Audiobookworm Blog Tour: Take A Chance Series, Books #04

Author: Nancy Warren

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Length: 4 hours 42 minutes

Publisher: Ambleside Publishing⎮2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Take A Chance, Book 4

Release date: Jun. 18, 2015

Every Rose has its thorns….

Rose Chance is a dedicated Portland physician who loves shoes, clothes, and the finer things in life. Her colleagues call her Dr. Vogue, and she won’t even look at a man unless he’s rich. And preferably titled.

Her colleague, Matt Vasilopolous, is a Greek immigrant made good. He dresses like a schlep, always needs a shave, and doesn’t seem to own a comb.

Rose can’t stand a man who looks like a tramp. Matt loathes a woman who looks down at him. But when they’re thrown together to save a life one day, and find themselves in the same wedding party the next, Rose and Matt can no longer deny the attraction between them.

With an English baronet and his stately home in the offing, though, will Rose choose the man she’s dreamed of her whole life or the one her heart craves?

This is the fourth novel in the Take a Chance series of romantic comedies. All the books can be heard independently, but are also connected.

To stay updated on all things Nancy including new releases, recipes and bonus extras please sign up for Nancy Warren’s newsletter at nancywarren.net. Nancy’s a USA today bestselling author of more than 60 novels. Nancy’s originally from Vancouver, Canada but she tends to wander. She currently lives in an 18th century house in Bath, England where she loves to pretend she’s Jane Austen, or at least a character in a Jane Austen novel. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking, skiing, traveling or sipping wine. She’s appeared on the front page of the New York Times (when her book, Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series), has been a clue in a crossword puzzle (National Post, Canada) and she’s been a finalist for the RITA award three times, honored by Romantic Times Magazine and often shares her love of writing in her popular workshops.

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Narrator Bio

Teri Schnaubelt is an award-winning audiobook narrator and actor who has voiced nearly 200 audiobooks as well as many commercials and corporate videos. She mainly works from her home studio in the north Chicago suburbs and keeps in touch with the rest of the world via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Every Rose

Book #04

My Review Here

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nancy Warren. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Giveaway

Take A Chance Series Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Books 0.5 & 1

Apr. 12th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 13th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 14th:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 15th:

Lilly’s Book World

Apr. 16th:

T’s Stuff

Audiobook Romance

Apr. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Apr. 18th:

Book Addict

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 2

Apr. 19th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 20th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 21st:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 22nd:

T’s Stuff

Apr. 23rd:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Audiobook Romance

Apr. 24th:

Book Addict

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Apr. 25th:

Lilly’s Book World

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 3

Apr. 26th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 27th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 28th:

T’s Stuff

Apr. 29th:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 30th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Audiobook Romance

May 1st:

Lilly’s Book World

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

May 2nd:

Book Addict

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 4

May 3rd:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

May 4th:

What Is That Book About

Blogger Nicole Reviews

May 5th:

Lilly’s Book World

May 6th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

May 7th:

T’s Stuff

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Review: Every Rose (Take a Chance #4) by Nancy Warren


This Rose Really Does Have Thorns!

Every Rose is #04 in the Take A Chance Series by Nancy Warren.

Teri Schnaubelt narrates the series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members of the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best expirence.

Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins

Content Advisory:
There is mild sexplay.

♥ Story ♥

This is about Rose who is referenced as being a General Practitioner Doctor but also as birthing hundreds of babies, so it is not quite clear as to what her specialty is. She works at a hospital in Portland, so its not as if she is a small town doc that ends up doing everything. And can I mention crazy for wearing Prada heels to work. Seriously! In reading the blurb, I was a bit disappointed in her attitude for being one of the Chase siblings. After listening to this book, however, it is not quite as it seems.

 

Rose ❤ Matt

 

Dr. Rose Chance is a very busy women, who doesn’t have room for love and dating in her life. She also has some chips on her shoulder to overcome. I give her credit for being proactive and productive in her life despite her self-delusions. She is attracted to the hot Greek Surgeon at work, but can’t seem to let go of her princess ideals. There are events that will force her to face things in a new light.

