Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Release + Review - Just One Chance - Carly Phillips


He thought she was the one . . . until she walked away.  Now she's back and he wants her more than ever.

As a former Marine, Xander Kingston’s writing keeps him sane.  Bonus? His thrillers made him one of Hollywood’s most desired screenwriters – and also introduced him to a fledgling starlet who broke his heart. 

With his close-knit family in New York, Xander returned home and found peace. Until Sasha Keaton shows up at his Hamptons retreat. Now an A-Lister, she’s as beautiful as he remembers. And just as dangerous to his heart.

Sasha learned from watching her mother to never sacrifice her dreams for anyone—only to discover how empty life could be without the man she loved. Now cast in Xander’s latest movie, she needs his insight to play the part, but secretly hopes for a second chance.

Xander has built emotional walls to keep Sasha at a distance, but their physical attraction can’t be denied. When a stalker’s threats intensify, Xander moves Sasha into his house to keep her safe. Before long she's back in his bed and making inroads in his life. 

But when the danger passes and the movie wraps, Sasha and Xander face a familiar choice—put career first or give love a fighting chance.

Johnaka's Review

Xander had been in love with Sasha, but clearly she didn’t feel the same way with how easily she walked away. Now years later and she’s staring in the movie based on his book. The sparks fly and truths are told. When Xander learns Sasha’s life is in danger, he has a choice to make. Will he keep the woman he loves safe, or will he keep his distance?

Sasha loved Xander, but she had to do what was best for her. Or what those around her told her was best at the time. Before she can star in the movie based on his book, she needs to make amends. Only the chemistry is there, only so much more. She’s at a crossroads in her life and has a choice to make. Will she choose the man who loves her or the job everyone expects her to? Only one way to find out.

I enjoyed this story. I read it straight through without stopping. My heart went out to both characters and I like how Phillips did it. I cannot wait to read the next in the series.




Writing style-4/5


Louise's Review

Just One Chance is book 3 in the Kingston Family Series, Xander has appeared briefly in the previous books but now its his turn.

Xander is doing what he does best, writing and now he gets to turn his work into production; when the lead actress isn’t a good fit they find him a replacement and when he finds out; he isn’t impressed. Sasha put herself first all those years ago and now she is face to face with the one all over again, just will he give her a chance or the danger that has followed her tear them apart?

I personally enjoyed this story, Xander and Sasha had great chemistry, Phillips did an amazing job with this story. I look forward to what is coming next.

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

Buy Links:

Kindle: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceKindle

Nook: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceNook

Apple: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceApple

Kobo: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceKobo

Google Play: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceGoogle

Amazon Print: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceAmzPrint

Audible: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceAudible

Amazon Audio: https://smarturl.it/OneChanceAmzAudio

Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

Connect with Carly Phillips:

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/carly-phillips 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlyphillips/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlyphillipsfanpage 

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS 

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