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Love By Chance by Kacy Cross {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

 She thinks meeting him must’ve been fate. It wasn’t.
Claire, a pastry chef struggling to make her restaurant succeed, is too busy to pursue romance. That doesn’t stop her loving but meddling mother, Helen, from setting her up on dates. Even after Helen promises to stop her matchmaking efforts, she can’t help herself. She convinces Eric, a pediatrician, to meet Claire at a gallery event.
Eric and Claire feel an immediate connection, and their meeting becomes a magical first date. But the longer Eric and Claire see each other, the less comfortable Eric feels about hiding the fact that Claire’s mom set them up. Meanwhile, Claire loves to talk about how she trusts Eric, and how they met by chance. How will she react to the truth?
This witty, sweet romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Claire’s Coconut Lime Tarts.

I write romance novels starring swoon-worthy heroes that you can share with your daughter, the ladies at church and your grandmother without fear because my books never contain bad language, violence or adult content. I live in Texas where I've seen bobcats and beavers near my house, but sadly not one cowboy. I'm raising two mini-ninjas alongside the love of my life who cooks while I write, which is my definition of a true hero.Come for the romance, stay for the happily ever after. My books will make you laugh, cry and swoon-cross my heart.

Love By Chance is a novelization of the Hallmark movie of the same name, released a few years back. I must admit that while I am a HUGE Hallmark movie fan and have seen a LOT of them, this was actually one that I have never heard of before reading. Now that I've read the book, I am hoping to have the chance to watch it soon.. I absolutely loved it!

As a Hallmark book, one might expect it to be predictable--- to fit the Hallmark romance formula to a T.... but that's far from the truth. This was a unique story that had me laughing right from the start! While she may be overbearing and well--- over the top, there is something about Claire's mom Helen that will draw you right in. Is it crazy to think about a mom setting up a dating profile to meet men for her daughter? Absolutely! But it was also sweet in it's craziness. When Eric meets this over the top woman, he cannot imagine getting roped into her crazy scheme, but it seemed love had different plans. This story is a fun reminder that sometimes love finds us in the craziest of ways...and I for one could not get enough!

As a Hallmark book, you know that you can expect a sweet and heartwarming romance with no language or inappropriate content...and the included recipe at the end is one I will certainly be putting to the test too!


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