Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: A Chance For Us, by Corinne Michaels

A Chance for Us by Corinne Michaels is now live!

My marriage started as a lie.

But some lies are worth telling.

My father’s dying wish was to walk me down the aisle, and I’d do anything for him.

Even marry a man I don’t love.

So when my fiance jilts me only days before the ceremony, I turn to my college friend, Oliver Parkerson, and convince him to marry me.

My family hasn’t met either man, so I’m confident we can pull this off.

But the feelings, our touches, the way my heart beats for him… none of it feels pretend. The way he holds me at night and carries me through loss tells me he’s not acting either.

I didn’t mean to fall for my fake husband, but real love was the one thing I couldn’t predict.

Except, nothing built on lies can last–I know that better than anyone.

But the truth might tear us apart forever.

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Narrated by: Zachary Webber & Vanessa Edwin


 Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Corinne Michaels brings the Willow Creek Valley series to an end with Oliver Parkerson and A Chance For Us, a fake marriage romance. Oliver and Maren’s romance isn’t exactly conventional, but these two legitimately fall in love as they are pretending to be married for the sake of her dying father. A Chance For Us is a beautiful story of sacrifice, family love, and finding love when you least expect (or want!) it.

Both Maren and Oliver have some baggage going into this fake marriage. She got dumped by her fiance two weeks before the wedding and her dad is dying, and he is tired of being second-best or the last option, and has no desire to really be married. So when real feelings get involved, they decide to give a long-distance relationship a real chance. When Maren goes big to show Ollie that he’s actually her first choice, it backfires horribly. Add to that a twist in Oliver’s personal life, and their long-distance marriage implodes.

But because Corrine Michaels has to give us a happy ending, there is a lovely kiss and make-up between Maren and Oliver.

Random thoughts: Maren’s stepmonster is a horrible person! I adored Oliver’s relationship with his nieces, and I loved how close the siblings are. I wish that we would have gotten more backstory about Oliver’s HS girlfriend who he was engaged to. We got the background of his breakup with Deveny, Maren’s best friend in A Chance For Us, but I already knew how that played out since I read The One For Me (Devney and Sean’s story in the Arrowood Series).

Not only are the other Parkerson siblings heavily involved in Maren and Oliver’s story — it is mostly set at their resort — but there are crossovers by characters from other CM books. Maren works for Cole Security, so we see quite a bit of Mark from the Salvation series. And we first met Oliver in the Arrowood Series when he was living in Sugarloaf. So Devney and Sean are around quite a bit in A Chance For Us. I’m still holding out hope that Alex, the last Parkerson sibling left, will get his story told one day, or CM will write a bonus epilogue where we see the siblings years in the future, successfully running their resort. But until then, I think that this was a nice wrap-up to the series.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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