Can a fling with the world’s hottest rock star become real love?
I took a few days to search my soul and, in the process, I found him. Chance Santos. He’s charming. Drop dead gorgeous. In his arms, I’m rediscovering who I am. And who I want to be. We’re a fleeting moment in time. An erotic madness. He’s much too young. Too spontaneous. The opposite of everything that I thought was right for me. He’s also everything I never knew my heart craved. Logic screams for me to walk away. But I can’t. Is one amazing weekend enough for forever?
***Layla’s Chance originally published in the RECKLESS Anthology. It has been expanded with all-new, never-before-published content & epilogue.
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Layla’s Chance by Mika Jolie is a steamy romance with heart. It tells the story of Layla a forty-year-old lawyer and Chance a 27-year-old rock star who found their happily ever after in each other’s arms. Their journey to this point, however, was not without its challenges.
More than a romance as this story demonstrated what it means to let go of one’s fears and follow one’s dreams. It delved into the older woman and younger man relationships and how society perceives it. Love does not see age, race or physical structure.
Layla lived her life in order to escape pain and heartache. She avoided relationships as much as she possibly can because of her fear of abandonment. Everyone she ever loved ended up leaving her. She threw herself into her work, but that too proved a disappointment when the promotion she had her sights on was given to a younger counterpart. On receiving this devastating news she took a trip to Martha‘s Vineyard to celebrate her fortieth birthday and reevaluate her life. What she never expected was her chance meeting with a hot, young and sexy rock star who would set her body and heart on fire.
Layla’s struggles leapt off the pages. She craved Chance, but he was the embodiment of everything she has avoided for the past 21 years. Her heart and body wanted all Chance offered, but her head kept pulling her in a different direction.
Although the story was told primarily from Layla’s POV, I gained insight into Chance’s feelings. Without a doubt, he cared for Layla, but he was not the type to push. He had his share of uncertainties, but he is not afraid to go after what he wants.
I thought they made a great couple. Chance was exactly what Layla needed even if she did not recognize it.
This story is about taking a leap of faith, stepping out of your comfort zone and finding love when one least expects it and with the unlikeliest of persons.
Layla’s Chance is a strong novella. Story and character development was good. Although the relationship started out fast, I enjoyed the romance. It was sweet, hot and refreshing.
This was another great story from this author and I am eager to know what next she has in store for her fans. If you enjoy spicy May/December romance, then take a chance on Layla’s Chance.
About Mika Jolie
Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up. She loves to hear from readers.
Nadene is an avid reader. A family friend introduced her to the fantastic world of reading with a gifted copy of Wuthering Heights. Her love of books have thought her a lot through out the years. She loves the experiences she gained through the pages of the books shehad the opportunity to read. She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals and she hopes that in sharing her reviews visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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20 responses to “Review: Layla’s Chance by Mika Jolie”
I kind of like romances with an older woman, they are always interesting to me.
Not one I’ve read before. I do like that set up when done right so sounds promising!
Yes, it is. I have enjoyed all the books I have read for this author. I still have some more to read. 🙂
This sounds like a good romance.
It is indeed.
I’m a little iffy with older women, younger men romances, but it sounds like this really told a good and thoughtful story. We never know who we will fall in love with. Great review, Nadene! Hugs…RO
Thanks RO. So true, falling in love is unpredictable.
I haven’t read too many older woman/younger man romances but I do like the sound of this one. I like that this is a novella. Great review!
I love it when a story can be sweet, steamy, romantic, and fun, but still have a deeper message. I think it’s great that this story addressed getting out of one’s comfort zone, facing fears, and taking a leap of faith! Wonderful Review Nadene!
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I haven’t read this one but the storyline sounds like one that I might enjoy. Thanks for the great review.
You are welcome, Mary. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.
this actually looks really good, I like that there is a push type of struggle here and dealing with an age gap
Yes, it gave the story a realistic feeling.
This sounds good and I love that the author fleshed out both characters allowing you to connect.
Ah, I do love to cheer on a couple like this. I don’t mind age difference romances so I’ll have to give it a go.
I have mixed feelings about Cougar romances but this sounds good
I don’t mind them as long as the story is well written.