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The only kinds of luck I knew were bad and worse…until my life hung in the balance. I finally caught a break in the form of a second chance.
I vowed not to let it go to waste.
To make a difference.
But I didn’t start really living until I met him.
My complete opposite—except for our matching tortured souls.
I couldn’t resist him for long.
How could I when his smallest touch made my heart race?
When it felt like we were destined to be together.
But sometimes luck and sorrow are intertwined…
Dillon twisted his neck and flashed me an apologetic grin over his shoulder. Unwanted butterflies swirled in my belly, and I quickly yanked my hands away from his shoulders and took a step backwards. His eyes flashed with male satisfaction and his grin grew wider. Determined to ignore the impact he had on me, I shifted my focus to the students. “Your test date is coming fast, so you’ll need to squeeze in as much extra study time as you can without neglecting your regular coursework. Maybe set aside some time during Thanksgiving break when you don’t have as much homework.”
“Ugh. Studying over break sucks,” one of the girls complained.
“Yeah, but you guys are in the homestretch. This test score is one of the last things you need to get into college. Trust me, it’ll be worth the extra effort.”
“I guess if you could get into college while recovering from a transplant, then the least I can do is a little bit of studying over a holiday break that isn’t even that big of a deal since I don’t have a family to celebrate it with anyway.”
The other kids nodded in agreement, and I snuck a peek at Dillon while everyone finished packing up. His brown eyes were wide with shock. I quickly looked away before he could ask me anything, and focused on saying my goodbyes as the kids all headed out. We both kept quiet—for which I was incredibly grateful—as Dillon helped me clean up the room. When we were back on the road, I turned to him and asked, “Were you really teaching my kids how to count cards?”
His lips tilted up at the edges. “Maybe just a little.”
“It’s a good thing none of them have any money to gamble or else they might learn to enjoy blackjack as much as you do.” His lip tilt turned into a full-fledged grin, and I glared at him. “I don’t know why you’re grinning at me! Look at what your affinity for gambling got you.”
“What?” He pointed at his face. “The black eye?”
“Yeah, for starters.”
His grin grew into a blinding smile. “It was worth it.”
“Because it’s the reason I met you.”
Shit. Those damn butterflies took flight in my stomach again
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5 ++ STARS
~5 ++ STARS~
Fortuity by Rochelle Paige is an absolutely stunning, beautiful, and emotional read. It is a top read of 2018 for me!
Take my advice, grab the tissues early, like the very first chapter. Faith is one of those rare, special characters that I will never forget. She really shouldn’t be here, but she is a survivor. She grew up with a drug addicted mother, finding her overdosed at the age of 12. This is where Rochelle Paige shines. Faith was much better off without her mother, but Paige helped me understand why Faith missed her. She was used to what she was living in, and she was scared and unsure of what life would hold for her now. As it turns out, she will be in danger again. Her foster mother didn’t much care for her and allowed a simple, curable illness almost take Faith’s life. Faith is looking death right in the face when she gets a miracle…the kidney she needs to live. Instead of becoming bitter or descending into a dark hole of depression, she works hard, gets good grades, and makes it into college. She doesn’t stop there. She works tirelessly helping other foster kids go to college as well. This is when she meets Elaine Montgomery, a woman that will completely change the course of Faith’s life.
Elaine is Dillion’s mother. Dillion is dealing with loss and pain too, but he deals with it by gambling. Some of the book is told from his POV, but most of it is from Faith’s perspective. Dillion really is a good guy, and it doesn’t take him long to appreciate and fall for Faith. Faith falls pretty quickly for Dillion as well.
There are so many emotions that Paige will draw out of you…sadness, fear, joy, and she will also shock you. There is a twist, and Faith will be challenged yet again. I can’t say enough about how wonderful this book is. It involves real life issues, and it is also a love story written in the stars!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of more than twenty books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.
She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.
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