Friday, September 19, 2014

Chances Are

Chances Are
By Traci Hunter Abramson
Covenant Communications, 2014. 245 pages. Romance.

Maya has escaped an arranged marriage in India and is on the way to living the American dream...until cancer stops her in her tracks. When her best friend offers to let her stay in her brother's apartment while he's out of town so Maya can get some experimental treatments, Maya has no choice but to accept. Ben is a successful rookie baseball player who decides unexpectedly to leave the glamor of a MLB off-season in Los Angeles, only to find his apartment retreat has been invaded. But as Ben starts putting Maya's needs before his own, he begins to see the amazing woman he realizes he will do anything to save.

Yes, the plot is a little over the top and many of the details left me wondering if any of what happens in the book is legally or medically possible. However, all that aside, Abramson creates characters that you want to root for. While the plot may leave you raising your eyebrows, the characters themselves make you want to keep reading through all the improbabilities thrown their way. It is a fun, relaxing read for a day when you just want something to smile over.


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