A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance Jesse Chance is a bastard And that s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex con Henry Chance Stuck in Glory Texas a town too s

  • Title: A Fighting Chance
  • Author: A.J. Sand
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Jesse Chance is a bastard.And that s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex con, Henry Chance.Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenagJesse Chance is a bastard.And that s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex con, Henry Chance.Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenage champion of the secret underground fighting rings that float around the South, while doubting the only people who ever believed he could be , his ailing mother, and his girlfriend, Drew Hallisay.But determined to make his mother s dying wish come true, he enrolled in a college on the East Coast, far away from his past Jesse Chance is reborn into a new life, and set on keeping Glory, Texas and Henry Chance in his rear view.Until a visit from his father in the middle of the night changes everything.Forced to return to Glory to prevent a tragedy, Jesse is soon back on the fighting circuit with Drew s help and facing the history he was so desperate to escape, the part of him he would prefer to hide.As he slips back into his old ways Henry Chance s ways he finds himself torn between the guy he was and the one he s been struggling to become And in a world dead set on betting against you, can you ever really overcome your past or your destiny

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    1. 4 Gritty as hell starsWe're all walking on the edge of chaos, knowing full well it won't take much to fall overHoly shit. I mean HOLY SHIT! I did not see this book coming. Let me warn you nowof reading that is. Because this book isI'm not even sure how to best describe itINTENSEUNAPOLOGETICAND GRITTY AS HELL!Seem to cover it nicely, because DAMN what a ride!Now if you're at all like me, you may have take a look at that droolworthy cover and assumed what you'll be getting here is a steamy NA stor [...]

    2. - Standalone, not even remotely part of a series (I probably won't ever write another series).- No cliffhanger! Wooo! - Might be a wee bit intense for some in terms of the violence.So excited to move away from contemporary romance and AFC is quite a way to move! ;) It's TOTALLY different from the others but, truthfully, I've never written a traditional contemporary romance. I can't do it. I'm evil, I guess. It's way gritty, it's way grungy, and I let loose because I needed to. It won't be an eas [...]

    3. I'll be blunt, I actually almost gave up on the book the moment the author had sent over a copy to me on my kindle for one reason: (view spoiler)[CHEATING!! (hide spoiler)]. Luckily though, it wasn't as it seemed after conferencing with a fellow blogger or two so I went ahead and finished this book! :)So, over all: I'm very happy to say that I really liked this read!! It had some action and violence but also romantic suspense thrown into it.A real gritty and lovely MMA read filled with moments o [...]

    4. Jesse Chance has crafted a nice life for himself after leaving his hometown of Glory and his high school girlfriend Drew behind over four years ago. He was a fighter that both loathed and loved being in a fighting ring, which was the only place his father ever took notice of him. After his mother dies, he packs up and leaves his hometown to finish school and begin a new chapter. Years later, he’s just about to graduate from college and go on a trip of a lifetime with his college girlfriend and [...]

    5. WARNING: - This is NOT a traditional, contemporary love story. -This IS a story about human nature at some of its absolute worst; it's about it being black and gray. It's dark and probably intense and a little disturbing. It's violent, too.^^^^^^^^ That is the truth!!!!! I will say this Anyone who LOVES UFC needs to add this to their TBR list. This I think(no I KNOW) is the best UFC book I have read. the story line is so different than what we usually read, BUT it is so Much better. The characte [...]

    6. *ARC kindly provided by the author* I totally LOVE this story!! Whoa! What a rideIt is not your traditional romance. It is adventurous and raw but it contains such an unforgettable story to fall in love!The main hero, Jesse, is one of the strongest characters that I have ever read. I was blown away by his physical and mental strength. His life has never been easy. And certainly never will be. And that was the reason I fall in love with him. Really. Because he´s gone through dangerous changes th [...]

    7. **Arc received from author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at sizzlingpages **Full review to follow for sizzlingpages

    8. Jesse Chance is a bastard.And that’s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex-con, Henry Chance.Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be: a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenage champion of the secret underground fighting rings that float around the South, while doubting the only people who ever be [...]

