This contemporary romance has some interesting insights on a service that has pretty far-reaching implications and was thought-provoking. The trials and tribulations of a small business owner added to the pressures of single-parenting make the heroine a sympathetic character but for some reason she didn’t quite resonate with me. I thought there were some inconsistencies and her behavior didn’t always seem logical to me but this was an enjoyable introduction to a sexy hero who is willing to work through many obstacles for the woman who becomes important to him.
“Take a Chance on Love” by Christi Williams is a story set in Hawk Point,Wyoming which centers around Chancie de Leur, a thirty-year-old widow, who owns an unusual business which screens employees for illegal substances. Trooper MicahTaylor is instantly attracted when he first meets Chancie during his required testing but it takes some coaxing for the intensely driven woman to accept him in her life. They each have failed past relationships handicapping their willingness to pursue a new romance and Chancie’s willful young son does not make things any easier. Add in the stress of their respective professions and their connection may be doomed to fail before it starts unless they both decide to fight for what they truly want in life.
When Chancie de Leur meets highway patrol trooper Micah Taylor one frosty Wyoming night, instant sexual heat kindles between them. Chancie’s a lonely young widow who owns her own business and Micah is divorced, so there shouldn’t be anything holding them back. But Micah wonders if Chancie’s obvious wealth might become an issue, or the fact that she’s apparently the second woman in his life who has zero interest in ever having his baby.
Micah has no idea of the real problem between him and Chancie, until he meets her son. Ten-year-old Jamie de Leur is determined to break up his mom and her lawman, and Micah questions whether any relationship with Chancie is worth dealing with the spoiled kid she’s raising.
In a showdown over Jamie breaking the law, Micah has to decide if he wants to be Chancie’s cop—or her family man.