 

Dr. Mattius Vasilopolous also comes from a large close-knit family and is also too busy to even remember what day it is sometimes, or if he ate lunch. Matt and Rose have a lot in common and make for a great couple, and she makes him contemplate love at first site. I feel for the guy because it’s going to be an uphill climb to get over her castle walls.

 

Every Rose turned out better than the blurb lets on, which was great. There is nothing wrong with wishing for a fairy-tale, but one needs to be open to reality. There is a famous quote about life and plans for a reason. Some of the secondary characters are going to show up again if you take the time to read the blurbs of future books. I’m looking forward to them all!

 

 

Audio Sample

♥ Author ♥

Nancy Warren’s creativity continues to amaze. Once again she brings a unique medical sitution. It is a bit cringe worthy, the way a man holds his crotch when he sees another get hit in his, but it is definately one I have never heard of before.

 

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♥ Narrator ♥

Teri Schnaubelt is still great. I can’t help but get lost listening to her tell me this wonderful tale.

 

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♥ Audio Production ♥

Normal speed was fine.

My Reviews

Ebook obtained through my local library (Overdrive).

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.


Audiobookworm Blog Tour: Take A Chance Series, Books #03

Author: Nancy Warren

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Length: 5 hours 23 minutes

Publisher: Ambleside Publishing⎮2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Take A Chance, Book 3

Release date: Apr. 30, 2015

You can design a perfect life, then a woman comes along and messes it all up!

Prescott Chance is the go-to architect for the wealthy and famous, which has made him more wealthy and famous than he’s ever wanted to be. He turns down more commissions than he accepts and is extremely private.

Holly Legere is barely making ends meet between rent and student loans. As an assistant to Alistair Rupert, the notoriously difficult industrialist, she works night and day for slave wages, hanging on in hopes of a promised promotion in his huge organization. When Alistair Rupert’s wife decides she wants a Prescott Chance-designed house, and Prescott turns her down, it’s Holly’s job to make the choosy architect change his mind. And Holly is a very determined woman. In this modern romantic comedy, she’ll go to any lengths to get him to design her boss a house, including pulling in his huge family for support.

This is the third book in the Take a Chance series, though the books stand alone.

To stay updated on all things Nancy including new releases, recipes and bonus extras please sign up for Nancy Warren’s newsletter at nancywarren.net. Nancy’s a USA today bestselling author of more than 60 novels. Nancy’s originally from Vancouver, Canada but she tends to wander. She currently lives in an 18th century house in Bath, England where she loves to pretend she’s Jane Austen, or at least a character in a Jane Austen novel. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking, skiing, traveling or sipping wine. She’s appeared on the front page of the New York Times (when her book, Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series), has been a clue in a crossword puzzle (National Post, Canada) and she’s been a finalist for the RITA award three times, honored by Romantic Times Magazine and often shares her love of writing in her popular workshops.

WebsiteTwitterFacebookPinterest

Narrator Bio

Teri Schnaubelt is an award-winning audiobook narrator and actor who has voiced nearly 200 audiobooks as well as many commercials and corporate videos. She mainly works from her home studio in the north Chicago suburbs and keeps in touch with the rest of the world via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Blueprint for a Kiss

Book #03

My Review Here

 

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nancy Warren. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Giveaway

Take A Chance Series Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Books 0.5 & 1

Apr. 12th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 13th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 14th:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 15th:

Lilly’s Book World

Apr. 16th:

T’s Stuff

Audiobook Romance

Apr. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Apr. 18th:

Book Addict

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 2

Apr. 19th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 20th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 21st:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 22nd:

T’s Stuff

Apr. 23rd:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Audiobook Romance

Apr. 24th:

Book Addict

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Apr. 25th:

Lilly’s Book World

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 3

Apr. 26th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 27th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 28th:

T’s Stuff

Apr. 29th:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 30th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Audiobook Romance

May 1st:

Lilly’s Book World

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

May 2nd:

Book Addict

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 4

May 3rd:

Happily Ever BookWorm

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May 4th:

What Is That Book About

Blogger Nicole Reviews

May 5th:

Lilly’s Book World

May 6th:

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May 7th:

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Review: Blueprint for a Kiss (Take a Chance #03) by Nancy Warren

A Home For Holly!

