A life of privilege and wealth doesn’t
necessarily equate to a life of ease. Eric Courtland can
definitely testify to that. For more years than he can
remember Eric has hated his father and tried to protect his
weak willed, suicidal mother from herself.
At the other end of the spectrum,
college football quarterback Nick Thompson has grown up on a
small farm with two loving, caring, responsible parents.
For Eric the only way to survive
emotionally is to keep everyone at a distance. He even pays
extra to have a dorm room to himself. Circumstances however
dictate that Eric must share his room with Nick. These
young men from very different backgrounds have to find a way
to get along - one openly gay and the other sexually
inexperienced. Eric can only handle one night stands with
strangers while Nick is still waiting for ‘the one’. This
is going to be a very rocky semester or a wonderful learning
experience. It’s their choice.
By Chance is most definitely a welcome
addition to the Courtland Chronicles Series by talented
author Cat Grant. Fans of this series and new readers will
enjoy this emotional roller coaster ride filled with
heartache, wonder, and pure love. Ms. Grant ably gives us a
complex traumatized hero in Eric as well as naïve, well
meaning Nick. By Chance is at times gut
wrenching, but ultimately very satisfying.