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5 stars for Waves of Chances by Sonja Gunter #romance #cruising #newrelease #bookreview



Title: Waves of Chances

Author: Sonja Gunter

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Cruise Romance


Book Blurb:


Professor Caresse Deveau is all about work and trying to solve the meaning behind her reoccurring dream. Her mother’s interference of getting a son-in-law and a grandbaby is non-stop. Hoping for some rest and relaxation on their mother and daughter cruise, her mother cancels at the last minute.


Was this a ploy on her mother’s part to see her find a boyfriend?


Dennie Lang, owner of several vineyards in the US and England, is onboard to train the crew to serve his wines. From the first moment he sees Caresse, he is attracted to her and with the help of the Captain Neil Becker, his ex-brother-in-law, arranges to be seated at a dinner table for two.


When unseen forces worked to bring them together, there is someone trying to make sure it doesn’t happen and sets other events into motion. Will their new-found love at first sight be enough to keep them together?


My Review:


Looking for a romantic adventure? Set sail on the high seas with Sonja Gunter and her delightful romance. I don’t go cruising in real life, but I’ve sailed dozens of times through books. This book whisked me away and I had such an enjoyable time. The characters were engaging while the descriptive narration was immersive. The romance had just the right amount of tension to make it entertaining without too much drama. All in all, the perfect vacation read.


Let’s start with the characters. I connected with Caresse right away. She was such a likable heroine with an overactive matchmaking mother. Her inner dialogue throughout the book had me chuckling. Dennis was a hero every woman ached to fall for. The rest of the characters filled out the plot nicely. Each character was well-written and had a unique voice.


The descriptive narration was so well done, I felt like I was right there with the characters. The nuances of cruising were well detailed, so it felt so real, so vibrant, so fresh. Every scene was immersive and described down to the last detail.


The romance was written with aplomb. The layering of attraction, emotion, and tension allowed me, the reader, to fall in love along with the characters. There was a fair share of conflict, but it was understated and thus, quite enjoyable.


Overall, I found Waves of Chances to be an entertaining romance. I look forward to reading more from this author.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Born and raised in the cold and beautiful Minnesota, she escaped to Illinois for seventeen years to raise two boys, and now calls Florida home. She and her husband Andy, who’s always her hero, have a new family to worry about; Cookie, an Assui-Po dog and Chip, a ragdoll cat, that their sons compare to Eeyore.


She loves to travel, read, and bowl. You can catch her writing her next novel at the lanes.


Sonja encourages you to check out her website, www.sonjagunter.com for more info and don’t be surprised if she lets her Norwegian heritage come through in her stories. You betcha!


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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