter to others. Especially if your a fan of either the Remington Ranch or Summer Lake Series.
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have wanted to read Chance's story since the first mention of him in the Summer Lake series. There is something so raw and honest about him and the way he processes emotions. I picked up this book and couldn't put it down until the semi-colon at the end. SJ McCoy thank you for writing such intriguing stories!
wendy knapp
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by my favorite author! Absolutely love Chance and Hope and the dynamics they have together. Totally opposite of each other but then again there is Hope for Chance and a Chance for Hope to be happy!! Can't wait for the next book in the series!
june allan
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read the Best!

I just love this author and the Remington books. I cannot wait until Chance and Hope's book 2 comes out. Way to go SJ McCoy! I truly could not put these book down. Bravo!
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loving a Chance and a Hope

I love this story, can't wait for the next book. Chance and Hope are meant to be I just hope Chance realizes that. I choose the cliffhanger to add to my excitement. Keep them coming SJ McCoy
Veronica Mostel
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Wow just wow. I love Chance. His story is amazing. What he has gone through. His family and friends want him to be happy. Hope gives him a new look on his life. Bring on mote
Anne Peverett
wonderful SJ Mccoy at her best, just cannot wait for book two.
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Hi, I'm SJ. A coffee addict, lover of chocolate and drinker of good red wines. I'm a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can't write without coffee.

I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do,
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