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Feb 5, 2011

Chance's Game by Eve Langlais

Title: Chance's Game
Author: Eve Langlais
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Length: 199 pgs.
Reviewed by: yadkny

Cover: 5
Presentation: 5
Editing: 3.5
Story: 3.5
Writing Ability: 4

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About The Book: 
The God of Chance is bored – mortals beware!

Breanna is a rare sort of shapeshifter even for a world where magic is rampant, rare enough that she catches the attention of the God of Chance who send her on a quest to free magic. Simple you say? Not for this girl who has to keep avoiding the men who would claim her, while getting to know a twin she never knew she had. Then to make things even more fun, Chance throws in a super sexy wizard to go on the quest with her. Well as you can imagine the outcome will be magical.

Magic, danger, meddlesome gods and romance await. And when their quest is done, the world as we know it, will never be the same again.

The Review:
Find the box... release the magic... save the world. Sounds easy enough for an experienced wizard and a rare shapeshifter to handle, but the difficulty in this quest isn't necessarily in the journey itself.

Breanna has made it her goal to avoid men with their unwanted proposals and improper advances as much as possible. She knows they don't want her for her because if they really knew her, they might not feel so inclined to take such drastic measures in gaining her consent. Although lately gaining her consent seems to be the last thing these unwanted suitors seem to offer her. The rare ability she possesses inspires these men to take violent action. After another day of fending off more unfriendly touching, she finds that this time she isn't defending herself alone.

Terrence is a man of many talents with enough charm to have any woman he wants, so when the woman he helps says no to his proposal of lunch he's taken by surprise when he’s rebuffed. However, that’s not the only thing that’s surprising. Why does this sensually curvaceous woman with the sharp tongue look so much like his sister-in-law?

In steps the god of Chance, who just so happens to be bored and decides it's time to create a sort of treasure hunt with a couple of key players of his choosing. The goddess of Love wants to play too, and decides to do what she does best; add a little love to a couple of unbelieving hearts.

Ms. Langlais shines the story spotlight on characters Breanna and Terrence and boy are they characters! Their pride is what hinders them on their journey to finding what will save everyone and it's what hinders them on their journey toward falling for each other. Breanna is more than capable of scaring any man away with just her verbal attacks alone, but Terrence isn’t easily swayed, yet he’s convinced that he doesn’t want to be shackled to any woman like his brother. They both have the same philosophy when it comes to marriage and they both battle inner voices that keep telling them otherwise.

The story itself is fairly fast paced and entertaining with all of the supporting role creatures that make appearances. The dialogue is sharp and humorous. The ending leaves just enough for the story to be picked up again but without leaving a wide-open unsatisfying ending. The world building itself was interesting but left me a little confused at times. This story can be read as a stand alone, but might best be read after reading Take a Chance, which is the story of Terrence’s brother.

Recommended reading for those who’ve always wondered how the gods like to spend their free time, but beware the god Chance might just be rolling the dice in a city near you.

Pagan Elements: Wizardry is abundant and a unicorn makes an appearance along with plenty of other shapeshifting creatures. The gods of Chance and Love play supporting roles as well.


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