I am Lily Jensen and I am safe.
I repeat the words over and over until I almost believe them.
I repeat the words until the dark edges of my past retreat and I can breathe again.
I deserve happiness. I deserve love. I am safe.
Never in my life have I felt an attraction so intense. Everything about her is beautiful. I can’t explain my need to protect her or the fact that one look from her ignites every possessive instinct within me. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
Lily Jensen escaped an abusive marriage and finds herself beginning a new life in the small town of Blue Falls, nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains. Every day is a battle against the memories of her past. She hasn’t so much as looked at a man in over two years. Until Cole.
Cole Stone has made a name for himself as the head of the family contracting business and has no plans of settling down with one woman. Until Lily.
Can Lily overcome her insecurities and trust herself enough to give love a second chance?
Will Cole succeed in convincing her that he’s a worthy choice?
18 + Due to content.
Contains elements of domestic violence that some readers may have difficulty with.
Each book in the Blue Falls series can be read as a standalone. However, in order to fully enjoy the supporting characters and story lines, it is recommended that you read the books in order.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Worth the Chance,” is author Stella James debut novel. This was a short and sexy read for me, at a little over 100 pages. This novel shows how main character Lily Jensen deals with spousal abuse and her determination to remove herself from that situation. I don’t want to give anything away since this book is short but I will say I really liked Lily. I respected and admired her for living through what she did. There are some triggers in this story that may not be suitable for some so keep that in mind. Cole was strong, protective and sexy and he adored Lily. Cole was a hero and that’s all I can say without giving anything away. The secondary characters introduced in this first of the series had me laughing out loud at times. Cole’s good friend Trace will be the hero in the next book. Having read a small teaser at the end of this book, I am excited to read that story. I am not a literary expert and I don’t claim to be. However, I read on average one book per day. That being said I definitely know what I like and the “feels” I look for in a story. As a debut novel, I thought “Worth the Chance” was very good. My insight…I wished it could have been longer. I would have liked to have more background on the characters but I know that isn’t always possible in a shorter novel. My rating was a steady 3.5 stars until I reached the halfway point. This is an author I will absolutely follow. 4.0 Stars!!