Title: One Shot

Series: Chances #1

Author: BJ Harvey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 16, 2017

Boy meets girl, boy wins girl, boy nails girl—boy’s gone by morning.


I think for sure it must’ve been a dream because there’s no way a guy could look like that, touch me like that and be so in tune with me on every known level, and disappear, leaving me with nothing but a good story to tell my friends.

 

When he walks into my bar three months later, everything I thought I knew and what we’d had disappears in the blink of an eye and the blinding light of the three-carat diamond on his fiancée’s hand.

 

It seems what I thought was a dream is now my most complicated reality, and I’ve got absolutely no idea how to fix it – or if I even want to.



Present Day
 
 
I have tingles, and not the kind that feel great in all the right places. The ones I’m feeling right now are the hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck, someone-walking-over-your-grave kind of feelings that you get when something bad is about to happen.
 
Unable to ignore them any longer, I turn around from my stock take sheet and come face to face with my worst nightmare.
 
Lana fucking Mason, childhood best friend turned high school nemesis and arch enemy, and…
 
A man stands beside her, his eyes as wide as mine and—if I’m not mistaken—he looks kind of pissed off. At me.
 
And just like that, this moment has just gone from bad to worse.
 
Hold on! I’m the one who should be annoyed, with him. It wasn’t me who did a disappearing act three months ago, and now he’s here, standing with her. Of all the fish in the sea, he had to go for the smelliest, rottenest one.
 
“Kenzie,” she says, all saccharine sweet, like she wouldn’t choke on the first dick that came close to her perfectly-made-up lips. “Long time no see.”
 
Forever wouldn’t have been long enough, Lana.
 
“We were in town running errands and thought we’d stop by. I wanted to let you know what I’ve been up to.” Without preamble, she holds out her hand as if she’s the Queen of Sheba and I’m a lowly minion at her bidding. But that’s the last thing I care about, given that I’m being blinded by a huge, shiny rock on her ring finger.
 
What in the ever-loving fuck?
 
I don’t get a chance to hide my surprise, or the fact that my eyes dart to Millen, his jaw twitching like crazy, his grey eyes that I remember turning molten with lust now blazing with some unreadable emotion.
 
Why is he angry at me when he must’ve known that I’d be here?
 
Lana turns her head and beams at him all doe-eyed and vomit-inducing, reaching out her arm to Millen before returning her attention to me, positioning herself to deliver the final death blow.
 
Then she says them. The words I don’t want to hear—let alone believe.
 
“I have amazing news. First, my daddy just bought this place. And second, meet Millen, my fiancé…”
 
Yep. Dead. Done. The see-ya-later, don’t-let-the-door-hit-your-ass-on-the-way-out kind of done.
 
Then Drew walks through the front door. Drew who warms my bed most nights. Finally, a friendly face.
 
However, one look at Lana’s expression and I know this moment has just gone from bad to plain awkward. It’s like the universe is making a joke at my expense.
 
Drew’s already big smile grows impossibly larger when he spots the two people standing in front of me.
 
“Mills!” he says, pulling Millen into a man-hug the likes of which I’ve never seen Drew hand out before. He turns to the she-bitch and wraps his arms around her too. “Lans.”
 
Lans?
 
“What are you guys doing here?” Drew asks.
 
“You know them?” I blurt out, my brain unable to engage quick enough to care about putting a filter in place.
 
Millen’s eyes snap to Drew then back to me. “You know Drew?” he asks at the same time as Lana juts a hip to the side and asks Drew, “You know Kenzie?”
 
“Millen is my best friend from college,” Drew happily informs me, and his smile falls at the same time that all of the blood rushes from my face.
 
Awkward, meet Mortifying. Also here are Shame, Embarrassment, Anger, Disgust, and over in the corner there is Complete and Utter Confusion and her friend I’m Going to Have to Move to the States and Join a Women-Only Commune with Cats and Unlimited Batteries.
 
With nothing else to say—at least, nothing that wouldn’t take a bottle of Jack and a whole lot of time—I decide to just go with the flow and revert to my old trusty auto-pilot because seriously, what else is there for me to do?
 
“Soooo, would anyone like a drink?”

* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Fight For Your Happiness Stars ~

I have loved BJ Harvey’s Books since I first found her writing. And now she is an automatic read for me. After reading One Shot it still rings true.

I was pretty anxious when I started this book because I was nervous where she was going to take this story. After reading the blurb I knew it was going to touch on a hard limit for me and it did but in an acceptable way. Meaning I understood why it happened once everything was explained. But let me tell you the angst it caused….WOW!! If you love an angst filled romance you don’t want to pass this book by.

This book and characters were so well written, Ms. Harvey had me overlooking an aspect I normally don’t. When an author can do that for a reader, you know it has to be a GREAT book. The flow and pace of this story was spot on and all worked well together. I loved the majority of the characters we meet in this story. There is always the ONE character who I can’t stand….you’ll know who it is once you read this book.

One Shot is the first book in BJ Harvey’s newest Chances Series. It is a complete standalone and is told solely from Kenzie’s POV. I want to believe the other books in this series are going to have interconnecting characters so I think reading this one as soon as it comes out is the best move. There is NO cliffhanger so no reason to wait!!

In this story we follow Kenzie and Millen’s story. Theirs is one of chance meeting. What happens when you meet the person you know you’re meant to be with but families, secrets and loyalties get in the way?? Can Kenzie and Millen find their true HEA?? Read this book to find out.

But be prepared to have your heart taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. You will laugh, cry, swoon and definitely want to throw your kindle. But just know you’ll end up with a huge smile on your face in the end.

I would 100% recommend this book to any reader who loves ANGST!!! This was a different side to BJ Harvey’s writing and I am interested to see if she keeps it going. If you like a story that takes hold of you right from the start and doesn’t let go until the very last word, then this is the book you should read!!!!

 

BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand.

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