Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Chasing Luck by Brinda Berry

Chasing Luck by Brinda Berry 
(A Serendipity Novel #1) 
Publication date: May 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense


Sometimes surviving doesn’t feel lucky. Especially when you’re a sole survivor…

At the age of seven, Malerie walked away from a bombing that left hundreds dead—including her mother. When a crazed gunman kills her guardian on her eighteenth birthday, Malerie suspects there may be more to her survival than luck. A mysterious code holds the key to her future, and a reluctant white knight holds the key to her heart.

A loner wearing emotional armor…

Ace is a twenty-year-old entrepreneur focusing on two things in life: financial security and a life without ties. A life that doesn’t risk losing the ones who matter. When Ace is hired to secretly act as a bodyguard for Malerie, he faces an unwanted attraction that threatens to sabotage his heart. Can Ace find the courage to love a girl with a death wish?



My Review: Chasing Luck features Malerie, a girl with either the best of luck or the worst depending on how you look at it. Malerie is a survivor. She survived being in a bombing that killed 230 people, leaving her the only soul survivor. Eleven years later she survives a shooting at a restaurant where she is celebrating her birthday. You could say good luck was on her side surviving both events, but in both situations Malerie lost someone she loved. First her mother, than her uncle.

Now lost in a world she doesn't really know, having always been too afraid to face it, the only person she can depend on and trust is Ace, the man who she met the night of the shooting. While dealing with the grief life has handed her, she must also figure out the puzzle her uncle left behind for her - it could be a matter of life or death.

Ace knows grief. He's lived it. Losing the closest people to him, Ace is starting over. Building a new career out of the ashes of his short lived college life, Ace's first client should have been installing new security for Malerie's uncle. Instead he's saving her from a shooting and being placed in the position of her bodyguard. Then of course there's the matter of how attractive he finds Malerie - even with all her quirks and hang-ups.

Can Malerie overcome was has been destined for her? Can Ace drop his guard and let her into his heart? The answers lie within the pages.

Chasing Luck is different and unique, but beautifully written. Romance, suspense, and mystery shroud this book and make it what it is: a truly great one. The suspense from the beginning of the book to the very end keeps readers in their seats and turning page after page with a need to know what happens next. The mystery of these boxes that Malerie's uncle was trying to give to her is intriguing and the romance between Ace and Malerie is slow building, but the two of them make a great pair. 

With all the intrigue surrounding the boxes, I would have loved to find out a bit more about the maker and the dreams he had about them along with how that all came to be. There was such a big build up to there boxes, I was a bit disappointed when there wasn't more to them. Of course, in a way they held a treasure of their own. Other than that I highly enjoyed this book and recommend it to other  readers. 



  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Chasing Luck!

  2. Wonderful review, Jessica! I love the sounds of this one and romance and mystery/suspense is my favorite combination!