Take a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5)
When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price. Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always. Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he's set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance. This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!

Take a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5) Details

TitleTake a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 25th, 2020
Rating
GenreContemporary, Novella, Romance, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Christian, Contemporary Romance

Take a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5) Review

  • Tamara
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Eli and Penelope, and I am looking forward to reading more about Sam!
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this novella was cute! Despite it's brevity, it worked for me. The fact that Penelope and Eli have a history, and it's laid out well for the reader, takes away that moving too fast feeling that a lot of novellas give me.Penelope's free-spirited nature won me over, and I like how she and Eli are foils for one another, but still have a deep connection point. Also, how cute is the idea of a camper for Penelope to sell her pies out of? I just loved that. I also appreciated Eli's character. I thought this novella was cute! Despite it's brevity, it worked for me. The fact that Penelope and Eli have a history, and it's laid out well for the reader, takes away that moving too fast feeling that a lot of novellas give me.Penelope's free-spirited nature won me over, and I like how she and Eli are foils for one another, but still have a deep connection point. Also, how cute is the idea of a camper for Penelope to sell her pies out of? I just loved that. I also appreciated Eli's character. I'm not sure when straight-forward male leads fell out of favor, but Wade brought one back with Eli. He wants to win Penelope back, and this time, he's not afraid to be honest and do what needs to be done to achieve that goal. He's unflappable but not pushy or into games, and that's just really attractive to me. Move over, brooding, hard-to-decipher heroes - give me the gentlemanly ones that make their intentions known. Unless he's walking on the moors with his shirttails flapping all Darcy-esque. But that's another story.This novella has me pumped for book one in this series. I look forward to seeing these characters again and getting to know more about Misty River.
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  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    January 1, 1970
    I just wish this were a full length novel!
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    January 1, 1970
    Short But SweetWhat a great prelude to this new series by Becky Wade. I'm so excited to read Stay With Me. This book was sweet and over way too soon. I enjoyed the characters and the story. And now I want to eat pie and hold a baby. 💚
  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this one! I cant wait to read this series! I loved this one! I can’t wait to read this series!
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Originally posted on Inkwell InspirationsShe only wished that relationships were as simple as pie.Take a Chance on Me, the prequel to Becky Wades Misty River romance series, is the perfect novella for fans of contemporary romance. Award-winning author Becky Wades ability to create wonderful characters that her readers will fall in love with and her trademark humor shines through in this beautifully written novella. Becky Wade has been a long-time favorite author of mine, and I am guaranteed to Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations“She only wished that relationships were as simple as pie.”Take a Chance on Me, the prequel to Becky Wade’s Misty River romance series, is the perfect novella for fans of contemporary romance. Award-winning author Becky Wade’s ability to create wonderful characters that her readers will fall in love with and her trademark humor shines through in this beautifully written novella. Becky Wade has been a long-time favorite author of mine, and I am guaranteed to love everything she writes. Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price is back in town and determined to win back Penelope Quinn, owner of Polka-Dot Apron Pies. Penelope does not date airmen, but should she break her own rule (again) and give the handsome and charming Eli a second chance? There were so many memorable moments in this novella, including a karaoke performance toward the end that completely stole my heart. Readers are also introduced to Eli’s friend Sam, who will play a starring role in Stay with Me, book one in the Misty River romance series, which releases in May 2020. Take a Chance on Me is highly recommended for readers of contemporary romance, especially readers who enjoy books by Denise Hunter and Courtney Walsh. The sneak peek for Stay with Me at the end of the novella has me eagerly anticipating the release of Sam and Genevieve’s story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was under no obligation to leave a review. All opinions expressed are mine.“What could be a greater honor than loving and supporting someone who’s given their oath to protect their country and their countrymen, even at the cost of their own life?”
