Title: One Shot
Series: Chances #1
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017
It seems what I thought was a dream is now my most complicated reality, and I’ve got absolutely no idea how to fix it – or if I even want to.
Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
One of my favourite genres is second chance romance so if you are looking for a very emotional angst filled story this one is for you.
Kenzie, a bar manager met Millen for the first time when he came into town for a business trip. They were immediately attracted to each other but Kenzie is not into one night stands so she issued him a challenge. They instantly connected and seemed like they are onto a promising relationship but then when he left town he never got in touch again until after three months when he showed up at the bar with his fiancée, Lana, in tow.
I like Kenzie’s character she is honest, fiercely loyal and independent. Millen on the first half of the book appears to be the perfect guy but later on turned out to be weak in my opinion. His priorities and misguided family obligations do not make him a great character. The back story to Kenzie’s parents and Lana’s parents provides more drama to their complicated tale, quite interesting family dynamics there. Is Millen worthy enough to be given a second chance? He does love Kenzie but needs to man up, own his future and happiness with the woman he truly loves.
“Love isn’t perfect. It’s how you work through it all that’s important. The hard stuff, the obstacles, the highs, the lows, the triumphs and the tragedies. It’s a beautiful pain that’s always worth it if you’re both willing to work to make things right.”
“And when you find the one who you know is worth it, the one you’d do anything it took to be with, you grab hold and you don’t let go. Because the minute you do, you lose your shot.”
Millen and Kenzie’s story is an emotional rollercoaster, angsty and full of drama. One moment Millen is at the top of your book boyfriend list and in the next chapter he’s on your hit list. The author does a great job of drawing out a whirlpool of emotions from the reader with this contemporary romance and although some parts are predictable I still enjoyed reading this book. Be prepared for the ride!
BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand.