Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Her Christmas Chance by Rachel Ayala

24 Nov




Will her cat ruin her Christmas chance for love?

Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.

It worked, until her sister married writer Lucky Lenigan, and Bella developed a crush on Lucky’s brother—a bad boy with a shady past.

Chance Martin made one mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. After his release, he spends his days restoring antique furniture and his nights alone.

When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in the furniture workshop, Chance confronts Bella and finds himself with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.

Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back into hiding?

Author’s Note: Although part of the Christmas Creek Romance Series, Her Christmas Chance is a complete and standalone story. Bella Tallahan appears in a previous story, Lucky in Laguna, where her sister Tally Tallahan meets and falls in love with Lucky Lenigan.

A Christmas Creek Romance Series

Book 1:
Holly & Gordon, Deck the Hearts

Book 2:
Bella & Chance, Her Christmas Chance


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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Her Christmas Chance is a sweet romance about two people who each think they’ll never be in a relationship. Chance is an ex-convict and Bella has Cerebral Palsy. They met each other when his brother and her sister got married and they enjoyed each other’s company. Unfortunately, now that they live next door to each other, her cat keeps ruining Chance’s work. It’s causing a major rift between the two of them. Can they overcome the cat problem and become friends again? Maybe even more than friends?

I like how Chance treats Bella like any other person. Everyone else feels the need to protect Bella and treat her with kid gloves but Chance sees her for what she is: an independent woman.

The narrator did a good job. Her timing was good and I was able to distinguish between all of the characters’ voices.

I definitely recommend Her Christmas Chance if you like sweet romances.



“I loved this story! Rachelle Ayala is a powerful writer” – Francis Cristina

“WOW!!!! I absolutely fell in love with this story. This book is emotionally heartfelt.” – Bookworm K

“A perfect heart warming Christmas story to read & cherish. I recommend reading this sweet Christmas story as you will not be disappointed.” – Sophie Koufes

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Also available in A Christmas Creek Romance
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) by [Ayala, Rachelle]Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) 
Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?

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About the author

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

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4 Responses to “Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Her Christmas Chance by Rachel Ayala”

  1. sharon martin November 24, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts today on Her Christmas Chance audiobook xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • sleepygirl2 November 24, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      Thank you for sending it to me to review. I enjoyed it!


  2. Joseph M. Erhardt November 27, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Love me, love my cat. This is not negotiable. 😡


    Liked by 1 person

    • sleepygirl2 November 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

      I’m sure your cat agrees. I know mine do. 🙂


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