    9. 3.5 Stars!I am still conflicted on how to rate this book I like it and didn't like it so I'd say a 3 to 4, so I'm rounding it off to 3.5 stars. :DThe storyline is interesting, it's not like the usual fighter-romance I've read. It is pretty intense, diving in the world of underground fighting in Mexico, dealing with very bad people, the cartel. At the same time, battling their own attraction and feelings for each other since they are both involved with someone else.The main characters, Jesse and [...]

    10. (view spoiler)[Okay, usually I don't mind cheating but there's got to be a reason behind it and a plot to justify it - as ridiculous as that sounds. Having a character thinking about his girlfriend and how much he loves her while going down on his ex - his very much engaged ex - is all kinds of weird and it seemed forced. Jesse is a good guy, yes he is a fighter but overall, he is a good guy and I really liked him and felt for him and his fucked up past. So why did it have to twist the plot arou [...]

    11. 3.5I don't like to give up on a book and really struggled with this one. From reading the blurb I got the impression it was going to be something to blow me away, something new, but it didn't. I couldn't relate to Jess and Drew the characters at all. Everything just kept coming up way too rosy the whole way through.From about 60% it got a bit better but not enough angst for me:-(

    12. 3.5 StarsJesse is away in college. He is in his last semester of his senior year. Life is great. He has great friends, a beautiful girlfriend, a bright future. Jesse has everything he ever thought he wanted when he left Glory, Texas to get away from underground UFC fighting and his father. However, on his birthday, his father shows up at Jesse’s college and tells him that he owes some bad people a lot of money. People who are threatening to harm Jesse’s little brother. Jesse feel he has no c [...]

    13. I Really liked this. It was very different to the other MMA books I have read.Jesse and Drew stayed in some shitty places as they had no money. Not the life of luxury for them.The Author describes the fights so realistic it’s like you are actually there. In the front row covered in the blood.This is NOT a happy book. I need to point that out, Shit is real. It’s scary, and gritty and raw and powerful and sometimes will make you cry, sometimes make you want to hurt something, sometimes smile, [...]

    14. I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDiewith my friend Shelley! Shel: You know we love us some A.J. SandI'm not sure she can do any wrong. As a matter of fact, A Fighting Chance definitely confirms for me that she can do NO WRONG. This novel is a departure from the whole Documentary crew and while her style and voice are evident, the storyline is not one of rock stars and surfers and their trials. Court: No, it is definitely not as happy and free and lifestyles of the rich and the famous that Docum [...]

    15. *I received an ARC in exchange for honest review*****4.5 Star***After discovering at a young age that he was illegitimate child of womanizing ex-con Henry Chance gave Jesse Chance nothing misery. He takes up underground fighting, soon realizes that he is good at it, and uses it as a way to escape and mask his pain. “Fighting help me deal with my demons, but it created a whole Hell full of them in the process too”When his mother ask him to stop to make something of his life just before she di [...]

    16. Review Originally Posted at: Book FreakHe was fighting not really because of the money – it was the only thing that can get the attention of the person he was so desperately want to please, and it breaks my heart to see him bloodied, hurt and still can’t find the recognition he longed for.Years later, he was living a different life, away from all the fight and ugliness of his past, even the best thing that happened to him in Glory - his girlfriend, Drew. His promise to his mother is almost f [...]

    17. Totally unexpected! I guess that's how I have to start this review. I thought I was going to be reading a fighter-guy romance and this was not at all that. I don't even know if I could classify this book as a romance much at all. Yes, the book contained a second-chance at love for the primary characters but it was not the primary focus of the book and that is why I wouldn't classify it as primarily a 'romance' novel. What would I classify it as? I have no idea whatsoever.This book centres around [...]

    18. Well that was a mish-mash of awesome. There was sooo much happening in A Fighting Chance, that I felt - everything. Frustration, irritation, with moments full of squeeing and equal amounts of swooning, there were even times that I was so tense I was chewing my nails.Four years ago Jesse's mom died, and when he buried her, he buried his past as well. Growing up in a small town with a deadbeat sperm donor, a girlfriend that he adores, and a talent for beating the crap out of people in underground [...]

