Author: Jacob Chance
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 22nd September, 2017
Cover Design: Popkitty Designs/Sybil Wilson
Joshua Dawson is my best friend’s ex-boyfriend. That alone should be reason enough for me to keep my distance. Add in that he’s a well mannered, loyal and hardworking artist and I should be running in the other direction.
He’s damn near perfect, and I prefer my men hard to love and easy to leave. Josh’s only flaw is he wants forever, and for the first time I might want the same. But loving someone doesn’t mean you deserve them.
He’s all I want and everything I can’t have.
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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF
Canvas…the cover! Ooh my, it’s perfectly fitting to a story dedicated to Joshua Dawson and Elle Johnson whom we met on several occasions in previous workings and includes some other favourite characters, especially a glimpse of my book boyfriend Kyle McKenzie that had me swooning all over again. That being said, I so have a secret soft spot for Josh.
Sweet dependable Josh has been harbouring some feelings for Elle for some time, but they seem to rub each other up the wrong way when they’re in one another’s presence. Joshua met Elle via his best friend Janny who he had a brief fling with, but she’s now happily married to Kyle and he knows that it was never meant to be. Josh is a very talented artist and is busy getting his tattoo parlour business off the ground. Everything in his life seems to be falling into place except for the one thing or rather… the one girl he wants, Elle. Josh is a really good guy, but I detected some hidden depths within him and was intrigued to learn about his background considering the kind of gentle soul he is.
Elle Johnson. Wow, this young lady certainly thinks so little of herself! She has equally deep feelings for Josh but is afraid that she’s not worthy of him; like she doesn’t deserve some happiness. Elle sells herself short and I think that is why she’s previously just hooked up with guys. But josh is different. He sees her and that scares Elle. She does nothing but try to push him away. Elle is hard-working, beautiful and sassy and wants Josh despite of her inner turmoil.
Will these two finally give in to their feelings and decide to give it ago? I really hoped so because the abundance of chemistry and the deep connection they have enthralled me. And I most certainly couldn’t argue that they’d make a steamy duo if they were able to pull it off. Theirs is a story overflowing with suspense and the edge of your seat curveball thrown my way simply made me think nothing about it was cut and dry. I always wondered why Elle was lacking in self-confidence; however, I got to discover the reasons when the past catches up.
Yet again, I was treated to a well-written flawless story full of romance, mystery and the steaminess in it literally bowled me over. This book isn’t just about hot scenes though. It’s so much more, giving the reader a bigger insight into the lives of Josh and Elle. The dual narrative couldn’t have been better as I like to know what each and everyone is thinking and in this story, there’s never a dull moment. The angst in Canvas is as such that at times all I wanted to do was bang their heads together; nonetheless, I had endless faith in their creator. Would the author be able to make things right in my anticipation to find out what was in store for his protagonists? Mentioned earlier, we get a to meet up with characters from other books where Elle and josh appeared briefly. Canvas can be read a standalone as it gives us a whole lot more. Mr Chance is one of my favourite authors as he manages to entertain, captivate and one thing is for sure, his storytelling got me flipping the pages!
Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.
An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.
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