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Just enough to dangle the good stuff in front of your eyes and get you ready for this upcoming series! I love how Becky gives us both perspectives and in this case is adds to the tension and build up for both Penelope and Eli. The way Becky writes her locations are spectacular. So vivid. More than just whats happening to the characters, but all the extra sights and sounds going on around them. I love this about the way this author tells a story. This is a novella - the prequel to her next Just enough to dangle the good stuff in front of your eyes and get you ready for this upcoming series! I love how Becky gives us both perspectives and in this case is adds to the tension and build up for both Penelope and Eli. The way Becky writes her locations are spectacular. So vivid. More than just what’s happening to the characters, but all the extra sights and sounds going on around them. I love this about the way this author tells a story. This is a novella - the prequel to her next series, and I can’t wait. This story is free right now on Kindle.
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  • Susan Snodgrass
    January 1, 1970
    'Sometimes, in order to grab hold of something good, you had to empty your hands.'I adore Becky Wade's books. I never miss a one. This is a prequel to her brand new series, Misty River Romance, and it is just precious. It sets the stage for the sweet little town featured in the series and we get to meet some of the folks who will be featured in the upcoming novels. Recommended.
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  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
    🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (3/10/2020)! 🎁
  • Gloria
    January 1, 1970
    We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 NLTThis is a great introduction to a new series that takes place in small town Misty River in the north Georgia mountains where there is an Air Force base. Penelope Quinn bakes pies and sells them out of her old vintage trailer/food truck. She has a rule to never date a military man. She has mopped so many tears of her friends who had a bad experience with an Airman. Her brother Theo has a good friend, Eli Price, that he met We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 NLTThis is a great introduction to a new series that takes place in small town Misty River in the north Georgia mountains where there is an Air Force base. Penelope Quinn bakes pies and sells them out of her old vintage trailer/food truck. She has a rule to never date a military man. She has mopped so many tears of her friends who had a bad experience with an Airman. Her brother Theo has a good friend, Eli Price, that he met through his adventure business when Eli hired Theo for a fishing expedition. Eli likes Penelope. A lot. But she has this rule. No matter how attractive and great Eli is. Eli is an F-22 pilot and has just returned to town after a trip to Syria and wants to get Penelope to go out with him. Can his charms win Penelope over?I thoroughly enjoyed this quick and fun story. I found myself smiling and pulling for Eli, especially when he tries to fulfill all of Penelope's list for the perfect guy. I am looking forward to Eli's friend, Sam's story next. This was a free prequel to the new Misty River Romance series.
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  • Paula Shreckhise
    January 1, 1970
    This is a really cute novella to set up the Misty River series. We meet Penelope, her brother and his family and his best friend Eli. Who else but Becky Wade could put together a romantic story that includes a brand new baby, a feisty cat, a hot fighter pilot, a pie baker and a Dr. Seuss book and make it fun! This is a great novella that gives us a taste of the quaint hometown with solid values and faith filled people. I loved how Penelope gave Eli a challenge and the things he came up with to This is a really cute novella to set up the Misty River series. We meet Penelope, her brother and his family and his best friend Eli. Who else but Becky Wade could put together a romantic story that includes a brand new baby, a feisty cat, a hot fighter pilot, a pie baker and a Dr. Seuss book and make it fun! This is a great novella that gives us a taste of the quaint hometown with solid values and faith filled people. I loved how Penelope gave Eli a challenge and the things he came up with to fulfill that challenge. Penelope learned that with wisdom from a friend and God’s help, her written-in-stone rules for herself could be modified. Bring on the rest if the crowd! Sam’s story is next. I can’t wait! *I purchased this book from Amazon. All opinions are my own.*
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  • Emilee
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun novella. I love Becky Wade's story telling. This one really makes me excited for Book 1 in A Misty River Romance!
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    review coming soon!