    19. *received a copy for an honest reviewThere are a few things that grab my attention when looking for a new book to read. One of them is a hot rocker and the other is a hot fighter. This book was all about the hot fighter named Jess. I’m going to jump right in and tell you everything I liked. I liked that the author made Jess human. He was not just about the fighting. In fact, when we first meet Jess he is content to have all that fighting for profit behind him. He’s in college with his eye on [...]

    20. When Jesse graduated he flew out of Glory, never even looking back. He created a good life for him as he is nearly graduating college as an architect and him and his girlfriend will soon be moving in together. Though plans change when Jesse's dad comes looking for him, with news that will draw him back into his old life.His dad messed up again big time. Henry owes some people thousands of dollars and now they are threatening the life of Jesse's little half brother. Feeling like he has no other c [...]

    21. Our 4 Star ReviewJesse has always been seen as a bastard his only redemption is his ability to fight in the underground fights in and around his hometown. But he was doing it for the wrong reasons and when his mother passes away from the cancer that had been tearing her apart he vows to put it behind him along with everything and everyone in Glory, Texas including his high school sweetheart Drew. Now after 4 years everything he's been trying to build in college comes crashing down with a single [...]

    22. ARC received from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.Jesse Chance is the product of an affair between his white father and black mother. All he heard his entire life is that he is a bastard child and was treated harshly by the people in the town he grew up in. His mother raised him to be the best man that he can possible be in life and to have a better future. Jesse’s biggest problem is that he constantly wants the attention and approval of his father. Jesse becomes a fighter [...]

    23. Jesse Chance is a guy that ran away from his hometown to escape a tortured upbringing. He is a product of an affair between his white father and black mother. Growing up, town gossip followed him throughout his whole life. Simply put, he was known as the bastard child of an interracial affair. He was raised by his mother, but constantly seeks his father's approval. He discovered his talent in underground fighting in his hometown of Glory, Texas. One night, he does a helluva lot of damage to an o [...]

    24. This is a really good book. It is very violent though so if that is not your thing I would not recommend it for you. This book is nice & long so it gives lots of time for in depth character development & lots of events to play out. The male lead in this story Jesse Chance grows up in a small town in Texas. His black mother had an affair with a white married man from town & got pregnant. She refused to give up the baby. Henry was a womanizer who constantly cheated on his wife, but the [...]

    25. 3.5 starsFirst, the most important thing this cover WOW! Ok, so maybe it's not the most important thing, but it's pretty hot and definitely worth mentioning.This was an intense and heart stopping read full of suspense and action! This book centers around underground fighting in the US and Mexico. The fights in this book are vicious and little detail is spared. It's scary, brutal, and exciting all at once and will have you turning page after page to keep up and find out what is going to happen ne [...]

    26. Wow! I'll say it again. Wow!From the beginning I'll say this book is not for the faint hearted. This is the story of Jesse Chance, illegitimate child of the resident ne'er-do-well of Glory, Texas. Jesse and his mother are reviled for their situation - she remains unmarried mother and remains in Glory. Jesse craves the attention of his father and will do almost anything to get it. The only way he can find of making his father notice him is to participate in illegal amateur fights. There are a lot [...]

    27. 4.5 Stars*This book was given to me for a fair and honest review* Beautifully brutal, raw and enamoring, A Fighting Chance held me tightly in it’s fists from beginning until the last page was turned. This was a difficult book to read. The violence stopped my breath at times but it was imperative for the book to work on the level that it did. The fighting was only a small portion of the story. It truly was a love story between Jesse, the fighter, and Drew, the girl he left behind years before. [...]

    28. I really enjoyed this book. I will admit I didn't expect a whole lot because most books about fighters are very similar - at least the ones I've read, but who can resist a hot fighter? I was pleasantly surprised that there was some mystery thrown in and the hero wasn't a typical hothead. All he wanted was to be loved and to belong. Family was the most important thing to Jesse and he did everything in his power to protect them even when they didn't deserve his compassion. The only person who unde [...]

    29. This wasn’t easy in the way of so many heart breaking events and even though Jesse took care of his promises I felt that some people didn’t get much by the way of closer. I was happy for the way Jesse’s life went I really sensed in the beginning that he was missing something. His father was absolutely low but for a girl who likes to look at the glass half full…”me” in the end I think had it not been for the total a hole that Henry was Jesse wouldn’t have the opportunity to get clos [...]

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