Christy Reece: No Chance



E romantic suspense writers She has created a fictional security agency and manages to incorporate the perfect balance of action and romance into her stories I have been so looking forward to Gabe s story he is a tragically troubled character who needed his own happy ending and this was just what I wanted for him His relationship with Skylar was beautiful and exactly what I had hoped forThis book had me right from the beginning and didn t let me go until it was done If ou are a fan of Cindy Gerard or Pamela Clare Christy Reece is definitely a writer The Definition of Icing (Dallas Demons, you should read Gabe Maddox married Skylar James eightears ago and he hasn t seen her since She s now been abducted and LCR is engaged to rescue her and Gabe s point man for the operation We finally get the story behind Gabe s marriage which slowly unfolds throughout most of the book I enjoyed the flashback device used to relate the details sometimes from each of their points of view The kidnappers are heinous and as is typical of this series the experiences are really tough gritty and frightening It made for many exciting and tense moments I loved Skylar and was happy Gabe had a formidable partner He however drove me nuts with his stubbornness There was a pretty good balance between the suspense and romance though there were plenty of thrills 45 stars I liked this one a great deal too While vacationing on Kalamina Island eight Paris Kanonen--The Paris Guns (Wilhelmgeschutze) and Project Harp years agooung Skylar James and Gabe Maddox met and uickly fell in love Both of them were looking for the love and acceptance they were able to find in each other Skylar needing to be accepted for who she is and not the celebrity face the world knows Gabe who has suffered a lot of rejection stemming from an accident that took the lives of people that he loved just needs acceptance Within a very short time of knowing each other they fall very much in love and decide to marry while still on the island Gabe doesn t know Skylar is the celebrity that she is and she doesn t disclose this information Before the honeymoon even gets started lies deceit and betrayal will drive these two apart Skipping to the present Skylar James and her good friend Kendra have been kidnapped and Skylar s father has gone to the LCR for help in getting his daughter back Gabe Maddox now working for the LCR is the operative that Noah McCall has called upon for the job Noah knows what he s doing by the way During this rescue operation all the lies deceit and betrayals of those eight Memoirs of Hecate County years passed will start to unravel along with some new onesGabe is so sweet but at times has to be an Alpha ass I really cheered for these two and I liked that they had a past it made some of Gabe s sweetness that much sweeter I liked Skylar too another strong brave butet vulnerable womanI love Reece s characters and gritty plots I also love that I ve gotten to know these characters or something about them throughout the series so far It s not just in their book that I ve become acuainted with them This is the reason I ve been looking forward to the next book I like Ms Reece s Last Chance Rescue booksThat said I had issues with this particular bookFirst one is that Gabe and Skylar didn t talk to each other view spoilerIf only they have talked about the horrible thing her father mother cousin have done to them and explained to each other what have happened to each of them after the last time they saw each other it could have solved many many problems and it would have been the adult thing to do hide spoiler 35 stars I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Christy Reece She is no doubt an excellent writer Her stories are gritty and a little scary Her characters seem the same on the surface but when Three Barnyard Tales you scratch the surface they re all different Broken and vulnerable I want to get to know them I want them to succeed I want the bad guy to get caught I get caught up and can t book the books downBut her bad guys are so very bad Her somewhat broken characters are so very broken They ve had such bad things happen in their past So I feel like the HEAou get at the end of the book is not enough They re not cured can t be The bad guys are still out there and those that were hurt are still hurtSo that s my dilema This was a great book I want to read the next one so I can get story and find out what happens next But when I finished this book I was left feeling down Just sad I ll have to read something else before I can continue with the series I m really pleased to have found this author and her Last Chance Rescue series If A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000 you enjoy top uality romantic suspense this is definitely a series worthour timeAs much as I m not a fan of the big misunderstanding this one was really well done and actually had substance It was heartbreaking to think of the time Skye and Gabe lost particularly given the brilliant portrayal by the author of their reluctant longing for each otherThe suspense element was extremely strong too which I ve come to expect from this author The subject matter is never comfortable but the execution is always outstanding The balance between. Wn his anger and launches him into action Saving Skylar is Gabe’s only chance for peace and his last chance for happiness Enjoy Christy Reece thrills with these sizzling novels From the Paperback editi.

