Happy #NationalGretchenDay! Don't forget to put on your tiara today. Share your inner princess with the world!
My world changed at the stroke of midnight. No, I’m not Cinderella—she can suck it.
When fate stepped in and waved its magic wand, my destiny, or what I thought was my destiny had been altered. With a new found energy, I decided things needed to change.
This is my time. My turn to take life by the balls. No one will hold me back, yet one man will give me hope.
This is my fairy tale, and I’ll write my own ending. I’m Gretchen Prescott, and this is my story.
From the first day I met her, I knew she was special. She was taken; we were friends. When the dumbass didn’t realize what he had, he lost her. I suppose one man’s loss could be this man’s gain.
All I wanted was to hold her, be with her and make her mine. She deserves the best things in life, and I plan on giving them to her.
I’m Mason McDermott, and this is our story.
*Intended for readers 18+
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Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“One day I will share my name with you, but for now I’ll share my heart.”
Gretchen Prescott certainly didn’t disappoint as we finally get the only female story of this series. Surrounded by brothers Gretchen is well a truly protected by her brothers and even though they can see her making relationship mistakes as hard as it is, they leave her to find out the hard way. Although, god help any man that breaks her heart!
Gretchen was an extremely lovable heroine with a fantastic sense of humour and a huge, kind heart. The Prescott family as a whole are built on love and this has filtered down to every sibling and they carry that love with them every day. This is a family that everyone wants to be a part of. Gretchen is a web site designer and is still finding her way in the market. Having been with her current boyfriend for a few years it seems that sparkler that is their relationship is coming to that last-ditch end fizzle. Gretchen though is not one to shirk away and she kind of buries her head in the sand a little when it comes to her love life.
“If we were meant to be, we’d find our way back to each other, right? That’s what fairy tales had us believe, but my life wasn’t a fairy tale. It was a tale I was still writing, and Prince Charming could suck it.”
Mason McDermott is one lovable dude; he is Lucy’s best friend and we have met him before in this series. From the first time that he set eyes on Gretchen he has been smitten, not one for relationships it is the first time that a woman has really turned his eye and trust his luck that she is already spoken for…until she isn’t.
Joanne Schwehm delivers a fantastic friends to lover’s romance and totally blind sided me at one point. But the thing that I love about friends to lovers is the getting to know you faze is already done and dusted, they knew they liked each other but it was time to test the waters on the intense chemistry that these two shared. Gretchen is reticent to take the jump, she doesn’t want a rebound, but also you have the dreaded “I don’t want to lose you as a friend” scenario should it not work. Gretchen and Mason have been blind to their family already knowing that they would make a fantastic couple, they were just patiently waiting for Gretchen’s fog to clear and for her to wake up and smell the coffee.
“We all make mistakes. If we find perfection right off the bat, we wouldn’t know it, because we haven’t met the wrong person. Maybe now that you see he wasn’t what you needed, the next guy will stand a chance.”
Charmed is most definitely charming and ticks all the boxes for a cute, passionate romance. These two were the perfect fit and even though on the outside they seemed total opposites, they complemented each other beautifully. I felt like I was watching my friends fall in love and walked away from this read with a huge case of the warm and fuzzies. Another great instalment from the Prescott family.
“Thanks for dreaming about me.”
About the Author:
Family and friends are the most important things to Joanne. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, relaxing on a beach and shopping. She has an addiction to Coffee and Diet Coke; you may want to stand clear if she hasn't had her daily intake!
Writing has been something that has been private and not shared until the day she decided to publish Unexpected Chance. Waking up one morning to the voices of Alex Logan and Aubrey Ryan changed everything!!
She is an avid sports fan especially when it comes to the New York Yankees & Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoys playing and watching golf.
She firmly believes when that unexpected chance comes, take it. Don't let it pass you by. You never know what you could be missing.
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