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A Chance at Love

Narrated by: Derrick McClain
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Summary

On the flight back home to San Diego, Chance Emerson meets an intriguing older man. They flirt, and Chance hopes for more, but the man never calls. Months later, they meet again at a charity auction. Chance decides this time he isn’t walking away. 

Darren Walsh can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous grad student who almost had him joining the mile-high club. When Chance suggests they hook up, Darren says the only thing he can - yes. From their first moments together, Chance and Darren know there’s more between them than lust, but their differences in age and income make a real relationship challenging.

They decide to keep things secret, yet as they learn more about each other, Darren realizes he wants something real and open. To have that, he’ll need to convince Chance that he has a place in Darren’s world, and Darren will have to take some risks of his own.

©2018 Silvia Violet (P)2018 Silvia Violet

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  • Loyia T. Lopez
  • 15-11-18

Cute Story

This was a cute story. I enjoyed the characters. The complaint I would say I have, is, I think the author should have given us more of an ending. Or, at least an epilog with the characters. I must also say, the narrator did a fantastic job with the narration. He really brought the characters to life.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 08-11-18

Awesome

I read this book and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to listen to the audio version. The performance was great. I really enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Susan R
  • 08-11-18

good

Chance and Darren are from 2 completely different worlds. We have a lovely age gap but the author did such a lovely job of bringing them to life that these two work so well together.
They really struggle and have a bumpy road but I really enjoyed taking the journey with them.
This was a new narrator for me i found him really lovely.
Derrick did a great job of bringing the characters and the story to life. I can't wait to listen to more of his work.

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  • AG
  • 08-11-18

A very nice story

This was a very nice story. I loved how these two worked together but just wish it wasn’t a tragedy that really solidified their connection in the end. Both were willing to go out on a limb for the other in different ways which I always love.

Oh, I absolutely loved Chance. He is so open and willing to try for what he wants but because of that he also hurts more when it doesn’t work. Darren is really a caring guy though he hides it behind a gruff exterior but I loved seeing the soft side of him and when he would let his guard down.

I enjoyed Derrick McClain’s narration of this story. His voices worked so well for these characters, Darren’s gruffness and Chance’s openness was perfectly portrayed.

I received a copy of this book and am giving an honest review.

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  • <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews
  • 07-11-18

A Chance at Love

This book was Cute and I had fun listening to this one. As a San Diego native I really appreciated all the places, scenery and attractions that were mentioned in this book, already knowing where they all were, but it was like I was experiencing those places for the first time right along with the characters.

Darren is an older (40ish) man who meets Chance (early 20’s) on a plane headed to San Diego. Darren is instantly drawn to Chance even though Chance is the absolute opposite of him. Chance is super cute, totally open and straight forward about what he wants. These two had great chemistry together once they let their relationship happen and progress. It definitely took a bit for Darren to feel comfortable in his skin when it came to Chance. There were plenty of contradictions for these two. Darren was in control but wanted to let go, not quite sure how to do that. Chance was younger but wanted to be in charge and didn’t want people looking down on him for where he came from and the things he has, or didn’t have. There was a little bit of an age kink going on here but definitely on the lighter side. I have to say I think these two would have had an easier time in their relationship if they spent some time actually conversing with each other about their feelings and not just guessing what the other guy was thinking and feeling, but that did add more of a storyline conflict.. Overall a cute and enjoyable book.

Audio – I think Derrick McClain did a good job at giving each of these guys their own voice and keeping them straight. It was really easy to follow along with the story. I also really liked his voice for Chance’s friend/roommate Joon, he was a cute supporting character that was added into this book as well.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 07-11-18

Really great audiobook!

Overall: 4.5 Stars ~

Darren and Chance meet during a trip from Houston to San Diego and while they hit it off and Chance gives Darren his number, Darren doesn't call him. Neither of them is able to fully stop thinking of the other, though, so when they meet again a few months later at a charity event, they hook up and after that, they just can't stay apart. However, their age difference and the difference in their social and economic status might prove too difficult to overcome in the long run.

I loved the start of this book! Chance was quirky and fun and I just adored him. While he was still sweet during the rest of the book, he lost a bit of that je ne sais quoi that drew me to him at first. Still, he was definitely my favorite of the two. Darren was serious and mature, and he was likable, even if he'd been burned in the past, he opened himself to Chance and it was lovely seeing them build something, that while fast, appeared like a good foundation for a relationship. Of course, there were some instances in which I just wanted to shake Darren and make him realize what he was doing, like with his brother for example. Truly, while I'd loved them together before that incident, after I felt Chance was just too good for Darren, even if his grand gesture, in the end, made up for it a little.

The chemistry between Chance and Darren was undeniable and the sex scenes were scorching, and I just adored their banter and conversations.

I liked Caitlin and I loved Joon, Chance's roommate, he was made of awesome and was a great friend to Chance.

The narration was great! I love Derrick McClain's voice, it's deep and pleasant and he has a nice range of voices for all the characters, giving each of them a distinctive tone and imprinting the story with a lot of emotion.

Overall, this was a really good May/December audiobook! Hot and sweet, with some angst thrown in for good measure, that ends with a strong HFN and a fantastic narration that just elevates the quality of the story. Recommendable!

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  • Esther A
  • 07-11-18

A Chance Meeting!

A captivating May/December story of 2 characters who meet by chance on an airplane. Chance and Darren are from 2 completely worlds and have an age gap but they work so well together. They really struggle and have a bumpy road but I really enjoyed taking the journey with them. The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters and the story to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Bookobessed
  • 06-11-18

You will love this story

Chance and Darren have a great first meeting then when they cross paths again, Chance decides to move forward. This story is very well-written with full characters and a great plot. These two men could not appear more different and yet they fit so well together. The narrator does a great job with how he portrays them and tells the story.

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  • Loves to Read
  • 06-11-18

Loved It!

This is a great story that quickly drew me in and had me wanting to know what was going to happen next. I adore Chase and Darren, they are both stubborn, opposite in personality, but boy do they complement each other well. The narrator did a great job of bringing these characters to life. I listened to this in one sitting. I was so engrossed in the story I didn’t realize how late (or rather early) it had gotten. A great book!

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 06-11-18

Love, Love, Love this story!!

I love Silvia Violet's books and this one is no different! Darren and Chance are just amazing characters to read about. Then we have Derrick McClain narrating this story and OMG I am in love! Derrick just is amazing in bring this story to life that I just fall in love all over again. Just amazing!

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