Title: One Chance
Author: Heather B. Moore
Series: Aliso Creek Novellas
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: June 1, 2013
Welcome to the Aliso Creek Novella Series
Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating “the Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone… if perfect is even possible.
Valentina is the odd-woman out. She’s part of “the Five” when she dates Drew for a couple of years, and remains friends with the women, but with her traveling schedule as a runway model, it’s impossible to maintain a real relationship. When Valentina attends her cousin’s wedding in LA, she runs into Cesar, who she was school friends with in her native country of Puerto Rico. Cesar is not the young skinny boy she remembers, but a grown man who seems interested in what’s beyond her model-appearance. Back in New York, Valentina can’t get him out of her mind, but she also can’t deny the fact that they’re separated by more than one country.
I enjoyed watching Valentina and Cesar reunite and discover one another all over again. Both characters drew me in and made me want to see them happily together. I loved how Cesar treated Valentina with respect and defended her when she needed it. I struggled to believe that after waiting so long to find each other they couldn’t be a bit more patient with one another as they tried to establish their relationship. Perhaps because it’s a novella rather than a full length story. Still, I loved both characters and want to see their story go on. I look forward to more of this series. I love Heather B Moore’s writing. It always draws me in.
Rating: 4 Stars – Great book
Content: Clean, reference to a character doing lingerie modeling in the past
Source: Ebook, review copy
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