Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review ~ Aliso Creek Series ~ One Chance

Welcome to the Complete Aliso Creek Series Box Set

Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating the “Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone . . . if perfect is even possible.

This box set includes all 5 stories:





ONE CHANCE: Valentina is the odd-woman out. She’s part of “the Five” when she dates Drew for a couple of years, and remains friends with the women, but with her traveling schedule as a runway model, it’s impossible to maintain a real relationship. When Valentina attends her cousin’s wedding in LA, she runs into Cesar, who she was school friends with in her native country of Puerto Rico. Cesar is not the young skinny boy she remembers, but a grown man who seems interested in what’s beyond her model-appearance. Back in New York, Valentina can’t get him out of her mind, but she also can’t deny the fact that they’re separated by more than one country.

heather moore
Author Heather B. Moore 

 Heather B. Moore is the award-winning author of ten novels, two inspirational non-fiction books, and two anthologies, including The Newport Ladies Book Club Series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, and Christ’s Gifts to Women (co-authored by Angela Eschler). Her historical fiction is published under the pen name H.B. Moore. She is the two-time recipient of Best of State in Literary Fiction, two-time Whitney Award Winner, and two-time Golden Quill Winner for Best Novel. Her most recent historical novel under H.B. Moore is Daughters of Jared (2012 LUW Gold Award of Excellence & 2012 LUW Best Book Trailer).

Tifferz Take~
Will running into your childhood crush, change your life forever? Well, for Valentina she does not know but it does. In a amazing way. I enjoyed getting to know Valentina much better and I honestly felt for her as things did not work out between her and Drew. As you read the story you will see this is for the best. Cesar is a charming yet genuine guy. I thought it endearing that he never pushes Valentina too far. He lets her choose.  I thought the turn of events were funny and delightful. Valentina had to decide what she really wanted in life. Taking a chance I was not sure she would. I loved the ending!  A fun light ending to a brilliant series.

Just FYI~ This book contains no swearing or sex.

Jewelz Review~
I wasn't sure if I'd like Valentina's story as I felt from the beginning that she was "the other woman" since she wasn't part of the original "five" and she was Drew's ex. However, I found that I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Valentina and that she is just as sweet and endearing as the original "five". I really liked Cesar - I wouldn't have expected the "true love" of a super model to be her middle-school crush. But, it worked! It's amazing what 18 years will do to an awkward tween boy. I really enjoyed the story arc - from the way the relationship was introduced and set up, all the way to how the story ended. A wonderful addition to the Aliso Creek Series.

Now if Ms. Moore will just write a bonus book with all the couples a few years down the road with them all settled into their relationships - I'd love to read about that spring break retreat and how everyone is doing!

FYI ~ we received copies in exchange for our honest "reviewz"

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