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Heir relationship wasn t the best on BOTH counts but they only knew each other for a very very very short time Not to mention the fact that she thought he was dead and If an Elephant Went to School yet ignored it She assumed no one would have a funeral for him andet she decided not to have one Or she assumed they would and just didn t care to attend even though she was his wife But that s okay Why of course it s okay Why Because she was sad Don t Morse Code for Radio Amateurs you know that Poor poor Sky was too sad to do anything boohoo It s LIFE woman It sucks You have to live it anyway hide spoiler rating I became a fan of Christy Reece when I discovered her first trilogy lastear featuring the men and women of The Last Chance Rescue organizationI had high hopes for Reece s latest entry but have to admit to being disappointedNo Chance is billed as a romantic suspense but the suspense portion never had me thinking Oh My God I can t put this book down or anxious to turn to the next page or make me want to stay up all night reading As for the romance the relationship between Skylar and Gabe left me feeling probably as frustrated as the two of them Finally the villain never felt truly evil but like a dirty sick pervertThe story begins 8 The Ideal Muslim Society years in the past where an innocent 20ear old wealthy socialite and famous model Skylar James chances to meet Gabe Maddox on a South Pacific island get a way Gabe is recovering from a horrific ordeal during which he was held captive for a ear in Africa where he was treated little better than a dog He s emancipated weak and has developed a raging case of claustrophobiaThe attraction between the two is evident from the start and within a few days they fall madly in love and get married Skylar makes a conscious decision to keep her true identity from Gabe and this action signals the beginning of the end for the two lovebirds Skylar s father the wealthy powerful Jeremiah Jones who is unimpressed with the news of his daughter s marriage then perpetrates a series of lies that shatters the course of true love for Gabe and Skylar no spoilers here if ou want to know what he does Marcus Garvey you are going to have to read the bookFast forward eightears where we find out Gabe is a recluse working as an elite undercover operative for LCR which is still being run by Noah McCall from Reece s previous books and Skylar has been kidnapped by unsavory characters who plan to sell her into sex slavery until they realize who she is and decide to ransom her for 10 million dollars instead Enter the Last Chance Rescue team hired by Jeremiah James and the hero to the rescue is none other than Gabe Maddox As in another of Reece s previous books white slavery and sexual exploitation plays a major role in No ChanceSo the GabeSkylar reunion is not one big happy family gathering both are bitter and harboring feelings of betrayal toward each other Even though they haven t seen each other for the past eight FRIENDLY ENEMIES years each for their own specific reasons cue Daddy s lies neither has forgotten the other nor apparently had sex with anyone else either oOI wanted to feel for these two but something was missing Maybe I wanted some playful sexual banter instead of the I loveou but I don t want to love Amok you but I ve always lovedou but And a Bottle of Rum you lied to me and betrayed me ad nauseum Skylar cries and tears up repeatedly and is just an emotional mess Gabe is busy casting furtive longing glances in her direction and on no less than four occasions Gabe catches Skylar in a skimpy towel after she has exited from the showerand nothing happens Just get it on already You both knowou want to They tortured not only themselves but each other and then me in the processI really really wanted to love this book but now I see I had No Chance of getting my wish I already have book 2 Second Chance on pre order which is Cole s story and I am hoping it lives up to its expectations the excerpt certainly intrigued me The fourth book in the Last Chance Rescue series by Christy Reece Loved it It had the right balance that I look for in Romantic Suspense My only regret is that I didn t wait to read it until I had the entire series because now I have to wait Great book but geez CR writes some really uncomfortable torturerape scenes She doesn t go into details exactly but she puts these depraved thoughts into Crochet your head For me it sometimes was a bit hard to get back into the romance after one of those scenariosI did love Gabe He s always been portrayed as a loner type uiet and gruff But we get to see some of his vulnerability here especially in terms of his fears He s not exactly brought to his knees by Skylar his estranged wife but he still can t stay away It was funny to me how he was actually relieved to have a good reason to stay and guard her when the dust finally settled after their big reunionAs with Christy Reece s other LCR books I really connected with the characters no one was super annoying and there were plenty of blips and cameos from the other LCR operatives Solid read Christy Reece delivers another fantastic romantic suspenseChristy Reece is one of my favourit. Te operatives who rescue victims When Skylar tries to save a naïveoung beauty kidnappers come after her For Gabe Skylar had been his last shot at trust and love But news of her disappearance battens do.

