Willow Emery is in the middle of chemotherapy when she literally runs into Asher Wellington on the sidewalk after treatment with a rather unfortunate outcome. She is alone in a new city and doesn’t need anyone in her life. If life has taught her anything it’s that you can’t rely on anyone.
Asher is a young widower, devastated by the tragic death of his wife Olivia three years earlier. He has given up the idea of ever finding the kind of love that he shared with his late wife. Will one fateful day bring two lost souls together? Will taking a chance lead them to a happily ever after or will the challenges they face keep them apart?
Review—Take a Chance by Annalisa Nicole
“It’s confirmed that you do in fact have breast cancer.” As he continues to talk, I don’t hear the words coming out of his mouth….All I can think is this has to be some cruel sick joke!...”But today is my birthday. This can’t be happening on my birthday.”
Willow Emery would have no luck at all if it weren’t for the bad luck she seems to carry…or so she thinks. Being diagnosed with breast cancer at such young age, not having a soul to talk to or help her through the most trying time in her life, not even family to call upon; it seems it can’t get much worse. That is, until she runs smack into “Gorgeous Eyes” and throws up all over his expensive Italian leather shoes.
“Since that run in with the red head, I can’t keep my thoughts straight. I have not had an interest in looking at another woman since Olivia died. But this woman sent feelings though me that I thought I buried along with my wife.”
Asher Wellington wasn’t expecting to meet the next love of his life on that fateful day. Truthfully, he was still mourning the loss of the first one; except when Willow literally crashes into him, she does more than just leave the contents of her stomach at his feet…he is starting to feel something again, and the only way to know for sure exactly what it means, he has to find her again. Starting with her next appointment…
“We continue to just look at each other in silence while Zoey goes about hooking me up. It wasn’t weird or strange. He just made me feel comfortable in an otherwise awkward situation.”
“This is just crazy. Why he would just want to sit with me, a complete stranger is beyond thinkable. I can’t take this silence anymore.”
Deciding that if Asher isn’t going anywhere, Willow might as well make the best of it…and hey, it’s nice to not be completely alone for once. Now, to just sort her feelings for a man that knows about the worst part of her and wants to stay anyway.
Not sure of what is happening in his life, Asher struggles with his guilt for finally feeling something other than pain and the new emotion blooming in his chest; hope perhaps? Hope that he can find love again, guilt because he feels as though he isn’t being true to his feelings for Olivia. “Take a chance.” But what if that chance only leads to more heartbreak?
“I was still mourning the death of my wife, and I was starting to have feelings for Willow. How can I keep feeling both of these at the same time? ... In my mind, I know she’s gone, but my heart is just not letting go.”
Following Asher and Willow on their separate journey to find each other was probably one of the sweetest stories I’ve read. It’s truly amazing what tears people apart and what brings them together. This was a beautiful tale of love overcoming odds…taking chances on the unknown…and letting go. I enjoyed reading Take a Chance and look forward to more from Annalisa Nicole!
**4 Roses & Ribbons Stars**
Placing my hands on his shoulders, I gently push him down and straddle his thighs. I love the way he kisses me, always with a slow and burning desire, never rushed. Each time is like he’s making love to my mouth telling me a story of his love and gratitude. Taking his ear in my mouth I exhale a soft moan and shower feather soft kisses down his neck, making him shiver. Licking down the center of his chest over his rock hard abs, I take him into my mouth, he inhales sharply as I swirl the tip with my tongue. I take him all the way in my mouth until he hits the back of my throat and he whispers my name. Loving the soft silky skin, I bob my head up and down his length slowly. He pulls me up and switches positions. Laying underneath him he slowly enters me, filling me completely. I reach my hands around his back and dig my nails into his skin and slide them down ever so slowly. He moans loudly, “Do that again.”
I am an “Indie” adult contemporary romance author. I am a wife and a stay at home mom. I have been married to my wonderful husband since 1996. I love being a stay at home mom to our two teenage boys. We have a handful of pets, a dog named Lucy (who is in my books), a guinea pig named Flufy, (my son spells her name that way) and a cat named meow-meow, who adopted us many years ago and has never left.
I never liked reading as a kid and I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. Soon I couldn't get enough of them. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoyed writing.
I entered my book in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest in January of 2013. Needless to say my three hundred word pitch didn’t even make it through the first round. My book never even got read. So now what do you do with a 50,000+ word book? With more encouragement by my wonderful family I decided to self- publish it. So here I am today a self- published author. It has been a lot of hard work but I wouldn’t change a single thing.
It has not been an easy road and there has been a lot of self- doubt, but I stuck with it and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve been blessed to have been put in contact with some amazing people that have supported and encouraged me every step of the way.