A LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS Sons of Chance Vicki Lewis Thompson Harlequin Blaze #823 ISBN: 978-037398278 December 2014 Contemporary Romance Ben Radcliffe is making a “secret” birthday delivery of a hand-crafted saddle to the Last Chance Ranch, for matriarch Sarah’s seventieth birthday. Commissioned by her son Jack, Ben is acting as a potential horse buyer to keep the secret until the big birthday party a few days hence. Molly Gallagher is an academic genealogist taking a holiday with her relatives as she continues to pursue the family history. These two are powerfully attracted to each other and have several somewhat awkward early moments before they become romantically entangled. Ben is very skittish about the whole concept of family, given his own problematic background. He finds Molly completely caught up in family and all it entails. Will he give her a chance and take a risk on his own heart? I have not read all of the previous books in this series and I think this was a detriment to fully understanding the history around these various and complex characters. While the passion between Molly and Ben is palpable, some of their intimate encounters don’t completely jive with being guests at this ranch. Still, the positives far outweigh any negatives in this story. Christmas at the Last Chance Ranch, with a snowstorm thrown in, is magical and fits right in with the holiday season. Reviewed by Jeri Neal Rating: 3
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