Sunday, March 8, 2020

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME by Becky Wade, Novella Review by Nicole Cook and Paula Shreckhise


“She only wished that relationships were as simple as pie.”

Take a Chance on Me, the prequel to Becky Wade’s Misty River romance series, is the perfect novella for fans of contemporary romance. Award-winning author Becky Wade’s ability to create wonderful characters that her readers will fall in love with and her trademark humor shines through in this beautifully written novella. Becky Wade has been a long-time favorite author of mine, and I am guaranteed to love everything she writes.

Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price is back in town and determined to win back Penelope Quinn, owner of Polka-Dot Apron Pies. Penelope does not date airmen, but should she break her own rule (again) and give the handsome and charming Eli a second chance?

There were so many memorable moments in this novella, including a karaoke performance toward the end that completely stole my heart. Readers are also introduced to Eli’s friend Sam, who will play a starring role in Stay with Me, book one in the Misty River romance series, which releases in May 2020. 

“What could be a greater honor than loving and supporting someone who’s given their oath to protect their country and their countrymen, even at the cost of their own life?”

Take a Chance on Me is highly recommended for readers of contemporary romance, especially readers who enjoy books by Denise Hunter and Courtney Walsh. The sneak peek for Stay with Me at the end of the novella has me eagerly anticipating the release of Sam and Genevieve’s story.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was under no obligation to leave a review. All opinions expressed are mine.

This is a really cute novella to set up the Misty River series. We meet Penelope, her brother and his family and his best friend Eli.

Who else but Becky Wade could put together a romantic story that includes a brand new baby, a feisty cat, a hot fighter pilot, a pie baker and a Dr. Seuss book and make it fun! This is a great novella that gives us a taste of the quaint hometown with solid values and faith filled people.

I loved how Penelope gave Eli a challenge and the things he came up with to fulfill that challenge. Penelope learned that with wisdom from a friend and God’s help, her written-in-stone rules for herself could be modified.

Bring on the rest if the crowd! Sam’s story is next. I can’t wait!
*I purchased this book from Amazon. All opinions are my own.*

Back Cover Blurb:
When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.

Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.

Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he's set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.

This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!

Author Bio:
Becky Wade ( is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.

Becky also shares this link about writing this novella.

Available in digital ebook and (soon on paperback):

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun ! I'm looking forward to Becky's next series. Her books are always a treat!Thanks for the reviews!


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