Blog Tour, My Review & Giveaway for A Fighting Chance by A.J. Sand
A FIGHTING CHANCE
By A.J. Sand
New Adult/Adult Romantic Suspense
Released February 4, 2014
Jesse Chance is a bastard.
And that’s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex-con, Henry Chance.
Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be: a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenage champion of the secret underground fighting rings that float around the South, while doubting the only people who ever believed he could be more, his ailing mother, and his girlfriend, Drew Hallisay.
But determined to make his mother’s dying wish come true, he enrolled in a college on the East Coast, far away from his past. Jesse Chance is reborn into a new life, and set on keeping Glory, Texas--and Henry Chance--in his rear view.
Until a visit from his father in the middle of the night changes everything.
Forced to return to Glory to prevent a tragedy, Jesse is soon back on the fighting circuit with Drew's help and facing the history he was so desperate to escape, the part of him he would prefer to hide.
As he slips back into his old ways--Henry Chance's ways--he finds himself torn between the guy he was and the one he’s been struggling to become. And in a world dead set on betting against you, can you ever really overcome your past… or your destiny?
My 5 Star Review
- This is NOT a traditional, contemporary love story.
-This IS a story about human nature at some of its absolute worst; it's about it being black and gray. It's dark and probably intense and a little disturbing. It's violent, too.
^^^^^^^^ That is the truth!!!!!
This is a real gritty, raw, MMA story. It may not be the best kind of ride for everyone, but I loved every minute of it.
I loved Jesse. He was so true to his family values that he chose to do everything it took to protect his little brother. Even though that meant he had no choice but to return to the life he use to live and take the chances he needed in order to protect him.
Henry I disliked 100% enough said.
I loved Drew, I love how no matter the time between them when Jesse needed her help she was right there to help him.
I love how A.J. held nothing back in this story. It shows how much compassion she had for these characters, as she did not sugar coat one part of this story at all.
Definitely not a read for the weak at heart kind of readers. If you can handle intense fighting, gritty, raw scenes then this is a must read for you.
About the Author
A.J. Sand grew up an only child whose parents bought her many, many books to keep her busy, so it was only natural that she would start writing her own stories. She is the author of “Documentary,” “Remake” and “Recklessly.” She lives just outside of Washington, D.C.
Author social media links:
Twitter: @ajajajsand; https://twitter.com/ajajajsand