October 03, 2015

Desperate Chances by A. Meredith Walters ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW






Sex changes everything.
And love can turn into an enemy…
Mitch Abrams, the bassist for the popular rock band Generation Rejects, has been in love with Gracie Cook for years. But Gracie, a complicated girl with a lot of baggage, was too blind to see how she felt about the man who had always stood by her.
Until one night of passion brought them closer than they had ever been before.
Feeling off balance and out of control, Gracie does the only thing a girl with self-destructive tendencies can do: end things with Mitch before they can really begin.
So Mitch moves on. With his band, his friends, and a new girlfriend.
Yet he can’t seem to forget about the girl who threw his heart away.
Gracie, who is still struggling to build a life after crashing to the bottom, finds it hard to forget about her one night with Mitch. And even as she tries to convince herself it was only sex, her heart knows differently.
But life is full of chances and desperate moments. And when Mitch and Gracie are thrown back into each other’s lives, will they seize at the opportunity to do things right?

Or will the rock star and the less than ordinary girl crash and burn?


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Review by: Gina 

Desperate Chances is such a fantastic addition to the Bad Rep series!!! I really enjoyed the story of Gracie and Mitch and I enjoyed them as characters. Gracie had a lot of demons to overcome. The people who were support her the most, her parents, are constantly pushing her back down. She was at a constant struggle with them, herself and her feeling towards Mitch. Then Mitch is trying to move on from a broken heart, but is finding that easier said than done. 

There was a lot of going back and forth from the present to the past. But it was written in a way that was not confusing. I found that those flashbacks were necessary to the story behind Gracie and Mitch. If you like your books filled with angst, this book it is!!! There was a lot of will they, wont they, they just need to. 

I really loved that the author incorporated so much of the characters from the previous books. It's been awhile since I've read them so it was really great to catch up with them. I am a little sad to see the end of this series. I really loved all the characters. I just want to jump into the book and hang out with all of them. Maybe the author will give us a reunion tour in the future! This book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading all the books in the Bad Rep series! They are all fantastic, including Desperate Chances.

5 Stars 


Review by: Lisa 


I can't believe that it's been since 2012 when I read "Bad Rep" - Good Lord I was/am in love with Jordan Levitt and always will be but then came Garrett & Riley - I fell in love with them!

Cole and Vivian - Walters hit the nail on the head with that book, she created an amazing book out of one of the most complicated relationships and it flowed perfectly - they all did!

Walters is one of my "Why Bother Reading The Blurb" authors because as of yet, she hasn't let me down once. 
Desperate Chances was outstanding and again, it had everything I hoped for in this book and more. This book was about the couple I've been waiting patiently to read and now that I have, it proves even more so that Walters is truly talented in her creativity to make each and everyone of these characters stay true to how they were from the start. 

This series, book one was during a time when I read a college series that was beyond frustrating to me and I needed redemption and got it. Then she went even further and extended this beautiful standalone book to a series - Thank You!

I hope this isn't the end of "The Gang" - if it is, it's an extremely sad moment but there's always rereads and I have no problem doing that and by saying that - I might've reread a little or a lot before I got to this book and I almost forgotten how near and dear this series is to me...even Eli!

Gracie and Mitch - LOVE & ADORE!

Another Huge 5 Star For One Of My Fav Series.








EXCERPT

I realized I was staring. Mitch knew I was staring.
So of course he purposefully gave his girlfriend his attention, his body angled towards me but his head bent low so that his face was close to Sophie’s. He pushed the hair back off her forehead. His eyes were on her face and he gave her soft smile that I recognized only too well.
A smile that I had thought, at one time, was only for me.
Get over it, Gracie! It’s been a year! What did you think would happen? That he’d pine over you forever? Get a grip!
I started to turn away when Mitch looked back towards me, his eyes locking on mine.
I forgot how to breathe.
My heart thudded almost painfully in my chest.
My mouth went dry and my hands began to tremble. A need that I had almost forgotten about thrummed through my body. My belly tightened and my nipples hardened. The air hummed and sizzled. I was altered completely. Just by a look.
How had I never felt this electricity between us before? The answer was obvious.
I had been totally blind. I hadn’t wanted to see it. Because if I had acknowledged it, everything would have changed. And at that time I couldn’t handle that. The truth was I had been absolutely terrified.
Maysie squeezed my arm but I barely felt it. Jordan was still talking but I didn’t hear him.
All I could see was Mitch.
All Mitch could see was me.
We were locked in a stand off, neither of us moving.
All too soon he broke our intense staring contest. He bent down and kissed his girlfriend almost angrily. It was a harsh press of lips that seemed to take Sophie by surprise. She wrapped her arms around Mitch and held him tenderly even as he ground his mouth against hers.
I looked away. I could barely breathe around the lump sitting painfully in the middle of my chest. A pain that I knew to be jealousy.
And regret.


About The Author:
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

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