The Auspicious Troubles of Love: Book 1
Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble—not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t seem to shake his old ways, and he ends up being transferred to a unit made up of misfits and rabble-rousers like him—a unit he finds just in time to be captured and thrown into a cell with his new commandant, Jacky Valentine.
A highly respected commandant with a soft spot for hard luck cases, Jacky is the kind of guy who would go to war for you, and the three equally troubled youths from his unit he’s more or less adopted feel the same way about him. Suddenly Chance starts to think that his life doesn’t have to be as desolate and barren as the wastelands around him.
But even after their escape, with the promise of a future with Jacky to buoy his spirits, or maybe because of it, Chance can’t stop making mistakes. He disobeys orders, lashes out at the boys in Jacky’s care, and blazes a trail of self-destruction across the desert—until someone makes him realize he’s hurting more than just himself.
This book offers a complete complement of supporting characters as well. The way they build off of each other, the humor that made me laugh out loud, and the poignant moments that nearly brought me to tears, are the deciding factors in my 5 star rating. This story just couldn’t get any better… and the ending is one you’ll just have to read twice!
– Carly’s Book Reviews | Read the full review here
Goodness gracious – this is exactly what I needed! My God but I just loved this book from the very start to the very end. The love, hope, rebuilding, and comedy were all aspects that I needed at the moment, and this book was a balm to my soul. Cochet is a talented writer, and while this is my first book from her, it certainly will not be my last.
– Under the Covers Book Blog | Read the full review here
This was truly a story unlike anything I’ve read in this genre before. The characters themselves are all so well drawn and portrayed, the writing flows and ebbs with emotions and wonderful situations, and I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
– The Romance Reviews | Read the full review here
The Auspicious Troubles of Chance by Charlie Cochet is a great heartwarming love story! This is the second book I have read by Ms. Cochet, and to be honest, this author can’t write fast enough for me!
– Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews | Read the full review here
For EVERYONE. IT IS A MUST-READ no matter what genre you prefer reading. It has a little bit of everything. Trust me, it’s worth it.
– Hearts on Fire | Read the full review here
Love, camaraderie, angst and powerful storytelling. All combined to make The Auspicious Troubles of Chance a wonderful tale.
– Mrs. Condit & Friends | Read the full review here
Oh, this was such a good story — romantic, heartwarming, with a lovely epic feel. And once again Cochet gives us a historical that feels so rooted in the time period and allows the reader to really experience the world our characters inhabit.
– Joyfully Jay | Read the full review here
From the moment the story begins, you get a precise sense of the distinctive voice of our character, and by extension the breadth of voice of the writer. Cochet’s use of language and diction makes the simple image of touch grand, audacious.
– Yam Magazine | Read the full review here
I’ll leave you with my reaction after reading the last page: Oh hell yeah. More from this author, please.
– MM Good Book Reviews | Read the full review here
I had a sneaking suspicion after reading Roses in the Devil’s Garden that I could truly, madly, deeply become hooked on Charlie Cochet’s work. The Auspicious Troubles of Chance is all the proof I needed to quit suspecting and just let it be.
– The Novel Approach | Read the full review here
A first person narrative which hits many of my buttons. Cochet (as I’ve said before) has talent and a bright future in the genre. Ms Cochet is a relatively new find for me, but already she’s got five good stories under her belt. Lovers of romance will warm to this exceedingly and will fall in love with the love story itself.
– Speak Its Name | Read the full review here
Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Award Nominee 2012 – Best Historical
Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Award Nominee 2012 – Best Title
Joyfully Jay Best of 2012
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Purest Delight
The Auspicious Troubles of Chance (The Auspicious Troubles of Love, Book 1)
Love in Bloom (A Chance and Jacky Valentine’s Day Special)
The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe (The Auspicious Troubles of Love, Book 2)
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