About the Book
Book: Take a Chance on Me
Series: Misty River Romance #0.5
Author: Becky Wade
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Release Date: February 25, 2020
When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.
Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.
Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he’s set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.
Take a Chance on Me by Becky Wade is a really fun and engaging read. I love Wade’s unique and endearing characters, especially Penelope. Penelope is hilarious, loyal, and determined. She’s also very observant. She has watched as all her close girlfriends have fallen in love with the wrong kind of men and then paid the price. In an attempt to refrain from the heartache her friends have encountered, Penelope has set rules for herself that she absolutely refuses to budge on even when very obvious sparks fly between her and Eli. I mean, Eli is practically wearing a sign that says, “Penelope, I’m the exact man God has in store for you,” but Penelope is sticking to her guns and not backing down. Penelope’s iron-clad rules serve her very well for quite a while, but it becomes clear that her rules have become more important than the plans God has for her. I love Wade’s reminder that setting boundaries and having a strict moral code to live by is a very good thing, but we have to remember that God is the Boss of our lives, and ultimately HE establishes our steps (Proverbs 16:9). If God puts something or someone in our lives that appear to go against our man-made restrictions, it very well could be God telling us we’ve made our rules more important than Him. I love it when a novella is not only a good read but also one that makes the reader think. Take a Chance on Me is all this and then some! I highly recommend this story, and cannot wait for Stay With Me to release in May.
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on February 28, 2020, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.