My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sorry. I can’t help myself… Josh 4 Elle
If I can’t rate 3 or higher I don’t bother to post a review (it’s hard enough for indie writers!) I PM authors with my harshest criticism. Warts and all and not for public consumption but if I can’t help myself then I post review on Amazon.
Sorry. I can’t help myself…
I recently read a rather poorly edited, unbelievable story – and nearly dug my eyes out with a spoon it was that bad…Canvas is definitely NOT one of those .
It says something that I burned through this book, received as an advanced review copy with no expectation of reward, in one night. I somehow thought it was same length as Delve – but Canvas is twice as long – I have been reliably informed…so clearly the pace of this book is stonkingly good!
Chance’s latest book is far and away way better than some of the stuff being put out by other popular indie writers.
Those who follow my reviews know that I rate really hard, and I don’t pull any punches just to help ratings on the ‘Zon. If Most people rate 5 I tend to rate 4.
But not today….
I’ve been waiting a long time to hear Elle and Josh’s story and this did not disappoint.
Elle is a long time friend, almost family, to couple Janney and Josh, and even after the two split up, the three stayed best buddies. After Janney fell in love with private investigator Kyle, Josh and Elle stayed friends. But something happened and they drifted apart. Elle knows she has feelings for ‘goody-two-shoes’ Josh but feels she has too much darkness in her past to ever be good enough for him. Her angst isn’t helped by the spectre of the past still lurking in her life, waiting to reclaim her.
Josh is a different type of H. Strong and tall yes, but not a biker, or a ripped muscled hunk, or a jock although he is a painter and tattoo artist.
Between Elle and Josh there are untold, dark secrets they keep from each other, but one secret, their increasing attraction to each other, continues to heat up in the most electrifying ‘I-hate-you-but-I-can’t-stay-away-from-you kind of way.
When Elle is threatened and their love is put to the test, Josh shows his dark side to protect the woman he loves.
I had some huge sigh “I soooooo wish I was Elle” moments in this one.
And unlike other reviews I post no spoilers.
But I will post advice. Grab the box of tissues. The attention to detail in the smexy scenes is meltingly emotional, as if Chance lived Josh’s role… This was the most heartfelt story so far and although it is a standalone, there is enough in this gem to satisfy the diehard fans who have followed the lives of the other characters in previous books.
This one is not to be missed. TY @JacobChance