Welcome to my tour stop of Desperate Chances by A. Meredith Walters hosted by InkSlinger PR.
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Tittle: Desperate Chances
Series: Bad Rep, book 4 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Page count and format: 277 pages, Ebook
Published: September 28th 2015 (first published September 26th 2015)
Source: I received an eARC of this book from InkSlinger PR for this blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sex changes everything.
And love can turn into an enemy…
Mitch Abrams, the bassist for the popular rock band Generation Rejects, has been in love with Gracie Cook for years. But Gracie, a complicated girl with a lot of baggage, was too blind to see how she felt about the man who had always stood by her.
Until one night of passion brought them closer than they had ever been before.
Feeling off balance and out of control, Gracie does the only thing a girl with self-destructive tendencies can do: end things with Mitch before they can really begin.
So Mitch moves on. With his band, his friends, and a new girlfriend.
Yet he can’t seem to forget about the girl who threw his heart away.
Gracie, who is still struggling to build a life after crashing to the bottom, finds it hard to forget about her one night with Mitch. And even as she tries to convince herself it was only sex, her heart knows differently.
But life is full of chances and desperate moments. And when Mitch and Gracie are thrown back into each other’s lives, will they seize at the opportunity to do things right?
Or will the rock star and the less than ordinary girl crash and burn?
OH MY FEELS after reading this book! I fell in love with it. I liked the plot and I absolutely loved the characters. The emotions were so raw, the feelings felt so realistic, argh… I became an emotional mess while reading this. Everything was portrayed so beautifully, one can’t help but fall in love with this book. Desperate Chances is the last book in the Bap Rep series but it can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the other books in this series and I didn’t have any problem while reading this book but after finishing it, I’m desperate to read the other books in this series as well. I’m definitely going to grab them soon, hopefully.
The story is told in the alternate POVs of the two main characters- Mitch and Gracie which helped us to understand their perspective better. The story revolves around the life of Gracie who is a recovering alcoholic. During that time she slept with her best friend, Mitch. While Mitch wanted more from her, she freaked out and ruined all her chances with him. When she realises she has the same feelings for Mitch, it was already too late, he has moved on with a girlfriend. She stops herself everytime from confessing her feelings because she feels he’s happy with his life. But life has different plans for them, will they be able to be remain the way they used to be or will their friendship and second chance be destroyed forever?
The plot was a bit clichéd but I loved the way the author executed it here. After they slept together and she ran away, Gracie avoided her best to come to face to face with each other. But finally she is forced to stop all the excuses and meet him and it is pretty clear from the first that their chemistry is undeniable and I loved how the angst was build up throughout the story. Everybody knew they were perfect for each other but it took such a long time for these two hard headed people to come together. I loved the friendship aspect of this story. Mitch’s friends or band members and Gracie’s friends were literally awsome. Their friendship was so beautiful, they all had each other and they were practically family.
The characters were my favourite part of this story. I loved every single one of them, they were different and had their own unique personalities. Gracie was a great character. There wasn’t much I could relate to but that didn’t stop me from loving her. She was headstrong, stubborn and caring. She knew she did a lot of mistakes for which she was genuinely sorry and she didn’t want to repeat them again. It took her some time but she finally fought back for the second chance and I loved it. Mitch, well I loved him, he was a great character as well. He was heartbroken after Gracie abruptly left him and he went for a rebound. Clearly it was not going to work, everybody could see it clearly except him. I was sooo happy when he finally came back to his senses.
All the other characters were pretty much awsome as well. Gracie’s friends, Vivian, Maysie and Riley were so good. They were beside her all the time and they did their best to knock some common sense into her. And so did Mitch’s friends. I loved Vivian the most, she was wild and funny. Their bond was so beautiful and I loved how they were there for each other every single time.
The writing was beautiful and easy to read. It was comfortable and smooth. I was completely immersed into the story from the very first page, it was pretty addicting. I couldn’t stop reading it and finished it at one go. The pace was even throughout the story, just how I like it, it was neither too fast nor too slow.
Overall, I loved Desperate Chances. The plot was a bit clichéd but it was executed very well. The characters were the most awsome part of this story, I fell in love with every one of them. I loved the chemistry and romance between Mitch and Gracie. The writing style was smooth and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. This book had everything I love in New-Adult books and I’m definitely going to check out the other books by this author, specially the rest of the books in this series. I can’t wait to read them all.
Definitely yes if you love NA books!
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.
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