Tuesday, October 27, 2009
BOTB Semifinalist - Ready to Take a Chance Again, by Rita Oberlies
Ready to Take a Chance Again, by Rita Oberlies
Turning to Barry Manilow for inspiration seemed desperate, even to Grace Winston. Nevertheless, a warbled rendition of Ready to Take a Chance Again, chased down with an overabundance of cheap chardonnay, leaves Grace primed for an extreme life makeover. Step one of her transformation requires her to put aside her lingering fantasy of former lover Jake Magee, that brought a single night of passion followed by years of bitterness. He might be convinced that they deserve a second chance but Grace knows history would likely just repeat itself. Neither her head nor her heart is interested in another knock out punch.
After a decade in the military, Jake Magee is finally ready to settle down with the woman he's spent years dreaming about. Unfortunately past mistakes threaten to derail his plan to show Grace he can be the man she always wanted. To win her heart he must first find a way to win back her trust. But now instead of a geographical hurdle he faces competition for Grace's affection.
Neither can deny that the passion between them burns even stronger than before. Jake knows that what lies beneath that attraction is a once-in-a-lifetime love. Now he just has to find a way to prove it.
Rita Oberlies was born in Boston, the youngest of six children. Raised in a home where books were tucked in shelves everywhere, she developed a love for reading soon after learning the alphabet. After years of working as an Employee Development Manager, Rita now resides in Western New York with her husband and their two young book addicts.
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