Taking A Chance

Taking A Chance

by Lori Nelson

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Jake Sinclair had a relentlessly harsh life. Growing up, his mother barely acknowledged him as her battle with the bottle took priority over her youngest son, while his father's drunken rages left him with broken bones and a battered soul. He managed to escape from that life, but as the years went on he never believed anything good could happen to him.

The only bright spot in Jake's life was his friend Mike Granger. Mike had the family and loving parents that Jake had always wanted. When he agreed to be Mike's best man, Jake didn't realize that the wedding was going to be in Las Vegas. He had never been out of Georgia and now he was flying to a place this country boy never imagined going.

At the airport, Gabrielle Parsons, the bride's best friend, struts into his life. The lowly country mechanic and the gorgeous marketing executive clash on their unexpected cross-country road trip they end up making in order to make it to the wedding on time. Between the bickering and insults, lies an intense attraction that they can't deny. Las Vegas bonds them in ways that they never imagined and it follows them all the way back to Georgia.

Their lifestyles are two extreme opposites, so they both will need to compromise in order to make it work between them, but the question is, can they? The motorcycle riding Jake doesn't fit into the box that Gabrielle has her life planned in, while Jake had never wanted to get seriously involved with anyone. As much as they try to fight it, their natural chemistry for each other upsets the balance in both their lives. Is their sexual attraction to each other enough to make it work between them? Figuring that out involves a lot of ups and downs for Jake and Gabrielle, including a run in with his drug addicted brother, Mason.

Many months before going to Las Vegas, Jake had left his old life behind including a not-so-good relationship with his brother. While he is trying to make a new life with Gabrielle, Mason is looking to pull him back into the gutter he's living in. Desperation, drives the older strung out Mason to making choices that puts everyone's life in jeopardy. Will Jake and Gabrielle's love survive all the obstacles thrown in their way?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158735097
Publisher: Lori Nelson
Publication date: 08/27/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 310 KB

About the Author

I don’t remember when I wasn’t reading a book. Going to the library to take out the next book in the Nancy Drew series was a highlight in my younger years. I'm always reading and that's why my home has books all over it. My mother is a constant reader too, so maybe I got that from her. I just love to read a good book. It’s that simple.

Contemporary romance is my genre of choice, it always has been. Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr, and Janet Evanovich are a few of my favorite authors. To me, they are the crème of the romance writers of today.
About fourteen years ago I wrote my first story. It was short and I thought it was wonderful. It wasn't. I was reading several fan fiction stories about a band I followed and thought, "I could do that." I ended up writing about fifteen stories in total and each one got better and better. Then I started my first novel, but quit. Who was I fooling? I wasn’t good enough to write a book…a real honest to god book. I stopped writing then, but never lost that file with the book in it.

Fall of 2015, I found the urge to write again. I was still writing fan fiction, but I was inspired by a whole new topic. I wrote nonstop for over a year. The world of writing had changed so much in the time I was gone. There are now websites that you can post your work and get feedback, reviews, and comments from the readers. Everyone loved my "stories." I worked hard to make each one better…each one professional. Strangers loved what I was putting out.

Finally, a close friend told me that I needed to write a real book. She's the one that made me think hard about finally doing it. She's an avid reader like I am and if she didn’t think I was good enough, she would have never said anything. So I listened to her and wrote. That's how I became an author.

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