Blog Tour - I'll Take A Chance (Running Into Love #2) by Annalisa Nicole ~ Derna's Review, Excerpt and Giveaway
Amelia Wellington is a quiet, young, successful business woman. Her past relationships have left her with scars so deep she has sworn off men all together. Until that one fateful day she quite literally runs into Doctor Kyle Peters, that is.
Doctor Kyle Peters is a busy young OB/GYN holding on to a tragic past that has torn his family apart, making it difficult for him to give his heart to any woman. But when a beautiful woman crashes into him on a routine day at work, he finds his world turning upside down.
Will Running Into Love be enough for them to find a happily ever after together? Does Kyle have what it takes to heal Amelia’s broken heart and change her outlook on life? Will Kyle’s past result in tragedy as history repeats itself?
When it comes to matters of the heart, sometimes you have to run not walk.
“Leave the shoes on honey,” I whisper.
I am so ready to just sink into her, but I’m fully aware that I need to see to her needs first. And that is something I can do willingly. I have been thinking about the first time nonstop. She was so responsive, and it is something I can quickly become addicted to.
I make my way down and she smells so damn good. She’s breathing heavy, anticipating my next move. Just like last time she’s on fire. Her legs start twitching as she writhes beneath me. It doesn’t take her long and she’s coming in my mouth, screaming my name. She digs those amazing heels in my back and I need to be inside her now. While she rides her orgasm back down, I reach in the night stand for a condom. I’m so turned on by just the noises she was making I don’t think it will take me long to find my own release. Rolling the condom on, I take my position over top of her. I can see the look of want in her eyes. She grabs my neck and pulls me down for a fierce kiss. I know she can taste herself on my lips and it’s beyond fucking hot. I slowly enter her and she makes whimpering noises.
“Oh, that feels so good,” she says.
I sink all the way in and start to move slowly. She’s so verbal and it feels so good I can feel myself quickly at the brink. She bucks her hips and flips me over on my back. In one swift movement she’s riding me hard and deep. She bends her knees up and plants her feet on either side of my hips. She then leans back and places her hands on my knees. She moves slowly as her head falls back, the ends of her long blonde hair brush my upper thighs.
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
I'll Take a Chance is the second book in the Running Into Love series. It picks up right where Take A Chance ends. Amelia Wellington is at the hospital rushing to see Willow and her new baby when Amelia crashed into Kyle Peters, the handsome doctor that delivered her new baby niece Abbey. She drops the vase of flowers that she is holding, and while picking up the pieces she cuts her hand. Kyle offers to take her to the ER to get it looked at.
Amelia has issues due to a past relationship and has given up on men. Kyle’s sad past means that he too is not looking for love. However, when these two meet, the attraction is instant and both think that maybe they have found the person who could heal their broken hearts, and who could make them take a chance on love again.
“Men are scum, stick to your plan, it’s a good plan. Plain and simple, no men! Men are scum”
“There is something about this woman. I sensed it from the first moment I saw her come into that room with those ridiculous flowers. I just couldn’t take my eyes off of her”
The storyline, told from Amelia and Kyle’s POV, is about healing, family, second chances and taking a chance on love. There was some mystery, suspense and romance. I did have a few issues with the story that meant I liked it but didn’t love it. Amelia and Kyle were sweet together, I did think that their relationship was a bit too insta love for me, I would have like to have seen their relationship develop slower, therefore, I think I would have connected better to them.
There were some touching moments, but there were times when I was thinking ‘would that really happen?’ The story felt rushed at times, therefore it lacked proper development, and I found myself getting confused with the timeline. There is no epilogue in this one, but I didn’t mind and I have to say, due to my feelings about the epilogue in the first book, I was pleased about.
Regardless of my issues, I'll Take a Chance is a sweet love story. I like seeing Willow and Asher again and getting a little snippet into what was happening in their lives, and meeting new characters. From reading the last page, I know that the next book in the series, Second Chance, is about another one of the Wellington gang; Adrian, and I’m sure we will get more of Amelia and Kyle. :-)
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.