  • Rebekah Millet
    January 1, 1970
    Good gracious! Get ready to swoon over Eli! I devoured this novella and wished it didnt have to end. Im hoping to get a glimpse of my new favorite fighter pilot and Penelope as the Misty River Romance series continues. I dont know of any other authors who write novellas like this for free as a gift to readers. Becky Wade is something else! Good gracious! Get ready to swoon over Eli! I devoured this novella and wished it didn’t have to end. I’m hoping to get a glimpse of my new favorite fighter pilot and Penelope as the Misty River Romance series continues. I don’t know of any other authors who write novellas like this for free as a gift to readers. Becky Wade is something else!
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  • Sherry Deatrick
    January 1, 1970
    Becky Wade sure packed a lot into this novella. The characters were developed so that I felt I knew them. I love that Eli was an airman, as I don't think I've read about occupation before. And Penelope's reasoning for not dating him seemed entirely justified. But sometimes reasoning just has nothing to do with it.Some of my favorite parts were Eli and the Sharpshooters, laugh out loud hilarious.This book is a gem. I am so looking forward to the Misty River series.
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  • Debb Hackett
    January 1, 1970
    Becky Wade delivers another lovely novella, giving us a glimpse into the setting for her upcoming new series, Misty River. As ever, her characters burrow in deep and quickly. The topic of fighter pilot girlfriend issues hit close to home for me as I'm married to one and the author nails the lifestyle and the feel of that profession. Highly recommended.
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  • Dana Michael
    January 1, 1970
    Y'all! Oh my goodness! This was such a fun and sweet read with laugh-out-loud moments. Just be ready for the baby sitting scenes. The H and H had me rolling on the floor laughing. I really loved this story. I just wished it was longer. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Delightful! I loved reading Penelope and Eli's story. Clever, witty dialog and a fast-paced plot made this novella a satisfying weekend read. As always, Wade crafts a hero and heroine who are both easy to root for. And what's not to love about a fighter pilot? I'm looking forward to reading the first book in the Misty River Romance series.
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  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!
  • Terésa Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    The Perfect Introduction to Misty RiverThis novella has captured my heart, I wish I could pick up and move to this quaint town, eat all the pie and watch as all my new friends fall in love. Reading the upcoming series will be the next best thing. Hoping there will be plenty of snipets about Penelope along the way!
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Take a Chance on Me by Becky Wade is a really fun and engaging read. I love Wades unique and endearing characters, especially Penelope. Penelope is hilarious, loyal, and determined. Shes also very observant. She has watched as all her close girlfriends have fallen in love with the wrong kind of men and then paid the price. In an attempt to refrain from the heartache her friends have encountered, Penelope has set rules for herself that she absolutely refuses to budge on even when very obvious Take a Chance on Me by Becky Wade is a really fun and engaging read. I love Wade’s unique and endearing characters, especially Penelope. Penelope is hilarious, loyal, and determined. She’s also very observant. She has watched as all her close girlfriends have fallen in love with the wrong kind of men and then paid the price. In an attempt to refrain from the heartache her friends have encountered, Penelope has set rules for herself that she absolutely refuses to budge on even when very obvious sparks fly between her and Eli. I mean, Eli is practically wearing a sign that says, “Penelope, I’m the exact man God has in store for you,” but Penelope is sticking to her guns and not backing down. Penelope’s iron-clad rules serve her very well for quite a while, but it becomes clear that her rules have become more important than the plans God has for her. I love Wade’s reminder that setting boundaries and having a strict moral code to live by is a very good thing, but we have to remember that God is the Boss of our lives, and ultimately HE establishes our steps (Proverbs 16:9). If God puts something or someone in our lives that appear to go against our man-made restrictions, it very well could be God telling us we’ve made our rules more important than Him. I love it when a novella is not only a good read but also one that makes the reader think. Take a Chance on Me is all this and then some! I highly recommend this story, and cannot wait for Stay With Me to release in May.I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on February 28, 2020, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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  • Rosalyn
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing and sweet Anything by Becky Wade is guaranteed to be a good read. This one is no exception. I loved it...except it was over just a bit too soon!I greatly enjoyed meeting Eli and Penelope.Their story is extremely sweet and well worth the read.Penelope has her own business, Polka Dot Apron Pies, and she runs it out of a small camper. I found this to be quite intriguing.Penelope has also had a long time resolution in her lifeno dating airmen. Shes seen so many of her friends left heart Amazing and sweet Anything by Becky Wade is guaranteed to be a good read. This one is no exception. I loved it...except it was over just a bit too soon!I greatly enjoyed meeting Eli and Penelope.Their story is extremely sweet and well worth the read.Penelope has her own business, Polka Dot Apron Pies, and she runs it out of a small camper. I found this to be quite intriguing.Penelope has also had a long time resolution in her life—no dating airmen. She’s seen so many of her friends left heart broken, and she doesn’t want to join their ranks. Eli loves a challenge, and he is determined to do anything to get Penelope to change her mind about him. When she tells him three concerns she has about dating him, he takes it upon himself to break down her resolves, and the results are both sweet and humorous.If you enjoy reading sweet romance stories, you won’t want to miss this one!