Blueprint for a Kiss is #03 in the Take A Chance Series by Nancy Warren.

Teri Schnaubelt narrates the series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members on the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best expirence.

Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins

Content Advisory:
There is mild sexplay.

♥ Story ♥

This is about the middle child, Prescott. He is an Architectural Genius! He specializes in green building and is in high demand world wide. Despite the lack of epilogue in #02, the previous couples are present and wedding planning, so lots of updates to be had.

Prescott ❤ Holly

Holly Legere is not long out of school and drowning in student loans. Despite having a MBA, she finds it hard to land a job. This scenario is all too true in real life as well!. Holly had to take a position as an assistant to the Rupert’s, who are rich and notoriously difficult. The pay sucks and the hours are worse! The promotion she will receive if she can stick it out will make it all worth it, …hopefully, …maybe.

Prescott Chance doesn’t change his mind, ever. He likes order and routine. When he is presented with a challenge by Holly, he can’t help but to bend. The more time he spends with her, the further he falls. He doesn’t want a mate, but then he is telling her to stay.

Blueprint for a Kiss is delightful! These two really complement each other. Prescott helps Holly slow down and simply enjoy and she helps him step outside his ordered life. There is no epilogue again, but im sure we will get more in the next title. This is a great edition to the Take A Chance Series, and looking forward to more!

Audible Audio Sample

♥ Author ♥

Nancy Warren’s writting just keeps getting better. It’s exciting to know there still a good hanful of Chance siblings to go!.

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♥ Narrator ♥

Teri Schnaubelt is improving right along with the author. It makes for great audiobooks!

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Blueprint for a Kiss

Take A Chance Series

Written by Nancy Warren

Read by Teri Schnaubelt

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

My Reviews

“O Captain! My Captain!”
—Dead Poets Society

Audiobookworm Blog Tour: Take A Chance Series, Books #02

Author: Nancy Warren

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Length: 4 hours 54 minutes

Publisher: Ambleside Publishing⎮2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Take A Chance, Book 2

Release date: Mar. 26, 2015

Iris Chance is turning 33. She’s an independent woman, the owner of the Sunflower Coffee and Tea Company in Hidden Falls, Oregon. Hidden Falls boasts clean air, natural beauty, good neighbors. The only problem is that there are zero interesting single men and Iris wants a baby. She’d love the whole package – the love story, the sexy romance with a hero who will sweep her off her feet – but she doesn’t have time to wait for Mr. Right. He may lose his way and never show up. She decides to start a family with the help of a sperm bank, knowing she’ll have her large family to support and encourage her as a single mom. When the new High School English teacher, Geoff McLeod, walks into her cafe and into her life he seems perfect. There’s only one problem.

Geoff McLeod never imagined his wife would end their six-year marriage with a text message. Reeling from her betrayal, he moves to Hidden Falls to teach English and Creative Writing. He’s got zero interest in women or dating until he meets Iris Chance, the intriguing woman who bakes the best Morning Glory muffins he’s ever tasted. He can’t imagine starting his day without stopping in on his way to work for coffee and a muffin and to see the sexiest woman who ever donned an apron.

Iris is the oldest girl in a family of 11 kids. She’s always been the stand-in mother to her younger siblings. She’s got so used to looking out for other people and listening to their problems that she’s become the confidante and unofficial therapist of half the town. She can see that the new English teacher has some emotional baggage dragging along behind him. He looks like he can use a friend and Iris has never been able to turn away from someone in pain. She’s prepared to be his friend, but she would never get involved with someone who is still officially married.

