Review: A Chance at Love by Silvia Violet


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Vibrant Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A Chance at Love is the newest standalone May-December romance from Silvia Violet. On a flight from Houston to San Diego, forty-year-old lawyer and philanthropist Darren Walsh is surprised when a pajama bottom-wearing, giant cheesy balls canister-touting guy ends up becoming his seatmate in first class. Twenty-three-year-old graduate student Chance Emerson is chatty and friendly and Darren surprises himself even further by actually enjoying himself with the younger guy. When their plane lands, Chance hands Darren his card and asks him to give him a call--a call which never comes no matter how drawn to Chance Darren may have been. Months pass before they see each other again at a charity function, and neither one wants to let the opportunity slip away again. But even as their feelings grow and they fall for one another, their differences in social status and age begin to weigh on them. Can there really be a happily-ever-after for two very different men at different stages in their lives or will fear and judgment get their better of them and leave them broken?

This book was enjoyable at certain points, with both Darren and Chance turning out to be surprising as individual characters. I liked the chemistry that these two shared, and there was a good balance of sweet and steamy moments throughout. I could definitely relate to Darren, possibly because we're closer in age, so I was able to empathize with his thoughts and actions. As much as I liked Chance, there was a point in the second half of the book where it felt as if he let his fear and insecurity get the better of him and took the out that was given to him yet decided to make it seem as if it was all Darren's fault. There was a good amount of give and take between the two of them, but in hindsight I confess that I may have sympathized with Darren more than I did Chance when they were met with the most major of stumbling blocks in their relationship. The beginning and ending were my favorite parts of the book, with the middle more middling, pun intended. The sex was hot but the kinda-sorta-maybe BDSM angle felt forced rather than appealing. I'm giving A Chance at Love 3.5 stars. ♥

Date Read: 08 May 2018

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