I stepped outside my normal genres again and picked up A Chance at the Moon: Love. Betrayal. Murder. by Linda Lee Greene. Here are my thoughts.
Synopsis (from the author):
Was it chance or destiny’s hand behind a man and a woman’s curious encounter at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas? The cards fold, their hearts open, and a match strikes, flames that sizzle their hearts and souls. Can they have the moon and the stars, too? Or is she too dangerous? Is he? Can their love withstand betrayal?! Can it endure murder?!
Amid the seductions of Las Vegas, Nevada and an idyllic coffee plantation on Hawai’i’s Big Island, a sextet of opposites converge within a shared fate: a glamorous movie-star courting distractions from her troubled past; her shell-shocked bodyguards clutching handholds out of their hardscrabble lives; a dropout Hawaiian nuclear physicist gambling his way back home; a Navajo rancher seeking cleansing for harming Mother Earth; and from its lofty perch, the Hawaiian’s guardian spirit conjured as his pet raven, conducting this symphony of soul odysseys.
What I liked:
A Chance at the Moon was an entertaining book! Linda Lee Greene did a good job of creating her characters and touched just enough of the paranormal to add an element of intrigue. The story was part thriller, part romance, and part mysticism and all merged into a good tale. If you enjoy romance, intrigue, and a lush writing style, read this one!
What I didn’t like:
While I enjoyed the story, sometimes the flowery prose was a bit much for me. In addition, Koa’s mission seemed a little too contrived, and the ending left me wanting some closure.
A Chance at the Moon: Love. Betrayal. Murder. was a nice read. Good characters, intriguing plot, romance, and a touch of the paranormal kept my attention. This would make a good rainy day, snowy day, or beach read!