The author couldn t possibly make it clear what she thinks of her hero She puts her own thoughts into the heads of all the characters including the hero himself There was one scene with the guy s boss During the scene which is from Bossy Boy s POV Bossy Boy has to throw in a mental insult about the heroin EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT that crosses his mind And all I could think was Wow Christy Reece Playhouse you hateour hero that much Because it s so painfully obvious the author is simply trying to let the readers know she does NOT like the hero by having her characters dwell on it for her Now let s talk about Skylar our heroine Guess what In every single scene she s in she s either A crying B fainting C falling asleep from exhaustion even though all she does is sleep or D all of the above It felt as if the same scene was being written over and over again There were literally TWO plane scenes during which Skylar burst into tears over the tiniest hint of a criticism and had to be comforted Over and over I have to hear about poor Skylar this poor Skylar that she s so exhautsed she s collapsing she s an emotional wreck she s doing all of these things at once She always has eyes fuzzy with exhaustion or is trembling or about to collapse or tears are forming in her eyes I m sorry but to me she comes off as completely weak She cries over absolutely everything I mean if I cried every time someone I like insulted me I d being crying pretty much 2024 hours a day Which she is Only oftenOn top of that the author makes it clear that Skylar s feelings are the only ones that matter She s always hurting MORE than Gabe She s always been BETRAYED than Gabe After her psychotic father tricked them into splitting up it didn t matter at all that Gabe was hurt All that mattered was Skylar was hurt because OMG she suffered SO much Well in my opinion just because someone is a weakling and can t handle pain without falling to pieces doesn t mean she suffered it means she can t take it Am I saying she shouldn t have felt pain No But the fact that Reece goes on and on about how Sky s feelings are important made me so freaking angry On top of that she s a major hypocrite She believed Gabe would kill himself after marrying her and et she doesn t want to forgive him for believing she d want to break it off with him Why is SHE allowed to be stupid but not him Answer She s a woman Answer Christy Reece likes her better Answer A lot of women like that kinda thing in romances I don t understand why an author would make a heroine cry THIS MUCH Am I supposed to feel sorry for her Relate to her Well I don t Her pain isn t so freaking much than everyone else s I ve been through just as much as she has but do I cry every minute of every day No Why Because I actually have a backbone The entire plot of this book is Gabe or someone else comforting Sky Not my kinda thing Plus I don t think Reece understands what a PHOBIA actually means It doesn t just turn off conveniently when the person wants it to It doesn t just go away just because the situation doesn t call for it Gabe is supposedly claustrophobic However he was completely fine in the tiny bathroom of a plane Why Because that scene was not about him but about comforting Sky And et he doesn t even like to be in a hotel room for than one hour at a time And Desire and Deceive yet he fears elevators But of course when he goes on them he s completely fine because we wouldn t want the man to be seen as weak That s the woman s job after all Ifou have severe claustrophobia Dannys Dragon (Tao of Love, you have it You can t just turn it off wheneverou feel like it If Reece wanted it to go away at his will she either shouldn t have given it to him or made it so he just didn t like small spaces but could handle them But then again books don t have to make sense right They re just books Okay let s talk about Skylar and her dad It was all her dad s fault Sky and Gabe fell in love got married Then her dad pulled his evil machinations and lies splitting them up What does Sky do She forgives her popsand still blames Gabe As does the author As does probably everyone that s read this book I can t get behind that After they split he TRIED to get near her but does that matter to her No Why Because women are always right and men are always wrong I mean can t a woman write a romance without pulling this crap view spoilerPsycho dad offers Gabe money to ditch Sky He refuses Psycho dad leaves then has Sky s cousin who apparently can mimic voices call Gabe to say she never loved him and it was just a game and that no one could ever love him Gabe had confided his painful past to Sky and the cousin threw it back in his face and Gabe thinking it was her was undertandably hurt However obviously it s not okay for a man to be hurt He should know better than to think Sky would say this BUT Sky doesn t have to know better than to think Gabe would kill himself Why You tell me Her dumb dad convinced her Gabe had killed himself because he left some suicide note Of course after this is revealed she still blames Gabeand not her father Sure this reveals DO OR DIE Skylar James told a lie to the man she married and eight ears later she still bitterly regrets the deception Unknown to Skylar her husband Gabe Maddox now lives in the dangerous shadows of eli.

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Award winning and NYT Bestselling Author Christy Reece lives in Alabama with her husband and a menagerie of pets