But love has a funny way of messing up the best-laid plans.

To stay updated on all things Nancy including new releases, recipes and bonus extras please sign up for Nancy Warren’s newsletter at nancywarren.net. Nancy’s a USA today bestselling author of more than 60 novels. Nancy’s originally from Vancouver, Canada but she tends to wander. She currently lives in an 18th century house in Bath, England where she loves to pretend she’s Jane Austen, or at least a character in a Jane Austen novel. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking, skiing, traveling or sipping wine. She’s appeared on the front page of the New York Times (when her book, Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series), has been a clue in a crossword puzzle (National Post, Canada) and she’s been a finalist for the RITA award three times, honored by Romantic Times Magazine and often shares her love of writing in her popular workshops.

WebsiteTwitterFacebookPinterest

Narrator Bio

Teri Schnaubelt is an award-winning audiobook narrator and actor who has voiced nearly 200 audiobooks as well as many commercials and corporate videos. She mainly works from her home studio in the north Chicago suburbs and keeps in touch with the rest of the world via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Iris in Bloom

Book #02

My Review Here

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nancy Warren. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook.
    • Turning Kiss a Girl in the Rain and then the next four books in my Take a Chance series of small town romances was a blast. I plan to make an audiobook of every book in the series (it’s going to be 12).I think the only difficult part of the process was finding a narrator. I had so many auditions to listen to! I was a bit stressed as I wanted the same narrator for all the books, but when I heard Teri’s voice, I knew we were onto something. After that, it was a simple matter of sending Teri my book and leaving all the rest to her.
  • How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
    • Teri’s a pro, so there’s not much work to do where she’s concerned. I still remember the time she emailed me though and told me how difficult one of my sentences was. It was something like, “He hacked off a hunk of ham and put it on the plate.” I still laugh when I think about accidentally giving Teri a tongue twister and now, when I write, I do try to avoid anything that would be too clunky to say. Teri and I go back and forth a few times, of course. There’s an editing process, but after five books together it’s pretty seamless.
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
    • Well, primarily, we writers do make things up. Otherwise we’d all be journalists. But of course real life offers experiences that are too good not to use, or to twist and shape into something that works in a novel. Believe it or not, some of the funniest or strangest things that happen to me in real life, I can’t use in a book because no one would believe it. Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes. However, I use bits and pieces of people and experiences and turn them into fiction. For instance, in Kiss a Girl in the Rain, the hero, Evan, is based on a young man I know. He’d recently taken up motorcycle riding and planned a cross-country trip, and I created a stressed out, overworked lawyer who suddenly decides to take off on a cross country motorcycle trip. The heroine in Blueprint for a Kiss is a lot like me. No matter how hard she tries, there’s always a button missing or a thread hanging or her top’s come untucked from her jeans. My hair, like hers, is curly and has a life of its own. It’s a bit like Mr Potato Head sometimes, putting a bit of this person’s personality, with the looks of the celebrity and maybe a quirky mannerism or dress style of a third. But somewhere along the way, these characters become their own people. It’s magic.
  • How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?
    • Burn-out is a real problem, especially these days when writers are always pressured to write more books faster. I was reaching that point myself and last year I gave myself a gift. I took a year off and took a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. I wrote in a completely new genre, studied my craft and lived in a different country. Now that I’m back I’ve rediscovered the joy in writing. However, you don’t have to be that extreme! I find walking my dog, or reading a good book (that’s how writers start, after all) or seeing a good movie or play all maintain my love of story. Playing with words is just fun for me and I hope that never changes.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    • I do listen to audiobooks. I will listen to them when I’m commuting, or sometimes if I’ve been on the computer too long and my eyes are too tired to read, it’s lovely to listen to a professional narrator telling me a story. I’ve got books loaded in my phone so they’re always with me. Then those annoying snags in life, like my car isn’t ready when the mechanic said it would be, or I’m stuck in a line up or waiting room, become pleasurable times as I get lost in a story.
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
    • Could I come back?? I love the notion of time travel. I was living in Bath in the UK last year and I felt as though, if I could go back in time, I could meet Jane Austen and invite her to tea. If I had to pick an era, Georgian England would be my choice, but I’d want to be able to travel back to modern plumbing, medicine and airplane travel.
  • How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
    • The same way I celebrate after every novel. Chocolate, wine and a hot bath. I usually buy myself a small gift, too. It’s so important to celebrate, isn’t it? When we write a book we’re all alone, struggling with plot, characters, editing, and all the business aspects of writing that it’s easy to forget what an accomplishment it is to finish a book. I think celebrating each success is a great way to reward that hard working muse and make sure she doesn’t leave for greener pastures!
  • Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
    • Well, this is a little personal but the truth is I always fall in love with my heroes. Every. Single. One. And when I’m mid book, I dream about them. It’s a bit sad, but true. I also sometimes very deliberately think about a plot problem as I’m drifting off to sleep and I’ll sometimes dream the answer, or I’ll wake up with it. That’s so cool when it happens. Of course, sometimes I just end up unable to sleep, so it’s a risk.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • This is such a great time to be a writer because our industry is going through massive changes. If you prefer to go with an agent and a traditional publisher, that option is there, and with the advent of indie publishing, writers can take control of their books and careers, and that’s exciting too. Being able to write something, publish it with an online retailer and go straight to readers with our stories is revolutionary and many authors are finding huge success. However, my advice would be to take your time. Read how-to books, learn your craft, and make sure to hire a good editor. Make sure your book is the best it can be before sending it to agents or uploading to an online retailer. Then get busy on the next book. A lot of things in our industry have changed, but writing a good book hasn’t.
  • What’s next for you?
    • I am currently writing book seven in the Take a Chance series. I am so happy in the world of Hidden Falls, Oregon where this quirky Chance family lives. I’m going to keep writing until every one of the kids gets their story. I also have a secret project on the go, a new series that I’m super excited about. I’ll post more information as I have it. The best way to keep up with all of my projects is by joining my newsletter at www.nancywarren.net

