Title: Chance at Redemption
Author: Samatha Harris
Series: Madison Square #3
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: May 23rd, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Gwen Stevens had a privileged life until her father spoke three little words that turned her world upside down. “You’re cut off.”
Broke and desperate, Gwen is forced to accept a waitressing job, but this glimmer of hope has a price. As if being a cocktail waitress isn’t bad enough, she has to do it in a dive bar called The Den, and her bad luck doesn’t stop there. She also needs to deal with the new owner, a blue-eyed, self-righteous ass determined to make her life miserable.
Liam Sinclair walked away from the entitlement and obligation his family planned for him, vowing to make his own way in the world…
Adjusting to life as a new business owner, Liam has experienced more than his fair share of setbacks. When his only waitress breaks her leg, his sister takes it upon herself to hire a replacement—a spoiled, self-indulgent hothead with too much makeup and more than enough attitude. Gwen represents the world he’s trying to escape, a world of excess and greed that he was never cut out for.
Appearances can be deceiving, and first impressions aren’t always right…
Despite their apparent differences, the tension between them turns to a fiery passion that neither of them can resist. Together they find balance and learn to appreciate the simpler things in life. But Gwen soon discovers that old habits die hard, and one mistake is all it takes to ruin everything.
Forgiveness must be earned, but even a villain deserves a chance at redemption…
My rating: 3.5 stars
I haven’t read the rest of this series, but after reading this book I am very interested in doing that. While Gwen definitely starts out as a very spoiled brat and somewhat unlikable because of this, the way the author has written her, you do empathize enough with her that you hope that she will not only learn her lesson and change, but you also can feel for the way she gets treated by those around her, who only see her for what kind of a person she has been in the past. Liam is the hunky guy that she meets, and at first, you also have problems with him, just because of the way he is about hiring Gwen. It’s especially a problem when you know what kind of world he’s come from, and how it is similar to Gwen’s. Of course there is always the way that Liam chose to step away from it, and Gwen is being pushed away. In the end though, both characters have changes to go through, and they will come to be very important to each other, and have a very sweet, yet still hot, connection!
Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.
Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.