Chance Encounters Review

Chance Encounters by J. Sterling
Release Date: April 2012
Age: Mature YA/ New Adult (because of age of characters)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Realistic Fiction
Format Reviewed: ebook
Source: Author for Review
Buy it: Amazon
Caroline Weber was a normal girl who thought she had her life figured out. After graduating from college in New York, she moved to San Francisco with her boyfriend, Clay. Everything in her life felt perfect. There wasn't anything she would change...
...until she met Jackson Parks.
Is it possible that a chance meeting with a stranger can make you question EVERYTHING you thought you wanted? Caroline tries to carry on with her life as if nothing has changed...but the truth is, nothing can ever be the same.

Chance Encounters is an emotional love story about trusting and following your heart, even when it's leading you down a difficult path.
Sometimes other hearts have to break in order to keep yours intact.
There is absolutely no shortage of amazing indie authors! In this time of digital publishing they seem to be popping up everywhere, and I absolutely positively love that. It has brought us the Nicole Williams, Tammara Webbers, Colleen Hoovers, Jamie McGuires, Liz Reinhardts, and J. Sterlings of the world! To those who don't or just won't review indie pubbed books, this is for you :P Because you are missing out!

I have been reading a lot about author J. Sterling recently, especially with her attending the Chicago signing, which I am SO bummed that I will not be attending (side note, awesome giveaway going on for those of us not able to attend TFEiC, hosted at Tough Critic Book Reviews) and I knew I just had to check out her books! So, what did I do? What any self respecting broke blogger does, I emailed J. in my sweet persuasive voice and asked if she was up for me reviewing her books, and she is oh so splendid and awesome and provided me with Chance Encounters and In Dreams to review :) See my happy face! You rock J. Sterling, you freaking rock.

So, onto more pressing matters like the review.

I read Chance Encounters in one sitting. Yes I do that a lot, yes my husband and my dogs hate it, but I don't do it with just any book only those that require my full attention until I turn or electronically turn the last page. This book had me trapped. I couldn't set it down for fear of the characters moving on without me. Crazy? I am not! Great books will do that to you. It was hard to step away from this story even for a second. Caroline had some difficult decisions to make and I sure as heck wasn't going to miss them!

The forbidden angle of this book makes the chemistry electric. The characters are instantly attracted but not only do they live forever apart, one is in a serious relationship with a genuinely nice guy.

I'd put Chance Encounters into that category of this is so wrong, but it is so right. Alongside books like Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed. Cheating is wrong, but.. Ok, It's wrong. But, not to glorify or promote cheating but J. has made the perfect case, you have to read it to see for yourself. There's no physical cheating, but that emotional cheating is spread across these pages thick. This book is hot and heavy, quite steamy, a little insta-love/love at first sightish (but that's ok, I felt like that was the point), with the sexual tension and physical attraction I look for in a romance.

So, am I saying read this book? Heck yes. Am I saying take it to heart? Heck no. It's a fiction, as in, read it for what it is don't get caught up in your morals, stay for a good time. Enjoy the emotions that J. will make you feel, get lost in the romance and cheer on your favorite characters (mine happened to be Tommy, and I'd love to read more about him). You'll stay for the chemistry, the puzzling "who will she choose?" and a well built love triangle.

Thank you so much J. Sterling for providing a copy of your book to review!


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