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  • Joy
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a fun novella to kick off a new series. There were so many scenes that had me laughing out loud! Becky Wade's humor shines in this one. And yet, she also covers an issue that can be quite serious. It's a new setting for this series and I love a story that takes place in the mountains.
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  • Sam
    January 1, 1970
    Where is the ending?Very disappointed this story suddenly came to a screeching halt. What happened over the next six months? I felt like there were too many unanswered questions. Will you do a story on Sam and fill us in on what happened with Eli ?
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a nice novella to begin Becky Wades new series. She did a nice job introducing characters and making the big issue of her book be more than determining if feelings are mutual. This story made me excited for the next book in the series. This book is a nice novella to begin Becky Wade’s new series. She did a nice job introducing characters and making the big issue of her book be more than determining if feelings are mutual. This story made me excited for the next book in the series.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful I loved this short story by Becky Wade. She introduces us to her upcoming new series with a powerful story about trusting God. Cant wait to start the series. Wonderful I loved this short story by Becky Wade. She introduces us to her upcoming new series with a powerful story about trusting God. Can’t wait to start the series.
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  • Denise Hershberger
    January 1, 1970
    Novellas are never omg enough, but this was a great intro to her next series! I can't wait to get more time with Sam
  • Sheila Holmes
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.Light and engaging read. Not particularly deep. But, that's ok.The premise seemed a bit stretched. Somehow I can't imagine this happening, but it made for a couple of evenings of "flight of fancy" reading.
  •  The Flipped Page (Susan K)
    January 1, 1970
    Romance, clean, contemporary; Christian faith elements; NovellaPenelope and Eli's story is so sweetly romantic and heartfelt. The new baby, and family situation that helps bring them back to speaking terms, and Eli's devotion, dedication, persistence, and kind caring heart made for a gorgeous read! PLUS cover love! I am making that a Bookshelf!So glad to hear that this series starter novella will continue in the next novel in the Misty River Romance Series!
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  • Necee
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet as pie romanceFirst, I have to say, being an Air Force veteran and having married my AF sweetheart this story touched my heart. There are not enough Air Force veteran stories and I found this one to be sweet as American pie. I loved the references to a certain military pilot movie that had romantic and humorous elements. There were equally serious moments of dating and marrying someone in the military that were well worth addressing. I loved how this romance developed, especially for a Sweet as pie romanceFirst, I have to say, being an Air Force veteran and having married my AF sweetheart this story touched my heart. There are not enough Air Force veteran stories and I found this one to be sweet as American pie. I loved the references to a certain military pilot movie that had romantic and humorous elements. There were equally serious moments of dating and marrying someone in the military that were well worth addressing. I loved how this romance developed, especially for a novella. Wade has a way of addressing serious issues in the midst of sweet romance. Im really looking forward to Sam’s story! If you love quick reads and anything Becky Wade, you’ll love this novella that brings out the hometown feel of Misty River with a close knit military community nearby.
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