Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Review: Chances Are by Traci Hunter Abramson

Chances Are

Book Description

Maya Gupta is a survivor. After escaping an impending arranged marriage in India as a teenager, she has thrived in America. But now she faces her greatest challenge yet—cancer has invaded her life, and unless she finds a way to participate in a clinical trial in Washington, DC, this may be one battle she loses. When Maya’s best friend Kari offers Maya the lifeline of a place to stay—her brother’s currently vacant DC apartment—the young woman eagerly accepts and goes to meet her fate . . .

Ben Evans’s plans have changed, and he’s heading home for some much-needed rest and relaxation during his off-season in the major leagues. Upon arriving at his DC apartment, however, Ben is shocked to find Maya—his sister’s friend, who he hardly knows—in residence. He soon finds himself trapped between protecting his above-reproach reputation and searching for a way to help a woman he is coming to admire. When Maya’s fight to survive her disease becomes more complicated than ever, she and Ben scheme an extreme solution to her predicament that tests to what lengths they’re willing to go together to save Maya’s life

Book Review

 Wow! This book was not what I was expecting, at all. I really enjoy Abramson's books, so I was excited to see a new one come out. When baseball was mentioned I really expected characters from her other books to pop up, but not one did. I also kept expecting something LDS to show up, and apart from a few references about prayer, religion wasn't apart of this book at all. While I'm a fan of her writing, and her other stories, this one was just....refreshing. If you are an established LDS author and wanting to break out into a non-LDS market, this is how it should be done. No need to add swearing or sex. This was a great story and a sweet romance. I can't wait to add it to my collection.

Chances Are 
 Title: Chances Are
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: March 2014
FTC FYI: I received a eCopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.