Giveaway

Take A Chance Series Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Books 0.5 & 1

Apr. 12th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 13th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 14th:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 15th:

Lilly’s Book World

Apr. 16th:

T’s Stuff

Audiobook Romance

Apr. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Apr. 18th:

Book Addict

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 2

Apr. 19th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 20th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 21st:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 22nd:

T’s Stuff

Apr. 23rd:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Audiobook Romance

Apr. 24th:

Book Addict

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Apr. 25th:

Lilly’s Book World

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 3

Apr. 26th:

Happily Ever BookWorm

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Apr. 27th:

What Is That Book About

Apr. 28th:

T’s Stuff

Apr. 29th:

Blogger Nicole Reviews

Apr. 30th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Audiobook Romance

May 1st:

Lilly’s Book World

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

May 2nd:

Book Addict

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother

Book 4

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Happily Ever BookWorm

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May 4th:

What Is That Book About

Blogger Nicole Reviews

May 5th:

Lilly’s Book World

May 6th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

May 7th:

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Review: Iris in Bloom (Take a Chance #02) by Nancy Warren

My ReviewsIt’s Always About the Babies!

Iris in Bloom is #02 in the Take A Chance Series by Nancy Warren.

Teri Schnaubelt narrates the series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members on the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best expirence.

Length: 4 hours 54 minutes

Content Advisory:
There is mild sexplay.

♥ Story ♥

Iris in Bloom is about, you guessed it, Iris. She is a bakery master, a published author, and a shoulder to cry on for the town.

