The Auspicious Troubles of Chance
The title says it all! Chance is definitely trouble. I couldn’t even begin to guess what kind of man would be able to handle him. Well, the author has done a perfect job when she created Jacky because he the only one who could possibly tolerate Chance. We all know where the two will end up and that’s together, but the story is how they get there. And what a ride it is. This is the first I’ve read Charlie Cochet but it most certainly won’t be the last.
– Heather from Padme’s Library | Read the full review here
The M/M romance is tastefully written, emotionally raw, steamy enough to satisfy, yet not over the top. It flows as a natural complement to the story line and doesn’t contain any of the forced emotions that I’ve sometimes felt when reading in this genre.
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 Rose from 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.
– Leigh from 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.
– Susan Mac Nicol 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! & a Purest Delight Award
– Gennie Gee Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews | Read the full review here
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– Pippa 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.
– Jay 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.
– Camiele White Yam Magazine | Read the full review here
– 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.
– Lisa The Novel Approach | Read the full review here
– LadyM Reviews by Jessewave | 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.
– Erastes Speak Its Name | Read the full review here
It is a good story. The outstanding features are the effortless prose and the recreation of the period (1920s). A nice bit of research has gone into describing the Foreign Legion as well, but here I would have liked to see more. The character development is also excellent: Chance’s background and motivation are both credible and interesting, Jacky Valentine is the perfect foil, and the “brats” are funny and charming.
– Gerry B’s Book Reviews | Read the full review here
Cochet is a highly entertaining author of whimsy. Her characters are both unique and quirky and also strong and likeable. The story is a sort of picaresque with oddballs facing danger and opportunity in the most inventive ways. You will want to hear more of Chance and his beloved Jacky.
– Christopher Hawthorne Moss GLBT Bookshelf | Read the full review here
Thank you Charlie Cochet for writing a historical romance that was delightfully enjoyable to read. I often find historical romance too heavy. Not here. Character driven and quite entertaining. From sexy rendezvous to tender confessions, I couldn’t put this down.
– Lisa T Attention is Arbitrary | Read the full review here
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