Iris ❤ Geoff

Iris Chance is turning 33 and her baby clock is ticking loud. Being the eldest female child among the Chance siblings, she has always been the secondary mom. The small pool of eligible partners leads her to the fertility clinic. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and she has that in spades with all the Chance clan. Iris is set on her plan, but meeting the hot new English teacher puts her mind into a spin.

Geoff McLeod left L.A. after his wife ended their marriage via text. He came to Hidden Falls for a fresh start. He left his lawyer friend to handle his divorce but is still technically married on paper. His outlook on love was grimm, until he stops at the Sunflower Coffee and Tea Company. That’s when he meets Her, and his whole life changes.

“O Captain! My Captain!”
—Dead Poets Society

Iris in Bloom will inspire lots of nail biting moments that will leave you yelling in your head, or out loud, things like wait, hurry, and listen. Those that were alive in the late 80’s will feel a need to stand on something to recite the above quote. There is the most interesting, yet touching re-gift ever! There is no epilogue which leads me to think that part #3 will start close to where this one ends, hopefully. This is a great edition to the Take A Chance Series, and I can’t wait for more!

 

Audible Audio Sample

♥ Author ♥

Nancy Warren can be very creative. That re-gift was one I’ve never heard of before.

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♥ Narrator ♥

Teri Schnaubelt doesn’t disappoint.

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Iris in Bloom

Take A Chance Series

Written by Nancy Warren

Read by Teri Schnaubelt

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

Review: Kiss a Girl in the Rain (Take a Chance #01) by Nancy Warren

My ReviewsSometimes Fate Throws a Curve Ball, or a Dog That Looks Like a Mop!

Kiss a Girl in the Rain is #01 in the Take A Chance Series by Nancy Warren.

Teri Schnaubelt narrates the series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members on the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best expirence.

Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins

Content Advisory:
There is mild sexplay, so if that bothers you then you should avoid.

Ebook currently free on Kindle.

♥ Story ♥

This is the first full title in the Take A Chance Series. All of the full titles focus on one of the 11 siblings of the Chance family. First up is Evan. He is in the upper middle of the brood.

Evan ❤ Caitlyn

Evan Chance is turning 35. His mom gives him the bucket/to-do list he wrote when he was 12. Aside from being rich, he hasn’t accomplished much else. A tragedy close to his heart, makes him realize that there is not always another day. He decides to quit his lucrative job as a corporate lawyer and set out to complete his list. He doesn’t get far before fate sets him on a different path. A mop of a dog runs in front of his bike and that starts a whole new adventure. The town he finds himself in, just won’t let him escape. It’s in a funny way, not a creepy children of the corn kind of way.

Caitlyn Sorenson is the local doctor. She took over her grandfather’s practice. Evan ends up on her doorstep with the dog, because the sheriff was trying to play a prank on her when he says she’s a vet not a people doctor. Of course she is taken with the hunky biker, but tries to be professional. Evan doesn’t make it easy for her to resist by putting his lawyering skills to use.

EVAN’S AMAZING LIFE LIST
Make a million dollars before age 30.
Ride a motorcycle across the country
Kiss a girl in the rain
Run a marathon
Learn Spanish
Have sex with a woman!
Learn to play an instrument
Travel to India
Fly a plane
Scuba dive a ship wreck
Swim in every ocean
Swim with dolphins
Hike the Grand Canyon
Leave the world a better place than I found it

The angst is low, which I appreciate. The two love birds do face some settling down issues. I think Caitlyn is a bit of a late grower in that department, but it all works out in the end. We get to meet a good chunk of the other siblings in the beginning of this story. I look forward to all of their stories!

 

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♥ Author ♥

Nancy Warren made me laugh as well as pull my gut strings in anticipation!

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♥ Narrator ♥

I enjoyed Teri Schnaubelt’s performance. Its like have a friend read you a story.

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Kiss a Girl in the Rain

Take A Chance Series

Written by Nancy Warren

Read by Teri Schnaubelt

Ebook obtained through Kindle.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.